WASHINGTON – United States Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chair Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., today welcomed Baton Rouge native Aaron Dirks, Chairman, PosiGen, to Capitol Hill to participate in a meeting with lawmakers on ways to spur job creation. 

 “I am proud to welcome Aaron Dirks to Capitol Hill to share his thoughts on job creation with my Senate colleagues,” said Sen. Landrieu.  “PosiGen is helping working families take control of their energy costs, in turn giving them greater financial freedom. Aaron has also been very active in the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce and the Louisiana chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization.  As such, his insight at today’s discussion was invaluable, especially on how to better promote entrepreneurship and create jobs around the country.”

“It is critically important that we focus on entrepreneurial education, access to capital, tax policies that encourage entrepreneurial investments and reduce the digital divide to maximize job creation opportunities in young companies,“  said Aaron Dirks, Chairman, PosiGen.  “I am so very proud of the tireless and exemplary leadership of Senator Landrieu and her staff along with our amazing New Orleans Chamber led by Ben Johnson.  We are all working very hard on this noble path.”


PosiGen Solar Solutions is an energy company headquartered in New Orleans that helps home-owners attain low cost electricity through education, energy efficiency, solar power, and solar hot water. They are opening operations in a number of other states this year.

“Aaron is one of our area’s more successful entrepreneurs and he brings a great deal of heart as well as a focus on community to each of his business ventures,” said Ben Johnson, President and CEO, New Orleans Chamber of Commerce.  “We appreciate Senator Landrieu providing the opportunity for one of our members to participate in this important discussion and look forward to working with her to promote further small business growth in the region.”


The New Orleans Chamber of Commerce was founded in 2003 to provide chamber members with the opportunity to build mutually beneficial partnerships within the City of New Orleans.  The Chamber’s 1,000 members employ a total of approximately 41,500 full-time employees.  


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Sen. Mary Landrieu (right) and PosiGen Chairman Aaron Dirks (center) meeting to discuss job creation on Capitol Hill Wednesday:

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Picture 1 Photo Credit: Senate Democratic Media Center

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Picture 2 Photo Credit: Jim Simpson, U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship