Virtual Downtown Retailers Meeting

The Downtown Development District hosted a Virtual Downtown NOLA Retailers Meeting to discuss marketing through the recovery phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. A recording of the meeting is available below!


Kurt Weigle, DDD President & CEO – overview of DDD promotion of Downtown.

Sondra Brown, President, MDRG, Market Research Firm – recent findings on the impact of COVID-19 on consumer perceptions and behavior. Click here to view presentation.

Chantell H. Reed, City of New Orleans Deputy Director of Health – myths and facts regarding the transmission of COVID-19 as well as safety measures.

Cynthia Stewart, Senior Community Relations and Public Policy Executive (formerly with ICSC: International Council of Shopping Centers) – best practices in marketing to consumers through the recovery as well as examples of existing marketing campaigns in other cities. Click here to view presentation.

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