South Broad Business Coalition
Supporting the South Broad Community
The South Broad Business Coalition (SBBC) is a community of small businesses and neighborhood organizations located in and around the South Broad Commercial Corridor in New Orleans, LA. Initially founded in 2009, the SBBC undertook a major revitalization of our coalition and acceleration of our programming in 2017. We aim to promote our local economy and foster community engagement.
We meet monthly, at 8:30AM and on the second Tuesday of the month, usually at Rhodes Pavilion (3933 Washington Ave). Occasionally, however, we will meet at another of our neighborhood businesses. Our meetings are free and open to the public; please contact Cortez Washington (firstname.lastname@example.org or 504.534.8491) with any questions.
Our meetings are free and open to the public. You don't have to be a business owner or a resident of the South Broad Commercial Corridor; while we focus on business issues in this particular geographic area and are committed to championing the voices of our local business owners, we are happy to include any New Orleanian or other visitor who is interested in supporting our community.
You can also join our community on Facebook.
The SBBC hosts two regular subcommittees, marketing and beautification, that focus on collectively increasing our business' public presence and improving our local aesthetic, respectively.
We have a monthly newsletter; if you would like to submit an announcement or event for consideration in our next edition, please fill out this form here.
Our beautification committee has submitted a preliminary proposal to the Department of Parks and Parkways and is currently working on implementing their feedback into its next iteration. Our beautification focus is the intersection of Washington Ave and S Broad Ave; we plan to improve the neutral grounds and surrounding hardscape. From there, we hope to beautify the neutral grounds along S Broad between the intersection with Napoleon Ave/Fontainbleau Drive and the intersection with Tulane Ave.
In 2017, the SBBC hosted a number of special events to engage and ameliorate our community. Our 10-candidate Mayoral Forum included 3 of the frontrunners and eventual winner LaToya Cantrell and had over 150 attendees. We were committed to providing our neighborhood with a platform to speak to and hear from the next leader of New Orleans on topics like equitable economic development and water management. Our Christmas Lighting Ceremony saw businesses in the South Broad Commercial Corridor light up with white lights, creating a sense of uniformity and placemaking in our community.
If you are interested in getting involved with the SBBC or with any of the specific programs explicated above, we would love your input! Please contact Cortez (email@example.com or 504.34.8491).