METAIRIE, LA – More than 900 guests joined the Jefferson Chamber to party on the turf of the Ochsner Sports Performance Center, home of the New Orleans Saints indoor training facility, at its Gala Royale on Friday, March 9th. The event, presented by Ochsner Health System and hosted by the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans, was casino royale themed in celebration of the Chamber’s 21st Anniversary. The event featured an open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres by Pigeon Caterers, over 75 silent auction items, a parade of prizes, punch wall, casino games, dancing and live musical entertainment by the Bag of Donuts.
Jay Romig, the Saints longest tenured employee, and Nick Karl, former Saints employee and current Jefferson Chamber Chairman, honored Jim Henderson with a special salute and toast for his dedication to the Saints for the past 30 years. To commemorate his career with the Saints, Henderson was presented with a personalized game-ball, an award presented to players and employees after a great game or unique accomplishment.
Patrons also had the opportunity to take photos with the Lombardi trophy, Super Bowl XLIV ring and a casino themed photo booth.
The evening kicked off with a VIP Party, sponsored by Rault Resources Group, where patrons were invited to mix and mingle until the doors to the Gala opened at 7:30 p.m.
Proceeds from the Gala Royale support the Jefferson Chamber’s efforts in public policy advocacy and quality of life initiatives.
Thank you to the 2018 Gala Royale Platinum Sponsors: Ochsner Health System, New Orleans Saints and Pelicans, Adams and Reese, LLP, ASI Federal Credit Union, CORT, Cox Louisiana, Delta Personnel, East Jefferson General Hospital, Entergy Louisiana, Event Producers, First Bank and Trust, Hollis Companies, Jefferson Financial Federal Credit Union, Pigeon Caterers, Postlethwaite & Netterville, APAC, RICHARD CPAS, LLC, Rault Resources Group, Southern Eagle, Whitney Bank and Zito Companies.
For more information about the Gala Royale, please contact Alex Zarookian at (504) 835-3880 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Jefferson Chamber:
The Jefferson Chamber is a leading voice for Jefferson Parish’s business community. 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 Four-Star Accredited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and was awarded the 2013 and 2015 Chamber of the Year Award by the Louisiana Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives in the Large Chamber Category.