|(Avondale, LA) – The Esplanade invites local businesses to Business Palooza, a resource and networking event, taking place Thursday, April 26th on the upper level of the mall near the Macy’s entrance. This event will allow business owners the opportunity to build beneficial relationships and access resources designed to enhance their companies.
Seminars presented by Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO), Louisiana Economic Development (LED) and Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) will take place throughout the evening and will offer a variety of resources for small business owners. Local businesses can register for one, two or all three seminars. Schedule of events includes:
3:30 pm-4:00 pm Registration and Networking
4:00 pm-4:45 pm Business Services and Tax Incentives
JEDCO will highlight business services and beneficial tax incentive programs available to growing businesses.
4:45 pm-5:00 pm Registration and Networking
5:00 pm-5:45 pm Small Business Financing
Part 1: JEDCO will present lending opportunities for Jefferson Parish businesses.
Part 2: LED will discuss the Small Business Loan and Guaranty Program which helps expanding and start-up businesses in Louisiana secure financing.
5:45 pm-6:00 pm Registration and Networking
6:00 pm-6:45 pm Small Business Certifications
LSBDC will provide information on small business certifications designed to help companies grow, including certifications for disadvantaged businesses, minority or woman-owned businesses, veteran-owned businesses and other small businesses.
COST: This event is free and open to the local business community.
WHEN: Thursday, April 26, 2012
4:00 pm-7:00 pm
WHERE: The Esplanade-Upper Level Macy’s Wing
1401 West Esplanade Avenue
Kenner, LA 70065
RSVP: Matt Brown, The Esplanade Marketing Assistant
Refreshments provided by Copeland’s and raffle prizes provided by The Esplanade.