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Corporate Member Spotlight

Treasure Chest

Treasure Chest is a riverboat casino docked on scenic Lake Pontchartrain in Kenner, LA; about 2 miles from New Orleans airport and within 20 miles from downtown New Orleans.  It offers over 950 slot machines and 27 table games, a full-service FanDuel Sportsbook and a dining café.  A new land-based casino is set to open in late 2023 in current guest parking area.  New casino will include 1,000 slot machines and 35 table games along with 10,000 square ft of meeting space and four food outlets including a game changing FanDuel sportsbook. 

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Fidelity Bank

Fidelity Bank has been serving the metro New Orleans area for over 100 years. As a full service financial institution with over 1 billion in assets, the Bank’s mission is to be HERE FOR GOOD. The Bank’s mission, vision and values define Fidelity Bank's foundation. The core values of Longevity, Community, Dependability, Integrity, Excellence and Accountability are the Bank’s promise to their clients. CEO and President, Chris Ferris commented, “When we live the mission, Here for Good, and our values we enrich our strong heritage and ensure our longevity as a financially stable and operationally sound institution.”

In January 2014 Fidelity Bank purchased NOLA Lending Group, LLC. NOLA Lending is a leader in providing secondary market home financing solutions. Recently, NOLA Lending was recognized by City Business Magazine Reader Rankings as “Top winner in Mortgage Lending.” Fidelity Bank was recognized as a winner in the “Top Bank” category.     

Since the Bank’s founding in 1908, Fidelity has worked passionately to make the community a better place by supporting outstanding community initiatives through financial contributions and employee volunteers. Each fiscal year, Fidelity allocates a portion of its budget towards philanthropic causes. Fidelity focuses its philanthropic efforts on the following support areas: Home Building Industry, Arts & Culture and Education.

Fidelity Bank operates 17 full service branch locations and numerous off site ATM locations. Their newest location is in uptown New Orleans at the Rink Shopping Center. During 2020, the bank purchased and renovated the historic mid-century modern building located at 353 Carondelet in the CBD and moved their official headquarters to that location.

The Bank has received recognition for it’s exclusive program called P.O.W.E.R. which stands for the “potential of women entrepreneurs realized.” The highly valued program was designed to meet the  needs of women in business throughout the region. With personalized service and a wide array of financial products exclusively for entrepreneurial women, the program provides the tools women in business need to succeed and flourish. P.O.W.E.R. will celebrate its 5 year anniversary this October and has over 1600 POWERful members. Learn more about P.O.W.E.R. at

Besides traditional banking products, Fidelity Bank also gives back with it’s Community Partner Checking program. The Fidelity Bank Community Partners program provides checking and more to 501(c)(3) non-profits. To date, the program has grown to include over 200 organizations and provides an annual financial gift, event and marketing support.  Fidelity will gift over $100,000 this year in Community Partner Checking gifts.

You can learn more about Fidelity Bank by visiting and follow them on Facebook at Closest to home, the Bank’s Kenner location is at 3720 Williams Boulevard.

One Stop Financial

My passion and the reason I am in this business today is to help other families and business owners to not go throught what my family did when I was 3 years old and lost my dad at the age without life insurance. Leaving my mom to raise two children on $300.00 a month. 


So, after being in several businesses over the years in New Orleans area, August 2005 and Hurricane Katrina destroyed everything including my business resulting in me relocating to  San Antonio.   


I had a passion for a while to help others so I decided to get my insurance license and I passed the test to get licensed on the 1st attempt December 2006.


I have been in the business for 15 + years specializing in Life Insurance and Retirement Planning and I still  goosebumps every time I deliver a check to families enabling them to continue living the lifestyle they were accustomed to l before their spouse or loved one passed away.

Messina’s Catering and Events

Messina’s is a fourth-generation family-owned and operated food and beverage company located in Kenner, LA. Over the past 61 years, we have grown from a neighborhood Kenner restaurant to a regional full-service food and beverage company servicing the southeast. Our company mission statement, “Passionate about Perfection…Committed to Excellence.” is the foundation of our business. The Messina’s portfolio includes two restaurants, three event venues, three convention centers, five major festival management, performing arts centers and exclusive catering vendor for many New Orleans area event venues. Today, Messina’s is celebrating 61 years of excellence in culinary, beverage and staffing.

We are proud to be a family-run company with exceptional team members. George oversees all operations, his wife, Stacey, is the VP of Sales and Marketing and their son, Andrew, is Director of Operations.

Messina’s Awards/Recognitions

  • National Association of Catering Events, 2021 National Best Caterer for Offsite Event under $50,000

  • CityBusiness Best Caterer Reader Ranking Award – 2021, 2020 and 2019

  • The Knot Best of Weddings – 2020, 2019, 2018

  • First Place Award National Association of Catering Executives (NACE) Tasty Bites of the South – 2017

  • Best Dish at Chateau Country Club Kenner Food and Wine Festival Competition – 2017

Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company

GCB is proud to be a part of the Kenner community. Since 2005, GCB has been offering banking products as services to the citizens and businesses in the area, such as personal and business checking, savings accounts, loans and line of credit, wealth management services, and a wide array or mortgage products.


We have been happy to support the Kenner Business Association and the many numerous festivals that are held in the community: such as Freedom Fest, Oktober Fest, and the Latino Heritage Festival.


We are proud to be a partner with the city and its many residents!

