SBA Administrator, Louisiana Governor Announce New HUBZones to Expand Federal Contracting Opportunities for Small Businesses Across the State, Strengthening One of the Nation’s Critical Manufacturing and Transportation Centers December 20, 2022 | Release Number 22-103 Contact U.S. Small Business Administration at Press_Office@sba.gov WASHINGTON – Today, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice for America’s … Continue reading SBA, Louisiana Announce New HUBZones
WEATHER NOTICE – FREEZING CONDITIONS
Updated Graphics for Winter Weather Threat this week
The National Weather Service (NWS) New Orleans has produced updated weather graphics concerning the significant cold weather threat at the end of the week. As always, please reference your local Emergency Management office for advice concerning your area.
Dangerous Cold Temperatures Later This Week
A strong cold front will move into the state on Thursday, causing temperatures to drop into the 20s as early as that afternoon. Strong winds with gusts up to forty miles per hour will accompany the front, resulting in wind chills into the teens. Cold temperatures will last into the Christmas weekend. Potential impacts include … Continue reading Dangerous Cold Temperatures Later This Week
Get Certified Week, sponsored by the Louisiana SBA
"GET CERTIFIED WEEK' New Year, New Certifications DO NOT miss this opportunity for Training and One-on-One Assistance!! SAM Registration 8(A) HubZone Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) City of Shreveport Fair Share Program January 19-23, 2023 2230 Jewella Ave Shreveport, LA 71109 Presenters : Jo Ann … Continue reading Get Certified Week, sponsored by the Louisiana SBA
DHS Issues National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Office of Public Affairs WASHINGTON – Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas issued a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin regarding the continued heightened threat environment across the United States. This is the seventh NTAS Bulletin issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) since January 2021 and it … Continue reading DHS Issues National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin
Port Fourchon – Bollinger Shipyard Dredge Operations
November 17, 2022 Mariners are advised that on Thursday, November 17th from 0900 to 1100, Bollinger will be deploying dredge pipe across Bayou Lafourche at their Bayou Lafourche location in Port Fourchon. Mariners should expect delays in the area as navigation will be restricted. Harbor Police will be on the scene monitoring operations. All mariners are urged to … Continue reading Port Fourchon – Bollinger Shipyard Dredge Operations
Webinar: Get the 411 on 211 – Nov. 15
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Golden Meadow Bridge, Open to Marine Traffic, Closed to Vehicular Traffic
According to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), the Golden Meadow Lift Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic until further notice due to structural issues. There is no time frame for vehicular traffic to resume on the Golden Meadow Bridge. Expect an extended closure period. Alternate routes to cross Bayou Lafourche during this bridge closure are … Continue reading Golden Meadow Bridge, Open to Marine Traffic, Closed to Vehicular Traffic
State monitoring risk of severe weather Friday and Saturday
GOHSEP is monitoring potential effects associated with a cold front that will be moving into the state tonight. The northwest part of the state will see an enhanced risk of severe weather tonight, and the northeast, central, and southwest parts of the state will see a slight risk of severe weather into Saturday morning. The southeast part … Continue reading State monitoring risk of severe weather Friday and Saturday
SBA Accepting Nominations for the 2023 National Small Business Awards
NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS 2023 NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS! Submission Deadline: Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 2:00pm CDT 2023 Award Categories: Small Business Person of the Year Small Business Exporter of the Year 8(a) Graduate of the Year Minority Business Owner of the Year Veteran Business Owner of the Year Woman Business Owner of the Year … Continue reading SBA Accepting Nominations for the 2023 National Small Business Awards
Infrastructure Security Month
CISA APPLAUDS THE BEGINNING OF INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY MONTH DECLARING INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY IS NATIONAL SECURITY Original release date: November 01, 2022 WASHINGTON - Today, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced November 1 as the kickoff of Infrastructure Security Month. In our work to raise awareness of the importance of infrastructure security and to help share … Continue reading Infrastructure Security Month
Marine Traffic Advisory: Belle Passe Dredge Operations
OCTOBER 27, 2022 8:10 AM TO: ALL PORT TENANTS RE: BELLE PASS DREDGE OPERATIONS USCG has issued the following notice: Mariners are advised that on Friday, October 28th from 0800 to 1000, the Dredge Mike Hooks will be recovering a 27-inch diameter dredge pipe in Belle Pass near Port Fourchon in approximate position 29 6’ … Continue reading Marine Traffic Advisory: Belle Passe Dredge Operations
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Sign up to receive the October newsletter that spotlights cybersecurity on Friday, October 14. Join our Network! How do we support a business? Connect private sector and public sector Provide the latest news and alerts to the business community Request status updates from affected businesses and report issues to the state Respond to resource requests as … Continue reading Sign Up Now To Receive the October Newsletter this Friday!
FACT SHEET: Business – Act Now to Protect Against Potential Cyberattacks
The Biden-Harris Administration has warned repeatedly about the potential for Russia to engage in malicious cyber activity against the United States in response to the unprecedented economic sanctions we have imposed. There is now evolving intelligence that Russia may be exploring options for potential cyberattacks. The Administration has prioritized strengthening cybersecurity defenses to prepare our … Continue reading FACT SHEET: Business – Act Now to Protect Against Potential Cyberattacks
Port Fourchon – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dredge Operations
Mariners are advised that on Thursday, October 13th from 1200 to 1400, the Dredge Mike Hooks will be deploying a 27-inch diameter dredge pipe across Belle Pass near Bayou Lafourche intersection in Port Fourchon. Approximate position 29 6’ 24.62” N 090 12’ 50.87” W. Mariners should expect delays in the area as navigation will be restricted. Dredge vessel Mike … Continue reading Port Fourchon – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dredge Operations
Cybersecurity for Small Business Webinar – Hosted by LABEOC & Partners
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month! The session is open to small and medium-sized businesses that are interested in an introduction to cybersecurity concepts. If you own a small business, don't miss this webinar about what you can do to ramp up your cybersecurity efforts. Register here Speaker Bio Mr. Tannehill is the manager of the … Continue reading Cybersecurity for Small Business Webinar – Hosted by LABEOC & Partners
BRIDGE CLOSURE NOTICE – GALLIANO PONTOON BRIDGE
Effective immediately, the Galliano Pontoon Bridge is CLOSED TO VEHICULAR TRAFFIC due to a broken cable. This closure will continue until emergency repairs can be completed.
Emergency Roadwork on LA 1 in GM Due to Broken Water Line; Expect Traffic Delays
Greater Lafourche Port Commission Alert Please be advised that there is a broken water main buckling a portion of LA 1 in the area of Allied Shipyard in Golden Meadow. Traffic is reduced to one lane, with potential road closure while emergency repairs take place. The Lafourche Parish Water District anticipates several hours of work … Continue reading Emergency Roadwork on LA 1 in GM Due to Broken Water Line; Expect Traffic Delays
TSA grants renewal exemption for truck drivers with Hazardous Materials Endorsement
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2022 WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will temporarily exempt the TSA Security Threat Assessment (STA) requirement for Hazardous Material Endorsement (HME) … Continue reading TSA grants renewal exemption for truck drivers with Hazardous Materials Endorsement