Louisiana Business News

Louisiana Business News – including entertainment, finance, health and medical, non-profit, public policy and technology news from Louisiana, U.S.A. (La., LA), as issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.

Get Your Running Shoes Ready: The 9th Annual San Fermin in Nueva Orleans Set for July 11

NEW ORLEANS, La., July 6, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — San Fermin in Nueva Orleans (SFNO), the founders of the New Orleans Running of the Bulls, have planned four days of special events, including the 9th Annual El Encierro, or running the bulls – New Orleans-style! This year will be celebrated as El Ano Rosa (The Pink Year) to honor co-founder Beth Hanning, who successfully battled breast cancer after having been diagnosed shortly after SFNO2014.

Johnny Fatheree announces candidacy for Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, District Five

DOWNSVILLE, La., June 16, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Fatheree for BESE Campaign announced. Johnny Fatheree was born and reared on the Southside of Monroe, Louisiana and currently resides on Lake D’ arbonne in Union Parish. He graduated from Ouachita Parish High School in 1971, and attended Northeast Louisiana University (now ULM) for a brief time.

American Roofing and Building Supply Sustains Wind and Hail Damage

METAIRIE, La., April 28, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Monday brought some reports of more hail near the Louie Armstrong International Airport and the reports of hail and high winds reaching 111 MPH extended from the airport to the causeway bridge, just east of the city limits,’ says Michael Sims Sr., of American Roofing and Building Supply.

1-2 Inch Hail Hammers Homes in Southeast Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS, La., April 17, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On a day already associated with bad imagery, April 15 – golf ball sized hail was reported near New Orleans, La. Melissa Henriquez, exterior design specialist with American Roofing and Building Supply in Metairie, La., said, ‘The golf ball sized hail that hammered the area in Garyville, LaPlace and larger hail that battered Kenner, Metairie and New Orleans is something that is becoming a far too common occurrence in spring and early summer storms.’

David Nour, Enterprise Growth Strategist and best-selling author, opening the ProfitStars Educational Conference and Technology Showcase (PEC) as Keynote Speaker

NEW ORLEANS, La., March 16, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — David Nour, enterprise growth strategist, and thought leader on Relationship Economics(R), will be presenting the keynote address at the 2015 ProfitStars(R) Educational Conference and Technology Showcase (PEC) on March 17, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Governor Bobby Jindal Proclaims March as Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood Awareness Month in the State of Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS, La., March 2, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Drew’s Tunes Foundation is proud to announce that Governor Bobby Jindal has proclaimed March as Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC) Awareness Month in the State of Louisiana. This proclamation is the first of its kind in the southern United States for Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood, which is a diagnosis of exclusion impacting around 200 toddlers each year in United States.

American Roofing Supply to display at International Roofing Exposition in New Orleans

METAIRIE, La., Feb. 18, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — American Roofing Supply will be the only family owned roofing supply company from the greater New Orleans area to have an exhibition booth at the International Roofing Exposition held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center February 24-26, 2015.

American Roofing Supply opens in Metairie, Louisiana

METAIRIE, La., Jan. 26, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — American Roofing Supply has relocated and kicks off its grand opening February 2, 2015 at its new showroom and warehouse at 2009 Hullen St. in Metairie. We have doubled the size of our showroom and created an attractive design center which is very home owner and contractor friendly.

Running of The Bulls in New Orleans Makes Super Move in 2012

NEW ORLEANS, La., June 8, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — If past years are any indication, the crowd of partiers may double for the 6th Annual San Fermin in Nueva Orleans 2012 (SFNO) from July 12 – 15, hosted by Nola Bulls, LLC. The New Orleans incarnation of Running of the Bulls features roller derby skaters Big Easy Roller Girls and roller derby skaters from around the world as RollerBulls(TM): horned-helmet wearing, plastic bat wielding, crowd chasers. (VIDEO)

Embracing New Orleans Soul with Style – NOLA Shirts

NEW ORLEANS, La., March 7, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In the aftermath of the recent Mardi Gras madness that engulfs New Orleans this time of the year, one man’s hope to bring awareness to the city’s unique nature and spirit has emerged in the public eye, and caught national attention. A few days following Hurricane Katrina’s impact on the city, Billy Schell, Owner/CEO of NOLA Shirts, created a brand embroidered on high quality shirts, hats, and apparel.

