Around Louisiana: Week of February 6, 2017
2/6/2017 11:31:39 AM

"Around Louisiana” is a weekly blog post that provides business news from across Louisiana. Every Monday, we share news and events from different corners of the state.


  • Louisiana Economic Development (LED) is accepting applications for its CEO Roundtable, a program, bring together groups of 15 to 18 key decision makers from Louisiana-based small businesses to explore business and personal issues with the guidance of experienced facilitators.

  • The first in the Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC)’s series of QuickBooks webinars is this week. They will take place during the evenings of February 8, February 22, and March 15.


Central Louisiana:

  • According to KALB, Hardwood products manufacturer RoyOMartin is now recruiting production team members for its plywood manufacturing plant in Chopin, Louisiana. RoyOMartin is hosting a hiring and recruiting event Tuesday, February 7 in Pineville.

  • The Louisiana Forestry Association is hosting a Louisiana Women in Agriculture Conference Thursday, February 9 and Friday, February 10 in Alexandria. According to conference information, women operation 3,500 of the state’s 26,000 farms.

Greater New Orleans:

  • On Monday, February 6, Propeller is hosting a workshop in St. Bernard Parish that will focus on the seafood industry. The panel of experts will discuss market, environmental, and workforce issues that affect the industry.

  • LCIA Opportunity Maker Get Online NOLA is hosting a WordPress Workshop on Wednesday, February 8 at Delgado Community College. Attendees will learn how to use the valuable website tool can boost your online presence in an affordable and easy-to-manage way.

  • This Friday, February 10, LCIA is hosting a workshop for the transportation industry. Coastal Truck Driving School will give a presentation about transportation industry regulations.

You can always find business and industry events happening across the state at LCIA’s "Around Louisiana” calendar. If you have recommendations of news and events to include in the weekly "Around Louisiana” blog post, please contact Nicholas Peddle at

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