Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Tuesday, August 30 2016


Helen Brett Enterprises Collects More Than 12,000 Lbs. of Donations for Flood-Affected LA Residents

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Helen Brett Enterprises (HBE), producers of the New Orleans Gift and Jewelry Show, designated their August show as a collection point for donations to South Louisiana residents recently affected by catastrophic flooding.

HBE generously provided donors with a voucher for a free guest badge, as a “thank you” for donating. Attendees donated 12,140 pounds of non-perishable food items, personal toiletries, cleaning supplies, and bottled water.

Freeman Decorating Company volunteered their services to load the items into two trucks and    …Continue Reading

Special Delivery: Equipment Takes an Interesting Route from Bridge to Convention Center Roof

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Drivers on the Crescent City Connection bridge, which connects the two banks of the Mississippi River in New Orleans, saw an interesting sight last Saturday morning: a crane parked in the emergency lane of the bridge, lowering a 1,500-lb piece of equipment 30 feet over the side of the bridge, to the roof of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center below.

The equipment is the condenser unit for the Convention Center’s new blast chiller, which will complement the other    …Continue Reading

New Orleans Convention Center Employees “CAN” Do It!

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Employees Donate 4,280 pounds of food to Giving HOPE Charity

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center employees demonstrated creativity, engineering skills, and an overwhelming spirit of generosity at the Convention Center’s annual “CANstruction” food drive.

Each department was challenged to come up with the most creative representation of a Louisiana icon or landmark, using only non-perishable food items. Employees donated from their personal pantries and pooled their own money and resources together in order to build their canned goods masterpieces.

Some of    …Continue Reading

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Staff Get Seriously Silly to Show Support for Needy Children on “Red Nose Day”

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The Sales, Tradeshows, and Communications departments of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center participated in “Red Nose Day,” on May 26, 2016. Through the power of entertainment, the non-profit organization “Comic Relief” raises awareness and money to help lift children out of poverty. The day’s events will culminate in a two-hour entertainment TV special on NBC, featuring the country’s favorite comedians, musicians and Hollywood stars.

Through June 4, Walgreens and Duane Reade locations nationwide will sell Red Noses for    …Continue Reading

2016 Awards Roundup

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Below are some of the awards that the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center has earned in 2016 so far:

April, 2016

Prime Site Award – Facilities & Destinations magazine

“Smart Stars” Gold Award – Best Convention Center – Smart Meetings magazine

LWCC Safest 70 Award


May, 2016

“’Top Workplaces” Award – The Times-Picayune newspaper and website

Distinctive Achievement Award –    …Continue Reading

New Orleans Convention Center Named a “Top Workplace” for Second Year

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For the second year in a row, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center has been selected as one of the city’s Top Workplaces by The Times-Picayune and

The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by Workplace Dynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of the workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few. WorkplaceDynamics    …Continue Reading

The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Receives LWCC “Safest 70” Award

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The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center has received a “Safest 70” award from the Louisiana Workers Compensation Corporation (LWCC). The award acknowledges excellence, outstanding performance, and commitment to workplace safety and is given to the top 70 of over 16,000 entities insured by LWCC.

The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center was recognized based on the effectiveness of their safety efforts in preventing injuries and maintaining a consistent workplace safety history in 2015.

“It is an honor to receive    …Continue Reading

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Sales Director Elaine Williams Receives CEM Certification

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Elaine Williams, CMP, CEM, Director of Sales at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, has been awarded a Certification in Exhibition Management from the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE). The Certified in Exhibition Management™ (CEM) designation is a globally recognized designation that demonstrates the highest professional standard throughout the exhibition and event management arena. It was first created in 1975 to raise professional standards in the event industry and it continues to be the premier    …Continue Reading

NASDAQ Closing Bell Rings In New Orleans

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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    …Continue Reading

Cayenne Krewe Spices Up Employee Life at MCCNO

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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    …Continue Reading

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