NOFC – Engaged Owner Orientation

Get more involved in your co-op! We’re holding an orientation to ensure you have the tools and information you need to more actively engage in the co-op.

Learn more about:
◊ the co-op business model
◊ NOFC’s mission and structure
◊ the rights, responsibilities, and benefits of Owner-Membership
◊ how to get more involved in the co-op
◊ the “Hands On Owner” (HOO) Program*

*Becoming a Hands On Owner: The HOO program is a valuable way to learn about co-ops, healthy foods, and to work with others in your community to make a difference. Those interested in becoming HOOs must participate in this orientation to be scheduled for duties or a shift, and be eligible for a HOO appreciation discount.

In the Street University (Room 252) at the Healing Center.

NOFC – Engaged Owner Orientation

Get more involved in your co-op! We’re holding an orientation to ensure you have the tools and information you need to more actively engage in the co-op.

Learn more about:
◊ the co-op business model
◊ NOFC’s mission and structure
◊ the rights, responsibilities, and benefits of Owner-Membership
◊ how to get more involved in the co-op
◊ the “Hands On Owner” (HOO) Program*

*Becoming a Hands On Owner: The HOO program is a valuable way to learn about co-ops, healthy foods, and to work with others in your community to make a difference. Those interested in becoming HOOs must participate in this orientation to be scheduled for duties or a shift, and be eligible for a HOO appreciation discount.

In the Street University (Room 252) at the Healing Center.

Urban Conservancy Urban Heroes Event

Join us at the Propeller on November 22 for an evening of food, drink, live music from Sweet Crude, and inspiration as we recognize visionaries David Waggonner, Katrina Brees, and Emelda Paul who are changing the way we think about New Orleans’ future.

Many thanks to Stay Local! and our sponsors: LCI Workers’ Comp FundNew Orleans Musicians Assistance FoundationKaroline SchlehSmooth Ambler SpiritsPal’s LoungeBike Taxi Unlimited, and IVES Office Products & Printing.

Tickets $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Click here to purchase advance tickets.

About Our 2013 Honorees:

Katrina Brees launched I Heart Louisiana in 2012 to provide Carnival krewes with locally produced alternatives to mass-produced Mardi Gras beads. Katrina is the founder of The Bearded Oysters Dance Troupe and Krewe of Kolossos and co-producer of hundreds of Louisiana parades. I Heart Louisiana is the outgrowth of the Greening the Gras conference that Katrina organized in 2012, a platform to connect the community with solutions to the ecological and health concerns of Mardi Gras beads.

Emelda Paul has been a Lafitte Greenway advocate for years and neighborhood leader for decades. A resident of the Lafitte housing development for over 30 years, Emelda testified before Congress for the right of her fellow residents to return after Katrina. She is president of the Faubourg Lafitte Tenants Association and is an active member of the Providence Board, the Lafitte Greenway Steering Advisory Committee, her church, St. Peter Claver, and the MICAH Project. She is also a Senior Companion Volunteer at Touro Infirmary. A great-grandmother, Emelda is retired from the International Shipholding Corp. and is the widow of Casimir Paul.

David Waggonner initiated the Dutch Dialogues conferences in the years after Hurricane Katrina to articulate a new vision of New Orleans as a city living with – rather than against – water. Out of these conferences, a regional strategy addressing sustainable storm water management called the Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan has emerged. David is the president of Waggonner & Ball, an award-winning, internationally active architectural design and planning practice.

PitchNOLA

There are very few things more American than the contest.  A contest is purely democratic: Everyone enters equal, and after showing what they’ve got, the best man or woman wins. It doesn’t matter if it’s a singing competition or a pie-bake. Our hearts swell just thinking about it. And here we have our very own competition that you’re all invited to: PitchNOLA.

Hosted by Propellor, PitchNOLA is a platform for community members to voice their solutions to our city’s most pressing social and environmental challenges. Contestants will pitch their ideas and the three judges (Judy Reese Morse, Deputy Mayor and Chief of Staff of the City of New Orleans, Leslie Jacobs, Educate Now! Founder, New Orleans Startup Fund CEO and John Frazee, Senior Vice President, News Services, CBS News) will select who wins a $5000 (!) prize. There will also be a special audience award, so come and make your voice heard. It’s going down at Tulane University next Tuesday and the cost is free. RSVP here.

Admission is free, but Propellor suggests bringing a $5 donation for the Audience Favorite Award.
This year’s semifinalists are: Troi Bechet, Brandie Burris, Howard Conyers, Anushka Das, Collin Ferguson, Larry Irvin, Michelle McCarthy, Karina Nathan, Teddy Nathan and Andrew Ryan. See a name you know? Come support them!

NOFC – Engaged Owner Orientation

Get more involved in your co-op! We’re holding an orientation to ensure you have the tools and information you need to more actively engage in the co-op.

Learn more about:
◊ the co-op business model
◊ NOFC’s mission and structure
◊ the rights, responsibilities, and benefits of Owner-Membership
◊ how to get more involved in the co-op
◊ the “Hands On Owner” (HOO) Program*

*Becoming a Hands On Owner: The HOO program is a valuable way to learn about co-ops, healthy foods, and to work with others in your community to make a difference. Those interested in becoming HOOs must participate in this orientation to be scheduled for duties or a shift, and be eligible for a HOO appreciation discount.

In the Street University (Room 252) at the Healing Center.

Mastering the Money: Financial Management for Your Startup

Idea Village LogoPresented by Accounting Experts from Ernst & Young

Are you drowning in spreadsheets? Driving yourself crazy trying to hammer out this year’s budget? We know that managing the finances of a growing company can be difficult and very time consuming, but more money doesn’t have to mean more problems. Join us for this session where leading accounting experts from Ernst & Young will help you better understand business finances and identify where you should focus your limited resources.

 

More Than Just Spin: PR Tactics To Maximize Your Marketing Budget

Stay LocalPublic Relations is one of the most effective and affordable marketing tactics for local businesses to generate buzz. Vicki Voelker of local public relations firm Gambel Communications will recommend simple, easy to implement, public relations tactics that can be integrated into a comprehensive marketing plan for small businesses. Through a mix of media relations, social media, community partnerships and special events, public relations will help attendees distinguish themselves from the competition and develop lasting relationships within the community.

Gambel Communications is a public relations-focused agency specializing in strategy, issue management, social media and special events. Founded by Betsie Gambel, a 25-year veteran of the industry, Gambel Communications is a new kind of communications firm. Its mantra is to forge relationships and partnerships–with clients; complementary industries; and public, private and non-profit sectors–through traditional media, networking/grassroots initiatives and social media.

 

Where: Vida’s Mediterranean Bistro, 4430 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
When: Friday, October 25
11:30-12:00 Networking
12:00-1:00 Presentation + Q&A

 

PLEASE RSVP HERE

 

Cost: FREE to all Stay Local! and LCIA members. $20 for future members. Lunch is included, all are welcome!

 

Lunch & Learn is a quarterly peer-to-peer business networking and educational program sponsored by Stay Local! and Stay Local! member business LCI Workers’ Comp. If you require any assistance, please call 504-252-1259 or emailMark@StayLocal.org.