Thursday, October 13th, 2016

8:30 am - 8:45 am


Light Breakfast

8:30 am - 1:00 pm

VISIT Exhibits
Complete the Scavenger Hunt card in your folder to be entered into the Grand Prize drawing

8:45 am

Welcome Remarks and Recognition

9:00 am - 9:20 am

Jump Start and Micro-Enterprise Credential Update
Dave Lefkowith, Assistant Superintendent, La. Department of Education

9:20 am - 10:30 am

Budgeting Basics to Bridge Personal Finances to Business Success

  • Managing Cash Flow Challenges
    Presenter, Janet Simmons, HOPE Ministries

  • Difference Between a Budget and a Pro Forma
    Presenter, Kimberly S. Thomas, CPA, Postlethwaite & Netterville

  • H & R Block Budget Challenge
    Presenter, David Wilburn, Woodlawn HS, EBRPSS

10:30 am - 10:50am

The Walk-On's Bistreaux & Bar Success Story - One Dream That Lead to Another - Presenter, Brandon Landry, Founder and Owner

10:50 am - 12:00 pm

Understanding How Your Credit Affects Your Business
Presenter, Layne McDaniel, Noesis Data, an Equifax Agent

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Exhibitor's Briefing

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm


  • Entrepreneurship in the Classroom
    Presenter, Phyllis Phillips, ACHIEVE

  • Launching Dreams
    Presenters, Charlie D'Agostino, Kenny Anderson and Jason Boudreaux, LSU Innovation Park, La. Business and Technology Center
  • Demonstration of EVERFI
    Presenter, Rob Roberts

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm

See a demonstration of NEPRISPresenter, Laura Smith, Louisiana Council for Economic Education

2:30 pm - 3:05 pm

Skill for Workplace Success
Presenter, Claire Loup, New Orleans Branch, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

3:05 pm - 3:45 pm

Ethics for Everyone

  • Rules of Behavior in Business
    Presenter-TBD, Louisiana Board of Ethics

  • Ethics in the Classroom
    Presenter, Laura Smith, Louisiana Council for Economic Education

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Wrap-up and Door Prize Drawings