Join the NOCVB's team for the Citywide Day of Service

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!!! 10,000 volunteers needed and you could be one of them! Please see the below announcement regarding the K10 Citywide Day of Service for details! We would love to "represent" by having the largest NOCVB volunteer group ever!!


In the ten years since Hurricane Katrina, hundreds of thousands of volunteers from down the street and around the world have demonstrated an extraordinary spirit of service. Today, non-profit organizations, neighborhood associations, schools, corporations and other community partners remain committed New Orleans' culture of volunteerism.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the City of New Orleans, with support from Walmart, will celebrate this collective impact by supporting volunteer activities from August 22 to August 29, 2015 and meeting a goal of engaging over 10,000 volunteers over seven days.

On Saturday, August 29, the Mayor will host one of the most comprehensive and unique service projects in the country. The Citywide Day of Service will engage thousands of volunteers and focus service on seven specific regions of the City. Volunteers will support over 100 individual projects. This event is open to volunteers of all ages, backgrounds and levels of experience.

Volunteer Agenda - Saturday, August 29, 2015
• 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM: Volunteer check-in at project sites
• 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Volunteer projects, plus Health-Wellness-Opportunity fairs
• 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Wrap up parties with lunch, entertainment and guest speakers will occur at regional hubs

*All registered volunteers will receive a limited edition t-shirt and access to exclusive seating at the Power of Community event at 5 pm on Saturday afternoon.

Sign-ups are needed by this Friday, August 21 at Noon. 

To join the CVB's team, please e-mail us with your company name, a contact name with info and total number of volunteers you will be bringing. 

The CVB's team will be at A.L. Davis Park in Central City, Fourth Street, New Orleans, LA 70113.  The project is litter abatement.

Panel Discussion with Five Event Planners

The City of New Orleans and the New Orleans CVB would like to extend an exclusive invitation to CVB members to attend a panel discussion with five of our most prominent, seasoned event planners who have maintained a strong commitment to New Orleans post-Katrina. Taking place in the K10 press room at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel on Tuesday, August 25 at 10 a.m., this panel will discuss the changes in the hospitality industry and how New Orleans has grown into one of the best business destinations in the world.

Register here.


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NEW ORLEANS WILL blog series featuring Chris Rose
As we move closer to the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, bestselling author Chris Rose reflects on the resilience of New Orleans' hospitality and tourism industry through a five-part blog series on NEW ORLEANS WILL. According to Rose, "hospitality courses through our bloodstreams" and was a key to the city's recovery.