Gridiron Giving: Tackling Hunger in Arizona & Louisiana

Verizon is excited to support a little friendly competition with the Arizona Cardinals and the New Orleans Saints ahead of their game on Thursday, October 20, 2022. Between now and kick off, both teams will be raising money for local food banks to help tackle food insecurity in their communities.

Far too many Americans struggle to put food on the table. According to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), 34 million people—including 9 million children—identify as food insecure. In Arizona, that translates into 1 in 9 people experiencing food insecurity. In Louisiana, that number is 1 in 7.

Join your favorite team to see who can raise the most funds before October 20. Every donation helps.

To learn more about the campaign and to donate to a foodbank to support your favorite team, visit www.gridirongiving.com today.

Pride Digital Business Solutions: Thriving in the Digital Economy

Verizon was proud to host a collaborative event for LBGTQ+ business owners to close out Pride Month 2022. From cyber security threats to building efficiency in an age of digital innovation, this panel of experts discussed how to help businesses not only recover—but thrive in the ever-changing economic environment.

The Program featured four segments on: Business Internet, Cybersecurity and Verizon’s Small Business Digital Ready program

Click on one of the videos below to learn more about each subject.

Emma Hilden (She/Her), Associate Director, Voice Network & Customer, Solutions, Voice & Video Engineering, Verizon & Global Lead, Verizon PRISM, spoke on the June 30th panel about Voice Over IP (VOIP) and why it may be a solution for your small business.
Falon Schaarschmidt (She/Her), Associate Director Solution Architect, Verizon Business Group, spoke on the June 30th panel about how to choose the right business internet plans to meet your connectivity needs.
Tristen R O’Brien (He/Him), Associate Director, Cybersecurity Solutions, Verizon Business Group, spoke on the June 30th panel about the best practices for keeping your business secure from cyber threats.
Donald Jones (He/Him), Partner, Next Street, spoke on a June 30th panel about Verizon’s Small Business Digital Ready Program and how it can help entrepreneurs develop the next level of digital skills to support their business.

Biz New Orleans: ‘Success Space’ to Bring Retail-Based Co-working Space to N.O. Suburbs

Success Space, a coworking concept developed under the umbrella of eXp Holdings, announced it has signed a franchise agreement with Michael and Rebecca Robb to open a Success Space location in New Orleans in the fall of 2022. The franchise concept includes co-working spaces, a cafe, coaching services and technology that allows for virtual collaboration.

Read the full article here.

Biz New Orleans: Mint House Raises $35 Million Series B Round

Mint House, a tech-enabled residential hospitality company, announced it has closed a $35 million Series B round of funding. A New Orleans location of Mint House location opened in February at 315 Girod Street. The building features 15 apartment-style accommodations that combine elements of a short-term rental and hotel. Nightly rates range from $100 to $300.

Read the full article here.

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