Developing and Growing St. Bernard Parish

Meaghan McCormack, CEO St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation

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

Guest speaker Meaghan McCormack, presented the latest developments and the five year plan for St. Bernard Parish. Only a 10-15 minute drive from the French Quarter, McCormack said it is a great place to live, work and play and encourages all to take a second look at “the Parish”. With the second highest GDP in the state and a population of forty-eight thousand and growing, the Parish is encouraging large businesses to consider operating here. St. Bernard is home to Nunez Community College that houses the Southern Culinary Library.
Visit St. Bernard Parish HERE.


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

Thank You & Announcements

Alison Barrios, Barrios Real Estate Group, introduced guest Jessica Reab, Brewster’s Restaurant in Chalmette.

Richard Juge, Re/Max, introduced guest Matt Eaton, an Associate with Re/Max. Richard also thanked Jacquie Bonano, JB Communications, for her work in completing his website.

Upcoming Meeting Schedule

  • April 25th – No Meeting
  • May 2nd – No Meeting
  • May 2nd – Crawfish Boil at Southern Yacht Club
  • May 9th – No Meeting
  • May 16th – Kevin Laborde, Cash Flow Resources – Board meeting follows
  • May 23rd – Louisiana State Treasurer John Schroder
  • May 30th – No Meeting
  • June 6th – Jennifer Roberts, New Orleans Collaborative for Early Childhood- Board meeting to follow
  • June 13th – No Meeting
  • June 20th – No Meeting
  • June 27th – Update on Jefferson Parish – Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng – Board meeting follows
  • July 4th – Happy 4th of July
  • July 11th – Jim Patterson, LABI

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