Lunch & Lean (August 18, 2022) — This custom tailored learning session had over 30 Fair Share business owners and representatives in attendance. Four speakers presented (Two Community Development Representatives, Goodwill Industries of NLA, KPS Enterprises). The Procurement Technical Assistance Center provided an in-depth training on bid documents, and how to market your business to the government and Barksdale Air Force Base.
Hoop Don’t Shoot (July 16, 23, 30, 2022) — 16 business’ sponsored 16 teams (two categories—12-15, 16-23 years old) with a minimum of one female at four SPAR facilities. The 12 games were played with two halves and a free throw contest by city leaders at the championship game. The tournament was played over three weekends—July 16, 23, 30. In addition, vendors and performers provided half-time support/training and entertainment (Goodwill Industries of NLA, Port City Entertainment, NWLA Technical College, DJ Lady Jayy, ELAW of KHAM Radio and Family Counselors: Pelican Bayou, Sasha, Dr. Dottie Lowe-Lewis and Roosevelt Collings (Retired NFL Player), Brittney Dixon, Recording Artist, B. Rocca, Rapper, Purple Lady Bugs Dance Group, and the Cheerleaders of Princess Park). The Mayor, City Council President and the Fair Share Director presented plaques to the champions at the City Council Meeting—12-15 Geaux for Green and 16-23 Wheela Powerwashing.
Lunch and Learn (April 14, 2022) — The Fair Share Clients attended an informalquarterly training with member interaction, lunch and an opportunity for professional development. This business etiquette session provided intellectual knowledge and customer service training.
Mix and Mingle (December 9, 2021) —Small business networking event focused on “Building Relationships” and effective communication. The guest speaker was State Representative Tammy Phelps.
Fair Share Meet and Greet (August 6, 2021) —Clients were encouraged to participate and equip themselves with the necessary training to maximize procurement opportunities.
Virtual Town Hall Meeting (April 22, 2021) — The Office of Fair Share hosted at noon via Zoom. We targeted Fair Share and prospective clients that want to do business with the City of Shreveport. We provided updates of the Fair Share Program and gave the audience an opportunity to ask questions.
Virtual Informational Meeting (April 23, 2021) — The Office of Fair Share hosted at noon via Zoom. Our panel of speakers provided information concerning banking, bid, bonding, taxes and more. This was a Don’t Miss This Event!