Speaker Date Topic
Sidney Pulitzer Jan 16, 2019
The Thrill and agony of The Stock Market
The Thrill and agony of The Stock Market

SIDNEY PULITZER   A native of New Orleans, Sidney C. Pulitzer is a graduate of the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania, with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. He served two years as an officer in the US Navy aboard the USS Howard Gilmore in support of submarines. In 1949 Pulitzer joined Wemco (formerly Wembley, Inc.), the world’s largest manufacturer of men’s neckwear. He was elected president in 1976, chief executive in 1989, and chairman in 1995. Wemco employed over 750 personnel, selling over sixty million dollars of neckwear and sports apparel worldwide. The firm was sold in 1997. Pulitzer also served as president and chairman of the National Neckwear Association and in 1987 received its Achievement Award as Manufacturer of the Year.

He published “Repair Washington” in 2014, three books on banking, and one on military preparedness. In 1968, he incorporated Advance Planning Inc., a SEC-registered investment firm providing Investment Counseling services.

He has served in many civic and charitable organizations including president and chairman of the World Trade Center of New Orleans, past Division Chairman of the United Way of Greater New Orleans, Chairman of Young Presidents Organization of Louisiana, board member of Touro Infirmary, Newman School, Touro Synagogue, Willow Wood Home of the Aged, The Downtown Rotary Club, and Country Day School.

Sidney Pulitzer taught Entrepreneurship as Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship for 22 years at the Freeman School of Business, Tulane University.

Regular Meeting Cancelled due to Wine Event Jan 23, 2019
Carol Markowitz Jan 30, 2019
Strategic & Financial planning
Strategic & Financial planning

Carol Markowitz brings over 15 years of deep multi-industry experience in strategic and financial planning and general management to the NOCHI team.  Since moving to New Orleans in 2011, she served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at The Idea Village (a non-profit dedicated to supporting the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Greater New Orleans), and has become actively involved in efforts to make New Orleans a more attractive place to live, work and do business through her involvement with the NOLA for Life workforce reentry workgroup, New Orleans Police & Justice Foundation and the Broadmoor Improvement Association.  Carol was pivotal to the success of NOCHI’s bid for the former Artworks building and was hired in February 2014 as Executive Director.  Carol has a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University and received her MBA from Harvard Business School.  

Meeting at VA Hospital Feb 06, 2019
No Meeting This Week. Happy Mardi Gras! Mar 06, 2019
Elliott A. Beaton, Ph.D./ University of New Orlean Mar 27, 2019
Stress, Cognition, and Affective Neuroscience (SCAN) Laboratory/local impact
Meeting at Educare Apr 03, 2019
Regular meeting Cancelled due to Crawfish Boil May 08, 2019