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8th Covington Business Resource Workshop

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Participants will include Parish President Pat Brister, Mayor Mike Cooper, City Councilman Larry Rolling, HR Director Sandy Hughes – SCORE Louisiana SBDC at Southeastern, Labor Attorney Michael Bush and Michael Hunley, CBA. This event is hosted by The Covington City Council Economic Development Committee and the City of Covington.

This event is Free and Open to the Public. Refreshments donated by the Covington Business Association. For additional information or to register for the workshop, visit lsbdc.org/SLU and click on TRAINING.
Registration is recommended as seating is limited. For additional details, contact Councilman Larry Rolling, District D, Council Economic Development Committee Chairman at rollingdistrictd@aol.com

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The seventh installment of the award-winning Covington Business Resource Workshop series was held Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the Bogue Falaya Hall of the Greater Covington Center (Covington City Hall Complex).
The workshop was hosted by the Covington City Council Economic Development and the City of Covington. The speakers included Councilman District D Larry Rolling, City of Covington Mayor Mike Cooper, St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister, and Director of the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern William Joubert, City of Covington Human Resources Director Cheryl Andrus, Labor Law Attorney Michael Bush with Chaffe McCall, L.L.P, and Covington Business Association President Brad Schroeder.

Pictured L-R: Councilman Larry Rolling, Sandy Summers, Michael Bush, Mayor Mike Cooper, Cheryl Andrus, Pat Brister, and Brad Schroeder.

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The 7th Covington Business Resource Workshop takes place this Thursday, September 21 at the Bogue Falaya Hall in the City Hall Building. The workshop focuses on Social Media in the Workplace. Presented by the City of Covington and Councilman Larry Rolling, with light refreshments courtesy of the Covington Business Association. For more information, email Larry Rolling at rollingdistrictd@aol.com or visit covla.com.

Be A Buddy, Not A Bully Marlise Eschete, Community Outreach Coordinator for The Parenting Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital, will discuss the topic of bullying. Parents and children are invited to come learn about the different types of bullying, how to prevent it and what to do if you’re experiencing it. This discussion takes place Thursday, September 21 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Covington Branch of the St. Tammany Parish Library.

Troubadours Songwriter Night takes place on Thursday, September 21 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Covington Brewhouse. Hosted by Tommy Ike Hailey of the Northshore Songwriters Circle, this event features songwriter rounds with an open mic at the end. Held every third Thursday of the month at the Covington Brewhouse, this month features the following regional artists: John West, Matthew Chauvin, Jim Nelson, Buzz Jackson, Tony Cobb and Timothy Achan Gates.

Covington Brewhouse will be doing a special cask tapping this Thursday night at The Tasting Room to celebrate Louisiana Craft Beer Week and the Covington Brewhouse team has a very special announcement to make at this event. Special entertainment will be provided by the Covington Troubadours Songwriter group. Celebrate Louisiana Craft Beer Week in Covington Brewhouse style.

The Covington Farmer’s Market takes place every week on Wednesdays at the Covington Trailhead and Saturdays at the Covington Police Department. Wednesday market is from 10 a.m. Until 2 p.m. And features prepared foods for lunchtime; Saturday market is from 8 a.m. Until 12 noon and features fresh produce, prepared foods, plants, live music and a food demo. This Saturday, enjoy the music of Crispin Schroeder with a food demo by Bear Creek Road.

Join Peg Usner, Artist at St. Tammany Art Association as she presents a talk and walk through her exhibition, “The Intimacy of Plein Air Painting.” Peg will explain the meaning behind the artwork titles, give brief narration of her creative process and describe the challenges of each piece. Doors open at 5 p.m., talk begins at 5:30. Free admission. STAA is located 320 N. Columbia St.

DOTD Open House Public Meeting on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at the Covington City Council Chambers, located at 222 East Kirkland Street, 4 – 6 p.m. (LADOTD) is conducting an open house public meeting for the proposed US 190B and Jefferson Ave. Roundabout project. The purpose of the meeting is to provide information about the project and to obtain input from interested parties with a multi-media presentation.

