Coffee & Community w/ Jefferson Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng
A full room of Young Professionals met with parish president Cynthia Lee Sheng on July 14 in the Chamber’s large conference room. She shared some of her personal history growing up in Jefferson Parish and discussed challenges her administration has faced the last two years as well as the progress before YPs used this open forum to ask questions.
Eats & EDU
The JCYP crew sat down for dinner at Impastato’s Restaurant in Metairie on June 21. Author, New Orleans native and culinary advocate Poppy Tooker shared insight into the history and impact of our food culture in the Greater New Orleans area.
Eats & EDU
Our Young Professionals enjoyed dinner at Andrea’s Restaurant in Metairie on May 11. Self-published author James Hayden spoke about his inspirational journey to embrace his stutter, move from embarrassment to acceptance and what caused this shift in mindset and its benefits.
Happy Hour Social at Stained Glass Wine House
YPs met on the West Bank at a new venue for Happy Hour at Stained Glass Wine House in Gretna on April 28.
Coffee & Community w/ Councilman At-Large Scott Walker
Young Professionals met with Councilman Scott Walker on April 20 in the Chamber’s large conference room. Councilman Walker believes in using technology to make government more efficient and helping build a Jefferson Parish of the future where generations to come can thrive in a “live, work, play” environment.
Power Lunch w/ Chamber President Ruth Lawson
New Chamber President Ruth Lawson met with a handful of YPs for Power Lunch on March 23 at A Tavola Restaurant and Wine Bar in Metairie. Lawson discussed her excitement leading the Chamber and answered questions from Young Professionals about advice and her career path.
Eats & EDU
Our Young Professionals got together for their first event of 2022 for an evening of eating, education, and networking at Drago’s Seafood Restaurant in Metairie on January 18 🦞🦐! Erin Thompson of UnitedHealthcare and Philip Giorlando of Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P., spoke on their perspectives and experiences with managing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in business.
JCYPs enjoyed a festive evening of networking, heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and prizes to close out the year and share some holiday spirit at Andrea’s Restaurant in Metairie on December 7! 🎄🎁
The JCYP crew celebrated summer with networking, cold beverages, and delicious Mexican cuisine at Los Jefes Grill on August 19! 🍹🌮