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Fidelity Bank and Louisiana Hospitality Foundation Launch P.O.W.E.R. Plates to Celebrate Women in Hospitality and promote the restaurant industry.

By: Fidelity Bank

Published: May 28, 2020

NEW ORLEANS — Fidelity Bank  and the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation (LHF) will celebrate women in the hospitality industry with their annual launch of P.O.W.E.R. Plates. The 8 week celebration (beginning June 1) of women in the hospitality industry is part of Fidelity’s “Potential of Women Entrepreneurs Realized” (P.O.W.E.R.) program. This year, 18 women-led restaurants and Fidelity Bank P.O.W.E.R members are participating in the giving  program. The goal of the program is to raise awareness and drive business to women-led restaurants in the New Orleans area during this especially difficult time.

“The New Orleans hospitality industry and their workers are experiencing unprecedented stress this year. P.O. W.E.R. Plates mission is to help support this critical industry by giving away gift cards that may be used later.” said Elizabeth Broekman, Fidelity Bank Assistant Vice President and Director of P.O.W.E.R. “In addition, we are raising awareness of the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation mission of supporting Louisiana’s hospitality industry workforce through this crisis.”

Each week during the sweepstakes period (June 1 to July 31, 2020) two of the participating restaurants will be the P.O.W.E.R. Plates featured restaurants. Fidelity Bank will randomly select two winners from all sweepstakes registrants to each win one (1) of $50 gift card for one of the featured restaurants. Registrants may also make a donation to support the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation and Fidelity Bank will match the donation up to $2500. 

“Women in the New Orleans hospitality industry have a tremendous impact on not only our city, but our entire state,” said LHF Executive Director Jennifer Kelley. “Programs like Fidelity Bank’s P.O.W.E.R. program are crucial in bringing women to the forefront and highlighting their successes and P.O.W.E.R. Plates is the perfect way to showcase these amazing women.”

For more information, a list of participating restaurants and more, visit https://bit.ly/POWERPlates2020

 

About Fidelity Bank

Founded in 1908, Fidelity Bank is an $800 million in assets mutual financial institution chartered by the state of Louisiana. Fidelity Bank provides a full array of banking services, with high integrity and personalized service to communities throughout Southeast Louisiana. Fidelity Bank’s mission is HERE FOR GOOD. Visit Fidelity Bank or www.fidelitybank.com. Learn about their exclusive program for women business owners at fidelitybankpower.com

 

About Louisiana Hospitality Foundation

Founded in 2006, the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation’s mission is to strengthen Louisiana’s hospitality industry through support of individuals within the community. We do this by supporting workforce development programs directly related to our industry; providing access to culinary and hospitality education; working to ensure a positive perception of Louisiana’s hospitality industry; and providing financial assistance and/or guidance to people in the hospitality industry during times of crisis.

Since its inception, the Foundation has distributed over $1.6 million in support of its mission. These funds are raised through signature fundraising events including Horses, Hops and Cops, the Fidelity Bank Champions Club at Zurich Classic, the Gold Medal Chefs Gala, and Santa’s Kitchen.

 

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