Attendance:  43


January 15, 2013


Dan Duplass, Deluxe Cleaners is currently going through our membership process under the classification of “Dry Cleaners”.

Please take a few minutes at the next breakfast meeting to meet and welcome him.



Our speaker for Today was Kathy Barnett, Ph.D. with Loyola University New Orleans, College of Business.  Dr. Barnett received her PhD in Communication from Louisiana State University with an emphasis in organizational communication and a minor in Educational Leadership, Research, and Counseling.  She holds a master’s degree from the University of South Carolina in Student Personnel and an undergraduate degree from the University of Louisiana Lafayette in Speech Communications. 

Dr. Barnett serves as the internship coordinator for the college working with about 100 students a year on their internship experiences.  She is the faculty advisor to Alpha Kappa Psi and also serves as an interim assistant dean for the college.

The College of Business has a renowned history of preparing the young men and women of today to become the leaders of tomorrow.  Loyola provides an excellent setting for the type of individualized education that it takes for our students to reach their potential.

Internships give students a chance to explore their chosen fields, as well as allow them to pursue specialized business topics in a professional setting.  Work sites vary from Fortune 500 companies to small, family-owned businesses and not-for-profit organizations, in New Orleans and around the country.  During their junior or senior year, they’re required to spend between 120 and 150 hours at a job site.

If you are interested in more information about hiring an intern from Loyola University, I have attached Loyola’s fact sheet about internships in PDF format or you can reach Kathy Barnett, Ph.D. at (504) 864-7968 or



The Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday, February 5th, immediately following the breakfast meeting at the Ralph’s on the Park.  All Board Members and Committee Chairman should attend.  All members are welcome.



Today we were pleased to have as our guest, Pat Hymel, guest of Robert Ramsey, and Kathleen Ramsey, guest of Stanton Murray.



January 22, 2013        Philip Rebowe, Carr, Riggs & Ingram – Fiscal Cliff

                                 Ralph’s on the Park                              

January 29, 2013        Bruce Wilkinson – “Managing, Motivating and Leading a

                                 multi-generational workforce”. Ralph’s on the Park

February 5, 2013        Bob Becker, City Park

                                 Board of Director’s Meeting

                                 Ralph’s on the Park

February 12, 2013      No Breakfast Meeting – Mardi Gras

February 19, 2013      James McNamara of BioDistrict NO

                                 Ralph’s on the Park



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

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                                        


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 & Liquor