CORE wins Startup St. Bernard

CORE: Louisiana Counseling & Recovery Center, LLC (CORE) took home the grand prize at the sixth annual Startup St. Bernard presented by the Meraux Foundation and St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation. The substance abuse and mental health practice was selected by a panel of judges out of a pool of three finalists who pitched their businesses during a livestream event today. The pitch competition can be viewed on the Startup St. Bernard Facebook page, and it will be broadcast on the Government Access Channel on Cox channel 76 or on U-verse channel 99.

“Congratulations to CORE for winning what was a very tough competition,” said Rita Gue, the president of the Meraux Foundation, which founded Startup St. Bernard and is a presenting sponsor. “Demonstrated by the quality of the finalists and the number of people who ‘tunedin’, it’s clear that Startup St. Bernard continues to be a marquee economic development program. I look forward to seeing CORE thrive here in St. Bernard.”

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