Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana Directorio 2020

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About the Chamber


Welcome Letter from the President


Letter from the Board Chair


HCCL Executive Board, Board of Directors and Staff


Resilience & Recovery

DIRECTORIO 2020 Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana Executive Editor / President & CEO Mayra Pineda

10 Small Business Profiles

HCCL Staff Eliana Fernandez

13 Hispanic Role Models

Special Thanks To:

16 About The HCCL Foundation 17 HCCL Foundation: Achivement Through Education

Jose Garcia Photography Lucas Barrios Photography Ivanna Gunderson Photography

20 Young Professionals

Renaissance Publishing

21 Excelencia Gala

Editor Topher Balfer

22 Photo Gallery

Art Director Ali Sullivan

24 Hispanic Community Facts and Statistics

Chief Executive Officer Todd Matherne Production Manager Emily Andras

25 Testimonials

Production Designer Rosa Balaguer

26 Investors

Contributors Misty Milioto

29 Membership Information 33 Business Directory

On the cover Leaders and members of The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana do not just serve the community — they’re a part of it. Our cover this year features some of those very people at Chamber events, where they lead action and conversations that will bring prosperity for all. Photos by Jose Garcia

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ABOUT US Since 1984, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana has been committed to creating and facilitating a business climate within the Hispanic community to promote economic development and progression in Louisiana. Included within its focus is a dedication to the expansion of trade relations between the State of Louisiana and Latin America. The HCCL is a non-profit organization created as the result of a merger in 1999 of two chambers: The Louisiana Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (incorporated in 1984) and The Gulf Coast International Chamber of Commerce (incorporated in 1990). Just as HCCL works to build capacity in the Hispanic business community, so too does it work with traditional American businesses to help them approach this fastest growing minority population in the United States. We connect communities! HCCL Members gain access to a broad network of businesses, non-profits and government entities as well as a selection of seminars, training courses and networking events dedicated to making your business grow.

AWARDS & HONORS • 2019 Appointment to USHCC Board of Directors • 2019 FestiGals Hats Off Honoree • Young Leadership Council 2019 Role Model Class • 2018 New Orleans Magazine Top Female Achiever • 2018 SBA Minority Business Champion • 2017 WBEC South Partner Organization of the Year • 2017 USHCC Chamber of the Year Award • Parish of East Baton Rouge Recognition • Jambalaya NEWS Recognition • National Small Hispanic Chamber of the Year • U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s President’s Award • Hispanic Business Resources & Technology Center Award • N.O. Sotros Magazine Award • Federal Executive Board Special Recognition Award


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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT Dear Members and Community, I realize this has not been the year we had planned or anticipated, but COVID-19 has left us with many lessons and opportunities. As the largest Hispanic business organization in the State of Louisiana, we feel the important responsibility to serve, educate, connect and advocate as we build a more equitable community with access to resources and opportunities needed to thrive and create wealth. Our strategic plan moving forward will show an even stronger focus in areas that will contribute to the goal of bridging gaps that prevent sustainable growth for the Hispanic business community. Our commitment is firm and our determination strong to eliminate barriers that hinder economic development. We will continue to encourage a diverse business and workforce environment through programming and stewardship of community issues. We are proud of our response to these unprecedented times and the leadership role our organization has played to keep the community informed and prepared to access resources and opportunities amidst this pandemic. We shifted to virtual formats and continued with our planned programming, added new and timely initiatives to advocate for the special needs of the Hispanic community, continued to engage our hard to count community to participate in the 2020 Census and supported the work of State and local authorities with regards to COVID19 guidelines, mandates and through the creation of an Ad-Hoc Translation committee that was key to bringing important information to the community in Spanish. The future may seem uncertain, but one thing we are certain of is that there is much work to be done. The disproportionate economic and health impact to the Hispanic community will be felt for a long time, and the work of HCCL will be critical to move the needle in areas like digital and financial literacy, healthcare education, workforce training, business development and technical assistance. We look forward to establishing important collaborations and partnerships that will also help us move our mission and reach our vision. I am grateful to our Board of Directors for their leadership and support of our organization; to our donors and members for their continued partnership and generosity which is needed more than ever as we rise up to meet the challenge of bolstering our Hispanic business community in the State of Louisiana. I am honored to serve my community, and am convinced the resilience and determination which is characteristic of the Hispanic community will shine through again. In closing, I would like to thank all healthcare, first responders, essential workers, teachers, and many more unsung heroes in the frontlines that have made a difference. We will get through this together, JUNTOS SOMOS MAS! Respectfully,

Mayra E. Pineda HCCL President/CEO




LETTER FROM THE BOARD CHAIRWOMAN Dear Chamber Members, Supporters and Stakeholders, It is my privilege and pleasure to serve as Chair of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana (HCCL). We are all well aware of the global economic crisis due to COVID-19 and the profound impact it has had on the people and communities we serve. We are living in unprecedented times that require unprecedented actions. In response to the crisis, the HCCL, in partnership with the Hispanic Young Professionals Committee (HYPLA) and the HCCL Foundation (HCCLF), has been busier than ever, responding to the crisis in extraordinary ways. The Chamber has shifted its live events to a virtual platform in order to continue bringing important content and to keep businesses connected, talking to us all in very different ways, webinars, conference calls, radio. You name it, the HCCL is doing it: finding ways to bring us all together. We want to let our members know that the HCCL is here to support the Louisiana Hispanic business community. Our mission is to provide support to our members in both good times and bad. We have made a commitment to respond quickly to the challenges that will arise so that we can assist all our members across the State of Louisiana. As I look ahead, I anticipate seeing great things for the HCCL working together with corporations, businesses, non-profit organizations, community leaders and governmental bodies providing innovative and progressive solutions to move us into the future. The HCCL continues its mission to create and facilitate a business climate within the Hispanic community to promote economic development and growth in Louisiana, working remotely and helping others navigate through uncertainty on a scale most have never experienced before. With your help sponsoring an event, attending a program or inviting other businesses to participate, we can accomplish all of our goals. We must focus to get through this crisis together by supporting each other, our local communities, and by keeping ourselves and each other safe. On behalf of the HCCL, I would like to personally express our hearty thanks to all our loyal members, sponsors and stakeholders for their continued support and commitment with the HCCL mission. To the HCCL President, Mayra Pineda, for her leadership and representation of the Chamber. I would also like to extend our appreciation to our board members for their dedicated efforts in actively seeking to achieve our goals. Finally, I would like to thank the HYPLA Committee and our partner, the HCCL Foundation. Your leadership, determination and work will make all the difference for the future of the Louisiana Hispanic business community and the community at large. Until we meet again, please stay strong and safe.

Martha L. Castillo HCCL Board Chair, 2020-2021


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EXECUTIVE BOARD Mayra Pineda President/CEO

Angelica Rivera Chair of HCCL Foundation Colmex Construction

Martha Castillo, Esq. Chair Pan American Life Insurance Company

Ruth Carrasquero Parliamentarian Shell Oil Company

Janet Brewster 1st Vice Chair Brewster Procurement Group, Inc.

Deysi Munoz Secretary Metairie Bank

Raiza Pitre 2nd Vice Chair Cox Business

Anselmo R. Rodriguez, MBA, CPSM Treasurer Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana

Jacqueline M. Brettner Past Chair Brettner Cvitanovic Law




BOARD OF DIRECTORS Juan Barreto Orleans Embroidery

Daniel Toro HCYP Chair Edward Jones

Ricardo Carlo Jones Walker, LLP

Janet Lopez HYCP Board Catholic Charities

Amanda Freeman Telemundo/KGLA

Ernesto Posadas HCYP Past Chair Copa Airlines

Alejandra Guzman New Orleans Business Alliance

HCCL STAFF Mayra Pineda President/CEO

Teresa Lawrence Delta Personnel Eliana Fernandez Administrative Assistant

Luz Lubos Synergy

HCCLF STAFF Marina Manzanares Metairie Bank

Patty Riddlebarger Entergy Services, Inc.


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Alba Huddleston Center Manager/Instructor Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of LA Foundation





RESILIENCE & RECOVERY A Community in Action


ust like every year, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana (HCCL) began 2020 with a unified vision and mission: to build a thriving community of Hispanic businesses and professionals, in which everyone has the tools necessary to achieve maximum success. Now, in the wake of a global pandemic that has dramatically altered the business climate and has left no industry untouched, the Chamber’s mission hasn’t changed. In fact, it has only become stronger. The HCCL has emerged as one of the strongest and most reliable beacons of information, providing crucial resources and updates to ensure that every individual — and every business — is positioned for recovery and sustainability. Virtual learning seminars like the annual Healthcare, Technology & Innovation Summit have provided valuable education on field advancements that will continue to affect how we live, work and receive care. Job fairs and digital literacy programs put career opportunities in front of those who need them most, while simultaneously training participants to succeed in a modern workforce. The common thread between these and countless other HCCL programs and initiatives is a steadfast focus on uplifting vulnerable and underserved communities. Those within such demographics have always been aware of the wide margin of disadvantage separating minority-owned and operated businesses from the full breadth of opportunities, careers and legislative roles available in our nation. But the Hispanic community is the fastest-growing minority population in the country, and the contributions of our skilled workers, thinkers and leaders are helping to usher in a new era of prosperity. With the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana helping to unite communities through industry, commerce and trade, disparities can be overcome, divides can be bridged, and a brighter future can become a reality for all.


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ABOVE: Dr. Margarita Tillman of Access Health, Dr. Gabriel Vargas-Bodas of JenCare, Brenda Murphy of Jambalaya News and Mayra Pineda, HCCL President/CEO, at the 2020 Healthcare, Technology & Innovation Summit.

Workforce Heroes Program When COVID-19 displaced thousands of workers statewide, it disrupted an historic wave of prosperity for the Latino workforce. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in early 2020 that rates of unemployment among Latino workers aged 16 years and over were around 4%, an impressive rate that began in late 2018 and remained steady through February 2020. It was, at the time, the lowest unemployment rate the community had ever achieved. By March, still in the pandemic’s early days, that number had increased to 6%. By April, it had reached 18%, the highest unemployment rate among any ethnic group in the nation, compared to 16.7% unemployment among African Americans at the same date. This is largely due to the widespread crippling of industries that serve as the primary employers of Hispanic and other minority workers: restaurants, bars, hotels and, most significantly,

building services, which NPR reports is constituted of more than 40% Hispanic workers. It was clear that immediate and deliberate action to restore the livelihoods of the Hispanic workforce and their families was of the utmost importance. Luckily, being there when it matters most is what makes the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana such an invaluable resource. To help offset the effects of unemployment, HCCL announced its Workforce Heroes Program, which placed impacted individuals into jobs for six to eight weeks in order to stimulate the economy and provide necessary relief to workers. “We are grateful to be able to make a small difference for local families impacted by this crisis,” says Mayra Pineda, President of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana. “HCCL recognizes the importance of uplifting our hardworking community and providing opportunities to advance


ABOVE: Colgante de Mariposa Morada (Pendant) from the collection inspired by Amanda Shaw and designed by Cristy Cali in partnership with HCCL

professionally and scale businesses.” Made possible by a partnership with Delta Administrative Services, the program had immediate effects for approved applicants, like Anabel Gonzales, a bilingual customer service professional who found herself looking for a job during the pandemic. While participating in the HCCL Foundation’s digital literacy program, Gonzales’ instructor mentioned the Workforce Heroes Program, and she was eager to participate and put her skills to work. “This program has been of great help both professionally and economically due to the current situation that we are going through in the country,” says Gonzales. “This program is an excellent opportunity to be able to integrate into the workforce.” Through the program, Gonzales was able to secure a customer service position with Metairie Bank. She says that she hopes other participants will benefit similarly and will take full advantage of the resources and opportunities made available by HCCL. “This program has been an excellent way of supporting our community,” Gonzales says. “Thanks to the members of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for the opportunity to be part of this initiative.” David Lawrence, President of Delta Administrative Services, said that lending support to the Workforce Heroes Program — and to the HCCL overall — is their way of

giving back to a community that is so active in advancing the region. “We are proud to be able to give back and help the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana achieve a greater scale of relief for those in need,” Lawrence says. “The HCCL’s efforts help the Hispanic community engage and grow with a network of progressive people, organizations, government agencies and financial institutions. We felt that the best way to help create wealth within the HCCL and this community was through this Workforce Heroes initiative.” Lawrence emphasized that all workers and businesses share the same goals of economic growth, so all people and communities should receive the same encouragement and resources. “Everyone has something to offer,” Lawrence says. “Working together as a community will allow us to design our future moving forward.”

Mariposa Grants Program Even before the pandemic began, renowned jewelry designer Cristy Cali and acclaimed Cajun musician Amanda Shaw teamed up with a mission to support the Hispanic community through a special jewelry collaboration. “We decided that the collection would represent transformation and growth,” says Cali, of the collection’s signature butterfly shape. “You’re not supposed to stay the same throughout life.” Drawing on each other’s unique talents and parallel experiences, like their shared Guatemalan heritage, Cali and Shaw produced a new collection called Mariposas Moradas, which was set to launch in Spring 2020. A partnership with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana seemed a natural fit to help advance their common goal, as Cali and Shaw are both long-standing partners and supporters of the Chamber. “Since Amanda and I have so much in common with our roots, we came up with the idea of raising money for the Hispanic Chamber,” says Cali. “We wanted to empower the members with resources to start their own businesses or to help them become more business savvy, whether through learning programs or sharing social media strategies with them.” Of course, those plans were soon disrupted, but with all the key pieces already designed and produced, the duo realized they could

still achieve their goal of community support. Although in-person learning and training sessions wouldn’t be possible in light of new safety protocols, Shaw, Cali and HCCL President Mayra Pineda came up with another way to make an impact with the Mariposas Moradas collection. “We still wanted to make a difference, so we had another meeting to discuss how to pivot and make it meaningful,” Cali says. “Mayra came up with the idea of a Mariposa Grant, which is still in alignment with our original goals.” Now, proceeds from the new collection, which has officially launched on Cali’s website, will go toward grants for small businesses within HCCL’s membership. The initial vision might have changed, but the partnership is just as powerful and now bears an even stronger purpose. Cali says she and Shaw will continue to look for ways to expand the collection, hopefully resulting in even more support for the Chamber and the Hispanic workforce. “The Chamber really has helped people through this pandemic, including me,” Cali says. “The experience has been scary, and even though we might feel lost, we’re getting through it together.”

Onward and Upward Through these initiatives and more, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana is deepening its roots in our state and shaping more lives than ever before. Not only that, but community partners from a wide range of industries are also proving their dedication to furthering HCCL’s vision for an equitable and diverse business climate. In these next pages of our 2020 Magazine + Directory, you’ll meet some of the Hispanic business owners who are innovating, adapting and creating new opportunities (see page 10); you’ll meet leaders in both business and legislative arenas who serve as role models for future generations (page 13); and you’ll learn about the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana Foundation’s unrivaled efforts to equip everyone with the skills of a modern workforce (page 17). The resilience of the Hispanic business community has certainly been put to the test in 2020, but through collective action and a unified effort to empower every individual, there’s no limit to how far we go next.




