Reach for the Stars
Junior Achievement recognizes the Rising Stars of 2010.
Jack Brancewicz and Leslie Keen
Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans had reason to celebrate on Friday, November 12: The five “Rising Stars” of 2010 were honored for their up-and-coming entrepreneurial presences in the city, as well as their moral and ethical standards in business practice.
The celebration began at 6 p.m. with a reception for the honorees at the Junior League Training Center, followed by the main event – the City Stars Soirée – from 7 to 11 p.m. at Junior Achievement on Orleans Avenue. The evening included entertainment from the Bucktown All-Stars as well as food from local eateries such as The Grill Room, Vega Tapas, Whole Foods Market, Mandina’s, Mondo and more.
This year’s honorees are: Kurt D. Buchert, founder & CEO of GreenBean Foam Insulation, LLC; McKenzie Coco, founder of FSC Interactive, LLC; John Harris, chef and owner of Lilette; Nicolas R. Perkin co-founder and president of The New Orleans Exchange, Inc.; and Matthew G. Schwartz, principal and co-founder of Domain Companies of LA.