Events Calendar

2014 JEDCO Annual Luncheon

11:15am - 1pm

Hilton New Orleans Airport - Grand Ballroom
901 Airline Drive, Kenner

11:15am – Networking

11:45am – Lunch

Jefferson Chamber of Commerce – Chamber 101

8:15am - 9:30am

Fidelity Homestead
1811 Matairie Ave.
Metairie, LA

Learn how to make the most of your Chamber membership – for current and new members alike. Begin at 8:15 am with coffee, doughnuts, and open networking.  Session will begin at 8:30 am.  

Contact Michelle Dugas for questions: 504-835-3880

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River Road Ramble

9:30am - 5pm

River Road
Register at Oak Alley Plantation Pavilion
Vacherie, LA

Schedule – For more information and tickets click here.  

9:30-10:00  Registration at Oak Alley Plantation Pavilion

10:00-12:00  Oak Alley and Grounds Tour

11:30-1:00  Box Lunch at Oak Alley Plantation Pavilion

1:00-1:15  Travel to Laura Plantation

1:15-3:00  Laura Plantation and Grounds Tour

3:00-3:15  Travel to Whitney Plantation Museum of Slavery

3:15-5:00  Whitney Plantation Museum of Slavery and Grounds Tour


A Wetlands Reveillon

6pm - 9pm

13899 River Road Luling, La, 70070

A Réveillon, derived from the French word reveal, meaning “waking”, is a long dinner party or party held on the evenings preceding Christmas and New Year’s Day.

A Wetlands Réveillon is a product of the St. Charles Parish Satellite Center where the Team Members in the HRT (Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Administration), Culinary Arts, Interactive Media, Digital Media, and Advanced TV Broadcasting courses work together to plan, market, and host the event.

All proceeds from A Wetlands Réveillon will benefit the public nature trail and outdoor classrooms of the LaBranche Wetlands Watchers Park located in Norco,

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JEDCO Challenge

2pm- - 5pm

Southport Hall
200 Monticello Ave, New Orleans, LA 70121
(504) 835-2903

Apply online. The application opens November 6, 2014. Deadline to apply is December 12, 2014.

Through a rigorous review process, JEDCO will narrow down the applicants to 10 for the semifinal round. Interviews for that portion of the competition will happen in early January.

Our panel of experts will help us choose our finalists, some of which will also be eligible for the Big Idea pitch.

Our finalists will prepare for their pitch and submit a business plan in advance of the competition.

Finalists will have a table to showcase their product at the 2015 JEDCO Challenge. The audience and judges get 30 minutes to browse.

Finalists will have just seven minutes to pitch their ventures to a panel of Jefferson Parish business leaders and a live audience.

The judges and the audience will choose a winner.

The winning pitch receives $20,000 in cash and additional in-kind business services to help grow their company locally.

Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana

04/10/2015 - 04/12/2015

NOLA Motorsports
11075 Nicolle Blvd Avondale, LA 70094
(504) 302-4875

The first ever Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana is hosted at NOLA Motorsports Park, in Avondale, Louisiana. This three-day weekend festival will attract party-goers from all over the world to witness this first-time action packed event. The newly designed NOLA Motorsports Park facility will feature a 2.67-mile track with 13 turns that incorporate passing zones suitable for the Verizon IndyCar Series and Mazda Road to Indy Series. This event promises to offer outstanding racing, local New Orleans flare and family-friendly activities for all of those that attend.

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