COVID-19 Information & Pandemic Relief Resources

 

Dear Clients, Vendors, & Friends,

We hope and trust that you all are staying safe and healthy during this COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. We want to provide you with updates, information, and resources to help during these troubling times. As we receive more information, we will continue to share and keep you informed.

Please make sure you are washing your hands, and abiding by the guidance of the CDC public health protocols including social distancing. We all have a role to play in abiding by official government orders and keeping each other safe. Be sure to see the links below to many different pandemic relief resources such as industry-specific benefits, unemployment benefits, small business opportunities and more.
 


nocci Update Regarding COVID19

 

Dear Clients, Vendors, & Friends,

To protect the health and safety of our staff and community, nocci is implementing a "social distancing" policy. Our physical office will be closed until further notice, but our staff will be working remotely and will be accessible via email. We encourage everyone to stay safe and use their best judgment during this time.

Meetings scheduled with any of our team members at this time will need to be via phone or email, and we will reach out to you personally about making those arrangements for existing plans.

We are OPEN and HERE to take care of you and meet each of your event needs as always, but especially in this difficult time.

We can help you with:

  • Graphic Design
  • Social Media Content
  • Rescheduling Meetings & Events
  • Online Meetings & Webinars
  • Future Events, Meetings, Festivals, Conventions

We assure you that with nocci you can book with confidence now and for any of your future events.

 


New Year, New Look! NOCCI Announces New Logo!

New Year,  New Look.

As we welcome 2019, we are excited to introduce you to a refresh of our brand identity. 

For 32 years, we've been committed to providing our clients with world-class event marketing & logistics services. We continue to uphold this commitment with a logo that better reflects the evolution of our brand.

With the rebrand of our logo, we pay homage to our company's roots while symbolizing our company's dynamic and modern future. This clean new look represents the outstanding excellence we provide to each client. 

Same Great Services.

By the beginning of the New Year, you will see our new logo on our website, social media accounts, business cards, and on all branded documents. 

We are excited to share our new logo with you and we look forward to doing business with you in 2019!

Have a Safe and Happy Holiday Season!




Celebrate NOLA's 300th With Us!

As many of you know, this is a BIG year for NOLA. 2018 is the city's 300th Birthday and Team NOCCI has been tasked with planning many of the city's celebratory events. Earlier this Spring, we helped welcome gifts and dignitaries from Belgium and Monaco. The month of April is jam-packed with Tricentennial festivities, which means we are working around the clock to ensure this celebration is unforgettable for locals and visitors from across the globe. 

We love this city and we're so proud to work alongside the City of New Orleans and the 2018 NOLA Foundation to help produce some major events to ring in the city's 300th year. 

Here are some of the upcoming Tricentennial events that we're involved in... We hope to see you there!

Our City, Our Future Tricentennial Concert
Date: 
April 15, 2018
Time: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Saegner Theatre

This free concert hosted by Mayor Landrieu and the 2018 NOLA Commission will celebrate the musical legacy of our city and include musical performances by Kris Royal, Tonya Boyd-Cannon, Stooges Brass Band, DJ Raj Smoove, the New Orleans Youth Choir, and a Special Guest. 

The event is open to the public, but RSVP is required. Interested in attending? You can RSVP here.  

Tricentennial NOLA Navy Week
Date: April 19, 2018 - April 25, 2018 
Time: The ships are expected to arrive on Thursday, April 19, between 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM 
Location: New Orleans Riverfront 

Navy ships from the U.S. and around the globe will be in New Orleans for a week-long festival, including free ship tours and a cook-off between the ships.

For more information on the NOLA Navy Week events, visit here or check their Facebook for updates!

Tall Ships New Orleans
Date: 
April 19, 2018 - April 25, 2018
Time: The ships are expected to arrive on Thursday, April 19, between 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Woldenberg Park

Tall Ships of America's unique selection of antique ships will be on display at Woldenberg Park for the weekend. Come out to enjoy the ships and enjoy food and beverage out on the waterfront! 

Attendees can purchase a VIP FastPass to skip the tall ship board line and eat and drink in the VIP Hospitality Tent. FastPass tickets can be purchased here. 

For more information on Tall Ships, check out their website or Facebook Page.  

Citywide Family Reunion
Date: 
April 22, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Armstrong Park

Community Celebration at Armstrong Park and throughout the city. The event at Armstrong Park will have two stages with musical guests. The Tricentennial Stage in Armstrong Plaza will feature Mia Border with special guests John Gros, Arsene DeLay & Robin Barnes, Ivan Neville & Friends, Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers, and more! The International Jazz Day Stage in Congo Square will feature Herbie Hancock, Terence Blanchard, Patti Austin, Ledisi, and other special guests! Food and beverage will be available for purchase but feel free to bring food, family, and laissez bon temps rouler!

