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Business calendar for the week of Dec. 24

The Times-Picayune

No meetings scheduled this week.



NEW ORLEANS GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY: Mike Hudec will present “Explanation for differences in deep-water salt tectonics between the north-central and northwestern Gulf of Mexico” at the group’s luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn, 330 Loyola Avenue. For talk abstract and reservations, visit For more information, call 504.561.8980.


BUREAU OF GOVERNMENTAL RESEARCH: Joseph Becker, general superintendent for the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans, and David Waggonner, team leader for Greater New Orleans Water Management Strategy, will discuss the S&WB’s current plans for drainage and an alternate vision for water management based on a Dutch report. The briefing will last for one hour, beginning at 8 a.m., at the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans, 921 Canal Street. It is sponsored by Regions Bank and the hotel and is free to the public. A reservation must be made to attend, which can be attained by emailing or by calling 504.525.4152, extension 108.


CITY OF COVINGTON: The first Covington Business Resource Workshop will be held, with help from the Covington City Council Economic Development Committee, to give local business owners the tools and expertise they need to help their business thrive. The workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Bogue Falaya Hall of the Greater Covington Center, 317 N. Jefferson Avenue, and participants include Mayor Mike Cooper and St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister. The event is free, and refreshments will be provided by the Covington Business Association. For more information, call city councilman Larry Rolling at 985.234.9527 or email him at

ASSOCIATION FOR CORPORATE GROWTH: Lance Bospflug, president of PHI, Inc., will speak at the group’s monthly luncheon, which will last for two hours, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Hotel Intercontinental, 444 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans. There is no cost for members, and is $50 for non-members. To register, go to the AFG website.


TULANE FAMILY BUSINESS CENTER: Henry Hutchenson, founder of Family Business, USA, will be the lead speaker in a forum entitled, “Wealth, Entitlement and Other Disrupters in the Family Business,” to help participants identify, manage and alter influences that disrupts the continuity of the family business. The forum is free and will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at the Kendall Cram Lecture Hall in the Lavin Bernick Center for University Life on the Tulane campus. To register, email or call 504.862.8482. For more information, call Alexis Preis at 504.558.7778 or Rosalind Butler at 504.862.8482.

GREATER NEW ORLEANS FAIR HOUSING ACTION CENTER: The day-long “Fit for King Celebration 2013” will open with a welcome from James Perry, executive director for the GNOFHAC. Among the activities include breakout sessions related to the theme, “Disparate Impact: A Vital Tool for Building Equity.” The events begin at 9 a.m. and end with a cocktail reception fundraiser at 4:30. Click this link for a full calendar of events. For more information on registration, go to or email or call 504.596.2100, extension 109.


LOUISIANA OIL AND GAS ASSOCIATION: The group’s president, Don Briggs, will speak at a luncheon, which will serve as the first “State of the Industry” series. Among topics for discussion include a status of the oil and gas industry in a “post-presidential election” world, an update on the rise and fall of commodities pricing, the EPA and its ongoing efforts to regulate hydraulic fracturing, the status of American offshore drilling and a preview of the upcoming legislative session. To register, go to Individual tickets are $35, and a table of eight is $250.


NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC FACILITY MANAGEMENT, INC.: The board of directors and commissioners, along with the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority, will hold its monthly meeting at 2 p.m. at the Exhibition Hall Authority board room.

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