Grow St. Bernard

What’s next for your business?  Grow St. Bernard is a professional development series aimed at providing business owners and their staff with new ideas and practical strategies to improve performance in key areas of their business.  Grow St. Bernard is powered by the St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation and the St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce.

The six-part series features speakers from the Greater New Orleans region discussing a variety of topics for new, growing, and pre-revenue small and mid-sized businesses. Participation in Grow St. Bernard program is open to all individuals regardless of location or occupation.


2019 Grow St. Bernard Series


Session One: July 23, 2019 – 8:00am – 12:00pm

Maximize your Potential – Be the CEO of your Success!


Session Two: August 6, 2019 – 8:00am – 10:00pm

Small Business Financial Bootcamp!


Session Three: August 20, 2019 – 8:00am – 10:00pm

Creating Community and Finding your People!


(Optional) September 2-4, 2019 – 8:00am – 10:00pm

One-on-One Business Mentoring.


Session Four: September 5, 2019– 8:00am – 10:00pm

Marketing and Social Media: How to Take Control.


Session Five: September 17, 2019 – 8:00am – 10:00pm

Cultivating a Workplace that your Employees won’t Hate.


Session Six: October 1, 2019– 8:00am – 12:00pm

Embrace Regionalism to Expand your Market in Greater New Orleans!


Grow St. Bernard includes a diverse lineup of notable speakers and business leaders.  The series includes presentations and panels pertaining to productivity, current trends, local and regional insights, and best practices for operating a business.  Businesses are encouraged to sign up for the full series.  Grow St. Bernard participants benefit from networking with other entrepreneurs building partnerships with the cohort.


Registration for the full Grow St. Bernard series is $100 including individual access to all six sessions, an individual Gallup CliftonStrengths assessment, and the option to receive one-on-one business mentoring provided by the Louisiana Small Business Development Center.  Registration for a single session is $20 per attendee.


The Grow St. Bernard series takes place from July 23, 2019 through October 1, 2019.  All sessions begin with coffee, networking, and a light breakfast at 8:00am.  The series will take place at the St. Bernard Port and Torres Law Firm in Chalmette.


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