METAIRIE, La. – The Jefferson Chamber of Commerce commemorated its 25th anniversary of advocating, educating, and connecting the Greater New Orleans region at its “Sterling Moments” Gala, presented by OnPath Federal Credit Union, on Friday, November 18.
Approximately 300 guests gathered at the Jefferson Performing Arts Center for the celebration, including prominent business leaders, Jefferson Chamber leadership, elected officials and key decision makers in the community. Chamber President Ruth Lawson commenced the night’s festivities with a champagne toast following a speech delivered to all attendees and event sponsors.
Guests enjoyed a variety of interactive experiences, including a storyboard gallery in the venue’s auditorium featuring videos by Chamber leadership and a timeline illustration of significant milestones throughout the Chamber’s history. A six-piece band provided by Jazzman Entertainment played music throughout the evening, while cigar-rolling demonstrations were led by Cigar Factory alongside a specialty bourbon tasting station provided by Angel’s Envy.
Additionally, attendees took the opportunity to capture memories from the evening as The Pixure Booth snapped black and white photographs.
Fare included heavy hors d’oeuvres and a carving station provided by Pigeon Catering, to complement chargrilled oysters prepared on site by Drago’s Seafood and fresh sushi rolls served by chefs from Rock-N-Sake Bar & Sushi.
Proceeds from the event support the business organization’s efforts in public policy advocacy and quality of life initiatives.
About the Jefferson Chamber:
The Jefferson Chamber celebrates its 25th year as a leading voice for Jefferson Parish’s business community in 2022. As a non-profit, membership-driven organization, the Chamber is an effective advocate for small and large businesses at the local, state and federal levels. The Chamber’s mission is to work for the advancement of the business community; to enhance the economic, civic and cultural environment; and to improve the quality of life in Jefferson Parish. The Jefferson Chamber is Five-Star Accredited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and was awarded the 2013, 2015, and 2019 Chamber of the Year Award by the Louisiana Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives in the Large Chamber Category.