Business Meetings for June 9

Mechele de Avila Evans, behavioral health
Mechele de Avila Evans, behavioral health

Boutique travel service opens

Bespoke LLC, a custom, private travel company for affluent travelers exploring the city and region, has opened at 5821 Clara St. in New Orleans.

Travis and Jennifer Simpson started the company and its Bespoke Experiences boutique service.

Bespoke targets the top 2 percent of New Orleans’ 9 million annual visitors, including international business executives, celebrities, political figures, journalists, local corporate recruitment candidates and high net worth individuals.

The company provides luxury transportation and tailors itineraries to guests’ personal areas of interest in the New Orleans area. Hourly, half- or full-day, and multi-day options are priced upon request.

Travis Simpson was in sales for more than 20 years in New Orleans with Marriott, Starwood and Omni. Jennifer Simpson, an accredited certified meeting professional, owned Canadian pharmaceutical meeting planning company Convene Inc. and is the executive producer and host of online HDTV program for hospitality professionals.

Behavioral health practice opens

Mechele de Avila Evans has opened a behavioral health practice at 7865 Jefferson Highway, Suite D, in Baton Rouge.

She has been a practicing licensed clinical social worker since 1997, and had offices in both New Orleans and Metairie while residing in New Orleans.

She specializes in treating depression, anxiety, substance abuse, stress and co-occurring disorders such as addiction and mental illness. She teaches coping skills to decrease stress and uses cognitive behavioral therapy.

The phone number is (225) 366-8606 and website is

Gage launches device management service

Baton Rouge-based communications provider Gage has launched a mobile device
management program to monitor and secure devices that are attached to customer networks.

The company said the proliferation of smartphones and tablets in the business world means companies need a way to monitor and secure mobile devices that enter their
company space whether it’s company-issued or employee-owned.

Mobile device management allows organizations to centrally secure devices and protect their networks from intrusion, the company said.