Attendance:  37


April 24, 2012


Today we were pleased to have as our guest, Timothy Scott, Fisher & Phillips LLP, guest of Michael Mitchell, Fisher & Phillips LLP.



As most of you know, GNOEA will be holding our “Executive of the Year” banquet on May 8, 2012 at the Southern Yacht Club starting with cocktails at 6:00 pm.  This banquet is the only event we have to recognize one of our own for not only his or her service to GNOEA, but to the community.   Which are why, the officers & board members has issued a mandatory assessment fee of $65.00 to each member, whether they attend or not. 

The banquet will begin with cocktails from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  The bar was a cash bar, but Honorary Member, Jerry Groetsch has generously volunteered to pay for the cocktail hour, which we really appreciate.  Thank you Jerry!

Here is the menu:  Caesar Salad, Beef Filet or Gulf Fish Oscar, Dauphion Potatoes, Asparagus, Bread Pudding, Coffee & Tea, Rolls & Butter.  We will also be serving two glasses of wine with dinner (included). 

So we have a beautiful venue looking out over Lake Pontchatrain, free cocktails, a wonderful dinner, so why not join us on May 8th, you may even be the recipient! 

If you will be attending or if you cannot attend, please contact me at  I will need to know how many people will be in your party and if you will be having the beef or fish.



Today we were pleased to have as our speakers Alexis Hocevar & Karen Wilson both with Enterprise Rent-A-Car & Lola Lass, ADEETA Corporate Staffing.  Their program was collaboration on the Gaining, Training and Development of new employees.

They explained the importance of engaging new hires with orientations and integration, tracking their progress with evaluations, and then how to retain them.

We wish to thank all of them for a very informative program.



May 1, 2012

Jim Hudson & Tom Tappan, Iberiabank – Commercial Lending & Home Mortgages – Ralph’s on the Park

May 8, 2012

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

May 15, 2012

Charlie Eshleman, Gillis, Ellis & Baker – Ralph’s on the Park

May 22, 2012

Alexis Hocevar, Enterprise Rent-A-Car & Lola Lass, ADEETA Corporate Staffing – Review & Retention – Ralph’s on the Park.

May 29, 2012

Memorial Day Holiday – No Breakfast Meeting

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                                   Chiropractor

Coffee Shop/Service                                          Commercial Window Treatment

Country Club / Golf Course                            Courier Service                                          

General Dentist                                                    Direct Mail Advertising                                

Drug Store                                                              Dry Cleaners                                                 

Entertainment                                                      Equipment – Rental                                        

Flooring                                                                   Furniture Store                                               

Glass Company                                                     Hospital   

Hotel                                                                         Interior Designer       

Internet Search Engine Optimization         Janitorial/Cleaning Service     

Medical Facility                                                   Ophthalmologist

Optometrist                                                           Painting, Residential / Light Commercial

PEO/Workman’s Compensation                    Physical Therapy

Plastic Surgeon                                                     Podiatry

Property Management                                       Psychologist       

Real Estate – Commercial                                 Sign & Banner   

Sporting Goods                                                       Supermarket Retail 

Wine & Liquors