Registration open for basic economic development training course
The Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Association will offer a four-day basic economic development course Feb. 8-11 at the Greater New Orleans Inc. Energy Centre building, 1100 Poydras St., in New Orleans.
The course will provide an overview and introduction to the fundamentals of economic development that prepare people to help their communities and organizations.
Early registration, which ends Friday, is $350 for LIDEA members and $400 for nonmembers. Regular registration, which ends Jan. 21, is $400 for LIDEA members and $450 for nonmembers.
For information or to register, go to lideatraining.com.
SCORE to host business seminar Tuesday
Baton Rouge Area SCORE will hold a virtual small business question and answer session from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday.
The event covers such topics as cash flow and legal analysis, sales and distribution systems and marketing relationships.
To register, go to batonrougearea.score.org.
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Woman’s expanding program to help patients with alcohol, tobacco addictions
Woman’s Hospital is expanding its Guiding Recovery and Creating Empowerment Program to help women who need help with alcohol or tobacco addictions during pregnancy.
GRACE has helped more than 170 pregnant women suffering from opioid misuse since it was launched in 2018.
“In the early years of GRACE, it became apparent that there was a great need in our community not only for opioids but for additional substances like alcohol and tobacco,” said Cheri Johnson, Woman’s Hospital chief nursing officer. “We’re proud of the lives we’ve touched in three years, and we know that with expanded criteria we will have the opportunity to help even more women through a difficult situation.”
GRACE participants work with a nurse case manager and social worker who guide them through pregnancy and into the postpartum period. They provide nonjudgmental support and connect women to treatment providers and other resources in the community to help address and overcome substance misuse.
AT&T makes $100,000 donation to Boys & Girls Club in Louisiana
The AT&T Foundation donated $100,000 to The Boys & Girls Clubs in Louisiana to help clubs close the homework gap in urban and rural communities by supporting programs like Power Hour, Project Learn and Digital Literacy Essentials at nearly 20 locations.
Support from AT&T will enhance programs at Louisiana’s four regional organizations: Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Louisiana, Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana, Boys & Girls Clubs of North Louisiana and The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Shreveport.