Business Leadership Awards

The Jefferson Chamber hosted the Business Leadership Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, May 8 at the Hilton New Orleans Airport Hotel to honor the accomplishments of individuals and businesses and the impact they have made on the Jefferson Parish business community.

The Luncheon featured a panel of women business owners. Kristi Brocato of The Basketry and Patricia Besselman-Main of Besselman Wealth Planners shared about what it takes to be a small business owner in today’s economic environment. The panel was moderated by Christel Slaughter of SSA Consultants.


2019 Recipients:

Entrepreneur of the Year Julie Couret, 7602 Coach
Small Business of the Year Uniformity
Large Business of the Year Pond & Company
Woman Owned Business of the Year Magnolia Physical Therapy
Family Owned Business of the Year Ramsey’s Diamond Jewelers
Innovator of the Year The National WWII Museum
Business Progress Award Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
Joseph Rault Community Leader of the Year Ray Seamon, benefitsone
Community Advancement Brandy Christian, The Port of New Orleans


Healthy Business Awards

The LiveWell Jefferson Healthy Business Awards were created in 2016 to highlight and celebrate members of the Jefferson Chamber actively engaged in healthy initiatives in the workplace.

2019 Recipients:

Healthy Business Award, Most Creative Sparkhound
Healthy Business Award, Best Employee Led Gambel Communications
Healthy Business Award, Up and Comer Bergeron Automotive