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St. Tammany EDF
21489 Koop Drive, Suite 7
Mandeville, LA 70471
phone (985) 809-7874
toll free (888) 868-3830
fax (985) 809-7596

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.



September Newsletter

Posted 10/01/2014


St. Tammany Parish Named Nation's Entrepreneurial American Community for 2014
St. Tammany Parish has been named the 2014 recipient of the national Entrepreneurial American Community Award for a variety of initiatives, including the creation of its popular fishing pier using sections of the Hurricane Katrina-ravaged Interstate 10 twin spans.

Lt. Gen. Russel Honore Partners with Globalstar for National Preparedness Month 
As the traditional peak of the Atlantic hurricane season arrives, Globalstar, Inc. (NYSE MKT: GSAT) has announced that it has joined forces with Lt. General Russel L. Honoré, U.S. Army (Retired) in an initiative to raise awareness of the critical need for reliable communications before, during and after natural disasters and times of crisis.

Employers Can Receive $$$ for Training New Hires On-the-Job
Region One’s partnership of four Workforce Investment Boards has received a $1.8 million grant from the US Department of Labor to train workers in high-demand occupations and help employers in the 8 parishes of Region One offset the cost of worker training.


Tips for Scoring Big on Small Business Saturday - Sept. 30, Mandeville
Small Business Saturday is held the Saturday after Black Friday each year. This year the date is Saturday, November 29th. In this power packed, strategy driven 3 hour class, you will leave with information specifically related to developing a campaign to help your business get the most out of Small Business Saturday. Topics will include social media marketing, email marketing, event marketing and more.

Meet the Expert! EU Standards and CE Certification - Oct. 2, New Orleans
In order to sell equipment throughout the European Union, manufacturers have to address mandatory EU product safety and environmental requirements. Ms. Sylvia Mohr, Standards Specialist from the U.S. Mission to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium will be discussing these issues with Louisiana Businesses.

New Business Opportunities in the Mexican Oil and Gas Industry - Oct. 3, New Orleans
Mexican oil and gas officials are coming to New Orleans for this VIP event. They will talk about new opportunities resulting from the recent PEMEX reform and how to qualify to sell to PEMEX.

Governmental Contracting: Everything You Wanted to Know Plus a Little Lagniappe - Oct. 7, Mandeville
LSBDC at Southeastern Louisiana University invites you to attend this seminar to learn how to maximize your ability to successfully compete and perform government contracts.

From Employee to Entrepreneur - 5-Week Course starting Oct. 9, Walker
Starting a business of your own can be one of the most exciting, rewarding, and challenging experiences in your life, but there's a lot more to building a successful business than just being good at providing your service or producing your product. This seminar will prepare you for the critical business planning process and address the most common issues faced by startups.

2014 Diversity Works Job Fair - Oct. 16, Slidell
The Diversity Works Job Fairs are designed to connect job-ready individuals with disabilities with local employers looking to hire. The job fair is FREE to anyone but is especially geared for job seekers with disabilities. This provides an excellent venue for employers looking to diversify their workforce and opportunity to meet face-to-face with job seekers with disabilities and to learn about their talents.

2014 Gulf Coast Intellectual Property Association IP Forum - Oct. 30, New Orleans
Please join the New Orleans BioInnovation Center on October 30 for the Gulf Coast Intellectual Property Association’s IP Forum. The Forum will provide attendees the opportunity to hear from and meet with intellectual property (IP) experts, technology transfer and licensing professionals, members of the investment community and others involved with leveraging IP to start and grow a business.

Quarterly UNO Metropolitan Report Released
The September issue of the UNO Metropolitan Report is now available. This is a quarterly publication containing the analysis of recent trends and the short term outlook for the New Orleans metro area.

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