Grow St. Bernard, powered by St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation and the St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce, is a six-part professional development series that provides fresh ideas and practical strategies to business owners and staff of small and mid-sized businesses. The series includes a diverse lineup of notable speakers and business leaders discussing current trends, local and regional insights, and best practices for operating a business. Embrace Regionalism - Expand your Market in Greater New Orleans, Grow St. Bernard Session Six wraps up the 2019 series. Are you ready to take your business to the next level? What does that look like? Metro New Orleans continues to be recognized as a “sweet spot” for a rising tech industry. Jessie Williams joins us to share how the rapid success of Main Squeeze uncovered new opportunities in software development and a new venture, Root Systems Technology. Main Squeeze, a New Orleans based juice company, has over a dozen locations in Louisiana and Texas. The fast casual juice and smoothie bar continues to expand its market. The final Grow St. Bernard session will conclude with a business roundtable and “think tank” for past and current Grow St. Bernard cohorts. The Grow St. Bernard series takes place from July 23, 2019 through October 1, 2019. All sessions begin with coffee, networking, and a light breakfast at 8:00am. The series will take place at the St. Bernard Port and Torres Law Firm in Chalmette.