Gator and Crane recipient of Chaffe Entrepreneur Challenge Awar

Posted on Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 | Posted in Acknowledgements & Press Releases

In collaboration with The Idea Village, Chaffe McCall, L.L.P, recently presented to local entrepreneur Gator and Crane – a Louisiana based start-up business – The “Chaffe Entrepreneur Challenge Award.” Gator and Crane was chosen as the winner of a business-development prize valued at $25,000 after four local entrepreneurs participated in an interview process to compete for free legal services and organization/structure advice provided by Chaffe McCall. The Chaffe Entrepreneur Challenge, now in its fourth year, is a feature of The Idea Village’s Entrepreneur Season.

The Chaffe Entrepreneur Challenge is a business competition where The Idea Village nominates four entrepreneurs from its 2016 Strategic Consulting Portfolio who exhibit great ideas and potential for growth. Each local nominee is selected based on the venture’s need for legal advice and mentoring. Additionally, engagement level, presentation to committee members, and stage of business development are factors taken into consideration.

“Gator and Crane in particular stood out in a talented field of contestants, not only for its passion but also because of its belief in improving the local environment. We also felt we could provide the necessary legal counsel to bring Gator and Crane to the next level,” said E. Howell Crosby, Chaffe McCall Managing Partner.

About Gator and Crane

Gator and Crane is a local membership-only greener grocery club that’s mission is to remove barriers of price and convenience from healthy living. Its name is a tribute to the American Alligator and the endangered Whooping and Sandhill Cranes. Gator and Crane purchases products in bulk to offer savings over traditional retail models. It offers a wide selection of locally based, seasonal produce and home goods for club members to buy in the quantities of their choice. By participating in Gator and Crane’s buying club, members support local farmers, fishers, ranchers, and food producers, save money and time, and help increase recycling, divert waste from landfill, and reduce harmful chemical discharge into air, water, and soil. For more information on Gator and Crane, please visit

About The Idea Village

The Idea Village Entrepreneur Season runs annually from July – March, connecting a collaborative network of local and national partners to identify, support, and celebrate local start-up enterprises through a broad array of innovative educational and consulting services. The 2016 season culminates with the 8th annual New Orleans Entrepreneur Week held on March 14-18, 2016. For more information on The Idea Village and its annual Entrepreneur Season please visit


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