Attendance: 44


March 27, 2012



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’s program featured speakers Bill Haensel, Stephen Spohrer, Shane Peck and Tim Todd, Gulf Engineers & Consultants speaking on the Huey P. Long widening project. The Huey P. Long Bridge Widening Project is a TIMED (Transportation Infrastructure Model for Economic Development) Program project. The TIMED Program was created by Act 16 of the 1989 Louisiana Legislature, was voted for by the people and is the single largest transportation program in state history. The Program is designed to enhance economic development in Louisiana through an investment in transportation projects. The $1.2 billion widening project started in April 2006 and is the first change to the structure since it opened in 1935. The project will expand the structure from two 9-foot lanes to three 11-foot lanes with a 2-foot inside shoulder and an 8-foot outside shoulder. It will also include new signalized intersections to replace the traffic circle at Jefferson Highway and Bridge City Avenue in Jefferson Parish, LA. GEC was established in 1986 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as a small engineering consulting firm. It has grown over the years into a firm of national prominence by assembling the talents of a large team of engineering, planning, economic, environmental, Geographic Information Systems, and automatic toll systems professionals. GEC’s success and growth is based on its reputation as a professional organization that provides complete and proficient services from planning to implementation of projects for private and public clients in all parts of the United States and overseas. We wish to thank Bill Haensel and his colleagues for speaking to our association.



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 [email protected].



Carl Bourgeois, Al Bourgeois has graciously volunteered to host another GNOEA Crawfish Boil at his boat house on Friday, April 13th. The boathouse is located on Lake Pontchartrain and it is located between the park and the boat launch. Susan will be placing sign-up sheets for the Crawfish boil on each table or you can send her an email at [email protected] Please indicate whether you plan on attending and if you plan on bringing a guest.



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. The board of directors has set the price to attend the banquet at $65.00 per person. The menu will included a Caesar Salad, one choice between Beef Filet or Gulf Fish Oscar, Dauphionaise Potatoes, Asparagus, Bread Pudding, Coffee & Tea, and Rolls with Butter. Wine will accompany dinner only, but there will be a “Cash Bar”. 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.



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.

June 5, 2012        Visitation – Charlotte Binnings, Town & Country Travel



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

Aircraft Sales & Service

Appliance Sales and Service

Audiologist & Hearing

Automobile Dealership


Coffee Shop/Service

Commercial Window Treatment

Country Club / Golf Course

Courier Service

General Dentist

Direct Mail Advertising

Drug Store

Dry Cleaners


Equipment – Rental

Flooring Furniture Store

Glass Company

Hospital Hotel

Interior Designer

Internet Search Engine Optimization

Janitorial/Cleaning Service

Medical Facility



Painting, Residential / Light Commercial

PEO/Workman’s Compensation

Physical Therapy

Plastic Surgeon


Property Management


Real Estate – Commercial

Sign & Banner

Sporting Goods

Supermarket Retail

Wine & Liquors