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RBGA cancels State of RiverBend luncheon; LeadHERship seminar still on

The RiverBend Growth Association said Tuesday it has officially decided to cancel the annual State of the RiverBend Luncheon due to the uncertainty of hosting in-person events, concerns about the novel coronavirus, and the health and safety of the RBGA members.

It is the third of five annual events that the RBGA has had to cancel. The RBGA held its Annual Dinner Meeting in January, and will host its LeadHERship seminar on Oct. 9 virtually.

The events are major revenue generators for the RBGA, and the organization is currently looking to restructure its events for 2021.

“While we regret to having to cancel the State of the RiverBend, we are very excited to continue forward with LeadHERship seminar on Oct. 9,” John Keller, president of the RiverBend Growth Association, said in a message to members. “This virtual event is a great way to have your business or organization in front of potentially 200-plus attendees, in a time when that is difficult to accomplish.”

The RBGA encourages its members who usually sponsor or attend the State of the RiverBend to look into sponsoring or attending the LeadHERship Seminar. The LeadHERship seminar currently has more than 100 attendees registered. The event is said to be a great way for organizations to be seen by women in the River Bend community who know the importance of thinking local first.

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