JEDCO & Jefferson Chamber Launch New Business Seminar Series

METAIRIE, LA – The Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) will partner with the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce to host a new educational seminar series for small businesses in 2015.

         The program, entitled "Prosper Jefferson," was created to assist small business owners in reaching the next level of success in Jefferson Parish.

         Over the next year, the two organizations will host 10 Prosper Jefferson seminars, featuring speakers from the Greater New Orleans business community. Each event will highlight a new informational topic to assist our local businesses in achieving their goals for growth, including:

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         "We are thrilled to partner with the Jefferson Chamber to offer this new event series," Jerry Bologna, JEDCO's executive director, said. "Through this educational programming, we're offering our local businesses an opportunity to gather new information that will help them thrive in Jefferson Parish. We believe this strategic partnership will help bring this type of high-quality programming to a greater audience. We look forward to working with the Chamber to help our small businesses find success locally this year."

         "Nearly 2/3 of Jefferson Parish's 18,000 businesses are considered small," Jefferson Chamber President Todd Murphy said. "This collaboration with JEDCO to bring valued educational resources to the lifeblood of our business community is just another way the Jefferson Chamber brings value to the business community."

         The Prosper Jefferson seminars replace the "Grow with JEDCO" and "Stayin' Alive" seminar series. Events will rotate between the brand new JEDCO Conference Center in the Churchill Technology and Business Park on the West Bank or the East Bank Regional Library.

         The first Prosper Jefferson is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Ave., Metairie, at 9:00 a.m. Keith Naccari with Simmons and White will focus on business valuation and how to pitch to an investor.

         The event is free to the public, but you must register in advance on the JEDCO website or the Jefferson Chamber website.

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