Click here to register for BGR’s August 18 Virtual Breakfast Briefing with Congressman Troy Carter. This online event is free thanks to IBERIABANK | First Horizon. Also, BGR will participate in an August 4 webinar hosted by Committee for a Better New Orleans to discuss our recent release on federal relief funds. Read more about this free webinar and register here.

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