Get Involved – Join a Chamber Committee!

Thank you for your interest in joining one or more committees of the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce.
Joining a committee(s) can further your business’ development and growth.

  • Ambassadors
    This committee meets on the first Friday of the month at 8:30 AM in the Chamber Conference Room
    Chair: Bob Hecker, Uniformity, LLC, (504) 779-9724, uniformity@bellsouth.net
    Supports Membership in on-boarding of new members; Meets and greets new members; Participates in ribbon cuttings, Assists at Chamber functions
    (Must be a Chamber member for six months prior to applying)
  • Awards Committee
    This committee meets as needed in the Chamber Conference Room
    Chair: Tom Meyer, Benefit Planning Group, (504) 833-3434, tom@benefitplanninggroup.net
    Nominates Chamber Businesses for various prestigious awards throughout the year
  • Business Resource Committee
    This committee meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 8:30 AM in the Chamber Conference Room
    Chair: Nancy Harmann, Gardner Realty, (504) 200-5080, relo@gardnerrealtors.com
    Connects members with Business Resources; Business Seminars; Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses
  • Communications Advisory Committee
    This committee meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 8:30 AM in the Chamber Conference Room
    Chair: Betsie Gambel, Gambel Communications, (504) 324-4242, betsie@gambelpr.com
    Strategically advises implementation of Chamber’s message in the community
  • Education Committee
    This committee meets on the third Thursday of the month at 8:30 AM in the Chamber Conference Room
    Chair: Giselle Diaz Eastlack, Diaz, Inc, (504) 832-2165, giselle@DiazInc.net
    Actively engages in local education system to strengthen tomorrow’s workforce
  • Government Committee
    This committee meets on the second Thursday of the month at 11:30 AM in the Chamber Conference Room
    Chair: Fred Preis, Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P., (504) 584-5470, fred.preis@BSWLLP.com
    Briefs membership on current political issues and makes recommendations to the Chamber’s Board of Directors
  • Jefferson Chamber Young Professionals Steering Committee
    This committee meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 8 AM in the Chamber Conference Room
    Co-Chair: Liz Van Dervort, Gillis, Ellis & Baker, Inc, (504) 581-3334, lvandervort@gillis.com
    Co-Chair: Kelsey Scram, JEDCO, (504) 875-3927, kscram@jedco.org
    Targets Young Professionals in the community and plans and executes philanthropic initiatives, educational events, networking events, and leadership development opportunities
    (Steering Committee selection occurs once a year)
  • Membership Growth and Retention Committee
    This committee meets on the second Friday of the month at 9 AM in the Chamber Conference Room
    Chair: Julie Willoz, Willoz Consulting, (504) 723-8997, julie@willozconsulting.com
    Recruits new chamber members, provides new member referrals, assists with Chamber 101 Orientations, supports retention efforts
  • Special Events Committee
    Dates & times for committee meetings are announced as needed.
    • Annual Awards Gala
    • Crawfish Boil
    • Golf Tournament
    • Grand Prix
    • Tour de Jefferson
    • Other Special Programming