The Rise of Bayou Phoenix 

Jacquie Bonano, President of JB Communications 

Catherine Shreves, President of Image Video Solutions

GNOEA members Catherine Shreves, President of Image Video Solutions & Jacquie Bonano, President of JB Communications who worked alongside the locally owned Bayou Phoenix team to secure the New Orleans Six Flags/Jazzland Redevelopment contract. They discussed their roles in this roller coaster bid process, and how the community came together.

The link to the latest on Bayou Phoenix and the RFP can be found HERE.

More about Image Video Solutions

More about JB Communications


If you have a prospect, please have them connect with Jacquie Bonano (interim membership chairman) at

Thank You & Announcements

Certificates of appreciation were given to board member, Lola Lass who served July 2020 – December 2021

Q1 2022 dues invoices were emailed.

President, Kevin Pedeaux, encouraged members to attend and bring a collegue/client, etc. to the March 31st membership drive. The idea is to increase members and expand the membership categories. A current list of business categories can be viewed HERE. The categories are suggestions but are not limited to those listed. Current members are listed on the GNOEA website HERE. Both links will be included in the event announcement.

Upcoming Meeting Schedule (all events at Rooftop on Basin)

  • February 22 – TBA
  • March 1– Mardi Gras
  • March 8 – Michael Sawaya, Ernest Morial Convention Center
  • March 22 – Christopher Cassagne, Assistant Director, Small Business Services for Louisiana Economic Development.
  • March 31 – Membership Drive – Reception 5:30- 7:00p.m.
  • April 5th – TBA
  • April 12th – Joe Giarusso, New Orleans City Council District A
  • April 19th – TBA

Check website for updates and bulletins that include upcoming events. Meeting events are on the calendar.