Prosper Jefferson

Prosper Jefferson is a  seminar series co-hosted by JEDCO and the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce. The series was created in 2015 to educate, inspire and assist small business owners in Jefferson Parish and around the region. Speakers from around the business community join us each month to highlight an informational topic developed to assist our local businesses in achieving growth and success.

JEDCO and the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce have moved the Prosper Jefferson seminars back to in-person. All seminars will be held at the JEDCO Conference Center in the Churchill Technology and Business Park at this time.

Sign up for JEDCO emails here to receive details and registration links for upcoming Prosper Jefferson webinars and seminars.


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
December 15, 2021
9:00 am- 10:30 am
JEDCO Conference Center
Register for the event here!


Company Culture and Employee Morale
Hosted April 28 – featuring Todd Murphy (Jefferson Chamber of Commerce), Angelica Rivera (Colmex Construction) and Bill Thomassie (Infinity Engineering)

Women in Leadership Panel
Hosted March 31 – moderated by Amy Boyle Collins (Gambel Communications) and featuring Dr. Shondra Williams (Inclusivcare), Phala Mire (Women Business Enterprise Council South), and Courtney Richard (Anchor 36 Trucking and Logistics)

Trends all HR Pros Should Know in 2021
Hosted February 24 – featuring Patti Pannell (Gotcha Covered HR) and Andrew Baer (Fisher and Phillips)

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Panel
Hosted December 16 – moderated by Ronnie Slone (The Slone Group) and featuring Dr. Monica Sylvain (Monica Sylvain Consulting), Germaine Townsend (NOLA SHRM, HR NOLA) and Karl Weber (Atmos Energy)

Marketing your Local Business During the Holidays
Hosted November 18 – featuring Jacquie Bonano (JB Communications and Shop Local NOLA), Alison Burns (Precision Payment Systems) and Maryann Miller (StayLocal!)

Preparing for Business Exit through Growth
Hosted October 27 – featuring Kenny Uhlich (The Producers Group) and David Cusimano (Emerge Dynamics)

Doing Business with the Government
Hosted September 30th – featuring Christopher Kane (Adams and Reese) and Colleen Broussard-Perry (Louisiana PTAC)

Cybersecurity during the Pandemic
Hosted August 19th – featuring Kevin Cook (My IT + ECS) and Chad Perrier (Universal Data, Inc.)

Small Business Financing
Hosted August 5th – featuring Jack Finn (Gulf Coast Bank & Trust), Simeon Stringer (OnPath Federal Credit Union) and Kevin LaBorde (Cash Flow Resources)

Effective Ecommerce During the Pandemic
Hosted July 1 – featuring Kristi Brocato (The Basketry) and Gabrielle Woodard (Search Influence)

Employee Engagement and Customer Service
Hosted June 17th – featuring Ben Zapata (Omega Concierge Services), Al Galindo (Entergy) and Patrick Hamby (Entergy)

Marketing & Messaging During a Pandemic
Hosted June 3rd – featuring Amy Boyle Collins (Gambel Communications) & Jeff Januszek (Jeff Januszek Social Media)

Returning to Work: Assessing the risks & actions to mitigate them
Hosted May 19th – featuring Adams & Reese attorneys Greg Rouchell & Johnny Domiano

From the Comfort of Home Back to the Workplace: Will you be ready for your employees to return
Hosted May 14th – featuring Gotcha Covered HR, StayLocal & Crescent Payroll Solutions

Prosper Jefferson: Getting Back to Business Slides
Hosted May 4th in alignment with the release of the Jefferson Back to Business Plan

Prosper Jefferson: Best Practices for Working from Home
Hosted April 24th – featuring Amy Bakay (HR NOLA) and Dr. Brittany Quirk (Magnolia Physical Therapy)
Make WFH WFY – HR Nola April 2020
Staying Healthy while Working From Home – Magnolia Physical Therapy April 2020