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Fidelity Bank and Louisiana Hospitality Foundation Seeking Female-Led Restaurants for Annual P.O.W.E.R. Plates Program to Celebrate Women in the Hospitality Industry


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Fidelity Bank and Louisiana Hospitality Foundation Seeking Female-Led Restaurants for Annual P.O.W.E.R. Plates Program to Celebrate Women in the Hospitality Industry
Monthlong P.O.W.E.R. Plates Women’s Fundraising Program Begins Friday, July 1

Fidelity Bank and the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation (LHF) will celebrate women in the hospitality industry again this summer with their annual launch of the unique women’s fundraising program P.O.W.E.R. Plates on July 1, 2022.

The monthlong celebration of women in the state’s hospitality industry is part of Fidelity’s “Potential of Women Entrepreneurs Realized” (P.O.W.E.R.) program, which caters to thousands of female-owned businesses. Currently, program officials are seeking women-owned, women-managed or women-led restaurants and bars to participate in the annual fundraising program. The goal of the program is to raise awareness and drive business to women-led restaurants in the New Orleans area during the slow summer business months.

“The New Orleans hospitality industry and their workers are vital to our city. P.O.W.E.R. Plates’ mission is to help support this critical industry by driving business to these women-led restaurants.” said Elizabeth Broekman, Fidelity Bank Vice President and Director of P.O.W.E.R. “In addition, we are raising awareness of the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation’s mission of supporting Louisiana’s hospitality industry workforce during times of personal crisis for our workers in the restaurant business.”

The Louisiana Hospitality Foundation and Fidelity Bank are matching donations up to $2,500 for this year’s program. After a record 67 restaurants and bars participated in 2021, officials have set a goal of recruiting 75 restaurants throughout South Louisiana. Neat Wine is the participating wine sponsor and activities will include a special beer release from Port Orleans Brewery. 

“Women in the New Orleans hospitality industry have a tremendous impact not only our city, but our entire state,” said Fidelity Bank President and CEO Chris Ferris. “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 Restaurants and bars interested in participating can register via the website.

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 Learn about their exclusive program for women business owners at

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 $4.8 million in support of its mission. These funds are raised through signature fundraising events including Horses, Hops and Cops, the Fidelity Bank Fairway at the Best of Zurich Classic, the Gold Medal Chefs Gala & Hospitality Awards, and Santa’s Kitchen.

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