Key Issues

Get Away in the Vieux Carre 2013 Campaign

Friday, May 24th, 2013
Summer Marketing Campaign


Get Away in the Vieux Carre, now in its 5th year, is an awareness campaign marketed to locals during summer months. It includes a sweepstakes awarding “Get Away” packages to the French Quarter each month.

The FQBA promotes its member businesses during the season they seemingly need it most. The goal of the campaign is to attract local customers and capture their attention for future promotions by the association and its membership. The campaign continues to grow and repeat registrants look forward to this annual campaign and give-a-way.

How Businesses Participate:

Contribute a Gift Certificate to your business that will be included in a sweepstakes package(suggested minimum value $100, the winner should be able to visit your business at no cost to them)
Offer a “Get Away” special during the campaign
(a promotional code, a special summer item or discount, a special menu item)

Promote the “Get Away” campaign and sweepstakes through your business’ marketing outlets (in-store, website, social media, etc)
Click Here to Participate »

Time Line:

May 31st – Gift Certificate collections for give-away packages

June 1st – Launch campaign with online, television and social media

June 1st – August 31st – FQBA Weekly Spotlight Email Blasts

June 30th, July 31st & August 31st – “Get Away” Packages Awarded

August 31st – End of Campaign

Loud Speaker Placement Ordinance

Monday, April 30th, 2012
The recently pass Loud Speaker Ordinance will now be enforced by NOPD. Please make sure that your business is in compliance.

Click here to read the ordinance as passed this April.

Sidewalk Position Statement

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
Recently the FQBA’s government affairs committee wrote a letter along with a position statement to city officials requesting assistance to remedy the current deplorable condition of the French Quarter sidewalks. The group rallied support from a number of organizations.

Click here to read the full FQBA position statement. You may also read the letters of support from New Orleans Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, Louisiana Restaurant Association (Same document as Greater New Orleans Chapter), Greater New Orleans Chapter, Bourbon Business Alliance, and the French Quarter Business Women’s Network.

Business Summit

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

November 30, 2010


Ryan Berni

504-658-4992 (office)

504-621-9504 (cell)


Aims to Spur Growth in New Orleans Economy

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Mayor Mitch Landrieu today held the first summit on economic opportunities for local businesses, “People of New Orleans Rebuilding New Orleans” at the Marriott Hotel. Over 500 local businesspeople heard presentations from The City, Sewerage & Water Board, Recovery School District (RSD), Orleans Parish School Board, Veterans Administration, University Medical Center, and US Army Corps of Engineers about upcoming projects and procurement opportunities.

“We are embarking upon $6 billion of investments in our capital infrastructure – the most significant urban renewal taking place in the country,” said Mayor Landrieu. “We need to work together to keep these dollars local. This summit was about creating jobs, putting people back to work, and ensuring access to economic prosperity for all New Orleanians.”

In addition to presentations on upcoming projects and bid timelines, participants were grouped into two breakout sessions to discuss the roadblocks and obstacles local businesses face when bidding or applying for work. The City also hosted a “Business Marketplace” where registrants could network with professionals from banks and lending organizations and directors of important local corporations and large contractors from across the business spectrum. City and community agency representatives were available to address technical assistance and information on various issues including access to credit, working capital, bonding, insurance, and other services.

“Today’s summit was the first step in a strategic process to provide information about the capital project opportunities coming down the pike,” said Deputy Mayor & Chief of Staff Judy Reese Morse. ”We want to achieve an open and fair process so that everyone has economic opportunity.”

Click here for the presentation document.

Small Business Assistance

Monday, November 29th, 2010
Mayor Landrieu Announces Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative Expands to New Orleans

Program to Offer $20 million to Area Businesses to Grow, Create Jobs

Full Press Release – November 22nd, 2010

French Quarter “Specialty Pavement Rehabilitation” Project

Monday, November 1st, 2010
Cm Gisleson Palmer’s letter to Robert Mendonza, Director of Public Works for the City of New Orleans can be viewed here.

Vieux Carre Commission

Monday, November 1st, 2010
Click here to view the “Business Promotion in the Vieux Carre Summary” by the VCC to the City Council Budget Hearings on October 27th, 2010.

2011 Board of Directors Nominations

Thursday, September 30th, 2010
If you or someone you know would like to serve of the Board of Directors please consider the following and submit a nomination form prior to the November 9th board meeting.

Minumum Requirements:
Board members must be members in good standing. Each board member must able to commit to attending a minumum of four (4) board meetings a year and participate on at least one committee.
Board members are also expected to attend F.Q.B.A. and other FRench Quarter events through out the year.
FQBA Board Nomination Form
8th District Hot Sheet

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009
Help the 8th District, help you! If you see an issue that should be looked into let them know by filling out one of their Hot Sheets. When you submit a hot sheet let FQBA know, we have monthly meetings with the Quality of Life Officer and a Representative from Councilman James Carter’s office.

8th District Hot Sheets

8th District Issues

Monday, May 18th, 2009



To Area Businesses, Operators and Vendors:

The New Orleans Police Department has prepared this document and attached ordinances as it relates to the obligations of business owners and employees of area businesses in the French Quarter, CBD and Marigny Area.

The 8th District Quality of Life Officer as well as N.O.P.D. Patrolmen will be strictly enforcing these ordinances.

If you have any thoughts or concerns regarding any QOL violations, please feel free to contact the Eighth District Quality of Life Officer, Roger Jones who can be reached at (504)201-1520 or by email at


Major Edwin C. Hosli

Commander, Eighth District

New Orleans Police Department

Click links to the documents below:

Letter to Business Owners

8th District Hot Sheet

Written Ordinances

Vieux Carre Ordinances