There are plenty of other amazing Tricentennial events happening in the city. Be sure to check them out here
This is a birthday party you don't want to miss out on!



Turn Your Tailgate Up A Notch

Tailgating is the pre-ceremonial football celebration practiced at any level of performance from peewee to NCAA to NFL. Tailgating dates as far back as the Civil War, as soldiers traditionally would eat and drink in preparation for battle. This tradition has evolved into one of America’s favorite pastimes as sport fans anxiously await the epic battle between rivaled teams.

This Fall, we’ve been on tour with Cracker Barrel for their HBCU Road Tour and have seen so many amazing tailgates. Feeling inspired by our college tour, we wanted to share some tips on how to plan the perfect tailgate.

Prep & Pack Your Cooler
Learning how to pack a cooler is essential!

1. Use airtight reusable containers
2. Add all bottles and cans to the bottom of the cooler to stay chilled longer
3. Place bagged items sideways on top of the beverage layer
4. Chill everything, especially all perishable foods and adult beverages with ice, or frozen ice packs

Bungee Cords are “Major Key!” (As DJ Khaled would say)
Never head out to a tented tailgate without some bungee cords. Bungee cords make terrific paper towel holders along struts of a tent. They are also helpful in securing box fans to help with proper air circulation for those steamy mornings, especially before you decide to fire up the grill.

“Phone, Wallet, Keys” and Other Important Items Not to Forget at Home:   Spatula, tongs, skewers, can/bottle opener, basting brush, seasoning, spices, condiments, ponchos, paper towels, plates, cups, your favorite alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, garbage bags, plastic zip bags, sunscreen, bug spray, misters, chairs, Tupperware, tarp, canopy tent, portable speakers, foldable tables and most importantly, attire to represent your favorite team!

What’s Cooking?
It’s time to turn your tailgate food up a notch. Neat idea? Turn your game day food into your team’s colors! From team colored jello to dessert icing, jazz it up by color coordinating with your favorite team. Not extreme enough? Try eating the competition! Make a creative dish inspired by the opponent’s mascot that will intimidate your rival team.

A Little Party Never Killed Nobody
Despite what your grandmother may think, beer pong is a sport and is more than likely the number one tailgate past-time. Some other game suggestions include: Kan-Jam, Tarp Toss, Jenga, Battle-Shots, Backyard Tic-Tac-Toe, Basketpong.

Lastly, nothing says game time more than your team's traditional chant or making up chants with family and friends. This set the atmosphere as you all prepare to enter the stadium while you are in the process of killing the grill and making memories with your closest friends.

-Raven Campbell
NOCCI Intern



Meet Our Interns

NOCCI is excited to welcome two bright and determined interns to our staff! Read on to learn more about our new team members, Karen and Raven.

Karen Velandia

Karen Velandia is a candidate for BBA in Marketing with a concentration in E-commerce. She is expected to graduate from Southeastern University in December. Karen is excited to work on NOCCI projects such as NOWFE and Oyster Fest. From this experience, she hopes to gain skills in critical thinking and problem solving. Originally from Columbia, Karen loves living in New Orleans. She is passionate about food, music and festivals; making her a perfect fit for our team! In her free time, Karen likes to discover new places around the city, read, exercise and work on her website. Karen’s favorite New Orleans’ festival is Jazz Fest and when it comes to eating in the city, Sobou is her favorite spot!

Raven Campbell

Raven Campbell graduated from Grambling State University in December 2015 with a BS in Kinesiology and concentration in Sports Management. Raven has experience working with the Zephyrs, Pelicans, Philadelphia 76ers and Grambling State University Department of Athletics. As a sports lover and Grambling State Alum, Raven is most excited to contribute to the Bayou Classic. Raven hopes to gain skills in project/time management, marketing and budgeting during her internship. Raven lives outside of New Orleans in LaPlace, but loves the easy going people, nightlife, food and culture that New Orleans has to offer. In her free time, Raven coaches youth basketball & football, spends time with her family and travels. Raven’s favorite festival is Oyster Fest and she loves eating at Muriel’s.

Karen: Top, Raven: Bottom


Become a Bayou Classic Social Media Brand Ambassador!

Do you attend a HBCU in Louisiana? Do you have a large social media following? Are you just as excited for the Bayou Classic as we are? 

If you answered "yes" to the above questions, then we have an amazing opportunity for you! The Bayou Classic is searching for charismatic and high achieving students to represent the Bayou Classic as Social Media Brand Ambassadors. 

What makes the perfect candidate?