Capital Cuisine La Chilanga brings authentic Mexican cuisine— and entertainment—to the New Orleans area. By Misty Milioto | Photo by Jose Garcia

La Chilanga (504) 470-2056 3229 Williams Blvd., Kenner, LA


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eslie and Israel Curiel dreamed of opening a Mexican restaurant for many years, but the road wasn’t always easy. They started their journey in 2006 working 12hour shifts at Leslie’s mother’s Chilangos Taco Truck. The working conditions were hot, and they found it challenging to introduce customers to authentic Mexican tacos. However, Leslie and Israel were determined to bring the tastes— along with the accompanying merriment—of Mexico City to New Orleans. They opened Chilangos Taqueria in 2008, and then later Chilangos Seafood, before finally opening La Chilanga in April 2019. “La Chilanga is a remix of the Chilangos, where we apply what we learned in past experiences,” Leslie says. In the beginning, the Curiels found it difficult to be an Hispanic-owned business in New Orleans. However, they have found a lot of support over the years by participating in the Hispanic Chamber’s networking and annual events, including the Dia de los Muertos Festival, of which both La Chilanga and Chilangos Seafood have been a part. “There was not help at the start,” Leslie says. “But there were a lot of people in the city fighting for our rights. New Orleans and Jefferson Parish, and the city of Kenner, are now making us feel at home. And they are bringing us new tools to help us operate better and offer better service. The Hispanic Chamber and El Centro have helped us and given us tools to learn the city better. Every year has different challenges: new laws; new locations; new distributors. When we started working, we were teenagers. The dream to become successful and bring jobs to people is coming true.” While they are always looking for new offerings from Mexico City to add to the menu, there are several standout dishes that make La Chilanga unique. “If you want something different where you can amaze your

date, ask for the Molcajete,” Leslie says. “It has a boiling sauce with a perfectly cooked fajita, shrimp kabobs and melted cheese.” Every Sunday, the menu includes hot and fresh menudo. And the pozole is served in a Mexican pot that almost transports the diner to Mexico City. Some of the most popular drinks include the Tamarindo, the Mango Michelada and the Jarritos Loco. Not only is the food authentic, but also the jovial atmosphere. “Like in Mexico, we celebrate our birthdays with tequila and some funny hats or masks,” Leslie says. “We are really noisy, so we add matracas to the party. Our taco Tuesday is a joy with DJ Flako playing from 6-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, we have karaoke. We love to see people enjoying themselves and making memories.” With the emergence of COVID-19, the Curiels went from seeing their restaurant packed to being completely closed on the Governor’s orders. Once they were able to reopen La Chilanga, the Curiels at first could only offer curbside pickup and delivery. The cost of doing business also went up as ingredients and cleaning products became more expensive. The Curiels have also had to adapt to new technology and new processes. For example, they started working with Uber Eats and DoorDash for deliveries. They also updated their point of sale system for better operations. Now that inside dining is allowed again, they are making sure to offer customers hand sanitizer and proper spacing for social distancing. They are also ensuring that all staff members wear masks, while also monitoring their health. “During this time, we all have to adapt—there is no choice,” Leslie says. “We have to survive this crisis. But I’m so grateful with my team and with the customers who never left us behind.”



aul and Lesly Castro founded Sun Tropic Landscape in February 1994 as a way to bring in extra income. At that time, they opened a garden center in Gretna that they ran for nine years. Eventually, they bought a three-acre plot of land in Belle Chasse that now serves as a wholesale nursery. In addition to growing and selling a wide selection of plants—including palms and other trees—Sun Tropic Landscape also offers materials such as soil, fertilizer, mulch and aggregates. The company offers both residential and commercial landscaping and hardscaping design services, working with partners such as landscape contractors, homebuilders and government agencies. Being in business for more than 25 years, Raul and Lesly have built their company from the ground up by working closely with their clients to understand their vision, drafting plans that realize those dreams and then exceeding clients’ expectations. “To be an Hispanic owner means that a lot of our customers expect high-quality work and dependability,” Raul says. “Like many Hispanic businesses, sometimes we have to work hard to be comparable. We have been growing over the years and offering many different services that our clients need. Our most popular services include design-and-build landscaping, ground maintenance, paving and irrigation. Our latest [offering] is outdoor kitchens.” Sun Tropic Landscape usually has a staff of about four to six people (depending on the season and the number of contracts). Over the years, the Castros have taken a number of courses, including horticulture at Delgado Community College, design courses at LSU’s Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, and irrigation and paving seminars. Since the Castros have their own nursery— and their Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and State and Local Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (SLDBE) certifications—they are able to be more competitive when bidding on contracts. The company also is a proud member of the New Orleans Horticulture Society, the

Elevated Scenery Louisiana Nursery Association and the Professional Landcare Network. Services available include landscape design and installation (such as flower beds, shrubs, trees, irrigation and low-voltage lighting) and landscape maintenance (such as shrub and tree trimming, irrigation repairs, planting seasonal annuals, and mulching and weeding). Sun Tropic Landscape also custom designs the hardscape—such as ponds, waterfalls and fountains; walkways and concrete-paver patios; garden walls; fire pits; and fences, decks and gazebos—to create the perfect outdoor space for clients. Together, the selection of plants, and their placement amongst features like a statue or pond, can create a special and memorable atmosphere. Raul says there are a number of plants that thrive here in our humid, sub-tropical climate. Some that he recommends include azaleas, Indian hawthorn, camellias, lily of the Nile and boxwoods. With the onset of Covid-19, Sun Tropic Landscape has managed to persevere. “We kept working a lot for our customers,” Raul says. “Many customers stayed at home, and they wanted to do more projects.” Raul and Lesly continue to push forward by growing their company, providing excellent customer service and attending annual trade shows (as soon as they are able to do so) to keep up with new technology and equipment. Through their membership with the Hispanic Chamber, they’ve also been able to attend seminars, workshops and signature events that have helped build capacity, in addition to completing the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program. While Raul doesn’t anticipate any long-term changes to his business, he has learned two important lessons through the pandemic. “Everything can change in a minute; it’s always good to have a little cushion,” he says. “It’s also important to spend more time with loved ones, and don’t wait for tomorrow what you can do today.”

A local nursery ups the ante on quality landscape and hardscape design. By Misty Milioto | Photo by Jose Garcia

Sun Tropic Landscape 1502 Engineers Road, Belle Chasse, LA (504) 392-3639 suntropiclandscape.com www.hccl.biz



Client Focused, Goal Oriented Brown Tax Services has provided tax and accounting services to individuals and businesses for more than 25 years. By Misty Milioto | Photo by Jose Garcia


iriam Brown, owner of Brown Tax Services, Inc., earned an accounting degree in Honduras in 1975 and later continued her studies at the University of New Orleans. She first started her tax and accounting company on a part-time basis in 1985. At that time, she was working for an oil and gas company, and, when it moved its headquarters to Houston in 2002, she opened her office full time. Since then, it has been her mission to not only help her clients maintain financial viability in the present but also to help them take a proactive approach to achieve future goals. Brown, along with her two assistants, work with nearly 800 tax clients and 150 business clients in New Orleans and on the Northshore each year. Services include everything from incorporating new businesses, bookkeeping and payroll to tax advice, preparation, audits and monthly financial reports. While her assistants work on clients’ books, Brown handles all tax preparations herself. A longtime member of HCCL, Brown has also served as Treasurer and Board Member and has been a vocal advocate for small and women owned businesses. “We cater to individuals, and small- and medium-sized businesses,” Brown says. “We are a team of three—all bilingual in Spanish and English—and we make it a priority to serve our clients in every way possible. There is a great number of Hispanic-owned businesses in New Orleans and the surrounding areas, and we can speak their language. Sixty percent of our clients are of Hispanic heritage. To see our clients’ businesses grow is very gratifying to us.” It is precisely the staff’s open communication, and professional and personalized service—along with attention to detail, expertise and work ethic—that brings the company’s clients back year after year. As such, Brown Tax Services is one of the leading firms in the area. “I used to advertise a lot in prior years,” Brown says.


“Three years ago, I decided to take on new clients by referral only.” Clients at Brown Tax Services are able to rely on thorough research, sound analysis and strong business advice. Most importantly, they are able to free up their time to better run and grow their business. During the pandemic, and ensuing economic downturn, it has become even more important for individuals and businesses to ensure their finances are in order. “I made it a point not to close the office during the pandemic,” Brown says. “We changed the way we worked. Our clients drop off files and records with no personal contact, and we are able to provide the needed reports for their bank loan applications. The government extended the tax deadline to July 15, and, to meet deadlines, we have worked longer hours. I also have requested extensions for some business returns. We are keeping the pace, but we also had to adjust the work hours. The schedule worked well for our clients.” While Brown does not anticipate any long-term changes due to the pandemic, she says that her field is always changing. “There is so much to learn in this business,” she says. “It seems that every day something new happens, especially when working with clients and taxes.” Even so, Brown and her team are always at the ready to help clients with whatever tax and accounting needs they may have. “I want to take this opportunity to thank our clients for trusting us with their businesses,” Brown says. “Our relationship with them is very close and important. I hope we will be able to serve them for many years to come.” As an added resource, the company website offers tools such as downloadable tax forms and publications, financial calculators, news and links to other useful sites that can help with financial decision-making and the tax process.

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Brown Tax Services 512 Terry Pkwy., Ste. C, Terrytown, LA (504) 362-0540 miriambrown.com


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Everyone needs a role model -- someone whose journey, ambition and success can inspire new generations to chase their dreams, make the most of their talents, and persevere through whatever challenges come their way. In this year’s magazine, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce introduces you to two distinguished individuals who are making waves in their respective industries and who serve as valuable role models to Hispanic professionals of all ages. Their stories and wisdom serve as reminders that dedication and resiliency can lead anyone to success, no matter who they are, where they come from or where they want to go next.





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Taking Charge & Changing Lives AT&T’s Sonia Pérez on the importance of leaving no stone unturned — and no door unopened — on your path to success


veryone knows that when opportunity knocks, you’re supposed to open the door. But Sonia Pérez does things a little differently: she opens the door whether or not she hears an invitation. Opportunity, for those like her, is always on the other side. It’s Pérez’s make-your-own-luck attitude that led her to become the President of Southeastern States for AT&T, starting with the day she walked by a job board at the University of Texas at Austin. Although she already had an internship lined up, one posting caught her eye, announcing an internship opportunity at Southwestern Bell Corporation (later to become a subsidiary of AT&T). “I went into the career placement office and said that I’d like to sign up for an interview. They told me there was only one time slot available, and it was the one at 8:30 the next morning,” Pérez recalls. “So I took it, went through the interview, and the next day I got a call with an offer.” The professor who’d arranged her initial internship encouraged her to take this new chance, so she did. Three internships with Southwestern Bell later, she was hired on full time. After just two years, Pérez caught wind of another opportunity within the company, one that would be a major promotion for a new hire like her. Still, she thought, “Why shouldn’t I try?” “I saw an opportunity become available in the Rio Grande Valley,” Pérez says, “so I went into the division manager’s office and asked to be considered for the job. He said, ‘You’re not ready for that! We’ll let you know when you’re ready.’ And then three months later, he called me in and said, ‘You’re ready now.’” Sonia Pérez spent almost 19 years serving in various capacities throughout Houston and South Texas before becoming the company’s Southwest General Manager, a position she held for 8 additional years. By 2005 she was Vice President of AT&T Texas; by 2010 was President of AT&T Louisiana. Finally, in 2018, Pérez assumed the helm as President of Southeastern States, encompassing several states including Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana,and North and South Carolina. All of that happened because she was simply willing to take a chance on herself, no matter the risk of failure. It took years of work and dedication to get to such a prestigious role at one the nation’s largest corporations, but it has certainly paid off. Pérez sees the signs of her company’s impact everywhere she looks, a feeling both validating and incredibly humbling. “Not so long ago, I was driving across the Sunshine Bridge, and I saw all the ships down in the river and thought, ‘This is my state. We are helping move that cargo!’ The responsibility is huge!” Pérez says. “And then I was driving down the bayou and saw people fishing, and I thought, ‘We’re involved in that industry, too. Because of us, they can make connections!’ This is what my job enables, what my company provides. We deploy tech so that industries of all kinds can thrive.”


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More than that, AT&T’s long history in the state of Louisiana is one that Pérez says she’s extremely proud of. The company’s dedication to the region has been evidenced time and time again by its investment in Louisiana’s people and communities, donating upward of $2 billion dollars after Hurricane Katrina and funding STEM education initiatives for underserved communities. “We take care of our people and communities,” Pérez says. “It really is exciting to me that I work for and lead a company that reflects my own personal values around education, and that we really can make a difference. We’re very targeretd in the contributions we make, and particularly in this environment, it’s important to understand why. We’ve always had the belief that our workforce should reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, both because it’s important for business and also because it’s the right thing to do.” Pérez lives those values even when she’s off the clock. In addition to her support of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana, she extends resources and expertise to several boards throughout the region, including Xavier University, the Urban League of New Orleans and the Louisiana Board of Regents. Pérez’s career has taken her through numerous roles and responsibilities and has challenged her to grow in ways that she never imagined, but she has made — and will continue to make — the most of every new opportunity. Those are the words she lives by, and for anyone looking to her for advice on how the match her incredible success, she offers this wisdom: “Don’t think you know exactly what you want to be in life. Being too sure means missing opportunities that cross your path,” Pérez says. “I never thought I’d be in this type of position, but I worked hard, opportunities were presented, doors opened, the company continued to grow and expand, and I’m blessed to have been a recipient of all the good things that AT&T brings to the table for somebody who wants to grow their career.”


