Attendance: 45
November 13, 2012



GNOEA will not have a breakfast meeting on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Our next breakfast meeting will be on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Ralph’s on the Park.

I hope everyone will have a great holiday!



Bill Ello, Special Events Committee Chairman has arranged for us to hold our Holiday Party at the “The Chicory” located at 610 South Peters Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 on December 4, 2012 from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm in the Lafayette Room, (504) 521-8055.

The Lafayette Room overlooks Lafayette & Fulton Streets and includes a 2,000 square foot balcony. The “Chicory” will provide for us an unlimited open “Call Brand” bar and passed hors d’oeuvres. Parking is available on South Peters and Lafayette Street or in the Harrah’s parking garage.

If you plan on attending this function, please email me at and let me know how many people will be in your party. Look forward to seeing all of you there!



Today we were pleased to have as our guests, Lauren Maia, Veterans Ford, guest of Robert Weinmann, David Johnson, Executive Editor for Louisiana Cultural Vistas and KnowLA, guest of Kevin Alker, David Bourgeois, My IT, guest of Allan Bissinger, Brian David, Garrity Print Solution, guest of Kevin Alker and Kenny Knobloch, Help! Air Conditioning & Heating, guest of Rene Dupaquier.



Brian David, Garrity Print Solution is currently going through our membership process. If approved, he will share a dual membership with Kevin Alker, Garrity Print Solution under the classification of “Printer”.

Also, Kenny Knobloch, Help! Air Conditioning & Heating was proposed for membership by Rene Dupaquier under the classification of “A/C & Heating”, David Bourgeois, My IT was proposed for membership by Allan Bissinger under the classification of “Computer Network Consultant” and Stoney Ware, APYXX Technologies was proposed for membership by Joe Azzarello under the classification of “Document Imaging”.

So please take a few minutes at the next breakfast meeting to meet with them.



The Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday, November 27th, immediately following the breakfast meeting at the Ralph’s on the Park. All Board Members and Committee Chairman should attend. All members are welcome.



Please make a note that starting in January 8, 2013 we will switch our meeting locations from the Ralph’s on the Park to the Rose Garden of Jefferson. We hold our meetings at the Rose Garden of Jefferson for the months of January, February and March.



Today we had the pleasure of having as our guest speakers Ricky Mathews, President & Publisher and David Francis, Vice President Business Manager/Human Resources, both with NOLA Media Group.

NOLA Media Group encompasses and The Times-Picayune, both supported by the same trusted news staff and creative ad teams. They are a digitally focused news organization that produces three substantial newspapers a week and a website that offers up-to-the-minute coverage of what’s happening around our community and the world.
Advance Central Services Louisiana provides production, distribution, purchasing, accounting, circulation and technology assistance to NOLA Media Group.

We wish to thank both Mr. Mathews and Mr. Francis for visiting with our association.



The following members have been appointed to serve on the Nominating Committee: Stanton Murray as chairman, Joey DiMaggio and John Benton.

The committee would like to recommend the following members to serve on the board of directors beginning January 1, 2013 as Bryon Hatrel with Edward Jones, Malcolm Ehrhardt with the Ehrhardt Group and Tom Tappan with Iberiabank. Additional nominees will be taken at the November 27th breakfast meeting. Please remember that a member must in be GNOEA for two years before they can serve on the board and additional nominees must be present.

The Committee also announced its recommendations for President-Elect as John Lagarde. The Board of Directors will take additional nominees at the November 27th board meeting. Any one nominated for the position of President-Elect must have served a full term on the board of directors and must be present at the November 27th board meeting.

If anyone would like to make a recommendation, please contact Stanton Murray at



November 20, 2012      Thanksgiving Holiday – No Breakfast Meeting

November 27, 2012      Dr. Tony Recasner – Chief Executive Officer, Agenda for Children
                                                Board of Director’s Meeting
                                                Held at Ralph’s on the Park

December 4, 2012          Holiday Party – No Morning Breakfast Meeting
                                                Held at the Chicory – 7 pm to 10 pm
                                                610 South Peters Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

December 11, 2012        Ron Blitch, Blitch/Knevel Architects & Hank Tatje, Argote, Derbes, Graham, Shuffield & Tatje
                                                Held at Ralph’s on the Park

December 18, 2012        Representative Nicholas J. Lorusso
                                                Held at Ralph’s on the Park

December 25, 2012       Christmas Holiday – No Breakfast Meeting

January 1, 2013              New Year’s 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
Auto Collision Repair
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