For the first time, the New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA) is participating in the Venture for America fellowship program, which places highly talented recent college graduates at organizations in cities with emerging entrepreneurial ecosystems for two years. NOLABA's two VFA Fellows, Thomas Krumins and Sally Lindsay, share why they chose to pursue economic development in New Orleans in a LinkedIn column.
Mignon Francois remembers how she decided to start The Cupcake Collection in her Nashville, Tennessee, home nearly 10 years ago. Now, her business is thriving, and NOLABA helped her launch a popup shop at Roux Carré food incubator.
NOLABA's "Tech Can Cook" panel, powered by French Market Cold Brew, was Tuesday, Oct. 10. Reily Foods Company Director of Innovation Ron Emonet was a panelist, and he spoke with NOLABA about food tech in New Orleans - including the launch of new French Market Cold Brew.
As Human Capital Manager at GNO, Inc., Evie Poitevent serves as the "Great Connector," assisting individuals and businesses who are considering moving to New Orleans to do business, or have already committed to doing so and to address the job-worker/worker-job disconnect. As part of the efforts to solve this challenge, she works on regional workforce pipeline flow and workforce retention strategies, starting with outreach and relationship building with our area two & four-year higher ed partners.
EdNavigator founding partner Tim Daly believes that the key to improve employee engagement is by helping working parents. He partners with businesses to help hard-working families find a path to success in school and beyond. He tells us how helping employees with challenges they face outside of the workplace is a worthy investment in retaining and supporting talent.