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See a Need, Fulfill a Need Helena Moreno, New Orleans City Councilmember At-Large, has built her career on the virtue of extending a helping hand to those who need it.


hile Helena Moreno’s 10 years in public service are marked with numerous personal victories and milestones, it’s what she’s done for others that stands as a true testament to her strength and leadership in the Greater New Orleans area and beyond. Born in Veracruz State, Mexico and raised in Texas, Moreno got her start as a journalist, leveraging her communication skills and keen observant eye to cover local news in Dallas, Houston, Savannah and, finally, in New Orleans. Her coverage of Hurricane Katrina and subsequent recovery efforts for WDSU earned her numerous accolades, including the title of Broadcaster of the Year from the Louisiana Federation of Teachers. This pivotal time in her career not only positioned her as a prominent voice in broadcast journalism, but also spurred her in the pursuit to become a community leader. “It was the slow recovery after Hurricane Katrina that led me to run for public office,” Moreno says. “I served in the Louisiana Legislature as the State Representative for District 93 for eight years before being elected to the New Orleans City Council At-large position.” Since entering the public service sphere, Moreno has been a fierce advocate for numerous community issues she’s passionate about. In response to the ongoing opioid crisis, she authored legislation to allow first responders and third parties to carry Naloxone, a life-saving drug that can reverse the effects of an overdose. Moreno also ensured the safety of all New Orleans residents by securing a permanent presence of State Police in the French Quarter. On the healthcare front, she fought against the elimination of community clinics, ensuring that funding continued to flow into those vital establishments. Not only that, Moreno also saved Louisiana’s Tumor Registry and Louisiana’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program, enabling the funding and continuation of preventative care and cancer research. “Some of my proudest achievements have been legislative accomplishments to help women,” Moreno says. “In

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the Legislature and the Council, I’ve worked hard on measures to prevent sexual harassment, help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and ensure women are paid equally to men.” That hard work and passion have paid off tenfold: Moreno’s efforts resulted in revised procedures for Temporary Restraining Orders and Protective Orders, and she helmed the creation of the Domestic Violence Protection Commission. Through the Commission, she was able to author and pass legislation that escalated penalties for repeat violations of protective orders filed by victims of domestic battery. All that and more is the sum of just 10 years of work, but Moreno isn’t stopping any time soon. She continues to monitor the needs of the community — both through her own personal lens and through the experiences of her constituents — in order to effectively eliminate any obstacles standing in the way of equity and prosperity for current and future generations. “I’m also proud of my work to become a more resilient New Orleans by working on climate strategies and implementing a mandate to bring us to net zero carbon emissions by 2040,” Moreno says. Through it all, Moreno never loses sight of her heritage; in fact, she puts it to work in order to hear and represent all voices in the city, drawing on her professional wisdom and personal involvement in local organizations like the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana to affect the greatest possible change. “Being able to speak Spanish (or sometimes Spanglish) has helped me connect with many more constituents,” Moreno says. “I’ve also recently been chairing a new Hispanic Task Force made up of advocates and leaders to help the Hispanic community navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan is for this task force to expand its work beyond COVID.” Moreno says she never has to try hard to keep her job exciting: by dealing with matters both small and large, she and her hardworking staff remain constantly mobilized to meet the needs of all constituents. It’s an enormous undertaking, but she wouldn’t have it any other way. After all, it’s the responsibility of anyone with passion, resources and limitless drive to make the most of the opportunities they’ve been given. Any stumbles along the way, she says, are necessary components of true growth and understanding. “Anything is possible and achievable,” Moreno says. “Set your sights high, but know that to achieve big goals, it’ll take hard work, tenacity, sacrifice and failure. Yes, failure. I have failed many times in my life, but I always get right back up and keep plugging away until I’m successful. If you’re willing to take on the challenge, then the sky’s the limit.”




HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF LOUISIANA FOUNDATION The Mission of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana Foundation (HCCLF) is to foster the continued economic growth, development, and promotion of education within the Hispanic community by building capacity and helping find jobs as well as workforce opportunities in the Greater New Orleans Area. The HCCLF will provide free employment and training services to individuals within the Hispanic community in preparing and finding gainful employment. The program also offers a series of Business Development seminars open to the community. Services Provided • Career Counseling • Web-Based Employment Training • Resume and Cover Letter Assistance • Interview Preparation • Job Placement

LOOKING FOR EMPLOYEES? We provide workforce solutions to employers for free! We want to engage with the local business community and help fill employment needs. If you are interested in hiring our program participants, please contact the center at 504-305-5901 or via email hcclf@hccl.biz 2200 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 200, Kenner, Louisiana


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BUILDING BRIDGES and CLOSING DIVIDES HCCLF and community partners empower Hispanic professionals with translation services and technological education

magine sitting down at a computer to apply for a job. Now imagine that everything from job descriptions to applications and interviews — even the programs required to perform the job duties — are in a language you’ve never learned, on systems you’ve never been trained to use. Louisiana’s Hispanic population has nearly doubled in size since 2000, and with that growth comes an increased presence of Hispanic-owned workers and businesses in the area. However, many members of this expanding community still encounter roadblocks on the way to employment. One in three Louisianans lack a home internet connection, and those who haven’t learned the ins-and-outs of basic technology risk losing out on key educational and professional opportunities. Those without computers or Internet access must often turn to public resources like libraries, where language barriers further prevent many members of the Hispanic population from asking for or receiving assistance. To pave the way for professional success, The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana Foundation (HCCLF) and its parent


organization, The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana (HCCL), have rolled out several educational and business development initiatives to bridge the gap between the skilled Hispanic workforce and opportunities available in the region.

The Translation Taskforce The onset of COVID-19 made the need for minority-targeted resources even greater, as businesses, organizations and families worldwide adjusted to a changing business climate. First and foremost, HCCL and HCCLF formed a collaborative ad-hoc translation committee to assist with applications and legal paperwork. This was added to an existing docket of Foundation initiatives including English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, career counseling, resume and cover letter writing assistance, and interview preparation courses. “Along with the Hispanic Chamber, we have provided translations on important governmental directives and daily information about the COVID-19 testing sites and food banks,” says www.hccl.biz



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Angelica Rivera, HCCLF Chairperson. “I have been personally involved with assisting individuals with completion of their applications for food stamps, unemployment, and PEBT card applications.” Rivera explains that stepping into that role was a significant step for both the Chamber and the Foundation, as the need for government aid became more and more prevalent as the pandemic went on. Applying for assistance can be a cause for stress and anxiety even for those familiar with the process, but for individuals who face an added language barrier, the task can seem insurmountable. “Our demographic is comprised of a majority of low-to-moderate income individuals who cannot read or speak English,” Rivera says. “The applications and websites to complete applications were a challenge for those who lack computer skills or cannot read in English. This was a personal cause I valued beyond measure.”


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Even once language barriers are overcome, a lack of training in modern digital tools stands in the way of many minority professionals finding and securing a position. HCCLF has long been focused on bridging this digital divide with the help of local corporate partners like Delgado University, Cox Communications, the Hispanic Apostolate of the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge, and many others. This year, HCCLF was able to train even more Hispanic workers through a generous partnership with Verizon and UnidosUS, which offered the Chamber a $100,000 grant to fund and expand its resources. In addition to bolstering signature HCCL programs like Bilingual Workforce Training and Business Development Program, the contribution from Verizon and UnidosUS allowed HCCLF to host a new series of digital literacy courses. Tandra LeMay, Verizon’s Louisiana State Government Affairs Director, described the collaborative program as a “toolkit” that would elevate a participant’s skillset in seven different arenas, including financial capability, digital literacy, job readiness, communication, job search, and technology jobs. “According to a 2018 study by Pew Research Center, Hispanics account for 16% of the US workforce, but they only represent 7% of all STEM workers,” says LeMay. “The digital learning centers were equipped with mobile technologies, curriculum, and professional services to help program participants become digitally competent.” While initial “cohorts” of the digital literacy program were held in-person, classes pivoted to an online format in order to continue offering valuable education when social distancing mandates limited the possibility for physical classes. For those without computers, HCCLF’s Computer Loan Program provided digital literacy participants with devices that would allow them to tune in to classes over Zoom.


OPPOSING PAGE: (TOP) Blanca Robinson of Viva Consulting at HCCL Foundation’s Bilingual Workforce Training & Business Development Center. (BOTTOM) Students apply their new digital training to collaborate on an assignment. ABOVE: A student presents a project showcasing the refined technology skills learned in the digital literacy and professional development courses. RIGHT: HCCL President Mayra Pineda accepts a donation from Tandra LeMay, Verizon’s Louisiana State Government Affairs Director, in order to expand digital educational offerings through the Chamber.

Not only is this aligned with the mission of the Foundation and HCCL, but LeMay says such endeavors are also part of a company-wide focus at Verizion. “Verizon’s vision is that such partnerships will help to reduce social disadvantages, increase economic equity for all and offer opportunities for program participants to improve their financial lives and those of generations to come,” LeMay says. “A large number of conversations have emerged surrounding the digital divide, digital literacy, digital inclusion and digital equity. These dialogues identify that increased digital inclusion can reduce social disadvantage and increase economic equity for all.” Receiving proper technological training is certainly important to rebounding as a workforce, but LeMay says it serves equal function in allowing people to connect with their friends and families at a time when they might not be able to see each other or speak otherwise. Being a part of this necessary change, in partnership with the Chamber, is something she says Verizon looks forward to continuing. “The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of LA, under the leadership of Mayra Pineda, along with the team, have demonstrated time and time again their depth of commitment to the community

they serve,” LeMay says. “They have, and are, creating programs that address the ever-changing needs of the people of the Greater New Orleans area, which includes preparing them for the next evolution in technology. Verizon has been proud to partner with HCCL as a thought partner, advocate and resource to further our mutual goal of making our community stronger.” While it has certainly been an eventful and productive year for the HCCL Foundation, Angelica Rivera and her team have already set major milestones for the 2020-2021 year, with plans to build momentum and develop even more programs and initiatives. “We hope to expand our bilingual programming to include STEM education for youth, develop additional workforce development courses, continue our digital literacy courses to improve lives, and build partnerships with agencies, both public and private, to ensure we have access to the most important information,” Rivera says. “Through consensus, we are stronger.”









1. Alba Huddleston, Councilwoman Helena Moreno and Chris Huddleston 2. HCYP food distribution event in May 2020 3. The HCYP volunteered at the Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans (CANO’s) College and Career Resource Fair in February 2020. Left to right: Juan Martinez, Esteban Largaespada, Daniel Toro 4-5. The HCYP volunteered at the city wide mask giveaway sponsored by the NOLA City Council in June 2020


he Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana Young Professionals (HCYP) is the next generation of business and professional leaders in the Hispanic community. The driving force behind this initiative is a diverse group of individuals working to provide a platform to young professionals that’s congruent with the overall HCCL mission and the Board of Directors’ vision. This vibrant group of emerging leaders introduces new leadership to the organization by promoting new ideas, initiatives and engaging opportunities to volunteer, network and learn. Through this platform, HCYP members are given an opportunity to participate and collaborate on issues that impact not only their careers, but the community as a whole.


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This year’s committee has been working hard on fulfilling their mission and giving back to the community. In May, the Young Professionals coordinated and launched a food distribution initiative for over 300 families that were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many HCYP programs, like this one, are developed in collaboration with regional partners and sponsors who are equally committed to providing resources and opportunities to the Hispanic community in Louisiana. “This event would not have been possible without the help and support of so many individuals,” says Daniel Toro, Chair of the 2020 HCYP committee. “A big thank you to CRC We Care! We Share! for their generous food donation, The Esplanade, Metairie

Bank, OPA Signs & Graphics, Rotary Club of Kenner and all of the volunteers for making this event possible.” HCYP is already hard at work on identifying new areas of need in the community to increase and expand their impact in the next year. These next-gen workforce leaders are paving the way for a better, brighter future for Hispanic workers and business owners, and they encourage anyone who shares this mission to join wtheir membership. Becoming a member of HCYP is easy: simply join their mailing list and attend their next event. You can find additional information and upcoming events via social media channels @HCYP, www.hccl.biz or email them at hypla@hccl.biz •



Once every ten years, the United States begins a massive undertaking: counting every citizen in the country. The results of the Census are vital to the development of communities and to the distribution of critical resources, determining not only the number of Congress seats each state receives, but also influencing the amount of funding an area is allocated for health insurance, transportation, environmental protection, child care, hospitals, schools and much more. That means that when households fail to respond to the U.S. Census Bureau, it could result in a lower distribution of resources

and services than is actually needed. That’s why, ahead of the 2020 Census, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce led an expansive outreach effort to encourage and ensure participation in this year’s polling. The Hispanic Complete Count Committee targeted Hispanic communities throughout the State of Louisiana with print, online and radio advertising to share information and resources on how (and when) to complete

the 2020 Census. Critical funding for these efforts was secured through grants from Entergy, National League of Cities and the Urban League of Louisiana. Since minority-populated areas often receive disproportionate funding, providing comprehensive and accurate data this year will directly influence how the Hispanic community is represented on both the local and national levels, especially post-COVID.

The Hispanic Complete Count Committee’s efforts resulted in thousands of Census responses that might otherwise have gone uncounted. The greatest question is: Were you a part of that number?









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More than of New Orleans Parish and Jefferson Parish’s Hispanic residents have tested positive for COVID-19.

The CDC’s weighted population data determined that


of COVID-19 deaths in the United States were among Hispanic people.



About of Latino firms are owned by people born in the United States. In other words, two out of three businesses are owned by U.S.- born Latinos while one out of three are owned by immigrant Latinos.

115,054 immigrant workers accounted for 4% of the Louisiana civilian labor force in 2018. Louisiana residents in immigrant-led households had

$3.5 billion in spending power in 2018.

in the next 10 years.

195,027 Louisiana residents were born abroad.

$438.9 million in business income.

Today, the fastest growing Latino communities are in: North Dakota, Alabama, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, South Dakota and Utah.


Latinos will make up

75% of labor growth

of jobs in the U.S are created by small businesses.

23,310 immigrant business owners accounted for 10 percent of all self-employed Louisiana residents in 2018 and generated

of U.S. residents reported Hispanic or Latino origins in 2019

Since 2010, the foreign-born population in Louisiana increased by about

66,647 In 2018, immigrants in Louisiana paid over

$1.2 billion in taxes.

$415.3 million went to state and local taxes, $791.2 million went to federal taxes.


Only of Latino Americans can work from home.

SOURCES: Americanimmigrationcouncil.org | Migrationpolicy.org | Census.gov | CDC | Updated August 2020 26

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TESTIMONIOS “My relationship with the Hispanic

“ I am honored to be a member of an

Chamber expands to over a decade and still continues to be instrumental in the development and growth of The Calling Card. From enrolling in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, to participating in networking opportunities and seminars, HCCL works hard at ensuring we stay current with key information and resources that every business needs to stay on top. Thank you, HCCL, for all you do!”

organization which supports Hispanic businesses and their associations in the State of Louisiana. I am also proud to be involved with furthering the economic growth, development and promotion of the Hispanic business community. I would like to thank the HCCL for the opportunity to be involved in this process through social gatherings, conventions and job fairs. My experiences with the Chamber have been very rewarding and educational.”

Freda A. Paz

Rene’ Weaver

Owner and Creative Director The Calling Card, LLC

“ Metairie Bank is extremely proud to be

a partner and member with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana. As a member, Metairie Bank continues to receive incredible benefits. Whether attending a networking event, sponsored luncheon, fundraising program or virtual meeting, there are countless ways to be involved. One of Metairie Bank’s slogans is, “We Connect with You.” Being a member of HCCL has been valuable in connecting to the Hispanic community and building loyal customer relationships. HCCL offers many avenues to attract, connect, and retain relationships with customers, Hispanicowned businesses and other HCCL business partners. Through our membership, we have the benefit of different media outlets to deliver Metairie Bank’s brand awareness and to stay connected to our customers. Our partnership with HCCL is important to the impact and success we are committed to delivering to the Hispanic community. The Chamber is highly responsive to serve as a liaison to recruit talented bi-lingual candidates and is a factor to the morale and retention of our employees. Metairie Bank employees are engaged to give back to the community by serving on the board, different committees and fundraising events, which enhances their professional and leadership skills. HCCL is a great partner and thoroughly supports Metairie Bank’s commitment to serve and provide the necessary product and services, which promotes the economic growth and well-being of the Hispanic community.”

New Orleans District Recruiter Sherwin-Williams

“ Delta Administrative Services

chose to partner with the HCCL because it actively promotes the economic growth, development and interests of Hispanic-owned businesses. They help the Hispanic community engage with a network of progressive people, businesses, government agencies and financial institutions to help grow their businesses. As a company, we thought we would support these efforts and create wealth within this community by creating a “Workforce Heroes” program that would help both the Chamber and the Hispanic community connect with job opportunities and place impacted individuals into jobs. Besides stimulating the economy through employment opportunities otherwise not available under normal circumstances, we hope our actions will encourage other businesses to support non-profit entities and assist their efforts in continuing to serve their constituents.”

