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Business Workshops

Going Global: Food, Beverage & Seafood Export Strategies

Located in the largest inter-modal transportation system in the South, Greater New Orleans businesses are well-positioned for success. Companies with national and international growth plans have access to multiple class I railroads, a network of major roadways, an international airport, the Mississippi River, and many multi-modal transportation assets through the Port of New Orleans. The Food, Beverage, and Seafood Industry is one of the region’s key economic drivers, utilizing the many assets that set this region apart to expand on an international scale. The Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) and the World Trade Center of New Orleans (WTC New Orleans) have teamed up to help businesses of all sizes capitalize on local resources to best position themselves for entrance into international markets.

 

JEDCO and the WTC are pleased to co-host “Going Global: Food, Beverage and Seafood Export Strategies,” a panel discussion developed to educate local businesses on industry standards, regulations, and best practices for exporting success. The event will include experts from the Southern United States Trade Association (SUSTA), U.S. Commercial Services, Leake Andersson, and experienced GNO food exporters. Kristi App, Vice President of freight-forwarding company J.W. Allen and former President of the International Freight Forwarders & Customs Brokers Association of New Orleans, will moderate the event.

 

Join JEDCO, the WTC New Orleans, and our panel of experts on Monday, September 25, 2017 from 9:00-11:00 AM. This free event is open to all and will be held at the JEDCO Conference Center (701 A Churchill Parkway, Avondale, LA 70094). All guests may help themselves to continental breakfast, coffee, and networking.

 

 

September 25, 2017
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Cost
FREE
Location JEDCO Conference Center
701A Churchill Parkway
Fairfield, LA 70094
(Map)
504-875-3908
Hosted By JEDCO

Prosper Jefferson: Cyber Security

We live in exciting and interesting times with new technology coming online every day! But with new technology comes new threats. No, we’re not talking about artificial intelligence and robots (though that would certainly be fascinating). Instead, we’re talking about hackers, who want to steal your data and use it for their own gain, and the ways that you can thwart their efforts. These days, its more important than ever to know that your information is secure; that important data, assets, and information are protected online and off; and that you have a plan in place to restore data in the event of a disaster or disruption. Equally important is protecting your business from liability should your data be compromised. We know this sounds a bit doom and gloom, but that’s why we’ve pulled together a group of four experts to ensure this kind of scary stuff doesn’t happen to you or your business.  As part of our ongoing Prosper Jefferson seminar series, JEDCO and the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to bring you a seminar on Cyber Security. Topics include:

 

 

  • How to protect your data – both as an individual and as a business owner
  • Five fundamentals of effective cybersecurity training
  • What happens if your data is stolen
  • Cyber insurance & protecting your business in the event of a data breach

Our experts come from a variety of companies, including: ResTech, Gillis, Ellis & Baker and Carr, Riggs & Ingram. You won’t want to miss what they have to say!

Join us Wednesday, September 27, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at the JEDCO Conference Center.

September 27, 2017
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Cost
FREE
Location JEDCO Conference Center
701A Churchill Parkway
Fairfield, LA 70094
(Map)
504-875-3908
Hosted By JEDCO and the Jefferson Chamber

Prosper Jefferson: Customer Service

In business, the way you interact with your customers says a lot about your brand. Good customer service can help a business save face in the event of a misstep. Bad customer service can damage even the most successful brands.  Often times, good customer service starts on the inside. Successful business leaders develop process and protocol to maintain their brand at every level and from every angle; they develop rules and guidelines for how employees connect with consumers and how they treat each other internally. Need a refresher on living your brand and developing a solid customer service process at your business? Then, this is the seminar for you!

 

As part of the Prosper Jefferson seminar series, JEDCO and the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce teamed up to bring you a seminar that tackles customer service from every angle. Our expert speakers will cover a variety of topics, including:

 

 

  • Living your brand
  • Best practices for engaging with your customers
  • Developing a customer service process for all employees
  • Internal customer service – ensuring your employees work well together

Join us Wednesday, October 25, at the JEDCO Conference Center from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. This is one seminar you won’t want to miss!

October 25, 2017
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Cost
FREE
Location JEDCO Conference Center
701A Churchill Parkway
Fairfield, LA 70094
(Map)
504-875-3908
Hosted By JEDCO and the Jefferson Chamber

Prosper Jefferson: Building a Company Culture

Fostering a positive corporate culture can have a major impact on employee engagement and retention. Developing a strategy to motivate and inspire your team through will increase productivity and boost morale – and in most cases, it will help you attract quality talent. This doesn’t necessarily mean you have to go out and buy a ping pong table for your office, but business leaders should be thinking about opportunities to create a workplace environment where people want to be. There are a lot of unique ways to enhance your company culture to attract, retain, and engage with high performing individuals. Putting a little thought into it can go a long way to boost your bottom line and make your business better, and more successful, as a whole. Want some tips to help you get started?

 

As part of the Prosper Jefferson seminar series, JEDCO and the Jefferson Chamber teamed up to bring you a whole seminar on building a positive company culture. We’re bringing in the experts to show you how to do it. Topics include:

 

 

  • How to build a positive company culture
  • Focusing on a healthy workplace environment
  • How to build employee engagement and productivity
  • Case studies from local business owners

Join us Wednesday, November 29, at the JEDCO Conference Center from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. We hope to see you there!

November 29, 2017
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Cost
FREE
Location JEDCO Conference Center
701A Churchill Parkway
Fairfield, LA 70094
(Map)
504-875-3908
Hosted By JEDCO and the Jefferson Chamber
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