John Zollinger, Senior Vice President and New Orleans Market
President at Home Bank

GNOEA met via Zoom on Tuesday December 1, 2020 for organization updates and to learn how to navigate the process for the Pay Protection Plan (PPP) forgiveness loan presented by John Zollinger, Senior Vice President and New Orleans Market president for Home Bank. John provided a timely overview of the program with key “take aways” for members.

John also shared information on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the economy on a national, state and local level. He invited all to visit the New Orleans Regional Council Business Economics ( website that provides monthly economic reports on a national, state and local data. Monthly meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month. Interested in attending a future meeting? Call John Zollinger (504-883-5530) and he will make sure that you get an invitation to the zoom link.  Meeting Link

Celebrating his 10th year with Home Bank and his 30th year as a banker in 2020, John leads a team of very accomplished commercial bankers in the Greater New Orleans area. Home Bank is a Louisiana based community bank serving Acadiana, Baton Rouge, Natchez, Vicksburg, Southwest Louisiana, New Orleans and the Northshore.  J. Zollinger bio

Recording and presentation will be in meeting archives

Membership News

New Member Approved:

Cynthia L. Widlitze, Owner / Sales Coach
Adduco Consulting

Potential Members

The board has approved and recommended Jesse Hoppes, Professional Geologist for Leaaf Environmental, for membership in the classification of environmental consultant. Lola Lass confirmed that the membership has 5 days for opposition before inviting him to become a new member.

New Member Recruitment: If you have a prospect, please have them connect with Julie Couret at

A list of open classifications can be found here.


Happy Birthday Jacquie!

Board meeting to follow today’s meeting.

The Amendments have passed.

Jacquie announced that Shop Local NOLA is open for online business and offers great deals and $3000 in prizes from participating local vendors. Local businesses may register/visit at ShopLocalNola.

Everyone should have received an invoice for Q4 Dues – Electronic payment is preferred. Please update your GNOEA mailing address to P.O. Box 113478, Metairie, LA 70011. The address is also on the website.

The first in person breakfast meeting will be held on January 12th at the Walnut Room, Lakefront Airport (8am -9am). This will be Brien Lundin’s first meeting as president.

Upcoming Meeting Schedule

December 8 – GNOEA Holiday Party (6-9pm) at The Kamp, an outdoor venue, catered by Messina’s and free for members and a guest. Reminder will be sent today. Today is the last day to RSVP.
December 15 – Zoom, TBA
December 22 – OFF
December 29 – OFF
January 5 – OFF
January 12 – The Walnut Room, Lakefront Airport (8am-9am)

January 19 – Zoom – Ed McCloskey, Attorney – Business Succession Planning

Please login and view the Calendar for meeting login details.

Please contact Brien Lundin, President-Elect / Programs Chair if you would like to be added to the presentation schedule or would like to recommend a speaker.