Regional Area Planning Update

 Jason Sappington, Deputy Director, Regional Planning Commission

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

Sappington shared information on upcoming road projects noting the life expectancy of most is 20 years. Most area roadways are reaching the end of their life before needing repairs/replacements. He announced a Causeway to Earhart interchange is underway. A project to move the Gretna rail to Peters Rd. to avoid neighborhoods along the rail is also being considered. This project would be costly and requires input from the rail companies. The dilemma regarding the removal of the Claiborne overpass, continues.
For more information on his presentation view the slideshow in the archives.


Jacquie Bonano, membership chair, announced that the board approved new member Trey Babin, New York Life. The membership will have 5 days to reply with comment.

If you have a prospect, please have them connect with Jacquie Bonano, membership chair at [email protected]

Thank You & Announcements

Kevin Laborde, Cash Flow Resources, thanked George Messina, Messina’s Catering for installing shades to avoid glare at Rooftop on Basin!

Lola Lass, Adeeta Corporate Staffing, thanked Jesse Hoppes, Leaaf Environmental, for his business.

Stanton Murray, Murray Yacht Sales, thanked Lola Lass, Adeeta Corp. Staffing and John Lagarde for their help and expertise with his project.

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.

Q3 Dues reminder

Re-Qualification form reminder.

Upcoming Meeting Schedule

  • September 27th – David Raymond – Clean Fleet Site Visit
  • 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
  • November 15th – Dr. Tina Tinney, Chancellor, Nunez Community College
  • 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.