METAIRIE, La. – The Jefferson Chamber will host its Legislative Issues Breakfast on Wednesday, March 9 at the Hilton New Orleans Airport to discuss economic development in Louisiana and the challenges and opportunities for the business community in the 2022 state legislative session. Ruth Lawson, president of the Jefferson Chamber, will moderate the discussion featuring LABI President & CEO Stephen Waguespack and GNO, Inc. President & CEO Michael Hecht.
As the state’s Chamber of Commerce and manufacturing association, LABI represents more than 2,000 [RL1] businesses of every size, in every region and sector. As the president of LABI since 2013, Stephen has worked to enhance the association’s focus on federal issues, research, policy, as well as member engagement through technological advancements.
Greater New Orleans, Inc. is the economic development organization for southeast Louisiana. Its mission falls broadly into two categories: business development – attracting and growing businesses – and product development – creating better business conditions. Under Michael’s leadership, GNO, Inc. was named the No. 2 economic development organization in the United States by Business Facilities magazine.
In addition, the Chamber is introducing a passing of the mic “Two-Minute Take”. [RL2] This opportunity is extended to the Jefferson Delegation and allows State Representatives and Senators to speak briefly on their 2022 priorities.
The event will begin with networking at 7:30 a.m., followed by the breakfast, two-minute take, and panel discussion from 8–9 a.m. Tickets are $75 for members and $125 [RL3] [AM4] for non-members. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.jeffersonchamber.org or call (504) 835-3880. For questions regarding the event, contact Caroline Starlight at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proceeds from the event support the Jefferson Chamber’s efforts in pro-business advocacy and quality of life initiatives.
Media representatives are welcome to attend.
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. For more information about the Jefferson Chamber, visit www.jeffersonchamber.org, follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.