David Lawrence President Delta Administrative Services

Robbin Hardee Vice President of Retail Banking Metairie Bank www.hccl.biz







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MEMBERSHIP PACKAGES + SPONSORSHIP LEVELS Diamond Sponsorship $20,000 Platinum Sponsorship $15,000 Gold Sponsorship $10,000 Silver Sponsorship $6,000 Bronze Sponsorship $4,000 Large Corporation Membership $1,000.00

50+ Employees

Mid-Size Company Membership $400.00

Small Non-Profit Membership $50

21-49 Employees

Less than 10 Employees

Small Company Membership $250

Retiree (60+) OR Teacher at Accredited Institution Membership $50

1-20 Employees Individual OR Professional OR Independent Membership $100

1-5 Employees (No corporate or franchise affiliation)

Full-time College Student

Valid Student I.D. – Under 30 Free Volunteer Free

Non-Profit Organization Membership $100

10+ Employees






• Chamber members receive free or discounted admission to over 30-40 annual chamber events. Chamber events present an ideal opportunity to connect new businesses, expand networks, and support the growth of the Hispanic community through:

• Members can choose to list their business information on our Online Membership Directory to maximize their business online presence through our search engine optimized website

º Business Luncheons

• Access to our young professionals’ chapter, HCYP (Hispanic Young Professionals of Louisiana)

º Networking Events º Young Professional Networking Nights º Educational Seminars º Business Breakfasts and Lunches º Panels

• Opportunity to participate in our monthly radio show, ‘LA HORA DE NEGOCIOS’ – KGLA-1540am. Every first Tuesday of each month.

• Each member receives our annual printed directory (5,000 copies throughout the State of Louisiana) • Online News Releases, Hot Deals & Event Postings shared on the Chamber’s website and Social Media platforms. • Online Volunteer Opportunities. • Sponsorship & hosting opportunities to heighten visibility and credibility in the community.

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS • Participation of our corporate sponsors such as Cox, AT&T, Blue Cross Blue Shield of LA, Capital One, Entergy, and Shell opens the opportunity to form new relations between small and large businesses.

• Exclusive Chamber Member Logo for members to use on company websites and marketing materials • Lead Referral & Business Recommendations customized to fit your company’s needs • Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting assistance including the “big gold scissors” and publicity for your milestones • Each member will have a Chamber Masters account with his/her own portal for the opportunity for announcements and marketing

OFFICE DEPOT PROGRAM The Office Depot National Chamber Program offers HCCL Members great savings, including: • 30% off retail price on select office supply items • 15% off retail price on select paper and ink/toner items • 40% off finishing services such as binding, folding, stapling and more • 5% off the retail price on nearly everything else Office Depot sells ** • End Quantity Pricing on all Promotional Products (lowest available!)


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Other Exclusive Benefits • 5% off Next Door Photography for all Chamber members • Members have the option to list Job openings on our online Job Board


MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION To become a member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana, visit https://business.hccl.biz/member/newmemberapp/ or fill out and send in the form below:



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Construction Management

Holistic Health




Home Furnishings

Photographers/Photo Finishing/



Hospitals & Clinics


Antiques/Estate Sales/Consignments





Country Clubs

Human Resource Services

Printing & Typesetting Services

Architectural Design & Building



Property Leasing & Management

Art Galleries


Interior Design

Public Relations

Arts & Crafts

Drug & Variety Stores


Real Estate Services

Assisted Living

Dry Cleaners





Legal Services



Elected Officials

Liquor Store

Restaurants & Specialty Dining

Banks & Credit Unions


Mail Services/Shipping

Security Services

Beauty Salons/Spas

Event Planning

Manufacturing & Production

Shopping Centers


Financial & Investment Services

Marine Charters, Sales & Services

Signs & Banners

Car Rentals



Sporting Goods

Carpets & Interiors


Massage Therapy



Food & Beverage/Catering

Medical Supply

Tax Preparation

Children’s Clothing/Toys


Medical, Dental & Nursing Care



Funeral & Cremation Services

Mortgage Banking



Gifts & Specialty Items


Title Services

Cleaning Services


Office Furniture & Supplies

Travel Agencies


Graphic Design

Oil & Gas


Community Organizations

Grocery Stores

Optical Services


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Personal Services


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Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana Membership Listing We hope you’ve enjoyed the annual HCCL Membership Directory thus far. In these next pages you will find the ultimate business resource. At HCCL, we empower the Hispanic community to connect with and enhance the thriving business climate in Louisiana. We encourage each of you to reach out to the members on these next pages and network, build your book of business, find reliable services and to connect with others who also care about support our mission. We appreciate your membership and hope to see you soon at our next event. For questions about your membership listing, email president@hccl.biz




Accountants Accountax Cornelio Pacheco - President 2200 Veterans Memorial Blvd Ste. 205-A Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 889-6646 cp@abg.tax abgnola.com Bourgeois Bennett Jose Araujo - Audit Staff 111 Veterans Memorial Blvd 17th Floor Metairie, LA 70005 (504) 840-3866 josea@bb-cpa.com BourgeoisBennett.com

Brown Tax & Accounting Service, Inc. Miriam Brown 512 Terry Parkway, Ste C Gretna, LA 70056 (504) 362-0540 miriam@miriambrown.com miriambrown.com GNO Tax & Business Center Jeiver Gonzalez 2200 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 896-0276 jgv.2000@yahoo.com gnotaxbusinesscenter.business.site J&R Income Tax, LLC Judah Gonzalez - Owner 3501 Severn Ave. Ste. 16E Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 405-7790 jandrincometax@gmail.com jandrincometax.com Postlethwaite & Netterville Philip Gunn - Director 1 Galleria Blvd, Ste. 2100 Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 837-5990 pgunn@pncpa.com pncpa.com Pro Tax Services, Inc. Carlos Sanchez 2200 Belle Chasse Hwy Gretna, LA 70053 (504) 367-0860 Vilma Tax Service, LLC Vilma Bonilla - Owner 2200 Veterans Memorial Blvd Ste. 116D Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 273-8853 vilmataxservice@gmail.com 36

Advertising/ Promotions La Chiva Diego Pereira 5728 Plauche St. Unit C Elmwood, LA 70123 (504) 522-6834 lachiva@bellsouth.net Persiana Latina Dayhanna Salcedo 300 Jefferson Highway New Orleans, LA (985) 302-7403 persianalatina.com Promo Ad Arnoldo Vanegas, Sr. - President 1004 South Carrollton Ave. New Orleans, LA 70118 (504) 866-5536 arnoldo@promoadusa.com promoadusa.com SellSwipe David Facey 7117 Florida Blvd Baton Rouge, LA 70806 (225) 215-2464 davidfacey@sellswipe.com sellswipe.com Simon Media Aaron Zelaya - Sales Operations Manager 3540 S. I-10 Service Rd. W. Ste 342 Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 702-5949 aaron@mysimonmedia.com misimon.com

Agriculture Jardin D’eden Florist Fabiola Barbosa - Owner 3208 Georgia Ave. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 777-0188 fabi@jardindedenfloristry.com The Soleau Group Luc Soleau - President 6143 Milne Boulevard New Orleans, LA 70124 (504) 881-6105 luc@SoleauGroup.com SoleauGroup.com

Architectual Design & Building AMB2 Architecture, LLC Ana Borden - Owner & Principal Architect P. O. Box 9281 Metairie, LA 70055 (504) 451-7377 ana@amb2architecture.com amb2architecture.com Dirt Plus, LLC Franklin Enrique García - Principal 8711 Green St. New Orleans, LA 70118 (337) 344-9590 innovate.dirt@gmail.com

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Perez, APC Irelis MacDonald - Project Manager 2525 Burgundy St. New Orleans, LA 70117 (504) 584-5100 imacdonald@e-perez.com e-perez.com Triton Stone Katie Peralta - CEO 6131 River Road Harahan, LA 70123 (504) 738-2228 tritonstone.com Waldermar S Nelson and Company Steven Ducatel - Human Resources Manager 1200 St. Charles Ave. New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 593-5284 steve.ducatel@wsnelson.com wsnelson.com

Banks & Credit Unions Capital One Bank Mark Boucree P.O. Box 61540 New Orleans, LA 70161 (504) 533-3029 Mark.Boucree@capitalone.com capitalone.com Fidelity Bank / Nola Lending Group Kelly Breckendorf 830 West Causeway App Mandeville, LA 70448 (504) 443-3095 KB@nolalending.com bankwithfidelity.com JP Morgan Chase Bank Ilsi Duncan (504) 441-5327 ilsi.j.duncan@chase.com chase.com

Arts & Crafts Painting with a Twist Johanna Natale - Franchise Owner 4931 W. Esplanade Ave Ste. D Metairie, LA 70006 (504) 832-5536 johannanatale@yahoo.com paintingwithatwist.com/studio/ metairie

Automotive Bergeron Automotive McLean Bergeron - Marketing Director 3525 Veterans Blvd Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 888-2131 bergeronautomotive@gmail.com bergeronautomotive.com Gerry Lane Buick - GMC, LLC Terry Bell 6615 Florida Blvd Baton Rouge, LA 70806 (225) 926-7010 terry.bell@gerrylane.com gerrylanebuickgmc.com Ponce Imports, Inc. Rudy Martinez - Owner 6060 Florida Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA 70806 (225) 927-4346 RUDY@PONCEIMPORTS.COM ponceimports.com SAV Trucking Services, LLC Sean Villasano 3912 Cleary Ave. Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 799-5088 savtrucking@gmail.com Toyota of Slidell Nachy Valledor nvalledor@bohnbros.com 300 E. Howze Beach Rd. Slidell, LA 70461 (985) 643-0005 nvalledor@bohnbros.com toyotaofslidell.com

Metairie Bank & Trust Deysi Muñoz - Operations Manager 3344 Metairie Rd. Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 832-6330 dmunoz@metairiebank.com metairiebank.com Regions Bank Paula Bradley - Community Relations Officer 1749 Manhanttan Blvd New Orleans, LA 70058 (504) 585-4577 paula.bradley@regions.com regions.com/personal-banking Whitney Bank Marvin Saborio - Vice President International Relationship Banking 201 Camp St. New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 586-7302 Marvin.Saborio@hancockwhitney.com whitneybank.com Xplore Federal Credit Union Todd Pereira - Business Development Manager 1201 Veterans Blvd. Metairie, LA 70005 (504) 526-2549 tpereira@xplorefcu.com xplorefcu.com

Beauty Salons / Spas La ‘’H’’ Barber Shop Rudy Caceres - Owner 3104 Cleary Ave Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 575-9818 fb.com/LaHBarberia

CATEGORICAL LISTING Migdalia Dominican Hair Salon Migdalia Peña - Owner 3218 Williams Blvd Kenner, LA 70065 (305) 546-7767 migdalia0595@gmail.com fb.com/migdaury1324 Spa Reyna 5241 Magazine St New Orleans, LA 70115 (504) 899-4171 manager.spareyna@gmail.com spareyna.com

Childcare Kidcam Summer Camps Mario Bazile - Owner 82 Sequoia St. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 274-1404 mbazile@kidcamcamps.com KidcamCamps.com

Cleaning Services DAG Cleaning Service, LLC Erick Guzman - Owner 1012 Teakwood Drive Harvey, LA 70058 (504) 344-5557 dagcleaningservicesllc@gmail.com Good Hands Dennis Hewitt 3015 Bienville St New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 957-1756 danielaghan@yahoo.com Jet Fix Home Maria DeBiasi 4632 Pecan St. New Orleans, LA 70123 (504) 621-9595 jetfixhome@yahoo.com Lynda Luis Cleaning Mariela Sarmiento 3100 Ridgelake Dr. Ste. 106 Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 256-9444 lyndaluiscleaning59@outlook.com Working Moms Cleaning Company Marina Mueses - Owner (504) 322-7062 service.workingmomscleaning@gmail.com

Clothing/Shoes Baby One, LLC Tariq Siddiqui - Owner/Founder/ Designer 930 Decatur St. New Orleans, LA 70116 (504) 522-9918 babyone930@live.com

Community Organizations Baton Rouge Area Chamber Michael DiResto 564 Laurel St Baton Rouge, LA 70801 (225) 381-7125 michael@brac.org brac.org Boy Scouts of America - Southeast Louisiana Council Ernesto Carballo, Jr. - Scout Executive/ CEO 4200 S I-10 Service Road West Ste. 101 Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 889-0388 ernesto.carballo@scouting.org bsa-selacouncil.org CRC Global Solutions Myra Eyman 32 East Airline Hwy. Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 712-3472 meyman@crcglobalsolutions.com crcglobalsolutions.com GNO, Inc. Michael Hecht - President & CEO 365 Canal St., Ste. 2300 New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 527-6907 mhecht@gnoinc.org gnoinc.org Habitat for Humanity Patricia Mariani - Family Services Case Manager 2900 Elysian Fields Ave New Orleans, LA 70122 (504) 609-3352 patriciam@habitat-nola.org habitat-nola.org HAMACA (Hispanic American Musicians Artists Cultural Association Inc.) Romualdo Gonzales 228 St. Charles Ave. New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 528-5600 romigonz44@att.net carnavallatinonola.com Harmony Neighborhood Development Katherine Johnson - Executive Director 2514 Washington Ave New Orleans, LA 70113 (504) 524-3919 kdjohnson@harmonynola.org harmonynola.org Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana Mayra Pineda - President 1515 Poydras St #1010 New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 885-4262 president@hccl.biz hccl.biz

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana Foundation 2200 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Ste. 200 Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 305-5901 hcclf@hccl.biz

Jefferson Community Foundation Christine Briede - Executive Director 1200 S. Clearview Pkwy., #1166 Elmwood, LA 70123 (504) 264-1237 connect@jeffersoncommunity.org jeffersoncommunity.org Kenner Business Association Marcel Lashover - President & CEO P.O. Box 1227 Kenner, LA 70063 (504) 575-3552 president@kennerbusinessassociation.com kennerbusinessassociation.com Legionaries of Christ Fr Jacob DuMont - Catholic Priest 315 Garden Ave Mandeville, LA 70471 (708) 846-4928 jdumont@legionaries.org rclouisiana.com New Orleans Ballet Association Gina Klein 935 Gravier St., Ste. 800 New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 522-0996 x 205 gklein@nobadance.com nobadance.com New Orleans Business Alliance Lisa Hellrich - Executive Assistant 1250 Poydras St., Ste. 2150 New Orleans, LA 70113 (504) 934-4500 nolaba.org New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation Raul Fonte 400 Poydras St., 30th Floor New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 636-0107 rfonte@frfirm.com nohhf.org New Orleans Saints Stephen Pate - Executive Director of Government & Community Relations 1501 Poydras St New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 390-3681 stephen.pate@pelicans.com neworleanssaints.com Pago Local Jess Cotton (646) 538-5063 jess@pagolocal.us Puentes New Orleans Carolina Hernandez 1050 S, Jeff Davis Pkwy. Ste. 316 New Orleans, LA 70125 (504) 821-7228 puentesno.org

