WESTBANK BUSINESS & INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

WBIA is member driven

and member supported.  Your involvement and feedback is what drives WBIA.  Business concerns and successes need to be heard and shared.

Monthly Luncheons offer networking time and an informative keynote speaker to keep you up to date on issues facing our region. 

Ready to roll up your sleeves?  We have opportunities for you to get involved once a month, once a quarter, or as little as once in-awhile.

 

Standing Committees

 

MEMBERSHIP

Welcoming new members and helping them find their way.  Monitor applications, invites, and how to meet member needs.

GOVERNMENT & ENVIRONMENT (G&E)

Government permeates every aspect of our professional lives. WBIA monitors legislative issues at local, state and federal levels that can impact members.  Your voice, spoken through WBIA, can make a difference. Membership amplifies your voice. Join us for Legislative Day at the Capital, Governor’s West Bank Luncheon, Forums, Lunch & Learns or Round table discussions with local officials.

 

Standing Committees Continued

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

Sound infrastructure improves business.  Safe roads and bridges, adequate and proper drainage, clear waterways, levee protection and coastal restoration are keys to economic growth.  WBIA maintains relationships with US Coast Guard, Regional Planning Commission, LaDOTD, US Army Corps of Engineers and local regulatory officials.  Planning takes time.

WORKFORCE

Industry Based Certification (IBC) is in demand. WBIA works to promote workforce development initiatives with Jefferson Parish Schools, LCTCS, GNO, Inc., LaWorks, and other area organizations.  Our goal is to promote skilled training and certificate programs to provide employees for tomorrow.

LEGACY

Keeping records of our history and recognizing outstanding achievers.  The Past Presidents support this committee.

SPECIAL EVENTS

The Special Events Committee organizes our Golf Tournament and Crawfish Boil along with some B2B Networking Nights.  Enjoy mixing work with some playtime. These are great opportunities to network in a casual environment.

 

 

 

The HCIA (Harvey Canal Industrial Association) is a key economic driver for business on the Westbank of New Orleans. For their 50th Anniversary Gala event, Executive Director Peggy Bourgeois wanted a special video presentation that tell the history behind the organization and let former President's tell stories from their past service. Versatile produced the video and we are proud to show it on our site.

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"My involvement in the WBIA provided me with a wealth of understanding the business and governmental interrelationships in the South Louisiana region. It also greatly provided me with incredible networking opportunities with the members and guests. The best part of being a member of WBIA was the long lasting relationships with the individuals that I worked with during my time there."

Lionel A. Boudreaux, Past President

"WBIA has always represented the industry along the Canal.” “As an active member I developed a number of working relationships that I can trust and count on. They are the best group of people to get things done.”

Lucien Gunter, Past President, Lifetime Member