KENNER, La. – The Jefferson Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual State of Jefferson luncheon, presented by First Horizon Bank, on Thursday, October 13 at Chateau Golf & Country Club. The sold-out event, featuring 350 guests, served as an opportunity for the Chamber’s members to be updated on the progress of the parish during the last year.
The panel of speakers, moderated by Jefferson Chamber President Ruth Lawson, included Jefferson Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng, Jefferson Parish Council Chairman Ricky Templet, and Louisiana Public Service Commissioner for District 1, Eric Skrmetta. Each panelist answered questions regarding their role in the parish and evaluated progress, performance, and future planning initiatives.
Lee Sheng discussed the progress of ongoing planning to rethink recreation in Jefferson Parish, while Templet highlighted projects in each council district. Skrmetta reported on the state of the parish’s utilities and discussed factors that have led to rate increases.
Cynthia Lee Sheng awarded Emann Batiste, Housing Improvement Administrator, the Joseph S. Yenni Award, which is presented annually to the outstanding parish employee of the year.
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.