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Historical Gems, Two Resources for Business Development and Expansion, Community Opportunities and more

February 8, 2023

Stay up to date on events, opportunities and more on our social media pages. Reserve Your Spot The 3rd Annual Women in Business Conference Here is a peek at a few things you can look forward to at this year’s conference. This year’s conference will explore experiences in various industries, corporate, nonprofit, and the entrepreneurial…

Honoring Dr. King, Webinars with National SBA, Local University Career Expo, Business Planning Workshop and More

January 15, 2023

Honoring Dr. King, Webinars with National SBA, Local University Career Expo, Business Planning Workshop and More Want to add your event or other announcements to the newsletter? All submissions are due Wednesdays at 12 noon. Email: Dillard University Celebrates Dr. King with a Weekend Full of Events in His Honor Dillard University will commemorate…

This Holiday Season Support Local Black Owned Businesses

November 27, 2022

  Our Chamber Members have handcrafted, high quality and homemade options for every part of the holiday season – food, beverages, apparel, decor, and services like hair, nails and massage. Here are just a few locally owned and black owned businesses we recommend. Who would you add to this list for holiday shopping? Vendors, remember…

Celebrating Black History: Rose Nicaud

February 6, 2022

Celebrating Black History: Rose Nicaud Rose Nicaud, born enslaved, understood the importance of strength and perseverance. Rose was one of the first women and woman of color vendors in the city of New Orleans who sold French coffee, commonly known as café au lait, to patrons along the river near the St. Louis Cathedral. She…

This Sickle Cell Awareness Month, We’re Working To Address Representation Gaps In Health Research

September 30, 2021

Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a common blood disorder that can be passed down through generations. While this disease affects 100,000 Americans, it disproportionately impacts the African American community: about 1 in 13 Black or African American kids are born with the sickle cell trait.  Many patients diagnosed with this lifelong disease suffer from serious complications and…

Women’s Equality Day

August 25, 2021
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This Women’s Equality Day marks the 101st anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. Nowadays, Women’s Equality Day celebrates not only that but all of the achievements and advances women have made across the country.  However, even today, women are still underrepresented in the workplace. These inequalities are heavily felt…

National Immunization Month

August 2, 2021

Last spring, social distancing restrictions roiled our local economy. Festivals and sporting events were canceled, large gatherings were prohibited, and the bars and restaurants that make our city a premier tourist destination were asked to close their doors. In May of 2020, business revenues plummeted, and many workers were laid off, leaving 1 in 4…

Turned Lemons Into Lemonade – The Devin Espadron Story

July 21, 2021

November 19th, 2019, will always be embedded in my memory. November 19th, 2019, was a bright and sunny day. I awakened early; and was excited about Devin moving back home. He texted me two days prior to his arrival, “Kiki I love you: I’m moving back home.” I still have that text saved on my…

What does the election of Joe Biden mean for black entrepreneurs

January 22, 2021
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This week has seen the welcomed inauguration of America’s 46th President, Joseph R. Biden, and with him, the history-making choice of Vice-President Kamala Harris. It would be nearly impossible to overstate the difference in choices the country made in electing Biden over the previous occupant of the White House. And while the President assumes leadership…



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