Attendance: 31
October 16, 2012


Today we were pleased to have as our guests, Todd Clower with Harbor Towing & Fleeting, Inc., guest of Rudy Smith and Kenny Knobloch, Help! Air Conditioning & Heating, guest of Rene Dupaquier.


Today we had the pleasure of two of our own members, Denise Berthiaume, LeMieux Galleries and Michael Mitchell, Fisher & Philips.

LeMieux Galleries is located at the gateway of New Orleans’ Arts District near the Convention Center, the World War II Museum, the Contemporary Arts Center and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Since 1983, the mission of LeMieux Galleries has been to unite seasoned collectors and new art enthusiasts with artists of the Gulf South who are committed to their vision.

Denise’s program used a slideshow from her website displaying many of the artists that she is promoting, along with pictures of some of their artwork. She explained how important it is in her industry to maintain a relationship with her clientele and also with the artist.

Michael Mitchell, Past President of the International Executives Association informed us on how well the IEA Leadership Conference went in Nevada and what was his take home value. He was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the International Executives Association and encouraged our membership to seek out the IEA to learn more about it.

We wish to thank both Denise and Michael for their programs.


Charlotte Binnings, Town & Country Travel informed the membership on Joel Daste’s continued recovery. She explained that his operation was a success and the surgeons were able to clean out his heart value rather than replace it. Joel and Gina returned home last night from the Mayo clinic. They thanked the membership for all of the prayers and well wishes.


Recently, GNOEA has gained a new member into our association, Dr. Troy Patterson with Oak Family Dental and his Classification is “Dentist, General”.

Please, let us all take a few minutes to welcome him!


GNOEA has 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

Robert Weinmann Proposer: Charlie Eshleman & John Benton
Veterans Ford Classification: Automotive Sales & Service
Metairie, LA 70002

Stoney Ware Proposer: Joe Azzarello
Apyxx Technologies, Inc. Classification: Document Imaging Software &
Metairie, LA 70001 Conversion Services

David Bourgeois Proposer: Allan Bissinger
MY IT Classification: IT Consulting
Metairie, La. 70003

Kenny Knobloch Proposer: Rene Dupaquier
Help! A/C & Heating Classification: A/C & Heating


The Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, immediately following the breakfast meeting at the Ralph’s on the Park. All Board Members and Committee Chairman should attend. All members are welcome.


October 23, 2012 Charles Rice – Entergy
GNOEA Board of Director’s Meeting
Held at Ralph’s on the Park

October 30, 3012 Charlie Eshleman, Gills, Ellis & Baker
Held at Ralph’s on the Park

November 6, 2012 John Besh
Held at Ralph’s on the Park

November 13, 2012 Ricky Mathews, NOLA Media Group
Held at Ralph’s on the Park

November 20, 2012 Thanksgiving Holiday – 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
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