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(AVONDALE, La) — The Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) and the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the 2024 Prosper Jefferson event lineup.
JEDCO and the Chamber will host eight Prosper Jefferson seminars this year, featuring experts from around the Greater New Orleans region. Each seminar will highlight an informational topic to assist our local businesses in achieving growth and success. Launched in 2015, the annual seminar series has helped educate, inspire, and assist hundreds of small local business owners.
Prosper Jefferson seminars will be held in-person at the JEDCO Conference Center (701A Churchill Parkway, Avondale, LA 70094). All seminars will begin at 9:00am. The cost to attend is $10, which will cover a hot breakfast. Advance online registration is encouraged.


MARCH 27, 2024
Women in Leadership Panel

Join us to hear from female leaders across a diverse range of industries and backgrounds. They will share their personal experiences in leadership roles and offer frank discussions on work/life balance, navigating challenges women experience in the workplace, and much more.

APRIL 24, 2024
Doing Business with the Government

Government agencies routinely contract with outside companies and organizations for products and services ranging from aircraft and software to food service and health care. Join local experts as they guide Prosper Jefferson attendees through the process of securing government contracts.

JUNE 26, 2024
Artificial Intelligence 101

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is making a big splash across the globe, creating significant impact on industries from healthcare and finance to transportation and e-commerce. This technology is allowing organizations to improve their overall efficiency, reduce costs, and gain a competitive advantage in the market. In this Prosper Jefferson seminar, let our experts teach you the fundamentals of AI and how to leverage it to benefit your business.

JULY 31, 2024
Marketing with AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly transforming the marketing landscape, providing new opportunities for businesses to reach and engage with customers in more personalized and effective ways. JEDCO and the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce will enlist local experts to teach you how to leverage AI as a marketing tool for your organization.

AUGUST 28, 2024
Cybersecurity & IT

Cybersecurity is a critical concern for businesses of all sizes, as data breaches and cyber-attacks continue to increase. JEDCO and the Jefferson Chamber will invite experts to share tips and best practices to make your business more cyber-secure. In this seminar you will learn how to

-Protect your greatest digital assets
-Boost cybersecurity protocols for your business
-Avoid the sneakiest of cyber attacks
-Keep your important data safe

SEPTEMBER 25, 2024
Refreshing Your Brand

Refreshing your brand can help your business stay relevant and competitive in a constantly evolving market, and create a strong identity that resonates with your target audience. Our marketing experts will share best practices to effectively assess the need for a brand refresh and give you the tools to get started.

OCTOBER 30, 2024
Business Plan Writing 101

A business plan is a critical tool for any entrepreneur or business owner. By laying out financial projections, long-term goals and objectives, and key strategies for managing and building the business, you’re creating a roadmap for success. This document is valuable at every stage, from applying for a loan to helping you know when you’ve reached a major milestone. If you’re just starting out or your business plan needs brushing up, this seminar is for you. Join our local experts as they guide you to create a comprehensive business plan that will help you launch and grow your venture successfully.

NOVEMBER 20, 2024
Leadership Strategies for Business Continuity

Effective leadership is critical for ensuring business continuity in times of uncertainty. This seminar will help attendees implement leadership strategies to maintain business continuity and resilience in the face of unexpected challenges. Join us to emerge from business disruptions stronger and more prepared for the future.

About the Jefferson Chamber: The Jefferson Chamber is the 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 Five-Star Accredited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and was award 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.

Prosper Jefferson is sponsored by OnPath Federal Credit Union.

Kelsey Scram
JEDCO Director of Marketing & Communications