Small Business Power Week 2018 proclaimed in Donaldsonville


Shown with Mayor Leroy Sullivan Sr. and the Donaldsonville City Council are representatives of Ascension Small Business Power Week.

Mayor Leroy Sullivan Sr. has proclaimed April 29 through May 5, 2018 Small Business Power Week in Donaldsonville.

The Mayor and City Council welcomed representatives of Ascension Small Business Power Week to the regularly-scheduled meeting Tuesday night.

The week will include workshops throughout Ascension Parish. Entrepreneurs will be able to learn about the programs, services, and organizations in the parish available to small businesses.

Ascension Small Business Power Week is presented by Eatel Business and Guaranty Media.

Three days will be offered from 6-8 p.m., Monday, April 30 in Sorrento at the Sorrento Civic Center (7471 Main Street), Tuesday, May 1 in Donaldsonville at the MBECA Innovation Center & Incubator (420 Mississippi Street Suite B), and Thursday, May 3 at the MBECA LEAP Center at Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales (9039 S. St. Landry Avenue).

On Saturday, May 5 the SUPERWOMAN’S EXPO is back at Lamar Dixon Expo Center from 9am to 2pm featuring the Superwoman of Ceremonies, Michelle Southern of Eagle 98.1. The expo focuses on women in business with speakers, demonstrations, services available to women in business, as well as a fashion show hosted by Tanger Outlet Centers. Come out and develop your focus through mindfulness with Orhan McMillan and meet vendors who help develop your mental, physical, and spiritual health.

Pre-registration for all events on the Ascension Small Business Power Week Facebook page @smallbizpowerweek.

Free tickets are available at Tanger Outlet Center’s Shopper Services and Horn of Plenty in Gonzales.

You can also register to win tickets by listening to Eagle 98.1. Tickets to the Superwoman’s Expo are $10 on event day.

For more information, call 225-445-1383.

In other matters Tuesday:

CAMERAS: The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office has installed surveillance cameras at four locations throughout the City of Donaldsonville, according to Captain Darryl Smith.

Functioning for just three weeks so far, he said the cameras have assisted neighboring Assumption Parish deputies with a homicide investigation.

A fifth camera will go up soon in the city, Smith added.

AUCTIONS: The Council voted to authorize the mayor to sign a contract with Civic Source, a company that provides technology and collection services for government clients.

Civic Source was founded in New Orleans in 2008 and specializes in auctions of adjudicated properties.

Several parishes and municipalities throughout Louisiana have listings on the site,

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