Upcoming Events



Oct 24 - 24, 2014
You are invited to the Mysterious Wisterias Plantation for an evening of music… more

"Raise the Roof for…

Oct 24 - 24, 2014
Celebrate the  Roots Of Music at Nola Brewing. The Roots of Music… more

31st Annual Halloween…

Oct 24 - 26, 2014
Join us for the 31st annual Halloween New Orleans, a weekend-long LGBT… more

American Fanfare

Oct 24 - 24, 2014
Guest conductor Jo Ann Falletta leads the LPO in an all-American program… more

Boo at the Zoo…

Oct 24 - 25, 2014
Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Boo at the Zoo Presented by Bryan… more

Bucktober Fridays

Oct 24 - 31, 2014
Every Friday in October, Deanie's Seafood Restaurant delivers live music and… more

Fore! Kids Foundation…

Oct 24 - 24, 2014
The Fore! Kids Foundation has raised money to fund children's service… more

Friday Nights at NOMA

Oct 24 - 24, 2014
Every Friday night, visit NOMA for art activities and a variety of activities… more

Ghosts in the Oaks

Oct 24 - 25, 2014
This family friendly event takes place in the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park… more

Greater Baton Rouge…

Oct 24 - Nov 2, 2014
Carnival rides, food, music, kids' activities, animal shows, games, exhibits. more

Irene Sage

Oct 24 - 24, 2014
 Singer Irene Sage has been composing and performing original rock music… more

National WWII Museum…

Oct 24 - 26, 2014
Get an up close look at some of World War II's most famous planes and talk to… more

NORDC Movies in the…

Oct 24 - 24, 2014
Join us for NORDC Movies in the Park screening of "Monsters,… more

Opening Party for…

Oct 24 - 24, 2014
Join us for the Prospect 3 Opening Celebration for cocktails, dinner, and… more

Roland Guerin Band

Oct 24 - 24, 2014
Join us at the Maple Leaf Bar  for Roland Guerin Band … more

Sacred to the Memory…

Oct 24 - Nov 17, 2014
Showcasing both the historic Hermann-Grima House museum and St. Louis Cemetery… more

Southern Rep presents…

Oct 24 - Nov 2, 2014
In a remote cabin deep in the woods, an old crone spins a spellbinding tale… more

The Civic Theatre…

Oct 24 - 25, 2014
Join us for legendary pop music artist and composer Gino Vannelli, for an… more

The End is Near: The…

Oct 24 - 25, 2014
The House of Shock Haunted House and Halloween Festival launches its final… more


Oct 24 - 30, 2014
This traveling exhibit examines the history of the U.S. naval base in… more


Oct 24 - 24, 2014
You are invited to the Mysterious Wisterias Plantation for an evening of music… more

Ace Hardware Brings More than 15,000 Retailers from Across the U.S. to New Orleans for Spring Convention February 21-February 23


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** Photo Opportunity ** MEDIA ALERT **


Ace Hardware Brings More than 15,000 Retailers from Across the U.S. to
New Orleans for Spring Convention February 21-February 23

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 19, 2013

This year, Ace Hardware will host its annual Spring Convention in downtown New Orleans, where hundreds of vendors will present their home maintenance products to thousands of Ace Hardware retailers, generating more than $17 million in economic impact.

All members of the media are invited to attend this three-day event, Thursday, February 21 through Saturday, February 23, which is closed to the public. Please reach out to one of the below contacts to register and confirm attendance.

Leadership from Ace Hardware, including Ace executives and board of directors. Specifically, meet and interview John Venhuizen, Ace's current President/COO and incoming CEO (effective April 1, 2013).

    • Discuss the state of small business and retail trends in America with organization leadership.
    • Experience changes to Ace's number one category - paint - and discuss the new strategic alliance formulated between Ace Hardware and the Valspar Corporation.
    • Learn about Ace Hardware's long-term business strategy being formally unveiled at the convention. Of note, Ace's commitment to owning "helpful" in the retail landscape, as well as our new efforts to drive business in the B2B sector.
    • Interview leadership from Ace International and learn about Ace's fast growing business overseas.
  • Lou Manfredini, Ace's Home Expert, will be at the convention to provide interviews and advice/tips on home-related topics including indoor/outdoor home maintenance, painting, lawn care and gardening.

New Orleans Morial Convention Center (MCCNO), Halls F-J and Theater
Registration: Hall F

Thursday, February 21-Saturday, February, 23, 2013
Lou Manfredini will be available for interviews/tours Thursday, February 21-Friday, February 22

For more information and to register for the convention please contact: Ace Hardware, Kate Kirkpatrick - 630.437-1491 OR New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, Tara Letort - 504.220.7414,