West Bank Governor's Forum 

September 12, 2023

Join the Algiers Economic Development Foundation, Gretna Economic Development Association, Plaquemines Association of Business & Industry and the West Bank Business & Industry Association for a candidate forum featuring top polling candidates for the Governor's seat. We'll focus on issues important to the West Bank community and region.

Cost: $20

Location: University of Holy Cross, Moreau Center

Date: September 12, 2023 Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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WBIA Luncheon
GNO, INC. President & CEO

September 14, 2023

WBIA Luncheon
11:30 am – 12:00, Networking
12:00 – 1:00 pm, Lunch & Program
Boomtown New Orleans, Jefferson Room
4132 Peters Road, Harvey, LA

Reserved Tables of 6, $255
Members $35*
Non-Members, $60

*Early bird rate through September 5th

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Congratulations to Luke Hopkins, recipient of Jean Schliem Scholarship

August 7, 2023

Louisiana State University

The Jean Schliem Scholarship Program has been established in memory of Jean Schliem, a valued employee of HCIA/WBIA. This scholarship is to provide a high school senior with a portion of the funds needed to attend college. Scholarships are awarded based on high school academic achievement, school/community involvement and submission of an application. This scholarship is awarded in the amount of $1,000 to a graduate who plans to continue their education at an accredited college, junior college or university no later than the Fall 2023 semester.

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WBIA Annual Golf tournament

November 3, 2023

November 3, 2023, Shotgun Start at 12 PM, Timberlee, golf and recreation.

The WBIA golf tournament is a great way to reach out to other professionals across the Westbank while enjoying a day out on the greens. Hospitality is provided along the course with food and drink to spare. Your participation will benefit scholarships and continue to support our mission to improve, and protect the interests of our members and communities.


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Lisa Barback, WBIA Executive Director: 2023 New Orleans 500 Influential, Involved and Inspiring Business Leaders 

May 6, 2023

CONGRATULATIONS to Lisa Barback, WBIA Executive Director: 2023 New Orleans 500 Influential, Involved and Inspiring Business Leaders 

"We are in the process of re-evaluating our current work schedule to attract additional employees with more efficient and productive schedules that can benefit them and our members. Flextime can be an empowering option for employees to take charge of their own schedule as they complete specific tasks and still maintain some routine office hours."

Each month we ask the top business professionats featured in the New Orieans 5OO to weigh in on Issues impacting the New Orleans business community. Have an idea for a survey quesbon tor the New Orleans 5OO? Email rlch@bltneworleans.com.

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WBIA Newsletter is Here!

The Communique NEWSLETTER

WBIA's 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.


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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

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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