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JEDCO & Jefferson Chamber host emergency preparedness seminar

(Fairfield, LA) – Is your business prepared in the event of a disaster? Do you have a contingency plan to respond to and recover from an emergency? In advance of hurricane season, the Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) and the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce teamed up to bring you “Emergency Preparedness for Your Business,” a Prosper Jefferson seminar developed to ensure your business is ready for the unexpected.

The Jefferson Parish Emergency Management Department, JEDCO, and Chris Nuebel with the Southeast Louisiana Chapter of the American Red Cross will present attendees with a list of tools, information, and resources to ensure quick recovery and business continuity in the face of a crisis. In this seminar, you will learn about:

  • Creating a disaster recovery and continuity strategy for your business
  • Tools to help your business prepare for a disaster
  • Disaster alert information
  • Jefferson Parish re-entry placards and how to register for re-entry status after an evacuation
  • Recovery assistance for businesses

Join us Wednesday, May 27th, at the JEDCO Conference Center (701A Churchill Parkway, Avondale, LA 70094) from 9:00-10:30. Admission is free, but registration is required to attend. The event is open to all businesses and entrepreneurs. Register online at For more information contact Kelsey Scram at or Emilie Riser at


About the Jefferson Parish Emergency Management: The Mission of the Jefferson Parish Emergency Management Department is to provide emergency management planning for Jefferson Parish Departments and agencies and overall emergency management coordination and guidance during major emergencies within the Parish and providing for the continued safety of the citizens and visitors to Jefferson Parish.

About Chris Nuebel: Chris  has joined the American Red Cross – Southeast Louisiana Chapter as Major Gifts Officer in charge of corporate partnerships and fundraising. Chris works with companies in the New Orleans, Northshore, Houma and Acadiana areas to ensure they are prepared for disasters, engaged in volunteerism and successful in community outreach. Following a successful LSU education in non-profit administration, Chris worked in hotel and event management. He has combined these previous experiences and a passion for helping people into his new career with the Red Cross.

About JEDCO: The Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) is an independent, yet complementary arm of Jefferson Parish government with the main objective of attracting, growing and creating new business in our area. JEDCO’s mission is to proactively influence the economy through the retention and creation of quality jobs, entrepreneurship and investment in Jefferson Parish. Located in the growing Churchill Technology and Business Park, JEDCO is home to a business incubator and it also runs a state-of-the-art Conference Center.  For more information, visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn.

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 Chamber of the Year Award by the Louisiana Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives in the Large Chamber Category.

For more information about the Jefferson Chamber, visit, and follow on Facebook, Twitter @jeffersoncoc, and YouTube.