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Capital One Announces Grow Gentilly Competition

Capital One Announces Grow Gentilly Competition

Capital One Bank Announces ‘Grow Gentilly’ Small Business Growth Plan Competition For Gentilly-Area Small Businesses that Meet Qualifying Criteria Cash prizes of $10,000, $7,000 and $3,000 for runner-up will be awarded
Pizza Returns to Gentilly at Pepperoni Rays

Pizza Returns to Gentilly at Pepperoni Rays

At InthekNOwla, we’re always on the lookout for new people and businesses in different neighborhoods. One day, while riding through Gentilly, we caught a glimpse of a new business…a much-needed pizza place for this neighborhood. Now, if you’re a Gentilly-an like some of the InthekNOwla team, you’ll remember some of...
The Munch Factory Wins $10K in Business Competition

The Munch Factory Wins $10K in Business Competition

Grow Gentilly, a new business competition created by Capital One Bank to help Gentilly-area businesses grow, has seen its first set of of winners.
The JuJu Bag Cafe

The JuJu Bag Cafe

The JuJu Bag is a locally-owned cafe and barber salon, located at the intersection of Franklin and Filmore Avenues, directly across the street from the Milne’s Boys Home.
Gentilly Vision Source

Gentilly Vision Source

The doctors at Gentilly Vision Source have been committed to providing quality eye care for a range of patients from newborns to seniors using the latest technology in products and diagnostic treatment.
Mike's Hardware

Mike’s Hardware

Mike’s Hardware has been serving the needs of New Orleans residents for nearly thirty years. Since opening in 1981, the LaFleur family has grown the business by offering old fashioned personalized service along with a broad selection of products and services at competitive prices.
Noyo Designs

Noyo Designs

Noyo Designs is the label of native New Orleanian and artist Ayo Scott. Noyo is a collection of unique art designs printed on an assortment of urban apparel.
The Louisiana Weekly

The Louisiana Weekly

The Louisiana Weekly is a weekly newspaper founded during the civil rights era in 1925 as a portal by which African Americans could express and share news important to their communities
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New Orleans Business Alliance focuses on changing the city's image

New Orleans Business Alliance focuses on changing the city’s image

By DiAngelea Millar The Times-Picayune Posted July 11, 2012 The New Orleans Business Alliance is focusing on changing the image New Orleans presents to businesses that are thinking of relocating or expanding to the city.

New Orleans Business Alliance approves plan to evaluate incentives for city

By Jaquetta White The Times-Picayune Posted July 11, 2012 The board of the New Orleans Business Alliance approved a plan Wednesday that creates a framework through which companies that want to apply to the city for incentives would be evaluated and establishes the Orleans Parish economic development agency as the starting point for such activity....

City ready to makeover Milne Home, use uncertain

By Maria Clark New Orleans CityBusiness The city is poised to spend $10 million to restore the Milne Boys Home, but there’s no word yet on how it will be used once the repairs are made.

SBA anticipates more local loan interest

Interest in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s loan program for new businesses and startups wanting to expand into an overseas market is expected to pick up momentum by next month in the New Orleans-area, regional spokeswoman Loretta Poree said.

Using Signpost to Run Smarter Deal Offers

By Stephanie Mills From American Express OPENForum March 6, 2012 Small businesses that can’t afford the 50 percent commission fee that companies like Groupon and LivingSocial typically charge don’t have to be left out of the daily deal craze.

New Grocery Store Opening in Gentilly

From gnorealestatenews.com Corporate Realty Retail Specialist Casey Burka reported yesterday that Sav-A-Lot is opening two new stores this weekend in New Orleans. One in New Orleans East at 9999 Lake Forest Blvd. and one in Gentilly at 4726 Paris Ave. Save-A-Lot, a wholly owned subsidiary of SuperValu Inc., one of the nation’s leading hard-discount grocery...
Carnival Season is Here Again!

Carnival Season is Here Again!

Another year has passed, and Mardi Gras has come again to the Crescent City. In preparation for this year’s parades, the City of New Orleans has begun selling tickets for its parade viewing stands. The viewing stands are positioned in two locations along St. Charles Ave. across from Gallier Hall at Lafayette Square and the adjoining Reserve building.   ...

New Orleans area posts highest average weekly wage

BATON ROUGE — The most recent numbers from the state show New Orleans area has the state’s highest average weekly wage.

City selects nonprofit to manage small business loan fund

By Ben Myers New Orleans City Business The city of New Orleans will enter negotiations with NewCorp Inc. to administer a loan fund for small businesses that can’t receive traditional bank financing. A Bureau of Purchasing review panel today selected the nonprofit community lender over one other respondent to a request for proposals issued in...

City of New Orleans Co-hosts Entrepreneurship Forum

The Idea Village in conjunction with President Obama’s Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) and Mayor Landrieu’s Office of Economic Development are holding a public forum for New Orleans entrepreneurs seeking direct access to information and expertise on a variety of federal programs that support new businesses.
Register for DBE Symposium: Using Tech to Improve Business

Register for DBE Symposium: Using Tech to Improve Business

2012 DBE SYMPOSIUM: USING TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION TO IMPROVE BUSINESS Thursday, January 12, 2012 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM 228 Poydras Street, Vieux Carre Ballrooms I & II New Orleans, LA 70130   Harrah’s Casino in association with the City of New Orleans Office of Supplier Diversity, Sewerage & Water Board, and Louis Armstrong International...

Group reports Christmas week sales surge

From The Associated Press NEW YORK — A flurry of post-Christmas shopping helped sales surge in the last week of December, according to a mall trade group’s report released today. Increased gift card use, mild weather and a federal holiday on Monday all contributed.