How to Speak Bank, John Zollinger, Senior Vice President and Director of Commercial Banking – Home Bank

GNOEA members and guests met Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at Messina’s Rooftop on Basin to get a better understanding of how commercial banking works.  Guest speaker and GNOEA board member, John Zollinger is the Senior VP and Director of Commercial Banking for Home Bank. Zollinger, with his thirty years of banking experience, he shared his insights on how to utilize commercial banking to work to your advantage.

The Powerpoint presentation can be viewed Zollinger presentation 081021.

More about the speaker: Zollinger bio

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Potential Members

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Thank Yous & Announcements

Invocation by: George Rojas, Scheuering Security Services

Paul Cosma, Uptown Auto Specialist, thanked John Zollinger, Home Bank, for helping with his banking needs.

Jacquie Bonano, JB Communications, thanked Kevin Pedeaux, CR Coffee, for providing her with a gift basket for a related giveaway. She announced that Shop Local will host a webinar on social media information on August 12th from 11:00A – 12:00P. Go to

Philip Rebowe, Postlethwaite and Netterville, introduced 3rd time guest, Duaine Duffy, Benefits Analytics, providing medical and disability insurance both public and private and located in Metairie.

Q3 2021 dues reminder. Electronic payment is preferred.

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


Upcoming Meeting Schedule

(complimentary parking is available in front of the Rooftop on Basin building)

August 17th – No Meeting

August 24th – Cynthia Lee Sheng, Jefferson Parish, Parish President – Zoom

August 31st – Speaker to be announced – Rooftop on Basin

September 7th – No Meeting

September 14th – Nonna Randazzo Bakery – Joel Randazzo – Rooftop on Basin

September 21st – Louisiana National Guard Foundation – Location to be announced

September 28th – Real Estate Markets – Alison Barrios, Barrios Real Estate Group and Richard Juge, REMAX Commercial Broker – Location to be announced

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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.