SCORE- Conselors to America’s Small Businesses Karen Burks - Mentor 365 Canal St., Ste. 2820 New Orleans, LA 70131 (504) 589-2356 Karen.Burks@scorevolunteer.org neworleans.score.org Small Business Administrator Michael Ricks - Louisiana District Director 365 Canal St. Ste 2820 New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 589-2744 michael.ricks@sba.gov StayLocal Maryann Miller - Program Manager 1307 Orthea Castle Haley Blvd #309 New Orleans, LA 70113 (504) 252-1259 info@staylocal.org staylocal.org The Posse Foundation Monica Sylvain - Director 1515 Poydras St., New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 208-5595 monicas@possefoundation.org possefoundation.org Ware Immigration David Ware 3850 N. Causeway Blvd., Ste. 555 Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 830-5909 leah@david-ware.com Women’s Business Resource Center Urban League of GNO Jana Graber - Program Coordinator (504) 620-9647 jgraber@urbanleagueneworleans.org urbanleagueneworleans.org/ul/ womens-business-resource-center

Computer Service/ Sales Aztec Software Jonathan Blitt - CEO 51 Commerce St. Springfield, NJ 07081 (800) 273-0033 jb@aztecsoftware.com aztecsoftware.com Designum Technologies Charon Flowers Maple - CEO 2051 Caton St., #8196 New Orleans, LA 70122 (504) 517-2880 info@designumtechnologies.com designumtechnologies.com Diego Castellanos Diego Castellanos - Software Consultant 55 Yosemite Dr. New Orleans, LA 70131 (504) 290-8050 diegocastellanos.mba@gmail.com www.hccl.biz


CATEGORICAL LISTING GE Digital Diana Marquez 201 St Charles Ave Ste 3000 New Orleans, LA 70170 (504) 595-1501 dmarquezdlt@gmail.com Microsoft Microsoft Store Business Team 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd Ste. 107 Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 841-5180 mrs0068smb@microsoft.com bit.ly/3iWqPC2 Westguard Solutions Mark Westguard mark@westguardsolutions.com WP Design Hospital Lorraine Molina - Doctor of Design (504) 302-8201 lorrainemolina@wpdesignhospital.com wpdesignhospital.com

Construction Management All Renovations & Custom Work Yonny Matute 4500 David Dr. Kenner, LA 70065 (936) 232-0268 yonypropertiesllc@gmail.com Legacy Restoration and Referral, LLC Noel Williams - President 3844 Cimwood Dr Harvey, LA 70058 (678) 993-9993 nwilliams@legacy-restoration-llc.com legacyrandr.com NBE Construction Group Fernando Arriola 3322 Cannes Pl. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 669-6938 fernando@nbeconstruction.com

Dydia Ramirez dydia_r@hotmail.com ESC Consultants, Inc. Arnaldo Herrera - Consultant PO Box 691447 San Antonio, TX 78269 (210) 695-8701 aherrera@escsafety.com escsafety.com G.E.C., Inc. Gabriel Romero - IT Director 3445 N. Causeway Blvd. Ste. 401 Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 838-6009 gromero@gecinc.com gecinc.com GlobalSpeak Translations Flor Dimassi - CEO 1340 Poydras St., Ste. 2000 New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 377-6999 info@globalspeaktranslations.com globalspeaktranslations.com Ingrid Bustos ibustos@ecconola.org J Carcamo & Associates Julia Carcamo 2728 Villemont Ct Marrero, LA 70072 (504) 309-5653 julia@jcarcamoassociates.com jcarcamoassociates.com Jose Ruiz jrruiz91@gmail.com Maria Slater Maria Slater 104 East University Ave. Lafayette, LA 70504 (337) 482-6658 mariaenf0809@hotmail.com

Saavedra Construction, LLC Job Alberto Saavedra - Owner 1801 Hector Ave., Apt 14 Gretna, La 70056 (504) 644-7719 saavedrajobgoodlife09@Gmail.com saavedraconstructionllc.com

Consultants Argent Associates/ Asociar Beatriz Manetta - President & CEO 2800 E. Plano Plano, TX 78074 9-723-120-4444 rmoya@argentassociates.com asociar1.com Brewster Procurement Group, Inc. Janet Brewster 401 West Main St. Lafayette, LA 70501 (337) 291-9009 janet@brewsterprocurement.com brewsterprocurement.com 38

Navarro International Group, LLC Nestor J. Navarro, Jr. - Founder/ Managing Director 612 President St Thibodaux, LA 70301 (985) 859-5858 nnavarro@navarrointgroup.com navarrointgroup.com New Orleans Multicultural Tourism Network Essence Banks - Executive Director 935 Gravier St., Ste. 1170 New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 313-1647 ebanks@soulofneworleans.com soulofneworleans.com

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Next Level Solutions, LLC Carrie Miller - HR Advisor 10723 N. Oak Hills Parkway, Ste. A Baton Rouge, LA 70810-2968 (225) 330-8347 cmiller@nextlevelsol.net nextlevelsol.net NOLA CPS, LLC Lenny Moran 2200 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Ste. 116C Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 272-7594 info@lennymoran.com lennysmoran.com Professional Design Group, Inc. Ana Phelps 400 Magazine St., Ste. 150 New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 613-0636 info@prof-designs.com prof-designs.net Rafael Lugo 670 Ponce de Leon Ave. 316 San Juan, PR 00907 ralugo@uno.edu Ramiro Hernandez guevara.ramiro@yahoo.com Sherwin-Williams Rene’ Weaver - District Recruiter 3925 N. I-10 Service Road West Ste. 115 Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 220-1187 rene.m.weaver@sherwin.com Sherwinwilliams.com Speedy Alvarez Multiservice, LLC Ricardo Alvarez - Owner 3701 Williams Blvd Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 466-9747 speedyalvarez7@gmail.com bit.ly/2E89MOS The Slone Group Ronnie Slone - President 6660 Riverside Drive Ste. #203 Metairie, LA 70003 (504) 467-2992 ronnie@theslonegroup.com theslonegroup.com Tina Meilleur - Design Your Success Tina Meilleur - Founder & CEO 242 28th St. New Orleans, LA 70124 (504) 330-7405 Tina@designyoursuccess.com DesignYourSuccess.com trepwise, LLC Genevieve Douglass 2259 Oretha Castle Haley New Orleans, LA 70113 (646) 241-7669 trepwise.com VIVA Consulting Group Blanca Robinson - President 1213 Lee Ave. Houma, LA 70360 (985) 856-5540 blanca@vivaconsultinggroup.net vivaconsultinggroup.net

Contractors APC Construction, LLC Stuart Clouatre 400 Lafayette St., Ste. 100 New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 539-4260 info@apcconstruction.com apcconstruction.com B2B Contractors, LLC Angelica Barrilleaux - Owner & Manager 37459 Ultima Plaza Blvd Ste. 253B Prairieville, LA 70769 (225) 363-8115 angelica@geauxb2b.com geauxb2b.com Bayou Concrete Pumping, LLC Julio Arana - President 1097 Bert St. Laplace, LA 70068 (985) 651-4333 kathryn@bayouconcretepumping.com bayouconcretepumping.com BC Team Solutions, LLC Hugo Flores - Owner P.O. Box 641832 Kenner, LA 70064 (504) 239-7450 bcteamsolutionsllc@gmail.com bctsconstruction.com Briarwood Contractors, Inc. Patricia Cazabon - Owner & CEO 5909 Rickey St. Metairie, LA 70003 (504) 427-9261 pcazabon@briarwoodcontractors.com C&R Contracting Services, LLC Elsa De Leon - President/Lead Foreman 501 E Law St Chalmette, LA 70043 (504) 279-5343 elsa@crcontractingservices.com crcontractingservices.com Colmex Construction, LLC Angelica Rivera - President 4334 Earhart Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70125 (504) 383-8092 angelica@colmexconstruction.com colmexconstruction.com Denis Electric & Construction Services, LLC Denis Orlando Hernandez - Owner 8686 Coy Ave Baton Rouge, LA 70810 (225) 475-0190 deniselectricllc@gmail.com Gumer Welding Gumercindo Caceres 505 Carmadelle St Marrero, LA 70072 (504) 220-8876 gumercindocs@yahoo.com JIREH Construction Group Edder Gomez 3064 Grinell Dr. Marrero, LA 70072 (504) 939-1178 jirehconstructiongroup@gmail.com

CATEGORICAL LISTING Madom Contractors, LLC Luis Laitano - Project Manager 511 Arlington Dr Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 559-6861 madomcontractors@gmail.com Spine NOLA Construction, LLC Rey Rivas - Owner 2224 Livaccari Dr. Violet, LA 70092 (405) 824-8972 spinenola@gmail.com

Counseling Dima Ghawi, Leadership Coach Dima Ghawi (800) 434-0898 dima@dimaghawi.com dimaghawi.com

Center for Immigant Education of Louisiana (CIELO) Samuel Rivera 643 Magazine St., Ste. 301 New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 267-9319 s.rivera@cielonola.com cielonola.com

Coastal Truck Driving School Jay Morales 4016 Canal St. New Orleans, LA 70119 (800) 486-3639 jaym@coastalcollege.com coastaltruckdriving.net

Dance The Studio School Dance Diana Madrigal - Owner/ Director 3116 North Arnoult Ste. N Metiairie, La 70002 (504) 941-7345 thestudionola@gmail.com thestudionola.com

Dental DV Smiles Franchesca Velazco 3501 Severn Ave., Ste. 3D Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 333-6353 info@neworleans-smiles.com neworleans-smiles.com Louisiana Family Dental Marcela Jolivette - DDS 17097 Airline Highway Ste. 106 Prairieville, LA 70769 (225) 402-4004 lafamilydental@gmail.com louisianafamilydental.com

Education Academia de Español Margarita Jaramillo Irinia Fernández Armenta - Owner 3501 Severn Blvd Ste. 16 A Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 388-8374 lirieth22@hotmail.com

Delgado Community College Arlanda Williams - Vice Chancellor 615 City Park Ave New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 671-5000 awilli4@dcc.edu dcc.edu Delgado Community College/ West Bank Campus Peter Cho - Executive Dean/West Bank Campus 2600 General Meyer Ave. New Orleans, LA 70114 (504) 762-3188 plcho@dcc.edu dcc.edu Dillard University College of Business Richard Igwike - Interim Dean 2601 Gentilly Blvd New Orleans, LA 70122 (504) 858-0973 rigwike@dillard.edu Drive Dat Academy, LLC Vivian Weldon - Owner 6701 Airline Highway Metairie, LA 70003 (504) 533-9495 drivedatacademy@gmail.com drivedatacademy.com

La Vaquerita, LLC Ana Gonzales (504) 667-8186 2105 Behrman Hwy New Orleans, LA 70114 ana.lidia115@gmail.com LA Voz de la Comunidad Coalition Gary Aguilar 4200 South I-10 Rd. W. Ste. 140 Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 914-8850 gary@lavozdelacomunidad.us lavozdelacomunidad.us Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools Melissa Carollo - Director of Finance and Operations 320 Metairie Hammond Highway Ste. 402 Metairie, LA 70005 (504) 291-8476 info@lacharterschools.org lacharterschools.org New Orleans Flight Club Joseph Trimmer 344 St Joseph St., #543 New Orleans, LA 70130 (210) 291-9315 Joseph@goflight.club neworleansflight.club Richport Technical College Richard Thompson HC-02 Box 12004 Gurabo, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico 00778 (787) 587-6672 rmtinpr@yahoo.com richporttc.com Southwest La Area Health Education Center Brian Burton - CEO 103 Independence Blvd Lafayette, LA 70506 (337) 989-0001 ceo@swlahec.com swlahec.com Stella Learning Center, Inc. Daisy Alviar 143 Morning Glory Court Houma, LA 70364 (985) 868-2671 daisy@stellalc.com stellalc.com

Academic Partnerships Gina Starnes - Senior Executive Director Louisiana 3301 West Esplanade North #5086C Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 475-4071 gina.starnes@academicpartnerships. com

Einstein Charter Schools Annafaye Caminita 4801 Maid Marion Dr New Orleans, LA 70128 (504) 503-0109 communications@ einsteincharterschools.org einsteincharter.org

Tulane University, School of Professional Advancement Gina Fortado - Senior Administrative Program Coordinator 800 E. Commerce Rd., Ste. 100 Elmwood Campus Harahan, LA 70123 (504) 865-5333 gina@tulane.edu sopa.tulane.edu

Casa de España, LLC Cristian Boise - Managing Partner 2372 St. Claude Ave. New Orleans, LA 70117 (985) 664-9793 info@casanola.com casanola.com

Golden Change, Inc. Mariana Montero 3320 North Arnoult Rd., 133 Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 914-8850 zmarmon1@cox.net golden-change.org

Xavier University Reynold Verret - President 1 Drexel Drive New Orleans, LA 70125 (504) 520-7411 president@xula.edu xula.edu/

Xavier University Center for Continuing Studies and Distance Education Yiraliz Beltran - Program Manager 1 Drexel Drive Box 250 New Orleans, LA 70125 (504) 520-7669 ybeltran@xula.edu xula.edu

Entertainment Amanda Shaw amandashaw363@gmail.com Arpa – Latin Jazz Band (504) 258-3077 Carlos Valladares ecoslatinos@gmail.com Caribbean Carnival / Friends of Culture Marilyn LaForce - President 147 Carondelet St. New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 220-8441 president@bayoubacchanal.org bayoubacchanal.org Casa Samba (504) 236-7479 therealsambaman@yahoo.com Dile Que NOLA Nicole Goldin (504) 234-2001 nicolegoldin@gmail.com www.thecarnivalexchangeproject.com DJ Calde (225) 288-0825 DJ G-Cue (504) 352-4406 djgcue504@gmail.com DJ Nasty (504) 338-9115 ESP Productions, LLC Max Ferrera P.O. Box 56994 New Orleans, LA 70156 (504) 319-8441 max@espideas.com espproductionsnola.com Gustavo Murillo Band (504) 329-4125 Hispanic Flavor Productions Javier Olondo - President 4056 E. LA State Dr. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 615-9070 info@hispanicflavorproductions.com hispanicflavorproductions.com Javier Olondo (504) 905 6925 info@javierolondo.com Julio & Cesar Band (504) 338-4702 www.hccl.biz


CATEGORICAL LISTING Kinovera Producciones Walter Vera (504) 478-6744 kinovera@yahoo.com kinoverafilms.wordpress.com Krewe de Mayahuel mayahuel.nola@gmail.com Leduc Entertainment Armando Leduc - Founder 921 Aris Ave. Metairie, LA 70062 (504) 459-9532 leducentertainment9@gmail.com LeducEntertainment.com Manzanota (504) 455-7707 losrudeke@aol.com Mariachi Jalisco (225) 372-9828 MariachiJalisco@facebook.com Merengue 4 Jose Fermin (504) 335-9165 jfc@josefermin.com Ritmeaux Krewe Bianca San Martin - President 253 Aurora Ave Metairie, LA 70005 nolafleaux@gmail.com ritmeauxkrewe.com Soulful Productions, Inc. Ed Verdin - Executive Director 122 S. Dorgenois New Orleans, LA 70119 (337) 578-7114 icreateplays@gmail.com soulfultheatre.com The Paz Group Michael Paz - Owner/President 17 Waverly Place Destrehan, LA 70047 (504) 382-0343 michael@thepazgroup.com Treasure Chest Casino Renee Gunnells 5050 Williams Blvd Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 443-8017 reneegunnells@boydgaming.com treasurechest.com VDJ Emotion Eric Davila (504) 906-7583 vdjemotion@gmail.com Viva Mi Tierra Folklore (504) 491-1777

