Posted on: August 7, 2022 Posted by: TigerWebs Comments: 0

Hispanic business conference and trade show set for Wednesday

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana will hold a free business conference and trade show from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

The event is a way for Hispanic businesses to market their goods and services, along with allowing businesses to reach out to the Hispanic business community. A financial workshop will be held, along with a procurement expo panel.

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Startup St. Bernard pitch competition set for Thursday

The Startup St. Bernard pitch competition will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Docville Farm, 5124 E. St. Bernard Highway in Violet.

The three finalists — Ceres Plant Protein Cereal, Crescent City Ninja Academy and Top Right Corner — will pitch their businesses to a panel of judges for a chance to win part of what could be a $100,000 prize package.

Ceres Plant Protein Cereal is a plant-based cereal designed with sustainability in mind.

Crescent City Ninja Academy trains athletes of all ages in functional fitness and obstacle course discipline.

Top Right Corner specializes in custom virtual reality and interactive experiences that employers can use to create intuitive training manuals without the need of coding or technical background.

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SCORE to host business seminar Aug. 9

Baton Rouge Area SCORE will hold a virtual seminar on how to start a small business from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 9.

The event covers such topics as myths and realities of entrepreneurship, critical success factors, components of business ownership, legal issues and business plan basics.

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Two affordable housing developments sold for $5.6 million to Brooklyn firm

Edgewood Place Apartments and Family Manor, two affordable housing properties on Plank Road, have been sold to EEG Management of Brooklyn, New York.

EEG paid $4 million for Edgewood Place, which is located at 11021 Plank Road. The complex was built in 1998 and features 72 units.

The company paid $1.6 million for Family Manor at 12753 Plank Road in Baker. The complex, which has 40 units, was built in 1999.