Sessions to explore services for businesses

The New Orleans Mayor’s Office of Economic Development will hold three free information sessions in September featuring presentations on services and resources available for local businesses.

The first session will be from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Treme Recreation Center, 900 N. Villere St. The program will be presented by the Good Work Network and Propeller.

The next session will be from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Norman Mayer Branch Library, 3001 Gentilly Blvd. The program will be led by the Idea Village and the Southern University at New Orleans Small Business Development & Management Institute.

The final session will be from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 17 at the East New Orleans Public Library, 5641 Read Blvd. Operation HOPE and SCORE, America’s Counselors to Small Businesses, will lead the program.

To make reservations for any of the sessions, residents or business owners may contact Margrett Frazier in the Office of Economic Development at (504) 658-4237 or

Welcome Table to hold information session

The Welcome Table New Orleans, a citywide initiative focused on race, reconciliation and community launched by Mayor Mitch Landrieu, will hold an information session Wednesday in preparation for the next round of City Circles.

Everyone is welcome to learn more about the initiative and meet Welcome Table participants.

The session will begin at 6:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1031 S. Carrollton Ave.

For information or to make a reservation for the information session, visit www.welcome

The Welcome Table initiative is offered to the people of New Orleans through a partnership between the Mayor’s Office and the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation.

It brings residents of different racial groups and backgrounds together to build relationships, tackle the issue of race and create greater awareness throughout the city.