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LABI Member Marketplace


March 27, 2020

In an effort to help you through this response, LABI is matching our members' needs with services and products to keep you up and running. We're calling it the Member Marketplace, a virtual "swap meet" of resources within our network of members. We'll share a few new listings in our daily email update, along with the full list below. Whether it's technology, infrastructure or expertise, let us know if you'd like to join the Marketplace! Contact Membership Director Elena LaCour to share your wares.

Adams and Reese LLP

During this challenging time in which social distancing is mandated, unmanned aircraft systems, known as drones, can be used to execute various functions typically performed by human labor, including construction, pipeline, power line, and telecommunication tower inspections. Our Unmanned Aircraft Systems Practice Team provides guidance on this emerging area of technology, which can assist businesses with minimizing the disruptive and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contact: grant.guillot@arlaw.com, 225-378-3226, https://www.adamsandreese.com/experience/practices/unmanned-aircraft-systems

AT&T

As our company responds to COVID-19, the health and safety of our employees and customers remain our top priority. The work we do is critical to millions of people and companies in Louisiana and around the world, and we’re committed to being there when our customers and colleagues need us most. Visit AT&T’s dedicated COVID-19 website for details on how we are responding: about.att.com/pages/COVID-19.html

BizTech

BizTech can help you get your employees setup to work from home.  With remote login technology, virtual phone systems and any other needs, we can help you smoothly move your employees home and still allow them to function in their daily roles. We know things are tough on workers with children out of school, and feeling displaced from their normal routines.  We can help you maintain work continuity and sense of company culture, even at a safe distance.

Contact: Gil McKee, Gil@biztechla.com, 318-474-3249

Bristol Meyers Squibb

Patient Support Programs to Help Newly Uninsured Patients

Bristol Myers Squibb announced an expansion of its existing patient support programs to help eligible unemployed patients in the U.S. who have lost their health insurance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The expanded program offers access to any branded Bristol Myers Squibb medicine for free, including some of its most widely prescribed products, as well as those prescribed via telehealth services.

The program features:

• Immediate access for patients who have lost their employment and health insurance;

• A simple, single point of entry;

• Streamlined enrollment process; and

• Vouchers to assist with continuity of care for several self-administered BMS medicines, for eligible patients

Contact: (800) 721-8909, BMS.com

Cardinal Capital

Cardinal Capital is working to assist businesses in navigating the financial landscape of this COVID-19 response. Our team is working round the clock, fielding calls, emails and conducting online meetings to provide the latest and most accurate information, waiving our onboarding fee to get you through this process. There is no obligation to anyone who reaches out to us, we're serving as a resource to help Louisiana businesses succeed. Cardinal Capital is a Baton Rouge, Louisiana based commercial finance brokerage and consulting firm operating across the Southeastern region of the United States. We work with over 4,000 sources of capital and a mix of financial tools to provide funding for businesses of all sizes seeking $250,000+ in capital. Contact: 225-308-3700, info@cardinalcap.net, www.cardinalcap.net 

Cornerstone Government Affairs

Cornerstone Government Affairs, an 18-year old public affairs and lobbying firm with 10 offices across the country, including Baton Rouge and Washington, is grateful to the LABI community and countless others who are playing a role in the COVID-19 response and keeping their employees and customers safe. Cornerstone has been working tirelessly over the past couple of weeks to help our communities understand the complexities of the federal, state and local actions taken around COVID-19. We are working with Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle and in both chambers of Congress, Trump administration officials, and state/local elected officials to help our businesses and citizens get through this challenging time. For more information go to www.cgagroup.com or email us at info@cgagroup.com. Stay safe!

Greater Shreveport Chamber

FREE GIFT CARD PLATFORM LAUNCHED TO HELP LOCAL BUSINESSES

The City of Shreveport and the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the launch of Cardshop318.com, a free platform to enable local community members to purchase gift cards to support local businesses. The platform allows any local business to sign up to offer gift cards to the public. Members of the public can visit the site to purchase gift cards for redemption for current needs, or for redemption at a later date. Either way, funds are available to help keep businesses operational.

Contact: Businesses wishing to enroll should visit Shreveportchamber.org/cardshop318.html or email carole@shreveportchamber.org.

Home Bank

Home Bank will continue to serve our customers and communities during this challenging time. We are pleased to offer:

  • Businesses – Home Bank is offering interest only or full Principal and Interest payment deferrals upon request for up to three full months. 
  • Businesses – Short Term Working Capital credit is being made available for existing operating company customers at favorable rates and terms.
  • Consumers – 1 – 3 months full payment deferrals are available upon request.  Normal payments will resume after the three months of suspension. 
  • Business and Consumer customers – Home Bank will waive late charges as a result of this disaster. 

For more information call:

866-401-9440
337-261-9440
225-663-6677

https://www.home24bank.com/

Picou Brothers Construction

Picou Brothers Construction would like for all our existing customers and potential new customers to know that we are up, running and pray that your employees and families have fared well during this crisis. We are still providing industrial and commercial building services in LABl's River Region as we have done for the last 47 years. If you need to construct new facilities or remodel existing ones please contact us in Gonzales, LA by phone at 225-644-6577, email at picoubrothers@gmail.com or visit our website at www.picoubrothers.com.

Precision Payment Systems

During this time, we are waiving all application fees and monthly minimums and issuing transaction rates at cost for all restaurants and anyone else needing to sign up for mobile pay to do curbside delivery. We are also able to issue gift cards for most hardware and software systems for use at a later date and time. If you have a need, we are also waiving the April monthly fees for customers (current and new). 

Contact: 504-434-0998, www.precisionpaymentsystems.com

Protac

Maintaining Resiliency in an At-Home WorkforceAdapting resiliency programs implemented across the nation for law enforcement and the U.S. Department of Defense, PROTAC offers simple steps for those working at home. Click the button below to see PROTAC’s tips for teleworking. A Veteran-Owned Small Business based in New Orleans, PROTAC is actively assisting clients with procurement of PPE and other emergency equipment, and can assist you with procuring or securing assets, implementing logistics or other needs during this COVID-19 response.Contact: (337) 278-6870, canaan@protacus.com