  • Students in good standing from Dillard University, Grambling State University, Southern University and A&M College, Southern University at New Orleans and Xavier University. 
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Social Media savvy with knowledge of trends
  • Proven organization & problem solving skills
  • Energizing and outgoing personality
  • Min. 500+ followers on at least one Social Media platform
What are the benefits?
  • Volunteer hours/credit hours (w/ University approval)
  • Staff access to all Bayou Classic Events
  • Access to work with Digital team during Game Day
  • Access to march in the Bayou Classic Parade
  • Training in area of updating, scheduling & research
  • Gain high-level experience in event planning & execution
  • Official Bayou Classic letter of recommendation
How to Apply
  • If you are interested in applying email Megan Clay at mclay@nocci.com for an application
  • Submit a :60-90 second video and your application to mclay@nocci.com explaining why you would be the perfect person to represent the Bayou Classic Brand
Submission Deadline
  • Tuesday, September 6, 2016


Intern at NOCCI

Event Planning / Event Marketing Internship

For over 29 years, New Orleans Convention Company, Inc. (NOCCI) has been responsible for creating some of the most memorable experiences in New Orleans. We are currently seeking a creative go-getter looking to gain experience behind the scenes at some of the city’s most exciting events. If you like being part of a project since its birth and helping it grow into a finished product that makes people say “wow,” then you would love being part of our team.

At NOCCI, we work with a variety of clients ranging from large scale festivals and sporting events, to non-profit fundraisers, meetings and conventions. There is no such thing as a “standard day” at our company.

Our ideal candidate is someone who craves learning new things and isn’t afraid to step outside of their comfort zone. You are not afraid to bring new ideas to the table and have interest and experience in social media marketing. You are extremely detail-oriented and never miss a beat. 

Intern Responsibilities:

  • Develop creative social media content
  • Monitor social media activity
  • Assist in brainstorming and idea planning
  • Build and maintain databases
  • Website maintenance
  • Vendor and Sponsor recruitment
  • On-Site Staffing
  • Help acquire venue locations
  • Assist in creating graphics
  • And more!!

Potential Projects You Will Work On:

  • Bayou Classic
  • Carnaval Latino
  • Saks Fifth Avenue’s Key To The Cure
  • Breastoration
  • New Orleans Book Festival
  • NOLA FoodFest
  • New Orleans Oyster Festival
  • NOLA New Year’s Eve
  • And more!!

Intern Qualifications:

  • Working towards an undergraduate or graduate degree in the areas of hospitality, marketing, communications or a related field
     -or-
  • Six-Months work experience in related industry
  • Familiarity with social networking and monitoring platforms
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Graphic Design Skills (preferred, but not required)
  • Organized with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments
  • Strong interest in event planning
  • Experience in some form of event planning
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Creative and flexible
  • Access to a car and laptop computer

Schedule and Compensation:

We are currently seeking two interns available to work 20 hours per week each.

  • Start Date: September 6, 2016
  • End Date: December 15, 2016
  • Weekly Schedule 1: M/F 9am-5pm W 9am-1pm or 1pm-5pm
  • Weekly Schedule 2: T/Th 9am-5pm W9am-1pm or 1pm-5pm
  • Stipend: $450
  • Hourly Pay beyond 20 hours a week: $12.00/hr
  • Onsite Event Pay: $15.00/hr

How to Apply:

Send a resume and cover letter to Ashley Stagg at astagg@nocci.com

Deadline to Apply:

August 29, 2016


Service Spotlight: Second Line Parade

If you are familiar with our company, you probably associate us with convention/meeting planning and large special events. Yes, we do those things, but our capabilities and services stretch much further than that. If your group is coming to New Orleans wanting to engage in a New Orleans tradition like no other, we’d be more than happy to coordinate a Second Line Parade for you!

What is a Second Line Parade?

You may be thinking to yourself, “what in the world is a Second Line Parade?” A Second Line Parade is led by a “main” or “first line” consisting of a brass band and the group with permit permission. The Second Line are the joyous spectators who follow the members of the Main Line. Whether you are kicking off your conference or heading to a reception, a Second Line is a unique and unforgettable way to experience New Orleans.

How can we coordinate your Second Line Parade?

In order to host a Second Line Parade, you must have the proper permission from the city. We will handle all permitting to ensure your group is legally ready to parade through the streets. Next, you will need music. We will book the perfect brass band and even a grand marshal to lead your parade. As experts of the city, we will plan the best or most scenic route to get to your destination. If you’re looking to add a more personalized touch, we can enhance the experience with other custom items like to-go cups, handkerchiefs, umbrellas and specialty cocktails.

If you are interested in the NOCCI team coordinating a Second Line for your group, submit a Request for Proposal in the “Contact” tab above.

Laissez les bon temps rouler!



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