2017 Finalists

(In alphabetical order):

Crescent City Seafood Connection (CCSC)

is a local seafood distribution/wholesale company selling and delivering seafood to multiple restaurants in the Greater New Orleans area, and it is working to develop out-of-state business. CCSC is proposing to open an Oyster Bar/Fish Market in Historic Old Arabi.

Da Parish Kayaks

looks to open fishing kayak rentals and guide services in St Bernard Parish, collaborating with other local small businesses. The plan comes from the owners and operators of Kayak-iti-Yat, a New Orleans-based eco-tourism company.

Functional Health and Wellness LLC (FHW)

currently operating as Girls Gone Buff, improves the overall quality of life for members living in and near St. Bernard Parish. FHW encourages clients to live healthier lifestyles through exercise, proper nutrition, education, and fun.

Leduc Entertainment

is a full-fledged creative-based production company striving to set its customers above the competition with quality video production. Whether it’s a commercial, web video or a feature-length film, they believe that every project has the power to move someone.

Reactive Digital Systems, LLC

is a small business on the forefront of augmented reality education. Augmented reality reacts to user input, engaging learners of all ages in a wide field of studies, and it is the new frontier of interactive education.