Attendance: 33
September 11, 2012


Our program today was given by three of our members Bill Ello with Total Electronic Systems, Paul Cosma with Uptown Auto Specialists and Michael Mayhall with The Mayhall Law Firm.

Bill Ello, Total Electronic Systems was established in 1984 and primarily installs home automation systems for monitoring your security, lighting, energy management, and entertainment needs. With these systems you can control many functions & monitor your home, even when you are away. Because these systems can be very personalized, it is hard to set one price, so Bill will come out to your home at no charge to give you an estimate of your dream system. Bill’s business is stable due enlarge to the fact that crime drives his business and alarm sales are up.

Paul Cosma, Uptown Auto Specialist primarily works on imports specializing in BMW, Mercedes, Volkswagen and Volvo. Uptown Auto Specialists is a full service body shop that will repair your a/c, brakes, computer diagnostic, electrical, fuel injection and tune ups.

Michael Mayhall, The Mayhall Law Firm deals with Tax Controversies, Tax Litigation, Business Litigation, Federal Taxation and Business Law. Michael reported that victims of Hurricane Isaac may qualify for tax relief from the IRS. Declarations for individual assistance issued by the FEMA, the IRS announced that affected taxpayers in Louisiana will receive tax relief in coming days based on additional damage assessments by FEMA.

He also reported that the Louisiana Department of Revenue is granting filing and payment extensions to taxpayers whose homes, principal place of business or critical tax records are in the following parishes affected by Hurricane Isaac: Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Washington, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana. For more information concerning these two issues please see a recent email that I forwarded with attachments from Michael Mayhall or you can contact him directly.


The Board of Directors, the Classification and Membership Committees have approved the following firm for membership into GNOEA. Members have five days to voice an objection to inviting them to become a member.

Troy Patterson Proposer: Marc Beerman
Metairie, Louisiana Classification: Dentist, General


We currently have the following prospective members going through the membership process.

Todd Clower Proposer: Rudy Smith
Harbor Towing & Fleeting, Inc. Classification: Marine Towing & Fleeting
Metairie, LA 70002


Charlotte Binnings, Town & Country Travel gave us an update on Joel Daste’s progress after his recent stroke. She explained that his stroke was caused by an infection he got from a dental procedure. He is home now, doing well and has most of his movement back except in one arm. The more serious news was that he will require a valve replaced.


September 18, 2012 Held at the Rose Garden of Jefferson

October 2, 2012 No Breakfast 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:

Advertising Specialists
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 Dentist, General
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
Computer Network Consultant
Painting, Residential / Light Commercial
PEO/Workman’s Compensation
Physical Therapy
Plastic Surgeon
Property Management
Real Estate – Commercial
Sign & Banner
Sporting Goods
Supermarket Retail
Wine & Liquor