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Mar 222017
 

Jay Nix, of Parkway Bakery and Tavern, took home the inaugural “Person of the Year” award from the Mid-City Businesses Association (Claire Byun/cbyun@nolamessenger.com).

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

Several Mid-City businesses positively impact the culture, quality of life and appearance of the neighborhood, and two such organizations were called into the spotlight.

The Greater Mid-City Business Association held its annual award luncheon Tuesday to honor local businesses that improve, embrace and impact Mid-City. This year’s gala featured a new award that recognizes a single business owner, as well as an award for the “Business of the Year.” Continue reading »

Mar 162017
 

(via the Greater Mid-City Business Association)

The Greater Mid-City Business Association (GMCBA) will host their Annual State of Mid-City Luncheon on Tuesday, March 21 at The Cannery, located at 3803 Toulouse Street.

City officials scheduled to appear and/or speak include Councilwoman Susan Guidry, a representative from the office of Councilwoman Latoya Cantrell, and Mayor Mitch Landrieu. Continue reading »

Mar 032017
 

Aaron Walker, CEO of Camelback Ventures, speaks to Warren Easton students during a entrepreneurship panel (via Allstate).

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

A local entrepreneur working to erase the lines of inequality spent last month as one of the honorees of a Black History Month program.

Aaron Walker, CEO of Camelback Ventures, was named a nominee for Allstate’s “Worth Telling” program, which highlights African-Americans around the country working to improve communities. Walker was featured in a video and Allstate officials held discussion panels with students from Warren Easton Charter High School, while also contributing $5,000 to the school’s scholarship fund. Continue reading »

Mar 032017
 

Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation is a New Orleans-based nonprofit organization that helps launch social ventures to address local challenges. We’re a 501(c)3 dedicated to supporting social innovation in New Orleans with the mission to grow and support entrepreneurs who tackle social and environmental disparities.

We’re Hiring!

Propeller is looking for new faces to join our staff of diverse entrepreneurs and stakeholders. This is a chance to be part of a powerful community working together for a more equitable future where everyone can lead healthy, fulfilling lives free of racism, poverty, and other systems of oppression.

Click below to learn more about our available positions. Continue reading »

Mar 022017
 

The Rotary Club of Mid-City New Orleans will celebrate their annual International Women’s Day – New Orleans with a brunch at Propeller, located 4035 Washington Ave. The event, themed “Be Bold For Change”, takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, and will feature three woman presenters, local entertainers, and brunch catered by local women-owned businesses.

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Feb 142017
 

The complex will have two outdoor courtyards with a pool and a structured parking facility.

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

A six-story apartment complex slated for the edge of Mid-City is one step closer to fruition after zoning adjustments were approved.

The New Orleans Board of Zoning Adjustments approved a density and permeable open space waiver for 1717 Canal St., which is situated at the edge of Mid-City just before the I-10 Expressway intersection. Babington Properties, L.P. needed a zoning change to build a six-story apartment complex with retail area on the site. The lot’s current zoning limits multi-family developments to 1 unit per 1,000 square foot of lot area. For the petitioned property, the regulations would limit the development to 61 units. Continue reading »

Feb 082017
 

The LEAD Community Training Program is a workshop series by The Foundation for Louisiana (FFL) designed to empower its participants in the areas of Leadership, Engagement, Advocacy, and Development, for which the program is named. The seven-week program plans to teach participants skills in community organizing, advocacy, public policy, and land use and development.

The registration deadline for the 2017 LEAD program is Friday, Feb. 10.

For more information, see the full story from Gentilly Messenger.

LEAD students (LEADers) from a previous year (via foundationforlouisiana.org)

Feb 012017
 

The new location of CC’s Coffee Shop at 2323 Canal Street will hold a grand opening ceremony next week with free coffee and pastries. (via CC’s on Facebook)

The new location of CC’s Coffee Shop on Canal Street — touted as the first coffee house with a drive-through window on the New Orleans Eastbank — will give away a free cup to customers on Wednesday, Feb. 8, to celebrate its grand opening. Continue reading »

Feb 012017
 

(map via NOPD)

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

Just a few days after the popular Mid-City bar Twelve Mile Limit was robbed by two men with an “assault-style rifle,” the bar and staff are carrying on.

Cole Newton, owner of Twelve Mile Limit, said his staff is a little shaken up but the community response to the incident has only reinforced his love for the people of New Orleans. Continue reading »

Feb 012017
 

In the coming weeks, LCIA will host events targeted towards two of Louisiana’s key industries. The February 2 Contractor Networking Night and the February 10 Transportation Workshop are both part of LCIA’s Industry Insights program, which seeks to provide events, information, and connections to the industries of Louisiana. More information about both of these events is available below. Continue reading »