New Orleans Entrepreneur Week 2018: NOLABA Picks

new orleans entrepreneur weekThe 10th annual New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW) is from March 19-23 and presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co. to celebrates business, innovation and entrepreneurship in New Orleans. This year, NOEW is working with local partners like NOLABA to host events in locations across the city, making NOEW a citywide affair that’s more accessible and engaging in neighborhoods across the region. NOLABA staff compiled some can't-miss events throughout the week.
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International Women’s Day 2018: Amy Landry “Gets in the Game”

international women's dayInternational Women’s Day is March 8, 2018 – a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women - and Equal Pay Day is April 10. NOLABA celebrates equitable growth in New Orleans with this column from Amy Landry, SHRM-CP, president of American Business Women's Association (ABWA) Crescent City Connections and founder of her own business consulting firm Fuel Success Academy. In this column, she advises women how to "Get in the G.A.M.E." and take charge of growing their careers in New Orleans. 
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Q&A with STRIVE International’s Greg Wise on STRIVE Evolution in New Orleans

striveNOLABA is leading a new business model for economic development that includes workforce development through the integration of the Network for Economic Opportunity's programming into NOLABA. Since the integration, NOLABA is now the license holder for STRIVE in New Orleans, a program launched in 2015 as an affiliate of STRIVE International, a job readiness training program founded in 1984 that has placed 70,000 job seekers into employment nationwide. National Vice President Greg Wise spoke with NOLABA about what's ahead for STRIVE in New Orleans, including the first graduating class from JOB1 on March 19: 
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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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