Candidate Forum

September 24, 2019

Café Hope, 1 Timberlane Drive, Gretna, LA

Doors open at 8:00AM

Forum starts at 8:30AM

Register online – Limited Seating
$20/person ~ Continental Breakfast included.

This is open to the community; focusing on issues important to local businesses.



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WBIA Luncheon

October 3, 2019

11:30 AM – Noon – Networking
Noon – 1:00 PM – Lunch & Program
Boomtown, 2nd Floor
4132 Peters Road, Harvey, LA 70058
Reserved Table of 6, $195
$30/member with Advance purchase

Kline is responsible for coordinating and focusing the functions of all state agencies as they relate to integrated coastal protection. Since 2008, Kline has overseen the implementation of all policy matters related to Louisiana’s coastal program and has managed the day to day operations of the Governor’s Office of Coastal Activities. Kline has been integral in advancing the objectives of the State’s Coastal Master Plan. Throughout his career he has partnered with Louisiana’s Congressional delegation and Federal agencies to advance federal policies supportive of Louisiana’s coast, as well as the Louisiana Legislature for state-centered policy actions.



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WBIA Golf Tournament 2019

October 31, 2019

Stonebridge Golf Club
10:00 a.m. Registration – 11:00 a.m. Shotgun Start
Longest Drive ~ Closest to Pin ~ Hole In One ~ 1st Place

*Time sensitive for printing, logo must be received by September 4, 2019

Title Sponsor - $5000*
Company Name on Welcome Banner at event, on promotional fliers, social media, and WBIA website; 2 teams (8 players), green fees, carts, on course beverages/food, ditty bags and 8 seats for Lunch & Awards Mixer.

Luncheon Sponsor - $3600*
Company sign at registration and at Luncheon. Includes Eagle (see below) and Minute at the Mic during the Luncheon.

Eagle Sponsor - $675
This includes one team of four golfers, green fees, golf cart, on the course beverages and food stations, ditty bags and celebration Lunch & Awards Mixer for each player. Event recognition with signage at registration, at the awards lunch, and on WBIA website through Dec 2019.


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WBIA Newsletter is Here!


WBIA's quarterly newsletter "The Communique" will go out electronically to all members and posted here on our web page for your convenience. We encourage you to send us your ideas for future articles to share with the membership.

Articles Include:

  • WBIA Member Driven
  • Nominations sought for WBIA 2019 Invest West Companies
  • Past WBIA Legacy Award Recipients
  • WBIA Monthly Luncheon
  • West Bank Luncheon, John Bel Edwards
    Governor April 12, 2019 (SAVE the DATE)
  • ...and Much More!


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WBIA HELPFUL Links - Have a question?

Renewals of Expiring Millages and 1% Sales Tax

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Preparing for Storms in Louisiana

UNO-CHART is a research center at the University of New Orleans. Our purpose is to help communities lower their risk to disasters, like hurricanes. Additional Information


Louisiana Calling

Industry, business and government leaders are working together to create the skilled workforce our state needs. High value, high-income jobs are available and increasing steadily in Louisiana. Get a Jump Start, find your pathway today. Additional Information

The Communique

WBIA Newsletter: Quarterly WBIA Communique’s to all members and posted here on our web page for your convenience. Want to learn more about what is happening with WBIA? Download the WBIA Newsletter


Who is the "mover and shaker" in your business?

Here is an opportunity to honor one of your employees. That one person in your office who always stands out and makes a positive impact can be given an opportunity to lead. A Call for Nominations is being made for positions on the 2016-2017 WBIA Executive Board.
A veteran leader, a future leader, a team player, take a minute and send us the Nominee Name and company name. Self-nominations are accepted. Lets get started today

Report: Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO)

Many opportunities exist for development on the Harvey Canal on various sized parcels of waterfront property. In addition to water transportation, the canal is situated near Interstate 10 and on US Hwy 90 and boasts rail connections from all six (6) class one rail carriers. read full article