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7th Covington Business Resource Workshop

It’s not too late to pre-register as seating is limited for the seventh installment of the award winning Covington Business Resource Workshop series which will be held Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 8:30 am til Noon taking place in the Bogue Falaya Hall of the Greater Covington Center located at 317 N. Jefferson Avenue.
The City of Covington and the City Council Economic Development Committee will host the workshop, The Changing Workplace…Labor Law, Employee Management & HR Fundamentals for Business. This workshop will provide local business owners with awareness and understanding of best practices in development of policies in managing employee’s use of social media in today’s changing workplace.

“Our businesses are what makes our City and community strong. These workshops are dedicated to making our businesses stronger,” Councilman Larry Rolling, District D, Chairman of the Covington City Council Economic Development Committee.
This event is free and open to the public. You can pre-register at Lsbdc.org. Refreshments will be provided by the Covington Business Association. For additional information, contact: please contact Councilman Larry Rolling, RollingDistrictD@aol.com or visit www.covla.com.

Film Screening at the Covington Trailhead

The Pontchartrain Film Festival Fall Film Tour 2017 presents a Free outdoor screening of “Deeply Rooted: John Coykendall’s Journey to Save Our Seeds & Stories” on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at the Covington Trailhead. The Trailhead is located at 419 N. New Hampshire Street, showtime is at 7 p.m.

For nearly four decades, John Coykendall’s passion has been preserving the farm heritage – the seeds and stories – of southeastern Louisiana. The film is followed by a Question and Answer session with film director Christina Melton. Hosted by the City of Covington and the Covington Farmer’s Market. See flyer on color insert.

OnStage Presents Ventriloquist Lynn Trefzger

Have you ever had a childhood hobby that got out of hand? That explains Lynn Trefzger’s start as a ventriloquist/ comedienne. For over 30 years, Lynn has given life to a trunk full of comical characters. She has performed for audiences worldwide in corporations, colleges, theatres, and cruise ships.

Audiences are treated to Lynn’s vocal illusion talents, when they may meet a drunken and lovable camel, a grumpy old man, a feisty little girl, and may even see some other audience members who are brought up for the action! Lynn’s off-the-wall audience interplay is riotously funny, no two shows are alike! Her performances are tailored for both family and adult audiences.
This performance takes place on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 7 p.m. In the Fuhrmann Auditorium, located at 317 N. Jefferson Avenue. For more information, call 985-892-1873. Tickets on sale now at eventbrite.com.

October 2017 Rockin’ the Rails Line Up

The City of Covington is excited to announce its Rockin’ the Rails FREE concert series at the Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire Street. The concerts will take place every Thursday in October from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The series is sponsored by Champagne Beverage and is presented by the City of Covington Office of Cultural Arts and Events. This October’s lineup has some fantastic acts and promises to be another great success!
October 5 Louis Prima Jr. and The Witnesses
October 12 The Yat Pak
October 19 Rockin’ Dopsie
October 26 Four Unplugged

“We encourage those who work in Covington to stop off at the Trailhead at the end of the day to enjoy a free concert and wind down with refreshments available through local non-profits. We ask attendees to support our sponsor, Champagne Beverage, so that these events may continue to be free and open to the public” says Aimee Faucheux, Cultural Arts and Events Director for the City of Covington. We also encourage attendees to end the evening with dinner at one of our wonderful restaurants downtown.” Concert goers may wish to bring their own chair or a picnic blanket as there is limited seating provided at the Trailhead. Beer and wine will be available for purchase during the concert. See flyer on color insert.

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Upcoming September Things In Covington

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The 7th Covington Business Resource Workshop takes place on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the Bogue Falaya Hall in the Greater Covington Center at the Covington City Hall Building. “The Changing Workplace Social Media – and your Employees Fundamentals from Human Resources to Legal” begins with registration at 8 a.m., workshop runs from 8:30 a.m. To noon.
This workshop will provide local business owners with awareness and understanding of best practices in development of policies in managing employees use of social media in today’s changing workplace. Participants to include: Parish President Pat Brister, City Councilman Larry Rolling, Labor Attorney Michael Bush, LA SBDC at Southeastern, SCORE and Brad Schroeder of the CBA. The business resource workshop is free and open to the public, refreshments donated by the CBA.
Hosted by The Covington City Council Economic Development Committee and the City of Covington.

For additional details, contact Councilman Larry Rolling, District D, Council Economic Development Committee Chairman at rollingdistrictd@aol.com. For additional information or to register for this free workshop, visit lsbdc.org or covla.com. Registration is recommended as seating is limited. Covington City Hall is located at 317 North Jefferson Avenue.

