Harry Kelleher & Co., Inc. – Commercial and Personal Insurance

GNOEA met via Zoom on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 for organization updates and to learn more about changes to commercial and personal insurance.  Harry Kelleher III, President of Harry Kelleher & Co., Inc. and GNOEA member presented statistics on how recent weather events will impact insurance rates for southeast Louisiana businesses and homeowners. Louisiana suffered $47.4 billion in losses from 2020 storms and was in the “cone” six times with two hits and he expects rates will increase for homeowners. He recommended reviewing current insurance coverage with the agent to determine if you are properly insured both personally and professionally. He suggested considering hiring a licensed wind mitigation specialist to evaluate your home in an effort to find ways to storm proof and reduce rates.

More about the speaker: Harry Kelleher, III, President and insurance agent for Harry Kelleher & Co., Inc., providing commercial, personal and flood, etc. insurance in the Greater New Orleans area.  Read more.

Recording and presentation will be in meeting archives

Membership News

New Member Review:

The Board has voted on the membership application of the following potential member.
Members have until April 26, 2021 to submit an objection due to conflict of interest:
Valerie Legras Atelier, a French interior designer for commercial and residential projects
Guest of: Cynthia Widlitze, Adduco Consulting

Potential Members

New Member Recruitment: If you have a prospect, please have them connect with Julie Couret at membership@gnoea.com

A list of open classifications can be found here.

Thank Yous & Announcements

Kenny Knobloch, HELP! AC thanked John Lagarde, Classic Cupboards for his recent business.

Lola Lass, Adeeta Corporate Staffing thanked Carl Bourgeois, Al Bourgeois Plumbing ad UDI for their business. And, Kenny Knobloch, HELP! AC for repairs on her system.

Jacquie Bonano, JB Communications thanked Kevin Pedeaux, CR Coffee Shop for the use of his meeting space.

Carl Bourgeois, Al Bourgeois Plumbing thanked Lola Lass, Adeeta Corporate Staffing for job placement and Marcus Azzarello, Franklynn Pest Control for his services, and to Joey Bender, Retirement Strategies Group and Tyler & Byron Hatrel, Edward Jones for their assistance. He thanked Kenny Knobloch, HELP! AC.

Kenny Knobloch, HELP! AC thanked Joey Bender, Retirement Strategies Group, for his help with their transition to a 401K plan.

Catherine Shreves, Image Video Solutions, thanked Kenny Knobloch, HELP! AC for suppling AC unit on short notice, and Marcus Azzarello, Franklynn Pest Control, for supplying a chemical free pest control service. She thanked Jacquie Bonano, JB Communications, for her help on a powerpoint presentation.

Marcus Azzarello, Franklynn Pest Control thanked Marc Beerman, Beerman Precision, Inc. and Jacquie Bonano, for their business.

 Chad Perrier, Universal Data Inc., thanked Lola Lass, Adeeta Corporate Staffing, for her assistance with finding an administrative assistant candidate.

Brien Lundin Q2 2021 dues invoices will be sent this week-  Electronic payment is preferred.


Upcoming Meeting Schedule

April 27th – Crawfish Boil, catered by Katie’s, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Kamp, an outdoor venue. This is a free event for member and guest. Please RSVP by April 22nd to ensure a successful event

May 4th – Give Nola Day at CR Coffee Shop, 3618 Magazine St., 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Performance by Amanda Shaw, catering by CR Coffee and Messina’s. RSVP by April 28th.

May 11th – Virtual – Speaker Dr. Mushatt, Tulane- vaccine update. (tentative)

May 18th – Roundtable Meeting – Messina’s at the Terminal

May 25th – Off

June 1st – OFF (day after Memorial Day weekend)

June 8th – Speaker TBA – Messina’s at the Terminal

June 15th – Speaker TBA – Messina’s at the Terminal

June 22nd – Virtual – Speaker TBA followed by board meeting

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Please contact Tim Scott President-Elect/ Program Chair if you would like to be added to the presentation schedule or would like to recommend a speaker.