The Future of Business on Claiborne
Revitalizing "Black Main Street"
A day of events honoring the past and celebrating the future of small businesses on Claiborne Avenue
Join Launch NOLA, the Claiborne Cultural Innovation District (CID), and local community and business leaders for a day of events dedicated to honoring the past and celebrating the future of small business on New Orleans' "Black Main Street": Claiborne Avenue.
Schedule of The Day's Events:
11:00am - Panel: Past, Present, and Future of Small Business on Claiborne
12:00pm - Lunch: Local fare provided by Launch NOLA
12:30pm - Presentation: How to Get Involved with CID and Launch NOLA Programming as a Small Business on Claiborne
5:00-6:00pm - Pop-Up Vendor Showcase + Complimentary Dinner featuring local Claiborne Businesses
6:00-7:30pm - Pitch Competition: Highlighting local businesses rooted on Claiborne Ave
7:30-9:00pm - Reception: Live Local Entertainment & Refreshments
The Day's Events in Detail
Attendees will hear about Claiborne's heritage, past and present, from community leaders and local business owners through a panel discussion led by Chuck Morse, Executive Director of Thrive New Orleans, and Asali DeVan Ecclesiastes, Director of Strategic Neighborhood Development of the New Orleans Business Alliance.
Afterward, attendees can enjoy a complimentary lunch provided by Launch NOLA alumni businesses, while the CID shares how local business owners are able to get involved with the revitalization efforts and markets under I-10, as well as with Launch NOLA’s programming.
In the evening, attendees can enjoy a complimentary “Pop-up Showcase” event, with local food and other pop-up vendors before rooting for local Claiborne Businesses in a joint CID + Launch NOLA Pitch competition, highlighting business owners rooted on Claiborne Avenue.
The evening will conclude with live music, spoken word, and storytelling from local artists, celebrating and showcasing the cultural lifeblood that fuels the community around the Claiborne Corridor.
We invite you to join us for some or all of the days events, as together we learn from Claiborne’s rich past and commit to building a more vibrant future for this cultural and economic pillar of our city, New Orleans’ “Black Main Street”: Claiborne Avenue.