How is your business handling inflation and the current economy?

Membership Roundtable Discussion

Facilitated by President Elect Jesse Hoppes, Leaaf Environmental and Secretary/Treasurer Philip Rebowe, Postlethwaite & Netterville CPA Firm

Thanks to member George Messina for catering this week’s networking event and roundtable discussion at the Rooftop on Basin.

Members were asked to gather by similar industry groups (4-6 per group) and share information on the impacts and their solutions to weather the current economical environment.  Each group had 20-30 minutes to discuss their top issues and the group’s team leader presented their concerns. Top of the list was recruiting and retaining new employees/staff and managing remote workers and their time on the job, followed by the cost of inflation and supply chain issues which ultimately cost businesses and the consumers more.


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Thank You & Announcements

John Zollinger, Home Bank, thanked Marcus Azzarullo, Franklynn Pest Control, for a professional job done. Harry Kelleher, Kelleher Insurance echoed John’s comments.

Harry Kelleher also thanked Stosh Kozowski, Benton Tree Service on a fantastic job done at his home.

Paul Cosma, Uptown Auto Specialist thanked Lonnie Smith, Guaranty Metal for his help with installing a new roof on his home.

Bill Dalton, Firefly Marketing, announced the Beignet Fest, benefiting Kids on the Spectrum, at City Park on September 24th, 10:00a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  He will serve craft cocktails.

Jesse Hoppes announced that future meeting structure will include Government Officials, Business presentations, site visit, non-profit and roundtable discussion.

Trey Babin, New York Life Insurance has submitted his application.

Q3 Dues reminder

Re-Qualification form reminder.

Upcoming Meeting Schedule

  • September 20th – Jason Sappington, Deputy Director, Regional Planning Commission Area Projects
  • September 27th – David Raymond – Clean Fleet Site Visit
  • October 6th – Networking at Stumpy’s Hatchett House – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • October 11th – Joey Bender, Presentation on Retirement Planning
  • October 18th – Stephen Fessel, FBI Supervisory Special Agent
  • October 25th – Andy Kopplin, President & CEO Greater New Orleans Foundation
  • November 1st – Walt Leger, New Orleans & Co. – Tourism post pandemic
  • November 8th – Lt. Gov. Nungesser
  • December 15th – Christmas Party hosted by M/M Todd Clower

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