Around Louisiana: Week of March 6, 2017
3/6/2017 10:54:32 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 the CEO Roundtable program until March 31. The program brings together 15 to 18 key decision makers from Louisiana-based small businesses over the course of the ten-month program. Learn more here.
  • Tune In, LCIA’s business webcast exclusively for Louisiana businesses, returns this week. On Tuesday, March 7, Bill Lewis from OpEx Relaization Group—the presenter for the March 14 workshop in Lafayette—will join LCIA to discuss employee well-being and preview the workshop. Click here to register.


  • Next Tuesday, March 14, LCIA is hosting a breakfast workshop, "Addressing Your Staff's Well-Being to Ensure Balance in Your Organization,” in Lafayette. Learn more on the registration page.

Baton Rouge

  • On a similar topic to LCIA’s March 14 well-being breakfast, the Baton Rouge Business report published an article last month, Mental health programs for employees are becoming commonplace in the industrial workplace. Read the article here.

Central Louisiana

  • The Louisiana Association of School Transportation Officials (LASTO) is hosting its Spring Conference, March 8-10 in Marksville. Learn more on LASTO’s website.

Greater New Orleans:

  • On Thursday, March 9, the Louisiana Small Business Development Center will host a workshop focused on trade and exporting in Mandeville. Click here for more information and to register.
  • The Urban League of Greater New Orleans announced a series of classes for small contractors. The first one, Getting your Insurance coverage right will take place Thursday, March 9 at noon. Email the Urban League for more information or register.
  • During the evenings of Tuesday, March 7 through Thursday, March 9, the Good Work Network will host a series of construction workshops, "The Fundamentals of Construction Planning and Scheduling. Click here to register.
  • From Friday, March 10 through Sunday, March 12, the Homebuilders Association of Greater New Orleans is hosting the New Orleans Home and Garden Show in the Mercedes Benz Superdome. More information is available on the Home and Garden Show's website.

North Louisiana

  • The Louisiana Motor Transport Association (LMTA) is hosting a General Membership Meeting on March 7-8 in Shreveport. Learn more on the LMTA’s website.

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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