Attendance:  32


March 13, 2012


GNOEA will have a morning Visitation with Vince Gremillion, Restech Information Service, 220 Phlox Avenue, Metairie, Louisiana from 7:30 am till 8:45 am.  A visitation holds the same requirements as a regular breakfast meeting.



GNOEA’s “Executive of the Year” banquet will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at the Southern Yacht Club.  We have started placing forms on each table for nominees, so please take a moment to read and fill one out before the deadline of March 31, 2012. 

To encourage attendance at the “Executive of the Year” banquet, all members may be assessed for this function regardless of whether they attend.  Members are encouraged to invite spouses and guests. 



Today our program was a video on the “3 Things I learned while my plane crashed” by Ric Elias.  He had a front-row seat on Flight 1549, the plane that crash-landed in the Hudson River in New York in January 2009.  What went through his mind as the doomed plane went down?  At Talks Every Day (TED) , he tells his story publicly for the first time.  You can go to to see the video.

The video was followed by a Round Table Discussion on the “Best Practices in our businesses and personal lives in 2011”.  Representatives from each table announced to the entire group two items that were discussed at table.



March 20, 2012

Morning Visitation – Vince Gremillion, Restech Information Services, 220 Phlox Avenue, Metairie, LA

March 27, 2012

Bill Haensel & Steve Spohrer, GEC, Inc. and Shane Peck with the HPL widening project.

April 10, 2012

No Meeting – Easter Holiday

April 13, 2012

Carl Bourgeois – Crawfish Boil

April 17, 2012

Peter Ricchiuti – Burkenroad Reports – Ralph’s on the Park

May 8, 2012

“Executive of the Year” Banquet – Southern Yacht Club – No Morning Meeting.







If you know of someone who is the owner, principal, or upper management (national companies only) of one or more of these Open Classifications, please give that name to the Membership Committee or invite them to a Tuesday morning breakfast.  If you invite them to a breakfast meeting, please give the name and other information to either the President or Susan prior meeting. 

Below please find a list of open classifications:

Air Conditioning                                                  Hospital

Aircraft Sales & Service                                    Hotel  

Appliance Sales and Service                           Interior Designer

Audiologist & Hearing                                       Internet Search Engine Optimization

Chiropractor                                                          Janitorial/Cleaning Service

Coffee Shop/Service                                            Medical Facility

Commercial Window Treatment                    Ophthalmologist

Country Club / Golf Course                             Optometrist

Courier Service                                                    Physical Therapy

General Dentist                                                     Plastic Surgeon

Direct Mail Advertising                                      Podiatry

Drug Store                                                                Property Management                       

Dry Cleaners                                                            Psychologist

Entertainment                                                        Real Estate – Commercial    

Equipment – Rental                                             Sign & Banner

Flooring                                                                    Sporting Goods

Furniture Store                                                      Supermarket Retail

Glass Company