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Sugary drinks are the single leading source of added sugars in the American diet. Children consume more than 30 gallons of sugary drinks, on average, every year. In addition to weight gain, excess consumption of added sugars, especially from sugary drinks, raises the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and tooth decay. Join us in a conversation with the American Heart Association (AHA) to discuss their policy regarding Healthy Options for Kids at Restaurants which focuses on changing the culture of health in our city and helping our children have optimal health.

In partnership with Bike Easy / New Orleans Complete Streets Coalition we will share info about the City's new low-stress bikeway network currently under construction. The webinar will discuss how your business can benefit from more people biking and walking, and how "All of Us" research is helping New Orleans residents learn more about the future of health care.

On Monday, January 11, 2021, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the U.S. Treasury Department reopened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan. The program began accepting applications first from new borrowers from Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) and Minority Depository Institutions (MDI). The PPP is expected to open more widely soon.

Business experts join State Treasurer John Schroder to discuss business tax filing and the latest information on EIDL and the PPP Loan.

Senator Cassdy updates members on Federal Legislative Issues

Reps. Hughes and Carter updates members on issues affecting small business owner

Dr. Eric Griggs (Access Health Louisiana) and Abena McAllister ( Pyxis Partner) discuss getting the COVID vaccine and what you can and can't do once vaccinated.

Banking Professional discuss business banking 101.

The New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce partnered to bring together emergency preparedness professionals to provide small business owners with valuable tools for the 2021 hurricane season. This webinar provides business owners with information to determine their personal risk, how to prepare for a storm, and understanding your insurance policies.

The New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce partnered with Fund 17, and NOLA Angel Network for a panel discussion on equity, capital access, and what investors are looking for.


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