French Quarter Business Association
In This Issue
2011 FQBA Awards & Installation Dinner
Business Summit
Small Business Assistance
Christmas New Orleans Style
Patio Planter's Holiday Events
December Events
Save the Date
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2011 FQBA
Awards & Installation Dinner

Tueasday, January 18th
6 - 9 p.m.

Reservations Required
Quick Links

December Member Specials

each will link to more information

Holiday Specials
antoine's annex
Shopping, Events & Exhibits
HNOC full logo
Papa Noel Rates
Monte the Lion's Teas
Pre-Theatre Dining
Opera on Bourbon
& Locals Nights
A Little Christmas
& 95th Season
Local School Choirs
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Special Seasonal Cruises & New Year's Eve
steamboat natchez

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This holiday season please take the time to thank the officers you meet and greet!

FQBA would especially like to thank the 8th District officers for making connections and working with the community on Quality of Life issues.
Officer Roger Jones
8th District
Quality of Life Officer
(504) 301-7667
Sergeant Jonette Williams
8th District
Community Coordinator
(504)239-0356 (cell)
Superintendent Serpas Announces Second Citizen's Police Academy
Superintendent Ronal Serpas is pleased to announce that the New Orleans Police Department's Crime Prevention Section will host the second Citizen's Police Academy beginning on January 5, 2011. This academy/training
will provide information and knowledge about the the New Orleans Police Department to the citizens of the community.
click here for an application to be submitted to Sergeant Williams (above)

December NONPAC Meeting
Please join Captain Hosli for this month's NONPAC meeting on Thursday, December 9, 2010, at the Maison Dupuy Hotel at 1001 Toulouse Street at 6pm. The meeting is a great way for you to find out what is occurring in the district as well as upcoming events.

Around the Quarter

December 2010 Newsletter

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FQBA Christmas Banners are available for member businesses to show your holiday spirit.

If you have a balcony or post that meets the height requirements, we'll get one to you!

As my tenure comes to an end as FQBA president, I am proud to say this has been an incredible year. The support that we received was tremendous. I would like to thank the board, FQBA members and citizens in our community. Of course, I must acknowledge our Executive Director Annie. Her energy and dedication is invaluable. I respectfully appreciate the opportunity to represent our association. Under Adrienne Thomas' leadership, FQBA will continue to be your voice, please let us hear it.

Have a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

Shelly Waguespack
FQBA 2010 President

Mayor Links Local Businesses with $6 Billion in Upcoming Capital Investments at Summit

Mayor at the Summit
November 30, 2010 - Mayor Mitch Landrieu today held the first summit on economic opportunities for local businesses, "People of New Orleans Rebuilding New Orleans" at the Marriott Hotel. Over 500 local businesspeople heard presentations from The City, Sewerage & Water Board, Recovery School District (RSD), Orleans Parish School Board, Veterans Administration, University Medical Center, and US Army Corps of Engineers about upcoming projects and procurement opportunities.

"We are embarking upon $6 billion of investments in our capital infrastructure - the most significant urban renewal taking place in the country," said Mayor Landrieu. "We need to work together to keep these dollars local. This summit was about creating jobs, putting people back to work, and ensuring access to economic prosperity for all New Orleanians."

Click here for the full press release with links to the presentations given at the summit.

Mayor Landrieu Announced Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative Expands to New Orleans

Program to Offer $20 million to Area Businesses to Grow, Create Jobs

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November 22, 2010 - Mayor Mitchell Landrieu announced that New Orleans has been selected to join the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative. The partnership between the City and Goldman Sachs will create jobs and stimulate economic growth by committing $20 million in capital for small business loans and subsidizing results-oriented business education for current small business owners.

Click here to read the full press release and for more information on the small business support and financial aid available.

Christmas New Orleans Style 2010

A whole merry month of holiday feasting, Cathedral concerts and festive events! It's an exciting time to come out and play in New Orleans
Christmas New Orleans Style

French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (FQFI), in partnership with New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, presents the 24th annual Christmas New Orleans Style. After being named 'Top Christmas Town' by HGTV (Home and Garden Television) in 2008, FQFI is excited to announce the details of the 2010 Christmas New Orleans Style celebration. Throughout the month of December, FQFI actively enlists local businesses, restaurants, hotels, and community organizations to produce quality holiday events and a celebration that is uniquely New Orleans. Originally founded as a way to attract tourists during the traditionally slow month of December, Christmas New Orleans Style has grown into a very successful month-long festival helping New Orleans businesses, arts community, and the tourism industry - with activities drawing in locals and visitors alike, generating tremendous economic impact for the city and state. FQFI Executive Director Marci Schramm commented, "People who visit us in December enjoy not only the wide array of activities, but also enjoy the incredible sense of tradition, southern hospitality, and community celebration. We also can't forget the beautiful weather in Louisiana during this festive time of year."

