Attendance: 37
April 3, 2012


GNOEA will not have a breakfast meeting next week due to the Easter Holiday. We will meet again on April 13th for the Crawfish Boil at Carl Bourgeois’’ Boat House, then on April 17th at Ralph’s on the Park.

I hope all of you have a Happy Holiday!



The details of the April 13, 2012 Carl Bourgeois, Al Bourgeois Plumbing Crawfish Boil have been set, but there have been a few changes. It has been decided that due to the wine & beer that will be served, it would not be appropriate to bring children to this function.

The boathouse is located on Lake Pontchartrain, 7712 Breakwater Drive, Boathouse # 8. The crawfish boil will begin at 3 pm, but we will be continuing until 7:00 pm for those getting off work a little bit later.

Menu – Crayfish – Boiled Shrimp – Boiled Crabs(if available) – Raw Oysters – Seafood Gumbo – Seafood Pasta – Potatoes – Corn – Sausage – Beer – Wine – Soft drinks – Various Desserts & Coffee.

Cost: $ 25.00 per person. Any no-shows will be billed

Deadline to make reservations: Wednesday April 11th. Adult guests are welcome.



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.



Today we were pleased to have as our speakers Alexis Hocevar, Vice President/General Manager & Yolanda Johnson, Talent Acquisition Specialist both with Enterprise Holdings Inc. and Michael Mitchell, Fisher & Phillips.

Enterprise Holdings has a rich and distinctive heritage. It’s a truly remarkable story of how entrepreneurship, hard work and a big dream can turn a tiny start-up into a world-class company.

The founder of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Jack Taylor, had an idea to focus the resources of Enterprise, on the satisfaction of their customers and the success of their employees. For more than 50 years, his innovative commitment has held true, and they continue to be recognized for their world-class customer service and the way they advance their professionals.

Their program focused on how to recruitment employees, how to screen applicants, where to find them. I have attached a copy of Ms. Johnson’s program for your review.

Also, Michael Mitchell, Fisher & Philips has asked me to forward to you the attached document titled “April Seminar 2012”. He stated “As a follow up to our discussion on hiring this morning, I thought you might find helpful this brief article I wrote a few months ago on the subject of hiring. It appeared in our firm newsletter so some of you may have already seen it. If you’re not receiving our newsletter and would like to, just let me know. There is no charge. It contains regular articles regarding labor and employment matters of interest to managers.”



The IEA mid-year board meeting is coming up and Michael Mitchell, President of the IEA has asked for some feedback. Have you been receiving the IEA monthly newsletter? What is our chapter’s most pressing need? How many of you are planning to attend the IEA Reno conference? Are you a member of the Linked In group? How can IEA be of more benefit to your group?




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
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