WBIA Celebration Event

JUNE 9, 2022

Come out for Cocktails, Dinner, and AWARDS on Thursday, June 9th! We will celebrate our 76th year of serving the community and the leaders that light the way.

Brian Heiden, Legacy
Scott Burke, Lifetime Achievement
T. Parker HOST, Invest West Champion
University of Holy Cross, Invest West Champion

Advance Sales Only
Reserved table of 8, $700
Single seat, $95

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JUNE 13, 2022

12:00 Noon, Lunch & Program
Doors open at 11:00 A.M .
The Four Columns
3711 Westbank Expressway
Harvey, Louisiana 70058

Advance Reservations Required
Tables of 6, $395
Reservation forms are available at the sponsoring organizations.
Make checks payable to “CAFE HOPE”
Mail to: State Representative Joseph Marino III
200 Derbigny Street, GGB Suite 4300, Gretna, LA 70053


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Legislative Wrap Up

JUNE 23, 2022

Confirmed speakers:
Senator Patrick Connick, District 8
State Representative Joseph Marino Ill, District 85
State Representative Rodney Lyons, District 87
State Representative Delisha Boyd, District 102
State Representative Kyle Green, District 83
State Representative Tim Kerner, District 84

AEDF, PABI, & WBIA are hosting a breakfast with our State Officials.

This will be a wrap-up of the 2022 Regular Session.

Boomtown, 2nd floor

Doors open at 8:00 am

$12/Member - $20/Non-member

Reserved table of 8, $110


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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