Flood the Love & fill a box of hope to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey!
Heritage Bank of St. Tammany is partnering with Northshore Vineyard Church and Convoy of Hope in an effort to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Stop by the Covington Branch, pick up a box (Box of Hope), follow the instructions and return the box. It will then go to the church for proper delivery to the affected areas. For more information, call (985) 892-4565 heritagebank.org

KCB River Clean Up Scheduled Sept. 30

The annual KCB Bogue Falaya River Sweep Litter Clean Up takes place Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 9 a.m. To Noon. Volunteers and Paddlers will meet at Menetre (4th Avenue) Boat Launch for 9 a.m. Personal flotation devices are required for all paddlers. KCB will provide litter grabbers, gloves and trash bags. There will be a picnic at the Bogue Falaya Park Small Pavilion for volunteers and paddlers after the clean-up.

Volunteers and paddlers are asked to bring their own canoe or kayak as there are a limited number of canoes available. Sign up by September 20, 2017 to reserve your space. Event day volunteers are needed at this time. For more information, caall (985) 867-3652 or email info@keepcovingtonbeautiful.org

The 22nd JDC Bar Association sponsors this annual event, benefiting the Youth Service Bureau’s programs of advocacy, counseling, education, and intervention for at-risk youth and families in St. Tammany and Washington Parishes.

Event is Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 7 a.m. Ticket information: 22ndjdcbar.org

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Rolling to Remain in District D Seat

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After careful consideration, and despite the urging and support of citizens and leaders to run for the at-large council seat, Larry Rolling, City of Covington District D councilman, has decided to wait until 2019 to run for an at-large council seat.  Rolling was approached to run in March for the at-large council seat formerly held by the late Lee Alexius.
“I made a pledge to the people of my district and at this time I am compelled to continue as District D’s councilman  until 2019,”  stated Rolling. Not only does Rolling reside in District D, but his business is also in the District he serves.
larry-cropped-pic-page-001-2Rolling is District D representative on the Covington City Council since 2011. He also serves as the economic development committee chairman for the council and was instrumental in initiating the Covington Business Resource Workshop series.

“I am humbled by the interest and encouragement of my fellow citizens and local leaders to run for the at-large seat,” said Rolling. “I am looking forward to the opportunity to serve the entire city as an at-large council member in 2019.”

Covington City Councilman Larry Rolling, District D

985-502-8586       rollingdistrictd@aol.com

 

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RSVP For Covington’s Sixth Business Resource Workshop

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City Councilman Larry Rolling (District D) announces the sixth Covington Business Resource Workshop will take place Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from 8:30 – Noon at the Greater Covington Center, Bogue Falaya Hall, 317 North Jefferson Avenue.
“Our sixth workshop explores Social Media and the importance for our Covington and Northshore businesses to keep up with what’s trending as a strategy to grow their business and be successful,” Covington City Councilman Larry Rolling, Council Economic Development Committee Chairman.
The workshop theme for 2016 is “Plugged In” – meaning to be informed, connected, involved, aware, in-tune and in touch – all essential to a successful business.  The goal in presenting the  Covington Business Resource Workshop is to provide a “hands on” environment for Covington and neighboring Northshore businesses, assisting them in being “Plugged In”.  Goals for participants include an increase in knowledge and comfortable usage of the valuable available resource and tools the internet can provide to small business.
Topics featured in the workshop include Social Media Trending.  Explore the newest changes in social media sites and how they can help your business.  Learn how to maintain a healthy online reputation by using sites like Yelp, Google and Facebook to generate positive feedback.  52% of consumers report that positive customer reviews make them more likely to do business compared to 28% who prefer factors like location and price.
Take control of your online business presence.  Manage your online reputation and incorporate e-mail marketing to grow your brand.  Search Engine Optimization will be discussed regarding what businesses need to do to their website to remain competitive in the market.  The Covington Business Resource  Workshop is held annually to coincide with the U.S. Small Business Association’s “National Small Business Week”, May 1 – 7.
Attendees are asked to bring their laptops, tablets and/or smart phones.  The workshop is hands-on and interactive. Wifi will be available, and the event is Free and open to the public.  Register in advance at covla.com.  For additional information, contact Larry Rolling at 985-234-9527 or email rollingdistrictd@aol.com.

