WESTWEGO, La. – The Jefferson Chamber of Commerce hosted its 2022 Annual Meeting, presented by Ochsner Health, on Wednesday, February 10 at the John A. Alario Event Center.
As one of the Chamber’s largest networking and social events, the Annual Meeting serves as a celebration of accomplishments in 2021 and a preview of the exciting initiatives, events, and advocacy that are already underway in 2022. In front of over 450 guests comprising elected officials and leaders from diverse business industries, the Annual Meeting annually recognizes the achievements and contributions by local businesses and leaders in the community.
Event promotion and art for Annual Meeting was made possible by the Chamber’s media partner, Buisson Creative.
Featured speakers during the event included Sheriff Joe Lopinto of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office and President of the Metropolitan Crime Commission, Rafael Goyeneche. The two spoke on a variety of subjects related to crime in the Greater New Orleans region while also elaborating on crime statistics and challenges law enforcement currently face.
Sheriff Lopinto (left) and Rafe Goyeneche (right)
During the awards ceremony of the event, the Emerging Leader Award, presented by Richard CPAs, was received by Ryan LeJeune of Peoples Health for his leadership and commitment to the Chamber and as a committee member with the Jefferson Chamber Young Professionals.
Brian Moldaner of T. Baker Smith received the Chairman’s Award in appreciation for his positive contributions and dedicated service to the Chamber.
John LeBlanc of Hibernia Bank was named the 2021 Board Member of the Year, while John Roberts of Moxey received 2021 Ambassador of the Year honors.
Proceeds from the event support the Jefferson Chamber’s efforts in pro-business 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.