*Reveillon Dinners*
*Cathedral Concerts*
*Cooking Demonstrations*
*Papa No�l Rates*
For complete information and schedules, visit or

For a free booklet and calendar, call 504-522-5730, e-mail, or write to French Quarter Festivals, Inc., 400 North Peters Street, Suite 205 New Orleans, LA, 70130.

For more information about all the things to see, do and eat year-round in New Orleans, visit:, the official tourism website for the city. For more information about French Quarter Festivals, Inc., please visit www.fqfi.orgor call 504-522-5730.

Patio Planters Holiday Events

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Deck those French Quarter Halls...and Windows and Balconies!
All French Quarter residents and businesses are encouraged to decorate festively and make this historic New Orleans neighborhood sparkle for the holidays. Patio Planters of the Vieux Carr� will judge French Quarter Christmas Decorations on the evening of Tuesday, December 14, 2010. Awards will be given in five categories: Best Commercial, Best Balcony, Best Door or Window, Best Hotel, and Best Overall. Prizes include engraved plaques and gift certificates to Santa's Quarters at 1025 Decatur Street. Winners will be announced at Caroling in Jackson Square on Sunday, December 19th, at 7:00 p..m.

Holiday Home Tour, being held on Sunday, December 19, 2010, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Savor the holiday spirit and tour French Quarter residences dressed for the season. Tickets are $20.00 each (children under 12 free), and will be available for purchase at Creole Delicacies, 533 St. Ann Street (at Jackson Square), and at French Quarter Gem & Lapidary, 527 St. Philip Street (near Decatur).

Sponsored by The Patio Planters of the Vieux Carr� since 1946, Caroling in Jackson Square is a truly moving holiday tradition held every year by candlelight on the Sunday before Christmas. Jackson Square brims with candle-lit faces and song-lit spirits as high as the spires of the St. Louis Cathedral. Sunday, December 19, 2010, 7:00 p.m. (gates open at 6:30 p.m.) Free and open to the public. Candles and song sheets are provided. Helpful hint: To keep your candles lit, trim a green, plastic soft drink bottle for a candle holder and wind guard.

Patio Planters du Vieux Carr� is a volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation and beautification of the French Quarter.

December Events

Friday's at Pat O's with Live Music & Santa

Fridays, December 3rd, 10th & 17th

Where: Pat O'Brien's Patio

When: 5-8 p.m.

click here for details

LA State Museum's Winter Art & Antiques Show

Friday, December 3rd - Sunday December 5th

Where: Old U.S. Mint

When: 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. & Noon to 5 p.m.

Click here for details

Mignon Faget Trunk Show & HNOC Member Appreciation Day

Saturday, December 4th

Where: The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal

When: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

More on events and offerings from HNOC

Christmas on Jackson Square

Saturday, December 4th

Where: The Shops at Jackson

When: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information on specials & events throughout the day click here.

Saint Nicholas Day Fair

Saturday, December 4th

Where: The French Market & Dutch Alley

When: 12 noon - 4 p.m.

French Market Events & Fair Details

Krewe Of Jingle Parade
presented by the Downtown Development District &

The Roosevelt New Orleans

Where: Parade will roll on Canal Street

When: Parade will begin at 1:00 p.m.

Click here for more Canal Street Home for the Holidays Events

Gingerbread Workshop

Sunday, December 5th & Saturday, December 11th

Where: RedFish Grill

When: 9:30 a.m. check in, 10 a.m. - 12 noon Workshop

Details & Reservations

"Princess & the Frog" free screening by New Orleans Lyceum

Monday, December 6th

Where: Inn on Bourbon

When: 7:30 p.m.

Click here for more information about this event

GW Fins Open for Lunch

Fridays, December 10th & 17th

Where: GW Fins, 808 Bienville

When: lunch hours

Call 504.581.3467 for reservations or click here for the GW Fins website

Reindeer Run & Romp

Saturday, December 11th

Where: Canal Street, beginning and ending at The Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

When: 8:00 a.m. registration, 9:00 a.m. race start
Click here for more details and Canal Street Home for the Holidays Events

Tales of the Toddy

Thursday, December 16th

Where: Hotel Monteleone

When: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

for more information visit the Hotel Monteleone website

2010 NOPD Race Against Crime

Saturday, December 18th

Where: Fulton Street Registration

When: 8:00 a.m. registration, 9:00 a.m. race

Registration information & map

Caroling in Jackson Square by Patio Planters

Sunday, December 19th

Where: Jackson Square

When: gates open at 6:00 p.m.

For more details visit the Patio Planters website

New Year's Eve at Pat O's on the River

Friday, December 31st

Where: Pat O's on the River

When: 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.

advanced tickets required

New Year's Eve Celebration

by the Crescent City Countdown Club

Friday, December 31st

Where: Decatur Street at Jackson Square

When: 9:00 p.m. Entertainment & Midnight fireworks

Click here for more details

Continue to check the FQBA website calendar, events are always being added!

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