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Hurricane Preparedness Marketing Tips for Local Businesses 2017

[fa icon="calendar'] May 11, 2017 9:42:00 AM / by TEGNA Local Louisiana posted in weather

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The start of Hurricane season is just around the corner on June 1, and that means hurricane preparedness is as well.  Since 2007, the Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday has been a bonus sale weekend for many Louisiana retailers, but that changed last year.  The Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday which took place during the last consecutive Saturday and Sunday each May was suspended for 2016 by the legislature due to budget shortfalls.   In 2017, the holiday has been reinstated for the weekend of May 27-28, but it will only offer a 2% tax break.  Consumers will still pay 3% state sales tax on Hurricane Preparation items.

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Create a marketing contingency plan for severe weather.

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 29, 2016 3:29:19 PM / by TEGNA Local Louisiana posted in Hurricane, weather, email, Social Media, broadcast advertising, ppc, search engine marketing, online advertising

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Hurricane Season is reaching its peak.  With an eye on the active storms in the Atlantic, we thought it would be a good time to talk about how you can plan now to ensure business continuity during severe weather.  Time and time again, we have seen the wrath of Mother Nature in South Louisiana.  We have also seen that the number one factor in a quick recovery when storms strike, is the ability for local businesses to get up and running providing much needed goods and services to local consumers.  

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Hurricane Preparedness Marketing Tips for Local Businesses

[fa icon="calendar'] May 20, 2016 10:30:00 AM / by TEGNA Local Louisiana posted in weather

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 The start of Hurricane season is just around the corner on June 1, and that means hurricane preparedness is as well.  Since 2007, the Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday has been a bonus sale weekend for many Louisiana retailers, but that changes this year.  The Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday which took place during the last consecutive Saturday and Sunday each May has been suspended for 2016 by the legislature due to budget shortfalls.   

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