New Orleans Advocate opens new building on St. Charles Avenue
Tuesday, 31 January 2017
The New Orleans Advocate has opened a prominent new office on St. Charles Avenue, creating a more visible downtown presence for the city’s only seven-day, home-delivered newspaper.
The building, located at 840 St. Charles Ave., will house about 50 New Orleans-based journalists and advertising sales staff, as well as offices for the owners and publisher.
“Thanks to the overwhelming support of the community, The New Orleans Advocate is on its way to becoming the dominant source of print and online news in New Orleans,” said John Georges, who with his wife Dathel, purchased The Advocate in 2013 and dramatically expanded its New Orleans operations. “We are very proud to restore a historic building to its splendor and make it a vibrant community center in the heart of downtown.”
Advocate owners John and Dathel Georges give $1 million to United Way for poverty fight
Tuesday, 05 July 2016
New Orleans business owners and philanthropists John and Dathel Georges have donated $1 million to the United Way of Southeast Louisiana to help the nonprofit’s efforts to eradicate poverty.
The hefty donation earns the couple, who own The Advocate, a seat at United Way’s Million Dollar Roundtable, a national circle of donors who give $1 million or more.
“We are more than happy giving to United Way to support the local community where our customers, employees and family live and work,” the Georges said in a statement.”
Lemonade Day stands going into business Saturday around Louisiana
Monday, 02 May 2016
More than 20,000 youth in the state are expected to participate in the sixth annual Lemonade Day, designed to teach entrepreneurship and character development among Louisiana’s youth ages 4 to 18.
Young entrepreneurs were provided with a free backpack, which contained detailed materials to help them establish their lemonade stand. They are advised to spend a little, save a little and share a little by donating a portion of their sales to a local charity.
Gov. John Bel Edwards proclaimed Saturday as National Lemonade Day in the state.
Lemonade Day winners named in Zachary event
Friday, 10 June 2016
Level Homes provided 50 lemonade stands to the first 50 students who registered for the second annual Lemonade Day Louisiana event at Americana in Zachary in April.
Lemonade Day was first brought to Louisiana in 2010 by entrepreneurs John Georges, CEO of Georges Enterprises and owner of The Advocate, and Todd Graves, founder and CEO of Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, who both received their first taste of business by operating their own lemonade stands as children.
The goal of Lemonade Day is to empower youths to take ownership of their lives and become productive members of society. Each child who registers to participate receives a backpack with an Entrepreneur Workbook that teaches the 15 lessons of Lemonade Day including creating budgets, setting profit-making goals, serving customers, repaying investors and giving back to the community.
Smiley: Taking care of readers
Monday, 02 May 2016
Jennifer Jette, of New Orleans, “an avid reader of The Advocate,” was trying to get a paper from the box in front of the CC’s Coffee House on Maple Street when she dropped a coin and it rolled under the box:
“I tilted the box, retrieved the coin and completed paying the machine. Tilting the box must’ve set it askew, because once all 75 cents was in, it wouldn’t open!