Premier Holiday Shopping Marketplace NOLA MADE To Showcase ‘New’ New Orleans


NEW ORLEANS – NOLA MADE 2016 takes place Black Friday, Nov. 25, at the Ace Hotel, 600 Carondelet St., from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. This premier holiday shopping marketplace will showcase the “new” New Orleans to young professional “expats” returning home for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Expats, local young professionals and employers will come together during this inaugural event to shop authentic locally made products, experience the revitalization of Greater New Orleans, network over complimentary cocktails and learn about new developments in a region rich in culture and economic opportunity.

Sponsoring employers include: GE Digital, Lucid, Torsh and LookFar

NOLA MADE Merchants: Brandi Couvillon, NOLA Boards, Walking Man Studios, New Orleans 2018 Merchandise, Goods that Matter, Hale Stewart Jewelry, Frances Makes Art, Lion Heart Prints, Royal Wood, Vintage Virageaux, and raffle prizes from Commander’s Palace.

Local Young Professional Ambassadors include:

Ambassador Committee Chairs Brandon Nelson (GNO, Inc. NextGen Council President), Curry Smith (Idea Village Director of External Affairs, Manager of the New Bienville Society & Co-chair of Tricentenial Commission Community Engagement Committee), and Mary Matthews (504ward, Executive Director) and Ambassadors Buddy Boe, Brittany Major, Jameeta Youngbood, Anna Nguyen, David Baker, Katie DeBruhl, Jenna Burke, Barrett Cooper, Alejandra Guzman, Carolyn Frenkel, Adam Griego, Cecilia Kjellgren, Bitsy Metcalf, Christian Rhodes, Christopher Riley, and Sarah Vandergriff.

Community Partners include: Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation, The Idea Village, Young Leadership Council, Urban League of Greater New Orleans Young Professionals, New Leaders Council, Teach for America, JNOLA, GNO inc NextGen Council, Hispanic Young Professionals of Louisiana, Propeller, Millennial Spirits of New Orleans, Dillard University National Alumni Association, Loyola University of New Orleans Alumni Association, Tulane University Office of Alumni Relations, UNO Alumni Association, Xavier University Office of Alumni Relations, Southern University at New Orleans Alumni Association, and University of Holy Cross.

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