New Orleans gets Healthy Cities program

Financial services giant Morgan Stanley has named New Orleans as its eighth Healthy Cities location, launching the program with a playground build at Lake Forest Charter School.

The Healthy Cities program, working with Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans, targets needy children and their families.

The program’s goal is to help more than 1,000 children and their families with more than 600,000 healthy meals, 1,800 medical screenings, expanded nutrition education programs and safe play spaces.

Healthy Cities New Orleans will work with local and national nonprofits including KaBOOM!, Grow Dat Youth Farm, 505 Health Ne, and local schools, to integrate their respective programming and deliver it in a hub model to communities in need. Morgan Stanley employees will provide more than 2,000 hours of volunteer service.

Another Broken Egg opens in Mandeville

Another Broken Egg, an upscale breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant, has opened at 1901 U.S. 190 in Mandeville, a return to its roots for the chain.

The original restaurant, then known only as The Broken Egg Café, opened in Old Mandeville in 1996 but closed on the north shore in 2015.

Jake Alleman, a Lafayette native and the second-largest franchisee of Another Broken Egg of America Inc., is behind the new restaurant. He started his career at the original restaurant as a student at LSU. His business partner is Cody Gielen.

“It’s crazy how many people reached out to get us back,” Alleman said.

The restaurant features fresh, southern-inspired dishes including six variations of signature benedicts, omelets, a variety of healthy and vegetarian options and other items such as cinnamon roll French toast and Bananas Foster Belgian Waffle and a cocktail menu.

Hours are 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Sunday.

Miramar Beach, Florida-based Another Broken Egg of America Inc. has more than 50 locations in the U.S., with 126 in development.

Women’s group plans annual meeting

The Louisiana chapter of the Business and Professional Women’s Foundation will hold its annual meeting June 10-12, at the Sheraton Metairie-New Orleans Hotel, 4 Galleria Blvd., in Metairie.

The working women’s organization is primarily focused on lobbying for equal rights and equal pay.

A key event June 11 will be luncheon speaker Dr. Shanta Proctor, director of the Louisiana Women’s Policy and Research Commission in the governor’s office.

Lunch will be followed by an individual development seminar presented by Deborah D. Keller, who formed her own engineering firm after retiring from the Port of New Orleans as chief engineer and director of port development.

Conference information and three-day and single-day tickets are available at

Economic development conference planned

The Southern University College of Business is hosting its Third Annual EDA University Center for Economic Development Conference titled “The Role of Universities as Anchors in Advancing Sustainable Innovation in Economic Development.”

The conference will be held June 16-18 in Room 313, T.T. Allain Hall, on Southern University’s campus in Baton Rouge.

Speakers include Ivye L. Allen, president of the Foundation for the Mid South; Ralph Christy, professor of emerging markets and director of the Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development at Cornell University; and professor Janyce Fadden, executive in residence at the University of North Alabama. They will discuss effective leadership strategies for economic development programs.

Other topics include strategic doing as the next step in strategic development, the role of universities in sustainable economic development, economic development initiatives across Louisiana and procurement certification training.

Registration is $50 and discounted for students. Register at or contact Dr. Melanie Rey at (225) 771-2829 or or Dr. Donald Andrews at (225) 921-3890 or

‘State of the Coast’ conference scheduled

The 4th State of the Coast Conference will be held June 1-3 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

The event is being held by the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana in partnership with the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority and The Water Institute of the Gulf.

The conference brings together more than 1,000 policy makers, engineers, industry leaders, academics, advocates, students, coastal residents and others to discuss the latest policy and strategies for restoring and protecting the coast’s ecosystem.

Gov. John Bel Edwards will open the conference at 9 a.m. June 1. There will be three other major keynote speakers during the conference.

The event also will feature science, engineering and policy presentations by the leading experts in the field of coastal restoration and protection.

Topics discussed will have major implications for the coast of Louisiana and the 2017 State Master Plan.

For information, go to

LSU civil law annual lecture scheduled

The Center for Civil Law Studies will present the 38th annual John H. Tucker Jr. Lecture in Civil Law at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the McKernan Auditorium at the LSU Law Center, 1 E. Campus Drive.

Professor Francisco Reyes, chairman of the United Nations Commission for International Trade Law and Colombian Superintendent of Companies (and Bankruptcy), will present “The Proposed Organization of American States Model Law on Simplified Corporations: Perspectives and Challenges.”

In the lecture, Reyes will discuss corporate laws in developing jurisdictions and multinational organizations.

A reception will follow the lecture.

Register by email at or call (225) 578-0067.