Jefferson Chamber PAC Makes Parish Council Endorsements

METAIRIE, LA – After interviews and discussions with candidates of the Jefferson Parish Council District 4 race, the Jefferson Chamber Political Action Committee (PAC) has endorsed both candidates as business-friendly and good for the future of Jefferson Parish.  EJBA does not endorse any candidate.

Candidates Dominick Impastato of the Kenner City Council and Danny Martiny of the Louisiana State Senate have both worked to support the Jefferson Chamber’s Mission of improving the business climate and quality of life in Jefferson Parish.
Election day is this Saturday, October 14th. Early Voting is of course, over.
What will be on the ballot?

October 14thOpen Primary Election
State Treasurer

Jefferson Parish Council District 4

Constitutional Amendment 1 Exemption of Property Taxes for Construction Sites
Constitutional Amendment 2 Homestead Exemption for Unmarried Surviving Spouse

Constitutional Amendment 3 Dedicate any New Taxes (Gas) Into the Construction Sub fund

Millage Renewal MITS Public Transportation Proposition (Parish wide)

Millage Renewal Public Transportation Proposition (Parish wide)

Millage New Sewerage District 1 Maintenance Proposition (Harahan – Precincts H001 – H009, 125 partial)



Pick out your favorite pumpkin in Lafreniere Park! They will be Open Monday-Friday 2 till dusk Saturday-Sunday 11am till dusk.
Pumpkins range in price from $1-20. Costume contest will take place on October 28th. Registration begins at 2 judging at 3. Prizes awarded to winners of each age group. Free entry.



Gov. John Bel Edwards with the help of local emergency management directors, is leading a statewide donation drive to help Hurricane Maria survivors in Puerto Rico. Thousands have been left without power or access to basic survival provisions like food, water and medication.
Collections began, September 27 and last through Wednesday, October 11:

  • Diapers
    Non-perishable formula
  • Baby wipes
    Bottles and nipples
  • Feminine care products It is important to ONLYdonate the items on the list.

Jefferson Parish Drop Off Facilities and times:

Drop Off locations:East Bank: JP Surplus Property, 920 David Dr., Metairie, LA 70003 (at rear of building on 10th St)Mon-Sat

8:00 AM – 7:00 PM


Louisiana International Trade Week & Jubilee

Date: October 30, 2017 – November 3, 2017

Louisiana International Trade Week is a celebration of Louisiana’s culture of trade.

During this week we champion and amplify the voice of the trade community through unique programming and recognition of our community champions who promote international trade and economic development opportunities within Louisiana. This benefits businesses in ALL parishes.
Check out the World Trade Center website for a detailed look at the schedule of daily business discussions and workshops that cover hospitality & tourism, private partnerships, navigating new business opportunities, current trends, technology and infrastructure. 

Where: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center


$25 Trade Week Panel Daily Rate(WTCNO Members)

$30 Trade Week Panel Daily Rate (Non-Members)

$250 – Jubilee Individual Ticket (Members & Non-Members)

$325 – Full Trade Week Access (Opening Reception, Panels, and Jubilee – Member and Non-Member Rate)

New Orleans was named by Forbes the #8 city where employees are the happiest and a big shout out was given to our own EJBA business, Brooke Staffing Company.

  1. New Orleans, LA

Job satisfaction rating: 3.4

Job openings: 34,600

Companies hiring: Brooke Staffing Companies, Community Health Center, C.R. England, Gilead Sciences, Jackson Therapy Partners

Median base salary: $40,000


Congratulations to Sleep Number on the grand opening of their new Relationship Center in Jefferson Parish. The company has already hired over 130 out of 225 jobs. This is a wonderful example of economic development at its best. What a big win for our community!


Prosper Jefferson seminar series, tackles customer service from every angle.

Wednesday, October 25, at the JEDCO Conference Center from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Our expert speakers will cover a variety of topics, including:


  • Living your brand
  • Best practices for engaging with your customers
  • Developing a customer service process for all employees
  • Internal customer service – ensuring your employees work well together
  • HOSTED BYJEDCO and the Jefferson Chamber