Foundation formed by St. Augustine High alumni buys practice field for school


Friday, 23 June 2017

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Backed by local donors, a group of St. Augustine High School alumni have purchased a recently created practice field close to the famed 7th Ward Catholic school.The field has undergone extensive renovations to serve the school’s students, athletes and marching band.

The newly formed St. Augustine High School Foundation-​New Orleans purchased the field at 2525 St. Bernard Ave., near North Broad Street, from the Galatoire Foundation last week.

The Galatoire Foundation bought the property two years ago, demolished the old warehouses that stood there and funded its conversion into a practice field with the goal of passing it on to the St. Augustine Foundation once that group formed with the support of a slate of high-​profile donors.

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Galatoire’s owners, including John Georges, buy former Hurwitz Mintz building on Royal Street


Friday, 23 June 2017

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Galatoire’s is eyeing the possibility of expanding its family of restaurants, with the French Quarter landmark’s owners buying a pair of buildings that might serve as new culinary venues.

John Georges and Todd Trosclair said Friday that they had purchased the building at 211 Royal St., a block from Galatoire’s, from Kishore “Mike” Motwani, a commercial real estate owner who has caused controversy with the T-​shirt shops that operate at many of his properties.

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The Farmer Becomes Part of Georges Media Group


Thursday, 23 March 2017

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Today, The Farmer begins a new chapter under the ownership of Dathel and John Georges, who also own The New Orleans Advocate.

Georges Media Group purchased The Farmer last week from the family of Karen Goodwyn Courtney, which has owned the newspaper since 1928. Under the new ownership, The Farmer will continue to be an independent newspaper at its home on North New Hampshire Street in downtown Covington. Many of the familiar bylines will remain. But some things will change. The Farmer, which had been printed in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, will now be printed right here in Louisiana. And it will be distributed a day earlier, on Wednesday.”

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News Media Alliance opens New Orleans conference at Advocate headquarters


Friday, 23 June 2017

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News media executives from across North America gathered at The New Orleans Advocate on St. Charles Avenue Sunday night for the opening reception of mediaXchange, the annual gathering of the News Media Alliance. The conference, which meets in New Orleans until Wednesday, offers programming, networking and information on the rapidly evolving news industry.

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Gil Stroud, longtime Georges Enterprises executive, dies at 70


Wednesday, 01 March 2017 undefined

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W. Gilbert Stroud Jr., chief financial officer of Georges Media Group and longtime Georges Enterprises executive, died Sunday. He was 70.

Stroud earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches. He began his career as a certified public accountant in 1968 with Arthur Andersen & Co., where he worked with major corporate accounts in southeast Louisiana, including many oil and gas companies. Later, he worked as vice president of finance and operations for William B. Reilly & Co. and Standard Coffee Company.

Our companies would not be what they are today without Gil Stroud’s contributions and having his hand in every complicated business deal over the last 25 years,” said John Georges. “Our business family will miss him tremendously.”

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