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Friday, April 29 2016

NASDAQ Closing Bell Rings In New Orleans

Collision, America’s fastest growing tech conference created by the team behind Web Summit, rang the Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell remotely from the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on Wednesday, April 27, 2016.

This event marks the first time the Nasdaq Closing Bell will be rung from the city of New Orleans. As a result of Nasdaq’s leadership in pioneering electronic markets, the Nasdaq Stock Market can be ceremonially opened and closed from any location, bringing together investors and market participants from around the world to mark the beginning and end of the trading day.

In honor of the occasion, Paddy Cosgrave, Co-Founder of Web Summit and Eric Schurenberg, President and Editor-in-Chief of Inc., rang the Closing Bell.

Collision is “America’s fastest growing tech conference” created by the team behind Web Summit. In two years, Collision has grown to over 7,500 attendees from more than 50 countries. Attendees include CEOs of both the world’s fastest growing startups and the world’s largest companies, alongside leading investors and media.

Collision will return to the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in 2017 and 2018.

 

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Paddy Cosgrave, Co-Founder of Web Summit and Eric Schurenberg, President and Editor-in-Chief of Inc., and staff rang the Nasdaq Closing Bell at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

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Cayenne Krewe Spices Up Employee Life at MCCNO

The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center recently announced the 2016 members of the Cayenne Krewe. The Cayenne Krewe (pronounced kī-ˈen krü) is a select group of employees from all levels of the organization who come together to bring innovative, fun training events to the Convention Center staff as well as the New Orleans hospitality industry. Candidates apply for the one-year position, and are selected based on positive attitude, creativity, and ability to work independently.

The group stages quarterly training events that feature a motivational speaker and team-building activities. Past events have featured speakers such as Gary Guller, the first person with one arm to summit Mt. Everest. Those employed in the New Orleans hospitality industry are invited to attend and benefit from these special training experiences.

“Much of our recent success as a Convention Center can be traced back to the success of our customer service program, said Bob Johnson, General Manager.  Our staff has completely embraced the program and we often hear from our clients how well they are attended to before during and after an event.”

The purpose of the quarterly events are to reinforce the SPICE program, the Convention Center’s customer service program. The acronym SPICE stands for:

S – Serve with flexibility and a sense of urgency;
P – Perform with pride and passion;
I – Identify issues and provide solutions;
C – Convey a positive attitude;
E – Exceed expectations always.

All 500 full-time and part-time employees are required to attend regular training on the five Customer Service Standards that are the guiding philosophy of the program.  These standards are reinforced during a daily “SPICE Rack” meeting. During the Spice Rack, employees are encouraged to recognize fellow employees for exceptional acts of service.

Response to the SPICE program has been overwhelmingly positive from employees; and the success of the program is reflected in both feedback from our clients as well as interest from other businesses in New Orleans. With the customer service standards being practiced daily, the Convention Center has received numerous letters from clients praising the heightened level of service.

The 2016 Cayenne Krewe participants are: Montrel Brown, Naomi Galatas, Tim Gallahan, Keneyatta Ghourm, Tonya Hogan, Maurice Jackson, Samantha McMillan, Shelley Montamat, Melanie Rice-Rainey, Chris Smith,  Tonya Smith, Rena Sweeney, Charles Thomas, and Thanh Trang. The group is moderated by SPICE Training Manager Kelli Zohar-Davis.

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The outgoing 2015 Cayenne Krewe and the incoming 2016 Cayenne Krewe attend their induction luncheon in the Ma Maison dining suite at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, joined by Bob Johnson, General Manager.

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World’s biggest earth and space science meeting coming to New Orleans Convention Center in 2017

One of the largest earth and space science meetings in the world is moving to New Orleans in 2017, drawing more than 25,000 scientists to the city.

The meeting will move to Washington D.C. in 2018, then return to its usual home in San Francisco by 2019.

In a news release, the American Geophysical Union said planned renovations at San Francisco’s Moscone Center prompted the group’s decision to relocate the annual meeting for two years.

This year’s fall meeting is being held in San Francisco, its home base for more than 50 years. It will return in 2019 when renovation work is complete, according to the release.

The New Orleans meeting will be held Dec. 11-15, 2017 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

Read more at nola.com: http://www.nola.com/business/index.ssf/2016/02/american_geophysical_union_new.html#incart_river_home

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