1st Lake Properties

1st Lake Properties began in 1970 with two local aspiring entrepreneurs, Tim Favrot and Henry Shane, and recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary.  1st Lake has grown to be a leader in the multifamily industry by continuing to provide an ideal living experience for their residents.  They have developed nearly 10,000 apartment units in Louisiana and have acquired property in Mississippi, as well, to continue their growth throughout the Gulf South.

Over the years, the next generation has assumed the management of the day-to-day operations with a modern outlook on apartment living – offering a high-quality, worry-free lifestyle.   They have incorporated innovative technology and upscale communities to meet the increasing demands of contemporary life. 

They have designed apartments with deluxe amenities residents want in today’s market: stylish finishes, fitness centers, outdoor grills and cabanas, and resort-style pools.  They have also added more green spaces and recreational areas with walking trails, dog parks, and dog wash stations.

1st Lake Properties is proud to have been recognized as a Top Workplace by and as one of the Best Places to Work by CityBusiness Magazine eight different times.  These distinctions are a reflection of the 1st Lake team and the “Pay It Forward” mentality that drives their daily operations.  They are committed to helping their communities by working with and donating to local non-profits such as Second Harvest Food Bank, Wounded Warriors, ARNO, and more.

This family-owned business employs over 375 team members, who work every day to provide superior housing to their residents.  All 1st Lake properties can be viewed on their website at

Metairie Bank

Since its founding in 1947, Metairie Bank has been more than just a trusted financial institution: it has been a trailblazer, marking several “firsts” that set the standard for regional banking and pushed the community to new and greater heights.


As the first bank on the East Bank of Jefferson Parish, the company helped to establish Metairie as a self-sufficient township. Years later, it became the first bank in the area to have a website on the Internet. President & CEO Ron Samford says those achievements, and many others since, are part of a deliberate effort to stay abreast and ahead of innovations in banking technology. In fact, technology is just one crucial component of a larger mission to provide impeccable personal service and to foster community enrichment.

Metairie Bank strives to give each person the tools and support they need to accomplish their financial goals with safety, security and ease. Their smartphone app features Mobile Xpress Deposit, allowing users to remotely deposit checks while cutting-edge security features protect data and financial information. Specialized card controls and alerts also make it easier than ever to manage and monitor transaction activity.


Outside its own doors, Metairie Bank is committed to keeping the community vibrant. They offer financial and volunteer support to several local nonprofits, including the mentoring program Each One Save One, Youth Service Bureau, Children’s Hospital, Monster Mash at St. Tammany Parish Hospital, Jefferson SPCA and Jefferson Performing Arts Center. More recently, as part of the CARES Act in response to COVID-19, Metairie Bank originated 1,304 Paycheck Protection Program loans totaling $82 million to local small businesses.


The bank’s main office is located at 3344 Metairie Road, Metairie, La., 70001 and the main telephone number is (504) 834-6330. The bank operates a total of nine offices located throughout the metropolitan New Orleans area.


Deposits are FDIC insured and Metairie Bank is an Equal Housing Opportunity Lender. The bank is a member of the Louisiana Banker’s Association and the Independent Community Bankers of America.


Visit to learn more.

Classic Insurance Agency

Tulio R Murillo, born in New Orleans a long-time resident of Kenner since 1973, and in business in Kenner since 1996. Classic Insurance Agency an independent Louisiana family own insurance agency. Offering a wide variety of companies’ choices to secure the greatest possible rates for the customers, with a staff that is knowledgeable and friendly ready to help in any way they can. In business for +25 years, with 3 agencies, the initial established in Kenner and expanded to New Orleans and Gretna to better serve the community.

Coverage you can trust, at affordable prices, and excellent customer service. Specialized in commercial insurance General Liability, Umbrella Liability, Commercial Auto, Property, and Workers Compensation. Classic Insurance Agency also specializes in personal Automobile insurance and Homeowners’ policies.

Classic Insurance Agency representing over 40 companies to help match our diverse clients and budget. Let Classic Insurance Agency find the coverage for you in Southeast Louisiana! Proudly serving the community and clients in English and Spanish.

Hours of operation are M-F 9 am-5 pm Sat 9 am-2 pm. The toll-free customer service line is 1-877-467-1453 or visit

Cox Communications

Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest private telecom company in America, Cox proudly serves six million homes and businesses across 18 states. We’re dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that makes each one unique. Cox Communications is the largest division of Cox Enterprises, a family-owned business founded in1898 by Governor James M. Cox.


Locally Cox employs 430 employees, many who donate to the community through Cox Charities – employee funded, employee-guided giving fund.


For more information visit

Ochsner Medical Center

Ochsner Medical Center – Kenner is a 110-bed, acute care community hospital servicing the residents of Kenner and surrounding communities. The hospital’s more than 700 employees and physicians offer a full-range of services and award winning care to meet all of a family’s healthcare needs, with the advantages of a large urban medical center in a community-based setting. OMC- Kenner has the highest of safety standards, having been awarded an ‘A’ from the Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. This designation recognizes efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. The hospital has also been recognized with The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. OMC- Kenner is also internationally designated as a Baby-Friendly birth facility by Baby-Friendly USA, Inc.

The hospital is supported by several satellite health centers offering primary care, urgent care and specialty care appointments, as well as other clinical services. Since opening in 1985, the facility continues to grow and achieve excellence in all aspects of healthcare, from total patient satisfaction to clinical expertise and exceptional outcomes. To schedule an appointment at Ochsner- Kenner, please call 504-443-9500 or for more information, please call 504-468-8600.

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