Why Certification is Important for Women-Owned Businesses

phala mire certificationInternational Women's Day is March 8, 2018 - a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. NOLABA will observe the week by sharing content celebrating equitable growth in New Orleans. Phala K. Mire, president of Women's Business Enterprise Council South, presents the benefits of women-owned businesses pursuing certifications. 
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Introducing Diabetes Care Finalists in the NOLAHI Challenge

finalists NOLAHIThe Center for Disease Control estimates that by 2050, nearly 1 in 3 Americans will be diagnosed with diabetes in their lifetime. Louisiana has the 5th-highest rate of diabetes in the nation. NOLABA partnered with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana and Ochsner Health System to seek innovative solutions to solve this epidemic by issuing a nationwide call for ideas, the NOLA Health Innovators Challenge (NOLAHI). Three finalists have been chosen to pitch their solutions for improving diabetes care on March 20.
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NOLABA Small Business Spotlight: Global Commerce and Services, LLC

globalNOLABA connects New Orleanians with the support and resources they need to achieve economic prosperity. This includes providing information for small businesses like local resource providers and certification opportunities. In a series of small business spotlights, we’re highlighting New Orleans business owners who use these resources to grow their businesses in the city. Joaneane Smith is the president & CEO of Global Commerce and Services (GCS), an SBA Certified HUBZone and Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business.
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International Coding Contest Chooses New Orleans for First American Site

New Orleans' success in technology isn't going unnoticed. UNO and local software development firm Flow Digital are partnering to host the International Coding Contest on April 27 at UNO - the first time ever the contest is coming to the U.S. The worldwide computer science competition began in Austria in 1999. College students everywhere simultaneously compete against each other by solving programming puzzles provided by Catalysts, an Austrian software company. Currently the contest attracts more than 4,500 college students from 12 countries and 50 cities. 
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NOLABA Small Business Spotlight: Vizzit

vizzitNOLABA connects New Orleanians with the support and resources they need to achieve economic prosperity. This includes providing information for small businesses like local resource providers and certification opportunities. In a new series of small business spotlights, we're highlighting New Orleans business owners who use these resources to grow their businesses in the city. Arthur Bart-Williams is the founder of Vizzit Places, a mobile storytelling and marketing platform for companies to promote their brands through self-guided experiences about interesting places and popular events.
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