Advocate publisher John Georges Named a Recepient of Weiss Award for Civic Contributions


Wednesday, 11 December 2013

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BATON ROUGE, La. — The New Orleans Council for Community and Justice, the city’s oldest human-​relations organization, will present its 56th annual Weiss Awards on Tuesday to 10 individuals and organizations that have made exceptional civic and humanitarian contributions to Louisiana.

Awards will be presented to eight community leaders and two organizations that have been influential in promoting the advancement of social understanding and fighting for change in their communities.

This year’s honorees are: Carol G. Asher, a community activist; George J. Fowler III, founding partner of Fowler Rodriguez; Steve Gleason, a former Saints player and community activist; John D. Georges, CEO of Georges Enterprises and publisher of The Advocate; Barbara Crain Major, a community organizer; James Meza Jr., superintendent of Jefferson Parish public schools; Alvin L. Richard Jr., CEO of Richard’s Disposal Inc.; William Henry Shane Jr., president of Favrot & Shane Companies Inc.; Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans, a community activist group; and Women of the Storm, a civic activist group.

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John Georges Stresses Entrepreneurial Skills


Wednesday, 20 November 2013

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BATON ROUGE, La. — An inherent ability to overcome obstacles that arise in business situations and an ability to face them with no fear compelled self-​proclaimed “serial” entrepreneur and CEO of Georges Enterprises, John Georges, to success, he explained Tuesday to fellow entrepreneurs and other guests at the University Executive Education’s Breakfast to Business event.

The quarterly event was scheduled this week to coincide with Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week, where various organizations and businesses are coming together to highlight entrepreneurial aspects in the city.

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John Georges Shares the Tale of a Serial Entrepreneur


Tuesday, 19 November 2013

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BATON ROUGE, La. — John Georges shared his tales of a serial entrepreneur at a business series breakfast Tuesday morning.

Georges has many successful business ventures under his belt, including Galatoire’s and The Advocate, but he shared his experience of turning a company founded by his immigrant father into a billion-​dollar corporation.

It was all part of Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week.

“What we hope most of all is, especially the young crowd, is that we inspire them to become entrepreneurs, as well as how as existing entrepreneurs and existing business owners learn something new,” said Robin Kistler with LSU Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute.

LSU has two other events planned for Tuesday afternoon, including a student pitch competition. There will also be a panel discussion with entrepreneurs and other business owners. They will talk about the challenges and opportunities of the times.

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John Georges: “Newspaper will out-​compete Times-​Picayune“


Wednesday, 20 November 2013

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BATON ROUGE, La. — In the competition for readers between The Advocate and The Times-​Picayune, The Advocate owner John Georges said Tuesday his newspaper will ultimately pull away because of its stronger emphasis on news and not entertainment.

Speaking during an LSU breakfast lecture, Georges also said The Advocate has the upper hand because of a better business model.

The Times-​Picayune cut its print edition to three days a week in 2012, in a move that Georges said shocked the New Orleans community.

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Letters: Advocate a ‘vital force for public good,’ business councils say (2)


Tuesday, 19 November 2013

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The Business Council of New Orleans and the River Region, the Jefferson Business Council and the Southeast Regional Coalition of Business Councils sincerely thank John Georges, publisher and CEO, and all members of The Advocate organization, for providing a quality, daily printed newspaper to the residents of New Orleans. The New Orleans Advocate is consistently delivering in-​depth news and information to our community, meeting the demand for timely and accurate reporting. Were it not for John Georges and his commitment to our city, New Orleans would lack a robust daily paper at a critical juncture of its economic and political life.

The value of a daily newspaper to a community is enormous. Immediate and broad coverage of news is essential to a functional democracy as it allows the public greater access to information. It brings about greater transparency, accountability and inclusiveness of government institutions and processes.

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