New Orleans Electrician Lights Up The New Year Putting Community First

NEW ORLEANS, La., Jan. 16, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — While most New Orleanians have been focused on LSU and Saints football, one local resident has put football aside for the moment to help a family in need. Devoting a portion of his company’s time and resources through the recent Christmas holidays and new year, Ciro Pennino, owner of Trinity Electric, LLC is helping one local couple finally get back into their home by providing complete electrical rewiring services and making the home ready to pass city code inspections.

Running of the Bulls in New Orleans Marks 5th Year with Biggest Fest Yet!

NEW ORLEANS, La. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Some people mark their 5-year anniversary with a wooden gift, perhaps a replica of an official Major League Baseball Louisville Slugger. Nola Bulls does it with baseball bats too, only theirs are plastic and wielded by Rolling Bulls! San Fermin in Nueva Orleans (SFNO) will release hundreds of ‘Roller Bulls’ on its streets again, led by the Big Easy Rollergirls. El Encierro, or Running of the Bulls in New Orleans, is the featured event in a 4 day festival from July 7-10, 2011.

SYGNVS Integrated Solutions Named to the Sage North America President’s Circle for 2010

COVINGTON, La. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SYGNVS Integrated Solutions, Inc. a Sage North America business partner specializing in the sales, installation, and support of Sage ERP MAS 90, Sage ERP MAS 200, and Sage MIP Fund Accounting has been named to the Sage America President’s Circle for the 2010 business year.

ShipCom Appoints TCS as HF Radio Consultant

COVINGTON, La. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ShipCom, a provider of High Frequency (HF) maritime single sideband voice and electronic mail services has appointed Tusa Consulting Services (TCS) as its authorized radio consultant supportive of emergency operations throughout the states of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and coastal Texas.

Hundreds of Bulls to be Released on New Orleans Streets!

NEW ORLEANS, La. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Since 2007 the streets of New Orleans’ French Quarter have seen a growing number of gorings from rolling bulls. San Fermin in Nueva Orleans 2010 (SFNO) promises to provide more of the same during the annual Running of the Bulls in New Orleans. Nola Bulls, LLC (Nola Bulls) presents its fourth homage to Pamplona’s Sanfermines with events from July 9-11th, 2010.

Opera Louisiane and All That Jazz with Special Guests Bill Grimes and Willis Delony on April 8th at the Manship Theatre

BATON ROUGE, La. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 7:30 p.m., Opera Louisiane welcomes Spring with special guests jazz greats Bill Grimes and Willis Delony, as they join Robert Grayson and members of Opera Louisiane’s Young Artists to present a new twist on both opera and jazz in the intimate setting of the Manship Theatre.

PJ’s Coffee Brews Up Saints Black and Gold Blend – Saints Fans Can Purchase Saints Blend at Area PJ’s Locations

NEW ORLEANS, La. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans has partnered with the New Orleans Saints to produce a custom blend of co-branded coffee: Saints Black and Gold Blend. ‘This bold, dynamic coffee was developed to represent the amazing Saints football team that New Orleanians love so much,’ commented Scott Ballard, CEO for PJ’s Coffee. ‘We hope fans enjoy Saints Black and Gold Blend too.’

PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans Continues to Expand Locally and with National Franchising in 7 States

NEW ORLEANS, La. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans, established 31 years ago and returned to local New Orleans ownership 16 months ago, is announcing significant expansion. Scott, Steve and Paul Ballard along with Thomas Richards, Brett Pearson, and Mark Higdon acquired the corporate operations of PJ’s Coffee in June 2008 from Atlanta-based Raving Brands. At that time, there were 44 corporate and franchised stores. Today there are 63 locations with 12 more scheduled to open over the next 6 months.

World’s First ‘Viagra Baby’ Turns 10

NEW ORLEANS, La. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine announced that the first baby conceived through IVF using Sildenafil (Viagra) on a woman to aid in embryo implantation will turn 10 next month. A technique developed and pioneered by Geoffrey Sher, MD, Sildenafil suppositories are administered during In Vitro Fertilization, prior to transferring embryos to the mother’s uterus.

