Bulletin for January 8, 2013

Bulletin for January 8, 2013

GREATER NEW ORLEANS EXECUTIVES ASSOCIATION

 

Attendance:  48

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January 8, 2013

JOHN EASTMAN

HONORARY MEMBER

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.

 

PROGRAM

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.

  

OUTGOING AWARDS

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’S GUESTS

Today we were pleased to have as our guest, Thompson Murray, guest of Stanton Murray.

  

UPCOMING EVENTS

January 15, 2013        Professor Kathy Barnett, Loyola University New Orleans

February 5, 2013        Bob Becker, City Park

                                     Board of Director’s Meeting

 

 

OPEN CLASSIFICATIONS 

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

Chiropractor

Coffee Shop/Service

Commercial Window Treatment

Country Club / Golf Course                          

Courier Service                                          

Direct Mail Advertising                                

Drug Store                                                    

Dry Cleaners                                                 

Entertainment                                                

Equipment – Rental                                       

Flooring                                                         

Furniture Store                                               

Glass Company     

Hotel      

Interior Designer       

Internet Search Engine Optimization            

Janitorial/Cleaning Service     

Medical Facility  

Ophthalmologist

Optometrist

Painting, Residential / Light Commercial

PEO/Workman’s Compensation

Physical Therapy

Plastic Surgeon

Podiatry

Pool

Property Management    

Psychologist       

Real Estate – Commercial  

Sign & Banner   

Sporting Goods   

Supermarket Retail 

Wine & Liquor

 

 

Thank you,
Susan Busby

 

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