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New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Assistant Director of Event Services Accepts ‘Tourism Matters’ Award

Leslie Lotten, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center’s Assistant Director of Event Services, received the ‘Tourism Matters’ Award from New Orleans and Company at a National Travel and Tourism Week Rally on Tuesday morning. The award is granted to select tourism industry professionals that have distinguished themselves through hard work, dedication, and years… Read More about New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Assistant Director of Event Services Accepts ‘Tourism Matters’ Award

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

For the fourth consecutive year, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center has received a “Safest 70” award from the Louisiana Workers Compensation Corporation (LWCC), the largest workers’ compensation carrier in the state. The award acknowledges excellence, outstanding performance, and commitment to workplace safety, and is given to the top 70 of over 16,000 entities insured… Read More about New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Receives Fourth Consecutive LWCC “Safest 70” Award

Centerplate New Orleans Chefs Earn High Placements in Recent Culinary Competitions

Chefs from Centerplate, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center’s exclusive food and beverage provider, impressed judges at two culinary competitions in recent weeks. At the 11th annual Hogs for the Cause, a barbecue-themed fundraiser for cancer research, Centerplate New Orleans Executive Chef Brandon Felder, Centerplate New Orleans Sous Chef Adam Gianelloni, and team… Read More about Centerplate New Orleans Chefs Earn High Placements in Recent Culinary Competitions

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Celebrates Construction Milestone

The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – the sixth largest Convention Center in the nation – recently held a “Topping Out” Ceremony to celebrate a milestone in the construction of a $65 million transformation of Convention Center Boulevard, stretching from Poydras Street upriver to Henderson Street. The project, approved in May 2015 by… Read More about New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Celebrates Construction Milestone

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Exhibition Hall Authority SEB Initiative Reaches Major Milestone

The Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority (Authority), the governing Board for the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, reached another major milestone in its initiative to assist small and emerging companies to succeed by announcing Rocsean Spencer as its first Small Business Program Director.  Read More about New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Exhibition Hall Authority SEB Initiative Reaches Major Milestone

Convention Center Boulevard To Close Between Calliope Streets

Beginning 10 a.m. Friday, February 8th through 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 12th Convention Center Boulevard will be closed between the river bound and lake bound lanes of Calliope Streets to erect the 75 foot steel beams that will support the canopy from the Transportation Center to the Convention Center over Convention Center Boulevard.    Traffic will… Read More about Convention Center Boulevard To Close Between Calliope Streets

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center-Funded New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute Welcomes Inaugural Class

Twenty-one students of the New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute (NOCHI) began their education on January 7 as the school kicked off its first set of classes. The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Exhibition Hall Authority purchased the 90,000-square-foot building for $12 million and leased the property back to NOCHI. The newly opened… Read More about New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center-Funded New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute Welcomes Inaugural Class

New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority Maintains AA+ Bond Rating

Solid financial strength allowed the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority (“the Authority”) to maintain its AA+ bond rating from Fitch Ratings. Fitch also noted that the Authority’s special tax bonds have a “stable outlook.”  The Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services including credit ratings that provide valuable insights… Read More about New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority Maintains AA+ Bond Rating

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Announces Hire of New Vice President of Operations

After a nationwide search, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center has named Adam Straight as Vice President of Operations. In this capacity, Straight will be tasked with the oversight of plans and strategies for Convention Center event operations. Departments reporting to Adam will include Production Services, Food and Beverage, Public Safety, Environmental Services… Read More about New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Announces Hire of New Vice President of Operations

“Son of a Saint” Organization Receives More Than $5,000 from Fundraiser Held at NOLA Christmas Fest

The local nonprofit organization “Son of a Saint” was awarded a check for $5,164 as the result of a successful fundraiser during NOLA ChristmasFest. Attendees of the 12-day NOLA ChristmasFest were given the opportunity to make a $5 donation benefitting Son of a Saint. Donators were then entered into a raffle for a 3-night, all-inclusive… Read More about “Son of a Saint” Organization Receives More Than $5,000 from Fundraiser Held at NOLA Christmas Fest

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