PJ’s Coffee Named ‘Preferred Coffee of the New Orleans Saints’ – Sponsorship includes World’s Largest Coffee Cups at the Dome

NEW ORLEANS, La. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The next time you see the Louisiana Superdome, you may do a double-take at the two larger-than-life coffee cups outside of the world-famous arena. While the owners of PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans would like this to serve as a subliminal message that you are craving coffee, it’s really part of the company’s sponsorship of the New Orleans Saints.

New Orleans Roast now available at Rouses – proudly roasted by PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, La. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New Orleans Roast is pleased to announce that its entire line of gourmet coffees are now available for the first time in grocery stores. New Orleans Roast is proudly roasted by PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans and is available exclusively at Rouses for a limited time. New Orleans Roast has been expanding its operations over the past 18 months with goals such as grocery store, office coffee and convenience store distribution.

Louisiana Libertarian Senatorial Candidate Speaks Out

MANDEVILLE, La. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Louisiana’s Libertarian Party Senatorial Candidate Anthony ‘Tony G’ Gentile told supporters on Sunday not to fret about the lack of attention from the press. Jokingly he told friends and supporters, ‘If I take my shirt off to win votes I’ll actually lose votes, my belly’s too big! I also have no need to seek out a madam.’

Running of The Bulls in New Orleans! Year Three!

NEW ORLEANS, La. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — From July 6-14th the town of Pamplona, Spain becomes a daredevil’s paradise, when people gather for Sanfermines. Many may not know it by that name, but they are sure to know about its main attraction: the Running of the Bulls (encierro). New Orleans now hosts its own homage to this event from July 10-12th, called the San Fermin in Nueva Orleans festival (SFNO), brought to you by Nola Bulls, LLC.

Former Gubernatorial Candidate Announces Run for U.S. Senate

MANDEVILLE, La., May 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — From his campaign headquarters in Mandeville, Louisiana Anthony ‘Tony G’ Gentile announced his candidacy for U.S. Senator. He’ll be running as an Independent. Gentile advertises himself as a conservative but is willing to listen to all that present sound high impact ideas that will benefit our country.

U.S. Demand for Authentic European Absinthe Obsello Triggers Rush on Spanish Absinthe

NEW ORLEANS, La. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Esmeralda Liquors today released new facts about the recent surge in demand for real, natural Obsello absinthe in the U.S.; based on inside sales, production and distribution figures. Based on skyrocketing increase, the makers of Obsello – Esmeralda Distillery – is rushing pallets of Obsello to the U.S. by air in order to replenish rapidly depleting stock.

Hailed Obsello Absinthe Verte Enters New Orleans and Announces New Distribution Partner

NEW ORLEANS, La. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Obsello Absinthe Verte, from Esmeralda Liquors, winner of a 2008 BTI Gold Medal and recently featured in Wine Enthusiast’s Best Of issue, announces its partnership with Glazer’s Distributors, one of the largest wine and spirits distributors in the U.S. Obsello and Glazer also announce Obsello’s arrival into a brand new market, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Pilates and Yoga Clothing Line Designer Strengthens Inventory with New USA-Made Products

BATON ROUGE, La., June 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Making bold calculated moves is what corporate sales expert turned entrepreneur, Erin Douglass, does best. And like the strength she derives from the practice of Pilates and Yoga, Douglass is looking to strengthen her product line. This spring, her Pilates clothing brand, we pilates clothing(R) incorporated the Supima(R) brand in the already successful lifestyle line that takes women from their Pilates or Yoga practice to their other normal daily activities.

Trombone Shorty Gives a Special Christmas Gift to the People of New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, La. – Dec. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The newly built church was filled to its capacity of 1500 seats; people were seated in the aisles, standing in the doorways, and waiting in the hallway to hear the music. Traffic around the church was snarled and backed up for six blocks, as more people continued to make their way to hear Trombone Shorty, and his musical guests perform at a free Christmas concert at the First Baptist Church of New Orleans this past week, it was announced today by New Orleans Music Hall of Fame.