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The JCVB has the pleasure of partnering with Jefferson Parish organizations and businesses for networking events and educational seminars. Some are free with your annual membership, others a fee is applicable.  This partnership allows the JCVB members to meet other business and tourism industry leaders in our community.

The JCVB hosts a Membership Breakfast Meeting for partners to stay up to date with the latest news, information, and events. This is also the forum for members to network. Meetings are hosted by JCVB members who graciously provide breakfast and, of course, hospitality!

2015 ushers in the opportunity for partner relations with the further development of the JCVB Hotel Partner Meeting.  This meeting is open to all JCVB hotel member General Managers, Revenue Managers and Director of Sales positions.  The JCVB will present relevant and current sales and industry related topics along with a guest speaker. 

The JCVB would also like to assist our members in relaying their Member to Member events and special offers.  Please feel free to submit to the JCVB Membership Office for consideration of displaying on the JCVB site.


Join the Jefferson CVB as we "rally for tourism" at the annual Travel & Tourism Week Parade & Tourism Address hosted by the NOCVB.

TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2016
8:30 A.M. Meet at the Royal Sonesta Hotel N.O. French Quarter
9:30 A..M. Parade begins!  Ending at the Capital One Pavilion in Waldenberg Park.
10:30 A.M. State of Tourism Address featuring guest speaker,
Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser and NOCVB President & CEO Steve Perry. 

Plan to attend?  Email  The JCVB is taking orders for "Visit Jefferson Parish" T-shirts, be sure to inquire about cost and sizing..

The Jefferson CVB hosted its first in a series of Destination Host Seminars which are scheduled  each quarter of 2016.  The seminar is complimentary as a member benefit covering training and education on customer service, the role of tourism in our economy, how to be an ambassador, Jefferson's attractions and restaurants. Ryan C. Lowe, professional speaker & facilitator joins the staff of the Jefferson CVB.  Open to JCVB members in all fields of the Jefferson Parish tourism & hospitality industry from management and sales, to front desk, and service clerks this seminar can be part of your ongoing training and employee development.  Contact Terrie Birkel, Director of Marketing at 731-7083 or via email at for additional information. 

Monday, May 16, 2016 - 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Courtyard by Marriott Westbank, Gretna
#5 Westbank Expressway
Gretna, LA 70053

CLICK HERE for Registration Form.  Registration closes May 11, 2016.  Please complete form and return to the JCVB via email to or fax to 504-731-7089.


The Jefferson CVB hosts its Annual Membership Meeting & Luncheon during the month of October. 
A date and location is to be confirmed.  All members are encouraged to attend this annual event when President & CEO, Violet Peters, the Chairman of the JCVB Board, Stephen Borecki, and members of the Board address attendees on the state of tourism in Jefferson Parish.  A presentation on what the JCVB has done the past year and plans to do moving forward will also be included.  Annually a guest speaker is part of the presentation  addressing an issue trending in our industry.  Stay tuned for the 2016 date and location! 




The JCVB is proud to honor Denise Thevenot, Executive Director of Louisiana Tax-Free Shopping as the 2015 Virgie Ott Tourism Award recipient!  The award was presented to Denise at the JCVB Annual Luncheon held in October 2015.  Pictured above: Denise Thevenot, Executive Director,  Louisiana Tax-Free Shopping with Violet Peters, President & CEO, JCVB.