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“Covington – Your Place for Business” Resource Workshop Next Thursday

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Business Workshop 2-26-15The City of Covington and the Covington City Council Economic Development Committee will host the fifth installment of the award-winning Covington Business Resource Workshop series entitled Covington — Your Place for Business on Thursday, February 26th, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (8:00 a.m. on-site registration), in the Bogue Falaya Hall of the Greater Covington Center, 317 N. Jefferson Avenue. The purpose of this workshop is to introduce people who are interested in opening their business in Covington and further assist current businesses in the City to provide the tools and resources to prosper. Guest speakers at the workshop include: Parish President Pat Brister; Covington Mayor Mike Cooper; Covington City Councilman Larry Rolling, District D; City of Covington Director of Administration, Gina Hayes; St. Tammany Economic Development, Brenda Bertus; North Shore Area Board of Realtors (NABOR), David Holloway; U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Melissa Daigrepont; Louisiana SBDC at Southeastern Louisiana University; SCORE, Sandy Hughes; and Covington Business Association (CBA), Brad Schroeder.

This event is free and open to the public and is a great opportunity for local business owners to network and keep up to date with the business climate. Pre-registration is recommended, as seating is limited. Visit www.lsbdc.org for more information and online registration. Refreshments provided by the Covington Business Association. www.covla.com

 

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City of Covington Hosts 5th Installment of Award-Winning “Business Resource Workshop”

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Business Workshop 2-26-15It’s not too late to pre-register as seating is limited for the fifth installment of the award-winning Covington Business Resource Workshop series which will be held on Thursday, February 26th, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (8:00 a.m. on-site registration), in the Bogue Falaya Hall of the Greater Covington Center, 317 N. Jefferson Avenue.

The City of Covington and the Covington City Council Economic Development Committee will host the workshop, entitled Covington — Your Place for Business.  The purpose of this workshop is to introduce people who are interested in opening their business in Covington and further assist current businesses in the City to provide the tools and resources to prosper. Guest speakers at the workshop include: Parish President Pat Brister; Covington Mayor Mike Cooper; Covington City Councilman Larry Rolling, District D; City of Covington Director of Administration, Gina Hayes; St. Tammany Economic Development, Brenda Bertus; North Shore Area Board of Realtors (NABOR), David Holloway; U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Melissa Daigrepont; Louisiana SBDC at Southeastern Louisiana University; SCORE, Sandy Hughes; and Covington Business Association (CBA), Brad Schroeder.

“Anyone considering investing in Covington for their business endeavors should plan to attend this free workshop to further their knowledge on the many significant business tools and resources that will be discussed.  Topics will include the Covington business environment, real estate leases/purchasing, business financing and marketing strategies,” Councilman Larry Rolling, District D, Chairman of the Covington City Council Economic Development Committee.

This event is free and open to the public and is a great opportunity for local business owners to network and keep up to date with the business climate. Pre-registration is recommended, as seating is limited. Visit www.lsbdc.org for more information. Refreshments provided by the Covington Business Association.

Contact Councilman Larry Rolling, District D, at (985) 234-9527, RollingDistrictD@aol.com or visit the City of Covington website: www.covla.com for more information.

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Covington Business Resource Workshop Focusing on Benefits of Social Media Marketing

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192The City of Covington and the Covington City Council Economic Development Committee will host its second Business Resource Workshop on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, from 9 a.m. to noon (8:30 a.m. registration) in the Bogue Falaya Hall of the Greater Covington Center, 317 N. Jefferson Avenue. This workshop, entitled Effective Techniques for Using Facebook in Business, will focus on marketing using social media, particularly Facebook. The workshop is presented by the Louisiana Small Business Development Center.

This event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is recommended, as seating is limited (register at lsbdc.org). Refreshments will be provided by the Covington Business Association. For additional information about this event, please contact Councilman Larry Rolling, District D, at (985) 234-9527

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Covington Business Resource Workshop

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Covington Business Resource WorkshopInitiated by chairman of the City Council’s Economic Development Committee Larry Rolling, the stated purpose of the event is to improve business retention by providing resource information to help businesses survive and prosper. Larry Rolling is also owner of the local business LA Logos & Promos. This event is free and open to the public, and no registration is required.