Business Resource Fair set for Wednesday

The New Orleans Mayor’s Office of Economic Development will host a Business Resource Fair on Wednesday.

The fair, to be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Federal City Auditorium at 2485 Guadalcanal St., Algiers, will feature more than 30 participants, including local groups such as the Urban League of New Orleans and several neighborhood organizations. National organizations will participate, too, such as State Farm Insurance and the U.S. Small Business Administration/U.S. Export Assistance Center.

The event is one of four to be held by the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development through Dec. 4. Topics of the other programs will include “Doing Business with Local Retailers,” presented by Circle Food Store; “Incentives for Employers,” presented by JOB1 Business & Career Solutions; and “What You Need to Know About the Food and Drug Administration,” presented by the FDA.

All sessions are open to the public. For information on dates and places or to RSVP, contact Margrett Frazier at (504) 658-4237 or

Film celebrates black women in N.O.

A new film celebrating African-American women in New Orleans will be screened at 6 p.m. Nov. 6 at Dillard University’s Professional Schools Building auditorium.

Titled “Navigate Her: An Intergenerational Conversation Among African-American Women in New Orleans,” the film seeks to “create a paradigm-shifting experience for viewers” by showing experiences of local black women, according to organizers.

The film highlights 31 women including Urban League of Greater New Orleans President Erika McConduit-Diggs, Beverly Wright, of Dillard University’s Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, and WDSU-TV news anchor Camille Whitworth. The film explores the women’s careers, childhood experiences and community work.

“Navigate Her” is written and produced by social worker and public health practitioner Danielle Wright.

Ebola to be topic at Plaquemines meeting

Plaquemines Parish will hold an Ebola update meeting at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Belle Chasse Auditorium, 8398 La. 23, Belle Chasse.

At the meeting, state and parish officials will discuss the disease and a regional Ebola response plan. The public is invited.

Senior Voters Caucus to meet Wednesday

The Senior Voters Caucus will hold its 36th annual meeting from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church’s Msgr. Gauthreaux Center, 7300 Crowder Blvd., to discuss political issues and engage with political candidates.

The annual meeting is a chance to discuss issues that affect the elderly population in the New Orleans area. Candidates can present any policies and proposals that would affect senior citizens, and older adults will have the opportunity to talk with candidates.

The organization has a membership of more than 500 seniors throughout metropolitan New Orleans.

Call (504) 821-4121 for information or email to confirm individual or group attendance. Seating is limited.

Advocate publisher to speak at Loyola

John Georges, publisher of The Advocate and CEO of Georges Media Group, will speak Tuesday at Loyola University.

Georges will discuss the city’s two competing newspapers, his plans and his success as an entrepreneur.

The free public talk is set for 7 p.m. in the St. Charles Room of the Danna Student Center on the main Loyola campus.

Called “Media Wars: The Impact of Entrepreneurship,” the event is sponsored by Loyola’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Community Development and the School of Mass Communication.