Metropolitan Crime Commission

GNOEA met in person, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at Messina’ Rooftop on Basin for an update on crime in the New Orleans metropolitan area presented by Rafael C. Goyeneche III, President of the Metropolitan Crime Commission (MCC).

More about the Metropolitan Crime Commission: MCC

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A list of open classifications can be found here.

Thank Yous & Announcements

Invocation by Jim Perrier, Universal Data, Inc.

Jim Perrier, Universal Data, thanked Marcus Azzarello, Franklynn Pest Control, for bee removal and Bill Dalton, Firefly Marketing Solutions, for helping Marcus and Marcus thanked Bill for being available to help him.
Brien Lundin, Jefferson Financial, thanked Marcus Azzarello, Franklynn Pest Control, for termite treatment.
Farrell Latour, J. H. Menge & Co., thanked Ed McCloskey, Attorney for legal services.
George Messina, Messina, Inc. thanked Tim Scott, Fisher Philips for his presentation the previous week & said that the information helped him facilitate a discussion about Covid and vaccines with his employees.
Jacquie Bonano, JB Communications, announced the one year anniversary of Shop Local Nola and thanked Kevin Pedeaux, CR Coffee, for providing her with a gift basket for a related giveaway.
Marcus Azzarello, Franklynn Pest Control thanked Brien Lundin, for being a good customer.
Q3 2021 dues invoices will be emailed soon. Electronic payment is preferred.
Philip Rebowe introduced his guest, Dwayne Duffy, Benefits Analytics, and then introduced guest speaker Rafael Goyeneche III, President Metropolitan Crime Commission.

Speaker suggestions should be forwarded to program chairman, Kevin Pedeaux at


Upcoming Meeting Schedule

July 27th – Ms. Terri Edwards, Area Port Director for Customs & Border Protection Port of New Orleans – Rooftop on Basin followed by board meeting.

August 3rd – Michael Hecht, President of GNO, Inc. – Rooftop on Basin

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Please contact Kevin Pedeaux @, President-Elect/ Program Chair if you would like to be added to the presentation schedule or would like to recommend a speaker.