Driving Transactions
Thursday, July 18, 2024

NOLA Marlton, N.J. — Happy Fat Tuesday, mon’amies! We’ve been telling you about our Executive Retreat scheduled for May 1-3 in New Orleans for a few months now, but now you can sneak a peek at what we have in store for our attendees at our newly launched website: neworleansretreat.com. Many thanks to Platinum Sponsors Turtle Top and Tenney Group.

This year, we take you to the Big Easy for a true Cajun experience. Our venue, the JW Marriott, is right in the center of it all on Canal Street—in the heart of downtown and on the border of the city’s most desirable destination: the French Quarter. We’ve secured an amazing rate at the JW Marriott of only $199/night Sunday through Wednesday.

New Orleans Executive Retreat Workshops Starting right on the heels of the world-famous New Orleans Jazz Fest, our Retreat blends the best that the Crescent City has to offer with a healthy dose of education, networking, relaxation, and live jazz! New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz, so this the event for anyone who loves great music. Come a little early to take advantage of the final weekend of Jazz Fest, that includes such headliners like Beck, Stevie Wonder, and Paul Simon—to name just a few! (The entire all-star lineup is available at nojazzfest.com). Hotel rooms are completely sold out around the city during that weekend, but we have some available in our room block. Contact Director of Events Jess Pavlow directly at 856.452.0323 for information.

Our Retreat is limited to 200 operators to ensure maximum networking with a smaller group. We’ve packed a lot of bang for your buck into our three-day N’awlins Retreat that includes four top-class education sessions on marketing, sales, profitability, and employee management. We’ll have more information about speakers and a detailed description of the sessions in the March issue of Chauffeur Driven.

New Orleans Executive Retreat Of course, it’s our nighttime activities that will win you over with a trip to Mardi Gras World, which houses hundreds of authentic parade floats, where we’ll kick off with our Hurricane Reception followed by dinner; our Dixieland Dinner Cruise on the Mississippi; and our excursions to some of the hottest live jazz clubs for the best music in town on Bourbon and Frenchmen—where the locals go. Whether you’ve never been to NOLA or you’re a veteran traveler, we guarantee it will be a spectacular time.

We’re also thrilled to announce that we’ll have a brand-spanking-new Lincoln Continental on hand so that operators can see the vehicle up close and personal. Lincoln’s newest flagship has been making waves since it was announced as a reboot in 2015 and unveiled as a concept at last year’s auto shows, and now it will finally be available this fall with a livery package as a 2017 model year. Thanks to Gold Sponsor Complete Fleet Livery Sales for supplying.

Registration is open now for our early-bird rate of $699. But hurry, that rate expires on March 15, and we’re limited to 200 operators. Spots are going fast!

Visit neworleansretreat.com for more information.