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Saturday, December 20 2014

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NOLA ChristmasFest A Magical Place for Families Now thru Christmas Eve

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Christmas in New Orleans has always been a magical time and now a dazzling, family-friendly event offers another opportunity to get into the holiday spirit with spectacular lighting and activities at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

NOLA ChristmasFest kicked off on December 12 as a new indoor component of Christmas in the District providing 13 days of holiday fun for all ages.   It’s a “pay one price” opportunity for children to romp on 13 inflatables, climb    …Continue Reading


FUN, HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES CONTINUE AT NOLA CHRISTMASFEST

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ICE PRINCESSES, PAJAMA PARTIES, AND PRESHALL BRASS ALL AT NOLA CHRISTMASFEST!

It’s official: NOLA ChristmasFest is in full swing! Our cozy, indoor venue is completely weather-proof, and totally decked out for the holidays. From ice sculpture demonstrations to more than 50 decorated trees – not to mention a petting zoo, holiday characters like Frosty and the Coca Cola Polar Bears, caroling, pet adoption, and Skyping with Santa’s elves – ChristmasFest has holiday fun for all your friends and family.

We’re also an    …Continue Reading


New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Names Shelley Montamat as Onboarding Specialist/Trainer

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The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center has named Shelley Montamat as Onboarding Specialist/Trainer. In her new role, Montamat is responsible for a variety of obligations that relate to personnel and training functions within the Human Resources Department at the Center.

A native of New Orleans, Montamat graduated from the University of New Orleans in 2013, and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, with a concentration in Human Resources.

Montamat  previously served as a Human Resources Clerk at the Convention    …Continue Reading


Exhibition Hall Authority Refunds Bonds at Significant Savings and Receives Bond Rating Upgrade

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Solid financial strength, a prosperous tax base and strong year-round tourism are key metrics that allowed the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority (“ the Authority”) to refund $77.53 million of debt and recognize a total debt service savings of $14.8 million  (present value savings of $9.8 million.)

The Authority hired Bank of America Merrill Lynch as senior underwriter to work with its financial advisor, Public Financial Management, Inc, and legal counsel, Foley & Judell, LLP, to structure the    …Continue Reading


First Ever “Net Zero” Convention Center Expo Area Debuted in New Orleans

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The world’s largest sustainable building conference, The Greenbuild Conference and Expo, featuring the first “net zero” exhibit space, was held in New Orleans, October 22-24, with 23,000 attendees and 600 exhibitors.

The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center helped Greenbuild set up the first “net zero” exhibit space by utilizing the building’s balcony as the location for solar generated panels that powered an on-site microgrid, generating power to the exhibit booths. The Net Zero Zone showcased how    …Continue Reading


WRESTLEMANIA® GENERATES RECORD $142 MILLION FOR NEW ORLEANS REGION

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WWE®  (NYSE: WWE) and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced today that WrestleMania 30 generated a record-breaking $142.2 million in economic impact for the New Orleans region this past April, according to a study conducted by the Enigma Research Corporation. This marks the third consecutive year that WrestleMania generated more than $100 million in economic impact for its host city.

Over the past seven years, WrestleMania has generated more than half a billion dollars in cumulative economic    …Continue Reading


Canal Street Holiday Events

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“NOLA Christmas Fest at CITD” Plans Unveiled for December, 2014

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Christmas in New Orleans has always been a magical time and now a dazzling, family-friendly seasonal event that combines Louisiana traditions with state-of-the-art technology offers another opportunity to get into the holiday spirit.

Christmas in the District is bringing the fun indoors this year! The highlight of the event will be “NOLA Christmas Fest,” a 2-week indoor festival inside the Great Hall of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, December 12th – 24th providing holiday fun for the whole    …Continue Reading


Register for PCMA Convening Leaders in Chicago

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New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Names Melanie J. Rice as Sales Manager

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The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center has named Melanie J. Rice as Sales Manager. In her new role, Rice is responsible for developing and servicing clients in the West Coast and Technology markets. She will also work closely with the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau on prospects to generate business for the Convention Center.

With solid skills in management, social business and client development, Rice has excellent experience and knowledge in hospitality, sales marketing management and global sales.    …Continue Reading


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