Around Louisiana: Week of May 29, 2017
5/30/2017 10:04:56 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.


  • According to a recent article in New Orleans CityBusiness, Louisiana has created an entrepreneurship program to boost business opportunities for veterans in the state. The program will consist of a "boot camp” and ongoing business counseling. Click here to read the CityBusiness article, or contact the Louisiana Business & Technology Center at (225) 578-7555 for application details.


  • On Thursday, June 1, Laffayette’s Economic Development Authority (LEDA) is hosting, "Resources for Employers: Workforce Programs Overview,” at South Louisiana Community College. Learn more on LEDA’s website.

Baton Rouge

  • On Tuesday, May 30, the Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) is hosting a DBE Certification class. Instructors will assist business owners in completing the application. Click here to register.
  • The West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce is hosting its May Membership Luncheon on Wednesday, May 31, at the Addis Community Center. The focus of the lunch will be on the regional economic outlook. Learn more on the Chamber’s website.

Greater New Orleans:

  • On Wednesday morning, May 31, 5 Stones Media, the Landing Zone, and SCORE are hosting and event focused on promoting events. During "Driving Higher Event Registrations,” attendees will learn how to reach potential event participants. Click here to register.
  • The New Orleans Chamber is hosting its latest "Chamber after 5” event on Wednesday, May 31, at 5:30 PM. The event is co-hosted by Tulane’s Professional Athlete Care Team Center. Click here for more information.
  • The Urban League of Louisiana is hosting "Contractor Estimating Training Using PlanSwift Software,” on Friday, June 2, in New Orleans. Attendees will learn to write better proposals using the estimating program PlanSwift. Cost is $50. Click here to register.

North Louisiana

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