Attendance: 33


March 20, 2012


It was with regret that we were informed of the resignation of Don Chailland, Chailland, Inc. The classification of “PEO/Workman’s Compensation” is now open.



GNOEA held a morning visitation on Tuesday, March 20th with Vince Gremillion, Restech Information Service. Restech Information Service was founded in 1992 and recently moved to their new building at 220 Phlox Avenue, next to East Jefferson High School in Metairie. The building once housed chip-maker, Charlie’s Chips. The former potato chip building has been completely refinished into a creative modern work space.

RESTECH is committed to delivering an enterprise class offering of secure design and management to the SMB market. They take the time to understand your business and ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your mission critical applications of data through expert analysis, remediation and ongoing managed services. Specifically, they focus on the development of solutions addressing issues in information security, connectivity, storage and enterprise systems areas.

We wish to thank Joey & Vita DiMaggio, both with the Rose Garden of Jefferson for catering our breakfast with fresh baked sandwich biscuits, muffins, danish, fresh fruit, yogurt, coffee & juice. As part of our hosting the event this morning, Vince Gremillion held a give-away of a HP Folio 13 Notebook. Just 18 millimeters thin and weighing just 3.3 lbs., this is one of the newest mobile notebooks in the HP lineup. They announced the winner of the notebook giveaway as Rene Dupaquier from Crane Builders of New Orleans!!!

GNOEA would like to thank Vince & his staff for allowing us to visit with them.



Just a reminder that starting in April, GNOEA will be holding its breakfast meetings at Ralph’s on the Park. We will be there through the end of June.



Today we were pleased to have as our guest, Jennifer with Ramsey’s Diamond Jewelers, guest of Robert Ramsey, Ramsey’s Diamond Jewelers.



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.



New rosters will be placed on each table at the next meeting, so please take a few of them and check you’re listing. If you have any changes to the roster, please contact me at



The Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday, March 27th, immediately following the breakfast meeting at the Rose Garden of Jefferson. All Board Members and Committee Chairman should attend. All members are welcome.



March 27, 2012     Bill Haensel & Steve Spohrer, GEC, Inc. and Shane Peck with the HPL widening

                                      project Rose Garden of Jefferson.

April 3, 2012         Alexis Hocevar, Enterprise Rent-A-Car & Lola Lass, ADEETA Corporate Staffing –

                                     Recruitment – Ralph’s on the Park.

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.

April 24, 2012     Alexis Hocevar, Enterprise Rent-A-Car & Lola Lass, ADEETA Corporate Staffing –

                                    Training & Development – Ralph’s on the Park

May 8, 2012         “Executive of the Year” Banquet – Southern Yacht Club – No Morning Meeting.

May 22, 2012       Alexis Hocevar, Enterprise Rent-A-Car & Lola Lass, ADEETA Corporate Staffing – Review

                                    & Retention – Ralph’s on the Park.



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