Event Planning Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Jade Simmons 900 Convention Center Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 582-3000 jsimmons@mccno.com mccno.com 40

Mardi Gras Productions Steven Knecht 1201 Annunciation St New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 529-5555 steve@mardigrasproductions.com mardigrasproductions.com Momentous Event Planners Lidice Ortiz 5 Pirates Alley Lafayette, LA 70508 (337) 278-1460 info@momentouseventplanners.com momentouseventplanners.com NOLA MotorSports Park Francisco Christian - CEO/Experience Creator 11075 Nicolle Boulevard Avondale, LA 70094 (504) 302-4875 f.christian@nolamotor.com nolamotor.com Orleans Embroidery Juan Barreto 4222 Perrier St. New Orleans, LA 70115 (504) 866-5536 usabarreto@hotmail.com orleansembroidery.com PR Solutions, LLC of Louisiana Michelle Jackson - President & CEO 1809 Lake Salvador Drive Harvey, LA 70058 (504) 509-7094 jacksonmichelle24@gmail.com prsllc.org Republic National Distributing Company Jimmie Taylor 809 Jefferson Hwy New Orleans, LA 70121 (504) 849-6185 Jimmie.Taylor@RNDC-USA.COM rndc-usa.com The Fillmore New Orleans Anna Sumas - Director of Sales 6 Canal St. New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 881-1555 fillmorenolaevents@livenation.com fillmorenola.com

Financial & Investment Services Charles Schwab Alfredo Martinez 1010 Common St. Ste 101-A New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 566-4225 alfredo.martinez@schwab.com schwab.com Edward Jones Investments - Daniel Toro, Jr. Daniel Toro 401 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Ste. 100 Metairie, LA 70005 (504) 833-1941 dtoro03@gmail.com edwardjones.com/daniel-toro

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Ernst & Young Nancy Dickson 76 Sequoia St. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 592-4744 nancy.dickson@ey.com Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Marcel Gonzalez 200 St. Charles Ave. New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 412-2145 marcelgonzalez@gulfbank.com gulfbank.com Investor Village Ralph Kidd - Founder, CEO 4900 15th St. Marrero, LA 70072 (888) 222-7309 admin@investorvillage.com investorvillage.com JECohen & Co. Jarrett Cohen - Principal 201 Saint Charles Ave., Ste. 2500 New Orleans, LA 70170 (504) 324-9480 jcohen@jecohenco.com jecohenco.com LiftFund Lindsey Navarro - Senior Business Development Officer 4323 Division St., Ste 103 Metairie, LA 70002 (888) 215-2373 lnavarro@liftfund.com liftfund.com LPL Financial Judith Sinclair 11616 Southfork Ave. #101 Baton Rouge, LA 70816 (225) 266-1654 judith.sinclair@lpl.com lplfinancial.lpl.com OnPath Federal Credit Union 5508 Citrus Blvd Harahan, LA 70123 (504) 733-1733 asifcu.org Raymond James Marcos Medina - Financial Advisor 909 Poydras St, Ste 1300 New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 595-3242 marcos.medina@raymondjames.com raymondjames.com TransAmerica/WFG Patrick Vitello 2700 Whitney Ave Apt 349 Harvey, La 70058 (504) 312-1919 wfgpvitello@gmail.com patrickvitello.wfgopportunity.com Zamora Financial Services Ben Zamora 111 Veterans Memorial Blvd Ste. 701 Metairie, LA 70005 (504) 302-7834 benzamora22@yahoo.com zamorafinancialservices.com

Fitness El Doco Loco Dance Studio Raymond Poliquit - Owner/Licensed Zumba Instructor 500 Vintage Dr., Ste. F Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 405-5868 noyke@aol.com Ennie’s Humbug Stacey Rouen 2707 Williams Blvd. STE 27 Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 469-3339 ennieshumbug@gmail.com ennieshumbug.com Jai Bhakti Yoga Foundation Christina Andrini - Owner/ Founder P.O. Box 15575 New Orleans, LA 70175 (504) 457-8161 info@jaibhaktiyogafoundation.org jaibhaktiyogafoundation.org YMCA of Greater New Orleans Collying Salinas 320 Metairie Hammond Hwy Ste. 321 Metairie, LA 70005 (504) 568-9622 collyings@ymcaneworleans.org ymcaneworleans.orrg

Food & Beverage/ Catering Maison Du Lac 7412 Lakeshore Dr New Orleans, LA 70124 (504) 309-0700 cburgos@burgoslawfirm.com lamaisondulacevents.com Proyecciones de Desarrollo SA de CV Eduardo Orellana 49 Av Sur # 770 Col. Flor Blanca, San Salvador 2298-4128 proyecciones1986@gmail.com Restaurant Chilangos Seafood Patricia Yaetz - Owner 3617 Williams Blvd Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 471-6104 yanezpatricia0120@gmail.com Taqueria Chilangos 2723 Roosevelt Blvd Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 469-5599 Upala Chocolate Leyla Pineda 4313 Karen Ave. Jefferson, LA 70121 (504) 450-4039 leylapinedac@gmail.com


Funeral & Cremation Services Garden of Memories Funeral Home & Cemetery Lisa Escalante-McGivern - Family Service Counselor 4900 Airline Dr Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 833-3786 lisa.mcgivern@carriageservices.com Muhleisen &Son Eduardo Gonzalez - Pre Need Counselor 2607 Williams Blvd. Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 466-8377 egonzalez@muhleisen.com muhleisen.com New Orleans Catholic Cemeteries Paul Longa - Family Counselor Manager 143 City Park Ave. New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 596-3050 plonga@arch-no.org NolaCatholicCem.org Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home Yami Reina - Managing Partner/Funeral Director 1600 N. Causeway Blvd. Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 835-2341 Yami.Reina@CarriageServices.com tharpsontheimerfh.com

Government Lafayette International Center Vanessa Paredes 735 Jefferson St. Lafayette, LA 70501 (337) 291-5474 lecentre@lafayettela.gov lecentre.org Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport Erin Burns - Director of Communications 900 Airline Drive Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 303-7500 customer.service@flymsy.com flymsy.com Louisiana Public Service Commissioner Eric Skrmetta Donna Dardar - Technical Assistant 950 W Causeway Approach, Ste 1 Mandeville, LA 70471 (985) 624-4660 Eric.Skrmetta@LA.GOV EricSkrmetta.com Louisiana Workforce Commission Deanna Tolliver - Business Manager 706 E. Vermilion St Lafayette, LA 70501 (337) 296-0036 deanna.tolliver@solacc.edu laworks.net

Graphic Design JTWebDesigns Jairo Torres 1765 Coliseum St., Apt 206 New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 300-9323 jairots@outlook.com jairotorres.com Square Apple Designs, LLC Giovanni Garcia P.O. Box 7476 Metairie, LA 70010 (504) 327-7649 gio@squareappledesigns.com squareappledesigns.com

Grocery Stores Albertos Latin Grocery 4524 Shores Dr., #12 Metairie, LA 70006 (504) 457-4335 Angela’s Latin Grocery 8100 W Metairie Ave Metairie, LA 70003 (504) 464-0052 Big Easy Fresh Market 2669 Canal St New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 226-2213 Cargo Honduras 20 Veterans Memorial Blvd Suite 104 Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 708-2280 Costco New Orleans Gustavo Peniche 3900 Dublin St. New Orleans, LA 70118 (504) 484-5220 w01147mbr@costco.com costco.com/warehouselocations/-1147.html El Catracho 4635 Alcee Fortier Blvd Ste. A New Orleans, LA 70129 (504) 533-9904 El Ceiveno Grocery 3901 Williams Blvd Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 305-4431 El Pinolero Maria Bustamante - Owner 3120 Williams Memorial Blvd Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 405-5671 mariac5015@yahoo.com

Havana Latin Grocery LLC 3130 Loyola Dr., Unit #6 Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 712-5315 Ideal Market 3805 Hessmer Ave. Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 883-5351 idealmarket.com Ideal Market 4421 Airline Dr. Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 309-9214 idealmarket.com Ideal Market 250 S Broad St. New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 822-8861 idealmarket.com Ideal Market 653 Terry Parkway Gretna, LA 70056 (504) 262-8883 idealmarket.com Ideal Market 1817 S Sherwood Forest Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70816 (225) 615-7564 idealmarket.com Ideal Market 3601 Williams Blvd, Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 305-2256 idealmarket.com Jzp La Placita Grocery Emilda Bermudez - Owner 3814 Williams Blvd Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 469-5602 emildab57@gmail.com Kenner Supermarket 3750 Williams Blvd Ste. 1 Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 469-1993 Kenner Supermercado Latino 2101 38th St. Kenner, LA, 70065 (504) 443-1029 La Cocinita 2317 Veterans Memorial Blvd Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 246-6903 La Esmeralda Supermarket Alberto Padron (225) 636-4970 2308 Ambassador Caffery Lafayette, LA 70506

Ficohsa Express 2705 Williams Blvd, Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 464-0067

La Morenita Meat Market 2703 Belle Chasse Hwy Terrytown, LA 70056 (504) 393-5003

Ficohsa Express 512 Terry Pkwy Terrytown, LA 70056 (504) 362-9540

La Placita Grocery Store 2220 Williams Blvd Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 305-3997

La Placita Grocery Store Mandeville 2482 Florida St., Ste. A Mandeville, LA, 70448 (985) 231-7350 La Popular Supermarket 4668 Alcee Fortier Blvd., Ste. B New Orleans, LA 70129 (504) 253-6012 Latino Express 710 Terry Parkway Terrytown, LA, 70056 (504) 301-3853 Norma’s Sweets Bakery 2925 Bienville St New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 309-5401 Norma’s Sweets Bakery 3221 Georgia Ave Kenner, LA, 70065 (504) 467-4309 Perez Latin Grocery 9212 W Judge Perez Dr Chalmette, LA 70043 (504) 475-5545 Rincon Latino 320 Pontchartrain Dr Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 649-1774 Sabores de mi H 3521 Florida Ave #A Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 443-1029 Super Latino Mini Market 2186 Florida St., Ste C Mandeville, LA 70448 (985) 727-9081 Supermarket El Caracol Latino 2012 Manhattan Blvd Harvey, LA 70058 (504) 324-6506 Unica Supermarket 2105 W Esplanade Ave., Suite A Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 325-2472 Westbank Flea Market 1048 Scotsdale Dr Harvey, LA 70058 (504) 296-8919

Holistic Health Juice Plus Ivonne Walleska Mujica 1451 Flamingo Rd. Gretna, LA 70056 (504) 920-5015 waleskamujica@hotmail.com juiceplus.com Southern Wellness & Health Philippa Tramell - Owner/National Marketing Director 105 Single Pine Lane Madisonville, LA 70447 (504) 232-1300 southernhealthnbeauty@gmail.com ptramell.arealbreakthrough.com www.hccl.biz


CATEGORICAL LISTING Super Natural Organic Farms of America Manlio Mendoza Ph.D. - CEO 38818 Drott Lane Ponchatoula, LA 70454 (504) 913-3971 ceo@snofa.net snofa.net

Hospitals & Clinics Access Health Louisiana Elda Margarita Tillman - Outreach Representative 2900 Indiana Ave. Kenner, LA 70065 (985) 290-0094 etillman@accesshealthla.org accesshealthla.org Daughters of Charity Health Centers of New Orleans Zwena Moore-Randolph - Dir. of Business Development & Comm. Engagement 3201 S. Carrollton Ave. New Orleans, La 70118 (504) 207-3060 zwena.moore@dcsno.org dchcno.org Jencare Senior Medical Center Ali Malik 1918 Williams Blvd Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 471-4860 Ali.Malik@jencaremed.com jencaremed.com Post Trauma Institute of Louisiana Lawrence Salone - CEO 2798 O’Neal Ln., Ste. 8 Baton Rouge, LA 70816 (225) 751-5412 lsalone@posttraumainstitute.com posttraumainstitute.com Southeast Community Health Systems Nanette Bester - Outreach and Enrollment Coordinator 6351 Main St. Zachary, LA 70791 (225) 306-2000 nbester@shchc.org shchc.org Vieux Care Carmen Sanchez 3939 Houma Blvd Building 3, Ste. 1 Metairie, LA 70006 (504) 323-5833 drcarin@vieuxcare.com vieuxcare.com

Hospitality of New Orleans Dee Dee Cohen - Event Coordinator 3535 Canal St. New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 304-6500 hospitalitynola@gmail.com hospitalitynola.com Hotel Storyville Barbara Ann Locklear - Owner 1261 Esplanade Ave New Orleans, LA 70116 (504) 948-4800 barbara@hotelstoryville.net hotelstoryville.net JW Marriott Jacqueline Simon 614 Canal St. New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 527-6720 jacqueline.simon@marriott.com jw.marriott.com

Human Resource Services

Louisiana Economic Development (LED) Tatiana Bruce - Business Development Officer 1051 North Third St. Baton Rouge, LA 70802 (225) 342-5663 Tatiana.Bruce@LA.GOV opportunitylouisiana.com New Orleans Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana Ben Johnson - President & CEO 1515 Poydras St., Ste 1010 New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 799-4260 bjohnson@neworleanschamber.org neworleanschamber.org


Integy Agency, LLC, D.B.A. GEICO Local Office Allen Boudreaux - Agency Owner 4051 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Ste. 100 Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 457-2345 aboudreaux@geico.com geico.com/nola LA Twins Insurance Agency, LLC Maria Ros 1950 Manhattan Blvd., Ste. 109 Harvey, LA 70058 (504) 210-5207 insurance@latwinsins.com MetLife Tequila Hudson - Financial Advisor 6425 Youree Dr. Ste. 530 Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 227-9996 tequila.l.hudson@metlife.com mpcglouisiana.com

Global Staffing Solutions Karson Bethay 3300 Canal St., Ste. 200 New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 324-9180 kbethay@global-staffingsolutions.com global-staffingsolutions.com

AARP-Louisiana Linedda McIver 3502 S. Carrollton Ave. Ste. C New Orleans, LA 70118 (504) 485-2161 lmciver@aarp.org states.aarp.org/region/louisiana

Goldman Sachs - 10,000 Small Businesses Stephanie Bell 615 City Park Ave. New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 671-6509 sgbell@dcc.edu goldmansachs.com

Aparicio, Walker & Seeling, Inc. Angela T Bodenheimer - Chief Operating Officer 4501 W. Napoleon Ave., Ste. 200 Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 883-4111 abodenheimer@awsinc.com awsinsurance.com

New York Life Christina Scalco - Agent 639 Loyola Ave., Ste. 1900 New Orleans, LA 70113 (504) 220-7739 Cscalco@ft.newyorklife.com Christinascalco.com

Dustin Braud State Farm Dustin Braud - Owner/Agent 913 Williams Blvd Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 733-6400 dustin@dustinbraud.com dustinbraud.com

