GREATER NEW ORLEANS EXECUTIVES ASSOCIATION
January 8, 2013
John Eastman announced his recent retirement from Auto-Chlor, but he had expressed a desire to remain a part of GNOEA. Because John has been a successful business man, a leader in our community, a great representative of GNOEA for over 34 years, GNOEA’s board of directors unanimously granted him an Honorary Membership.
At Tuesday’s breakfast meeting President, Stanton Murray presented John with a plaque declaring him an Honorary Member in the Greater New Orleans Executives Association.
JOEY DIMAGGIO – UPDATE
Charlotte Binnings visited Joey & Vita DiMaggio yesterday at St. Tammany Hospital. She informed me that Joey has had some very serious complications and will not be receiving visitors or accepting phone calls at this time, but he will take any and all prayers.
Our speaker for Tuesday was Michael Hecht, President and Vera Lester, Senior Development Associate, both withof Greater New Orleans, Inc., which is the economic development agency for southeast Louisiana. Michael holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was a member of the Public Management Program, and an undergraduate degree from Yale University, magna cum laude.
GNO, Inc.’s mission falls broadly into two categories: business development – attracting and growing businesses – and product development – creating better business conditions.
Michael gave us an update on the current economic status of Louisiana. He feels that New Orleans has fared better than most states through the recession and New Orleans may have missed most of the housing crisis. He informed us on many positive news articles published about Louisiana.
The GNO, Inc. predicts an unprecedented level of business development activity in our region which suggests that a profound economic resurgence is occurring.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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 Outgoing President, Robert Ramsey handed out awards to outgoing board members Charlotte Binnings, John Lagarde and Michael Mitchell. Robert thanked everyone for helping him throughout his term and then turned the gavel over to new president Stanton Murray.
Stanton thanked Robert for the excellent job he did as president and presented him with an award. Stanton then introduced John Lagarde as the new President-Elect and Program Chairman.
Today we were pleased to have as our guest, Thompson Murray, guest of Stanton Murray.
January 15, 2013 Professor Kathy Barnett, Loyola University New Orleans
February 5, 2013 Bob Becker, City Park
Board of Director’s 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:
Aircraft Sales & Service
Appliance Sales and Service
Audiologist & Hearing
Auto Collision Repair
Commercial Window Treatment
Country Club / Golf Course
Direct Mail Advertising
Equipment – Rental
Internet Search Engine Optimization
Painting, Residential / Light Commercial
Real Estate – Commercial
Sign & Banner
Wine & Liquor