They’re bringing business and civic assistance, too
Starbucks is brewing up some needed convention business for New Orleans this week and leaving an imprint on the community, too.
The company has brought an estimated 10,000 managers here for a leadership conference that could have been held in Seattle.
While here through Thursday, Starbucks employees will volunteer to help build a playground at a local school and team with non-profit organziations to work on recovery projects in at least three neighborhoods.
Starbucks volunteeers will assist with the restoration of homes, parks and schools; including painting, landscaping, planting trees, building playgrounds and creating murals.
Monday afternoon they worked to restore a home in the 4300 block of Walmsley Avenue in Broadmoor.
It’s a sorely needed and much appreciated bump in business for those in the hospitality industry in New Orleans. The meeting is expected to generate about 31,000 room nights at local hotels.
source: Rush Radio