New York Life Corey Kiper - Partner 639 Loyola Ave., Ste. 1900 New Orleans, LA 70113 (504) 518-4194 clkiper@ft.nyl.com

Good Work Network Adele London 2028 Oretha Castle Haley New Orleans, LA 70113 (504) 430-1216 adele@goodworknetwork.org goodworknetwork.org Gotcha Covered HR Martha Martinez - Consultant 10113 Hyde Place New Orleans, LA 70123 (504) 737-2438 martha@gotchacoveredhr.com gotchacoveredhr.com


Hispanic Young Professionals of Louisiana Marina Manzanares hypla@hccl.biz

Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport Lori Foret - Director of Sales 2829 Williams Blvd Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 463-7017 lori.foret@interstatehotels.com

HR NOLA, LLC Amy Bakay - CEO 318 Harrison Ave Ste 101 New Orleans, LA 70124 (504) 799-9197 amybakay@hrnola.com hrnola.com


Jefferson Chamber of Commerce Todd Murphy - President & CEO 3421 N. Causeway Blvd #203 New Orleans, LA 70002 (504) 835-3880 todd@jeffersonchamber.org jeffersonchamber.org

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana 2020

Gabisa Insurance Sonia Romero 3226 Williams Blvd., Ste 1A Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 305-0259 Sonia@gabisainsurance.com gabisainsurance.com Garcia Insurance Agency Giovani Arenas 3815 MacArthur Blvd New Orleans, LA 70114 (504) 875-4077 gio@gisnola.com gisnola.com Humana Amy Schneider - Marketing Specialist 8814 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Ste. 12 Metairie, LA 70003 (504) 919-8034 aschneider3@humana.com

Michael Flowers Allstate Agency Michael Flowers - Agency Owner 4701 Westbank Expressway, Ste. 7 Marrero, LA 70072 (504) 702-8816 mflowers1@allstate.com

Northwestern Mutual - Louisiana & Mississippi Steven Dugal - Managing Partner 111 Veterans Memorial Blvd. 9th Floor Metairie, LA 70005 (504) 620-4818 steven.dugal@nm.com neworleans.nm.com Pan American Life Insurance Co. 601 Poydras St. New Orleans, LA 70130 1 (877) 939-4550 palig.com Patricia Alrimawi 401 Saddlebrook Ct. Covington, LA 70435 (504) 400-7008 patsharas@yahoo.com

CATEGORICAL LISTING Premiere Metro Group Erick Huerta - Owner 3106 Cleary Ave. Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 280-9980 ech@premiere-metro.com State Farm - Agent Dustin Gaar Imna Medina 110 Ormond Center Ct Ste V Destrehan, LA 70047 (985) 764-8414 imna@dustingaar.com bit.ly/2QeIMzw Thelma Ceballos-Meyers Insurance Agency Thelma Ceballos-Meyers - Agent 501 Whitney Ave Gretna, LA 70056 (504) 366-1155 thelma@thelmameyers.com bit.ly/3aM6UTu Title Stream Jose Irula 3939 N. Causeway Blvd Ste. 105 New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 834-9733 metairie@titlestream.com titlestream.com TWFG Insurance Services Jorge Quinonez - Agent 1510 Robert E. Lee Blvd New Orleans, LA 70122 (504) 332-7046 jquinonez@twfg.com twfgnola.com

Jewelry Cristy Cali Cristy Cali - CEO 110 James Dr West Ste 130 St. Rose, LA 70087 (504) 407-5041 info@cristycali.com cristycali.com Lee Michaels Jose Awill - Store Manager 3301 Veterans Blvd. Ste. 109 Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 832-0000 jawill@lmfj.com lmfj.com Tony’s Jewelry Design,LLC Tony Gonzalez 14241 Courgey Blvd, Ste. A1A Baton Rouge, LA 70817 (225) 753-4495 tonysjewelrydesign@gmail.com tonysjewelrydesign.com

Legal Services Adams and Reese LLP Zach Butterworth - Partner 4500 One Shell Square New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 581-3232 zach.butterworth@arlaw.com adamsandreese.com Allen & Gooch Andres Gomez - Attorney 2000 Kaliste Saloom Rd Ste. 400 Lafayette, LA 70508 (337) 291-1000 andresgomez@allengooch.com Baer Law, LLC Jason Baer - Owner 3000 Kingman St. Ste. 200 Metairie, LA 70006 (504) 372-0111 jbaer@baerlawllc.com baerlawllc.com Behrhorst, Herrin & duPlantier Group, LLC / Louisiana Language Access Coalition & Latino Forum of New Orleans Daesy Behrhorst - Principal/Co-Chair 2020 Gravier St., 3rd Floor New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 264-2925 daesyb@gmail.com behrhorstherrinduplantier.com Brewer & Lormand, PLLC Pamela Lormand - Partner 1100 Poydras St., #2900 New Orleans, LA 70163 (504) 585-7341 plormand@brewerlormand.com brewerlormand.com Bruno & Bruno Jason Crews - Business Manager 855 Baronne St New Orleans, LA 70113 (504) 525-1335 info@brunobrunolaw.com brunobrunolaw.com Carver, Darden, Koretzky, Tessier, Finn, Blossman & Areaux, LLC Jacqueline M. Brettner 1100 Poydras St., Ste 3100 New Orleans, LA 70163 (504) 525-3801 brettner@carverdarden.com carverdarden.com


Cesar Burgos Law Firm Cesar Burgos 3535 Canal St # 1 New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 488-3722 cburgos@burgoslawfirm.com burgoslawfirm.com

Sun Tropic Landscape Raul Castro 1821 Wedgewood Dr Harvey, LA 70058 (504) 201-9926 suntropiclandscape@yahoo.com suntropiclandscapes.com

Conchita L. Sullit & Associates Inc. Conchita Sulli - Owner 4224 Florida Ave., Ste. #7 Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 464-6224 stephanieb@conchitasulli.net conchitasulli.com

Davenport & Kim, APLC Naomi Kim 700 Camp St New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 528-9500 naomi@davenportkimlaw.com davenportkimlaw.com

LegalShield/IDShield Jay Guillory - Independent Associate 8382 Westshore Drive Covingrton, LA 70433 (985) 276-4285 jayguilloryppl@gmail.com jayguillory.wearelegalshield.com

Fowler Rodriguez Counselor at Law George Fowler 400 Poydras St., 30th Floor New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 595-5123 fow@frc-law.com frc-law.com/index.php

Louisiana Supreme Court Javier Gutierrez 400 Royal St. Ste. 4200 New Orleans, LA 70130 (985) 237-8066 jgutierr@uno.edu

Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys Johanna Fini - Attorney 5656 Hilton Ave. Baton Rouge, LA 70808 (225) 888-8888 Johanna@getgordon.com getgordon.com Hurley & Cot Jose Cot 365 Canal St., Ste. 2750 New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 524-5353 j.cot@hurleycot.com hurleycot.com Johnson, Yacoubian & Paysse Alejandro Rodriguez - Counselor at Law 701 Poydras St., Ste. 4700 New Orleans, LA 70139 (504) 528-3001 ajr@jyplawfirm.com jyplawfirm.com Jones Walker William Hines 201 St. Charles Ave. New Orleans, LA 70170 (504) 582-8583 bhines@joneswalker.com joneswalker.com Kean Miller, LLP Claudia Carrizales 909 Poydras St., Ste. 3600 New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 585-3050 claudia.carrizales@keanmiller.com Law Office of Barbara Fulton Barbara Fulton 201 St. Charles Ave. 40th Floor New Orleans, LA 70170 (504) 373-5592 riverafultonjd@yahoo.com

MartĂ­nez Jr., Esq. Nain Martinez, Jr. nain@martinezjresq.com Marvic Gonzalez Thompson Attorney at Law Marvic Thompson 2356 Drusilla Lane Baton Rouge, LA 70809 (225) 238-6335 marvicthompson@gmail.com McCraine, Sistrunk, Anzelmo, Hardy, McDaniel & Welch, LLC Isidro DeRojas 909 Poydras St. Ste. 1000 New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 846-8233 iderojas@mcsalaw.com mcsalaw.com Mitchell & Sanchez, LLC Monica Sanchez 3445 N. Causeway Blvd. Ste. 902 Meatairie, LA 70002 (504) 832-3120 msanchez@mitchellsanchez.com mitchellsanchez.com Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. Marti Andry 701 Poydras St. Ste. 3500 New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 648-3840 marti.andry@ogletree.com ogletree.com Perrier & Lacoste, LLC Jean Lavidalie, Jr. - Partner 365 Canal St., Ste. 2550 One Canal Place New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 212-8820 jlavidalie@perrierlacoste.com perrierlacoste.com

Law Office of Eugene P. Redmann Aimee Korver - Office Manager 2632 Athania Parkway Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 834-6430 akorver@redmannlawnola.com redmannlawnola.com

Tom Harang Law, LLC Tom Harang - Attorney 2121 N. Causeway Blvd. Ste. 259 Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 313-5821 tom@tomharanglaw.com tomharanglaw.com

Law Office of Miriam K. Crespo Miriam Crespo - Attorney 2439 Manhattan Blvd. Ste. 310 Harvey, LA 70058 (504) 300-9793 mcrespo@crespoimmigrationlaw.com

Veronica Saborio, LLC C. Veronica Saborio 3019 Banks St. New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 931-3064 vero.sabo@gmail.com www.hccl.biz


CATEGORICAL LISTING Vilas Law Firm, LLC James Santiago Vilas - Managing Member 6525 Perkins Road Baton Rouge, LA 70808 (225) 769-7100 legalassistant@vilaslawfirm.com VilasLawFirm.com

Manufacturing & Production ASR Group/Domino Sugar Sharelle Lewis - HR Representative Chalmette 7415 N. Peters St. Arabi, LA 70032 (504) 278-5181 Sharelle.Lewis@asr-group.com asr-group.com Goldin Metals Scott Goldin - Executive VicePresident, General Counsel 14231 Seaway Road Ste. 7000 Gulfport, MS 39503 (228) 575-7733 scottgoldin@goldinmetals.com

Marine Charters, Sales & Service Host Terminals, LLC Natalie Newton 5100 River Rd. Avondale, LA 70094 (504) 469-0731 natalie.newton@hostterminals.com tparkerhost.com

Marketing Absolute Promotional Products Cathy Gregoire 13 Rue Calais Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 339-2555 absolutepromocathy@gmail.com absolutepromo.net Bayou Web Design+ Dawn Rivera - Co-Owner 1527 Gause Blvd, #202 Slidell, LA 70458 (985) 503-1861 dawn@bayouwebdesignplus.com bayouwebdesignplus.com/ DCAP Media, LLC Daniela Capistrano - CEO/Founder 2533 Columbus St. 100-101 New Orleans, LA 70119 (347) 280-3227 daniela@dcapmedia.com dcapmedia.com 44

Moxey Chip Davis - Executive VP 400 Poydras St., Ste. 900 New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 621-6058 chip@moxey.money moxeynola.com

Medical, Dental, & Nursing Care

New Orleans & Company Maria Manzella 2020 St. Charles Ave New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 566-5096 mmanzella@neworleans.com neworleans.com

Kenner, LA 70065

Performance First Digital Krista Pouncy-Dyson - Managing Principal 3014 Amazon New Orleans, LA 70114 (504) 462-1002 krista@performancefirstdigital.com performancefirstdigital.com

10000 Perkins Rowe

Synergy Design Group Luz Lobos - President & CEO 1107 S. Peters St. Ste. 120 New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 522-6453 lobos@synergy-dg.com synergy-dg.com The Givers - Social Marketing Iberica Rivera - Founder 1805 Governor Nicholls New Orleans, LA 70116 (833) 346-3249 ibe@findmybusiness.com thegivers.co Tulio R. Murillo, Jr. Tulio R Murillo, Jr. - Manager 4207 Williams Blvd Kenner, LA 70065 (850) 766-4602 galamusicllc@gmail.com khsfest.com

Massage Therapy

All Saints Pharmacy Paul Matar - Owner/ Pharmacist 2124 38th St (504) 443-1294 allsaintspharmacy@gmail.com allsaintspharmacy.com AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana Tricia Grayson

Orthopedic Center for Sports Medicine (OCSM) Luis Espinoza - M.D. 4921 Airline Drive Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 889-2663 luisespinoza@cox.net nolasportsmedicine.com

Bldg. G 4th Floor Baton Rouge, LA 70810 (225) 300-9200 tgrayson@amerihealthcaritasla.com amerihealthcaritasla.com

Blue Cross Blue Shield of LA Anselmo Rodriguez 5525 Reitz Ave Baton Rouge, LA 70809 (225) 295-2021 Anselmo.Rodriguez@bcbsla.com bcbsla.com Healthy Blue Lisa Ellsworth - Community Relations Representative, Marketing 3850 North Causeway Blvd., Ste. 600 Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 836-8864 lisa.ellsworth@healthybluela.com Mid City Smiles Family Dentistry Dr. Mark Anderson - DDS 3625 Canal St. New Orleans, LA 70119

Marios Massage Therapy Joao Mario Pereira 3712 Williams Blvd., Ste. H Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 701-8403 mariojotp@hotmail.com

(504) 485-6575

Medical Supply


American Overseas Trading Corporation Carlos Bonilla 4619 S. Carrollton Ave New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 488-1311 carlos@amoverseas.com amoverseas.com

New Orleans, LA 70115

AUC Urgent Care, LLC Hector Cabrera M.D. 3801 General DeGaulle Dr New Orleans, LA 70114 (504) 362-2829 hcabrera@bellsouth.net aucurgentcare.com

Sylvia Hartmann - CNO, VP of Patient Care

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana 2020

Omega Concierge Services, LLC Ben Zapata 146 Lazy Creek Dr Mandeville, LA 70471 (985) 264-6214 bzapata@omegaconcierge.com omegaconcierge.com

lsuteeth@hotmail.com midcitysmiles.com NOLA Sole Podiatry Kristina Barreiro Robertson - Podiatrist/ 1477 LA Ave, Ste. 101 (504) 302-1586 nolasoledpm@gmail.com nolasolepodiatry.com

Ochsner Medical Center Kenner 180 W. Esplanade Ave Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 468-8600 shartmann@ochsner.org ochsner.org

Peoples Health Jose Amadeo 3838 N. Causeway Blvd Ste. 2200 Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 849-4500 Jose.Amadeo@peopleshealth.com peopleshealth.com

Non-Profit American Diabetes Association Donna Betzer - Director of Development 2424 Edenborn Ave Suit 660 Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 889-0278 dbetzer@diabetes.org American Red Cross Joshua Joachim - Regional Executive 2640 Canal St New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 620-3106 Joshua.Joachim@redcross.org redcross.org/Louisiana Asociaciรณn Cultural LatinoAcadiana Manuel Pena - Executive Director 302 Harbor Bend Boulevard Unit E Lafayette, LA 70508 (337) 453-0973 info@aclalaf.org aclalaf.org Black Chamber of Commerce of LA Taylor Jackson P.O. Box 58035 New Orleans, LA 70158-8035 (504) 948-0991 taylor.jackson@norbchamber.org norbchamber.org El Centro, Inc. Lindsey Navarro - Founder, Executive Director 4334 Earhart Blvd., Ste 700 New Orleans, LA 70125 (504) 503-1040 info@elcentrola.org elcentrola.org

