Woman of Influence
Now entering its 75th year, Dorignac’s has provided generations of families with the foods and specialty items that make their everyday meals and special occasions both meaningful and familiar. Founded in the 1940s by Joseph Dorignac, Jr. and his mother Margaret Dedebant Dorignac, the grocery is still run by the passionate, committed Dorignac family now in its 4th generation.
For Nicole M. Dorignac, Secretary/Treasurer, and her family, it’s important to continue hiring individuals with developmental disabilities, a practice the company’s founders began in Dorignac’s early days. “We work with Arc of Greater New Orleans to employ these amazing individuals and see them take pride in a job well done—they are such an important part of our team,” says Nicole. “We are grateful for Arc and its mission and enjoy working with them to provide job opportunities to their clients.”
Additionally, Dorignac’s and its team members support various schools, religious institutions, and organizations and non-profits.
“As community members, it’s important for us all to take part in helping the area recover from the pandemic, and we’re looking forward to providing support where needed to this community that has kept us thriving for generations,” says Nicole.
710 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie // 504.834.8216 // dorignacs.com