Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Tuesday, August 14 2018

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Receives “Equity Ally Award” from Good Work Network

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NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center received the “Equity Ally Award” from The Good Work Network, a nonprofit that helps minority and women-owned small businesses develop the necessary talents and skills to succeed.

The award was presented during the Good Work Network’s annual meeting on May 22, and formally recognizes the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center for their efforts in making New Orleans more small business friendly.

“The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center was an easy choice not only for their commitment to the work, but the many ways in which they have proven to be quite thoughtful in their approach,” said Hermione Malone, Executive Director of the Good Work Network.  “Their work isn’t a flash-in-the-pan burst of effort, but a steady drumbeat of working to create a more equitable economy for all New Orleanians. From making it easier to access information on bid opportunities, to meeting with small businesses to better understand their capabilities and clarify how to do business at the Convention Center, this team has been a phenomenal partner and they’re always looking for ways to do more.”

“This award is special.  It shows that the Convention Center’s attention to the small and emerging business sector is one of the most important investments we can make,” said Michael Sawaya, President and General Manager of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. “We see the positive impact that small businesses have on growing our local economy, and we are committed to making the process of doing business with women and minority- owned companies as accessible as possible.”

Employees of the Good Work Network presented Convention Center representatives with a framed print from famed New Orleans artist Terrance Osborne

(Right To Left) Adele London, Business Councilor of the Good Work Network; Chanel Labat, Contract Manager of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center; Hermione Malone, Executive Director of the Good Work Network; Michael Sawaya, President and General Manager of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center; Melissa Jones of Mackie One; and Jessica Goins Williams, Contract Agent at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

About the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

With 1.1 million square feet of contiguous exhibit space, an award winning staff and first class amenities, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (MCCNO) is the sixth largest convention center in the nation, a consistent Top 10 host of the largest number of conventions and tradeshows annually, and one of the city’s “Top Workplaces.” A leading rainmaker of the city’s hospitality industry, MCCNO event activity has produced $81.7 billion in economic impact since its 1985 opening, including $5.1 billion in new tax revenue for state and local governments.

 

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