CATEGORICAL LISTING Epilepsy Alliance Louisiana Julie Martin - Executive Director 4137 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd. Ste. 210 Baton Rouge, LA 70816 (225) 298-5499 info@epilepsylouisiana.org epilepsylouisiana.org Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans Shane Gray - Accountant 2424 N Arnoult Rd Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 837-2700 info@home-builders.org hbagno.org Jefferson Parish Soccer Academy George Cano - President 8814 Veterans Memorial Blvd 3-294 Metairie, LA 70003 (504) 579-4662 info@jpsa.club jpsa.club Limon - Feria Deportiva New Orleans GArifuna P.O Box 850436 New Orleans, LA 70129 Garifunaorganization@gmail.com Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA) Kirsten Heintz - Director of Marketing & Communications 68190 Highway 190 Service Rd. Covington, LA 70433 (504) 837-3355 kheintz@lopa.org lopa.org Toastmasters International - District 68 Vanessa Chatelain - Division D 9127 S. Jamaica St., Ste. 400 Englewood, CO 80112 (504) 275-9971 dd@d68tm.org d68tm.org

Oil & Gas Chevron North America Exploration & Production Mia Spicer 100 Northpark Blvd #N2208A Covington, LA 70433 (985) 773-7227 MSpicer@chevron.com chevron.com Peminco Claudio Merkins - President 8131 Oak St 400 New Orleand, La 70128 (504) 875-5195 Peminco@peminco.com Shell Oil Company Donovan Casanave P.O. Box 2463 Houston, Texas 77252 donovan.casanave@shell.com shell.us

Personal Services A&B Errand Services, LLC Roberto Diaz del Valle 2419 Carondelet St. New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 319-7227 contact@aandberrandservices.com aandberrandservices.com City of New Orleans - Office of Supplier Diversity Sonia Oliva 1340 Poydras St., Ste. 1000 New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 658-4275 saoliva@nola.gov nola.gov Delta Administrative Services (DAS) David Lawrence 2709 L & A Road, Ste. 200 Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 833-5200 dlawrence@deltapeo.com deltapeo.com Delta Personnel, Inc. Kelvin Gipson - Vice President/ Business Developer 2709 L&A Rd Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 833-5200 kgipson@deltapersonnel.com deltapersonnel.com

Entergy Rivers Frederick 639 Loyola Ave. L-ENT 5-B New Orleans, LA 70113 (504) 576-4924 rfreder@entergy.com entergy-louisiana.com Frank Gifford Frank Gifford - Food & Beverage Manager 130 Roosevelt Way New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 335-3147 frank.gifford@waldorfastoria.com Harrah’s Casino Samantha Hithe Washington - Vice President Human Resources 228 Poydras St. New Orleans, LA 70130 shithe@harrahs.com caesars.com/harrahs-new-orleans Jefferson Council on Aging Al Robichaux - Executive Director 6620 Riverside Drive #216 Metairie, LA 70003 (504) 207-4691 arobichaux@jcoa.net jcoa.net

Knezek Services, LLC Josefina Falliner Knezek 109 Beau Repose Lafayette, LA 70508 (337) 298-9094 fina2601_aj@yahoo.com manta.com/c/mmd8yd7/knezekservices-llc Oxi Fresh of Greater New Orleans Jose Perez 6 Trinidad Drive Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 450-2888 jose@oxifreshofneworleans.com oxifresh.com Pellerin Energy Group, LLC Joshua Pellerin - CEO / President 3909 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Ste. G2 Lafayette, LA 70503 (337) 456-3586 PuroClean Certified Restoration Specialist Michael Keppner 2701 Airline Dr. Ste. K#141 Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 799-0400 mkeppner@puroclean.com bit.ly/327jfxy St. Charles Printing Joe Lopez P.O. Box 1258 Boutte, LA 70039 (985) 785-0727 stcharlesprinting.com The Calling Card Freda Paz 3828 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Ste. 200 Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 309-2155 freda@thecallingcardnola.com thecallingcardnola.com Translate Nola, LLC Vanessa Flores - Owner P.O. Box 7985 Metairie, LA 700010 (504) 390-0889 vflores@translatenola.com translatenola.com Valladares Evans Enterprises, Inc. Flor Valladares 8 DriftWood Blvd. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 443-3389 floraliciaevans@yahoo.com

Pets 504 Petsitter Michelle Abeyta PO Box 6685 New Orleans, LA 70174 (504) 298-7387 michelle@petsits.com

Photographers/ Photo Finishing/ Framing Ivana Gunderson Photography Ivana Gunderson 156 Cottonwood Dr Kenner, LA 70056 ivanamgunderson@gmail.com Next Door Photos New Orleans Esteban Largaespada (504) 300-9439 esteban@nextdoorphotos.com neworleans.nextdoorphotos.com

Press / Pubilcations / Radio

Biz New Orleans Todd Matherne - CEO 110 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Ste. 123 Metairie, LA 70005 (504) 830-7247 todd@myneworleans.com espÑOLA espnola.com Jambalaya News Louisiana Brenda Murphy 2327 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Ste. J Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 305-4545 info@jambalayanews.com jambalayanews.com Meridiano 90 Emilio Peralta 122 Marigny Ave Mandeville, LA 70448 (504) 298-0888 meridiano90.com NOLA Media Group Maria Clark 365 Canal St. Ste. 3100 New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 826-3122 mclark@nola.com nola.com

Renaissance Publishing Todd Matherne - CEO 110 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Ste. 123 Metairie, LA 70005 (504) 828-1380 todd@myneworleans.com myneworleans.com River Plate Enterprises, LLC Claudia Shabetai 5000 W. Esplanade Ave. Ste. 326 Metairie, LA 70006 (504) 975-0949 labrador44@hotmail.com www.hccl.biz


CATEGORICAL LISTING Telemundo-KGLA Amanda Freeman 3540 S. I-10 Service Rd West Ste. 342 Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 799-4242 amanda@kgla.tv telemundoneworleans.com TeleVizion TVCN Jose Garcia - President 3025 Idaho Ave Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 315-5954 jose@vizionnola.com tvnola.com Viva NOLA Magazine Ana Bech - Director anamaria@vivanolamag.com vivanolamag.com WDSU TV Joy Maurice 846 Howard Ave. New Orleans, LA 70113 (504) 679-0600 newsdesk@wdsu.com wdsu.com WHNO TV 20/ Sportsnola.com Jennifer Nero 839 St Charles Ste. 307 New Orleans, LA 70130 (574) 291-8200 jnero@lesea.com WLAE-TV AnaMaria Bech - Director of Production 1500 Riveroaks road Harahan, LA 70123 (504) 669-0345 anamaria@wlae.com wlae.com

Professional Development Asentiv New Orleans Melissa Willis (504) 339-9834 melissaw@asentiv.com nola.asentiv.com

Real Estate Services Aguilar Consultants, LLC Roberto Aguilar 18219 Green Lakes Court Baton Rouge, LA 70810 (225) 937-5046 ragui72962@aol.com Allen Leone, Realtor Allen Leone Sr. 117 Belle Terre Blvd Laplace, LA 70068 (504) 908-1228 allen@teamleone.com TeamLeone.com 46

Castro Real Estate Services, LLC Miguel Castro, Jr. - Commercial Realtor 2900 Westfork Dr. Ste 401, Unit 24 Baton Rouge, LA 70827 (225) 936-7643 miguelacastrojr@gmail.com castrorealestatebr.com CJ Brown Madelaine Muller - Realtor 7414 Perkins Rd. Ste. 200 Baton Rouge, LA 70808 (225) 571-9697 mmuller@cjbrown.com mmullerhomes.com Erika Huerta Realtor Erika Huerta 302 Saint John St Madisonville, LA 70447 (985) 590-3412 erika@erikahuerta.com

Property Ink Debora Gonzalez - Broker/Owner 3701 Williams Blvd Ste. 300 Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 914-5115 deboraqgonzalez@gmail.com propertyink.net

RE/MAX Alliance Patricia Halley Conaghan - Realtor 625 N. Causeway Blvd., Ste. C Mandeville, LA 70448 O: (985) 674-5648 C: (504) 343-0167 patriciahconaghan@gmail.com patriciaconaghan.realtor Right 4U Properties

Kimberly E. Schexnayder Gardner Realtors Kimberly Schexnayder 4041 Williams Blvd Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 338-2336 kschexnayder@gardnerrealtors.com

JR Cortes - Investor

Latter & Blum Realtors Rose Fogarty 3621 Veterans Blvd. Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 455-7913 rosesellshouses@cox.net latter-blum.com

Restaurants & Specialty Dining

Maritza Savoie, Gardner Realtors Maritza Savoie - Realtor 507 Ave. G Marrero, LA 70072 (504) 236-3988 msavoie@gardnerrealtors.com

(504) 895-2225

NOLA’s Best Realty Mercy Woods - Sponsoring Broker 3701 Williams Blvd., Ste. 352 Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 667-1821 mercy@nolasbestrealty.com nolasbestrealty.com

Rosa Saldivar

Peerliss Property Management & Development, LLC Tamikia Jones - Founder 232 Lobdell Ave. Baton Rouge, LA 70806 (225) 354-5551 peerlissproperties@gmail.com Pipe Check, LLC Emily Armbruster - Owner 1318 Killdeer St New Orleans, LA 70122 (504) 723-7854 pipechecknola@gmail.com

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5101 High Land Dr. Marrero, LA 70072 (504) 702-6782 JR@right4uproperties.com right4uproperties.com

Baru Restaurant Edgar Caro - Chef/Owner 3700 Magazine St New Orleans, LA 70115 edgarcaro81@gmail.com Don Cruz Roasted Corn (504) 657-0031 El Super Ceibeno Restaurant 2105 W Esplanade Ave Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 287-4661 Empanada Intifada (504) 684-5358 empanada.intifada@gmail.com Golden Gate Bistro (504) 503-1049 4334 Earhart Blvd New Orleans, LA 70125 La Boca Restaurant Adolfo Garcia - Proprietor/Executive Chef 800 S. Peters St. New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 525-3474 adolfo504@gmail.com

La Chilanga Bar and Grill (504) 470-2056 3229 Williams Blvd Kenner, LA 70065 La Cocina de Antonio Jose Hernandez 3012 12th St., Apt D Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 232-3065 antonio0704@yahoo.com La Cocinita Food Truck (504) 309-5344 Rachel@lacocinitafoodtruck.com La Cubana (210) 838-2449 Eatlacubana@gmail.com La Macarena Pupuseria & Latin Cafe 4221 Williams Blvd., Ste. A Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 862-5252 Las Carnitas Jose Torres 2721 Roosevelt Blvd Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 469-1028 Llantera el Ceibeno 2701 Florida Ave Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 468-6144 Mestizo Restaurant James Urdiales - Owner 2323 S. Acadian Thruway Baton Rouge, LA 70808 (225) 387-2699 mestizojim@aol.com mestizorestaurant.com Nolanica Jean Reyes - Owner 16 West Airline Dr., Ste. B Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 405-0375 nolanica504@gmail.com Sabores de mi H 3521 Florida Ave Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 443-1029 Taceaux Loceaux (504) 307-4747 taceauxloceaux@gmail.com Triple B’s Cajun Corner Sylvia Ruelas 3300 Canal St. New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 324-9180 sruelas@msn.com triple-bs.com

CATEGORICAL LISTING Woody’s Fish Tacos (504) 862-9550 woodysfishtacos@gmail.com

Security Services

Cox Communications

Pro Audio Video & Security LLC

Millie Baudier

Blanca E. Johnson - CFO

2121 Airline Drive

319 Saint Andrews Blvd

Metairie, LA 70001

La Place, LA 70068

(504) 304-7345

(985) 507-5898




proavsite.com Techni-Cell Watch Dog Security of New Orleans, Inc. Stanley Tucker - Owner and Operator 3157 Gentilly Blvd. Ste. 2020 New Orleans, LA 70122 (504) 255-5955 arrecibo@gmail.com

Ronal Torres - Owner 3817 Williams Blvd Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 337-1666 technicell.hn@gmail.com Verizon

Shopping Centers

April Brumfield

Louisiana Tax Free Shopping

Irving, TX 75038


(972) 457-7324

Denise Thevenot - Executive Director


1450 Poydras St. Ste. 800


600 Hidden Ridge

New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 568-5249 Denise@louisianataxfree.com louisianataxfree.com

Storage Elmwood Self Storage Melanie Mauney

Title Services Delta Title Corp Adriana Audler 2200 Veterans Blvd., Ste. 110 Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 909-3499

1004 S. Clearview Parkway


Harahan, LA 70123


(504) 737-7676 melanie@elmwoodselfstorage.com elmwoodselfstorage.com

EFS Auto Title Company Mary Martinez - CEO 4141 Veterans Blvd., Ste. 208


Metairie, LA 70002



Cargo Honduras, Inc. Fredy Starkman - President 20 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Ste. 104 Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 708-2280 fredy@cargohonduras.com cargohonduras.com

Agua Fresca Coffee, LLC Francisco Gutierrez - Owner 4521 Janice Ave. Metairie, LA 70003 (504) 914-9491 fgutierrez@aguafrescacoffee.com

Del Valle Import & Export, LLC Soraya Carrasco - Owner 2719 Marietta Ave Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 468-2167 delvalleimportnola@delvallenola.com

Sam’s Club Myra Catlett - Membership and Marketing Manager 455 31st St Kenner, La 70065 (504) 467-9677 mcatlett@mail.com

Duran’s Transportation, LLC Rommel Duran - Owner 11 Melrose Dr. Destrehan, LA 70047 (504) 338-7044 Rommel_duran77@hotmail.com Lyft Fernando Trevino - Director of Community Affairs 185 Berry St. Ste. 5000 San Francisco, CA 94107 (830) 765-9915 ftrevinojr@lyft.com lyft.com Servicios y Envios Hondurenos New Orleans Oscar Orlando Juarez Bonilla - General Manager 2601 Lexington St Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 467-6200 shnola@hotmail.com Transdev Justin Augustine - Vice President/CEO 2817 Canal St. New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 827-8303 justin.augustine@transdev.com

Travel Agencies

(504) 888-8080 AT&T Louisiana David Aubrey


365 Canal St., Ste. 3010

Jackeline Vides - Notary Public

New Orleans, LA 70130

636 Linden St.

(504) 756-5980

Metairie, La 70003

da024x@att.com att.com/local/louisiana Beta Wireless Holdings, LLC Franco Betancourt - Owner 14141 Airline Hwy. Building 3, Ste. H

(504) 237-1610 jacki.vides@gmail.com titlemg.com Jose Irula Jose Irula

Baton Rouge, LA 70817

4164 Cognac Drive

(225) 953-8733

Kenner, LA 70065


(504) 322-4336



Copa Airlines Patricia Cordova Castillo 6205 Blue Lagoon Dr., Ste. 200 Miami, FL 33126 (305) 267-2843 pcordova@copaair.com copaair.com/sites/gs/es/pages/ homepage.aspx Tours by Steven Steven Mora 1130 Decatur St. Unit D New Orleans, La 70116 (504) 239-9745 toursbysteven@gmail.com toursbysteven.com www.hccl.biz




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