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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!

The JCVB saw 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.


The Jefferson CVB hosts bi-monthly Membership Breakfast Meetings 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. to keep our members informed of current events and the latest reports within the tourism & hospitality industry.  The meeting is also a time for our members to network and get acquainted with fellow members, learn new ways to partner, and share ideas.  These meetings are complimentary as a member benefit. 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
JCVB Membership Breakfast Meeting
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Elmwood
5150 Mounes Street
Harahan, LA 70123
8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
JCVB Membership Breakfast Meeting
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Gattuso's Neighborhood Bar, Restaurant & Catering
435 Huey P. Long Avenue
Gretna, LA 70053

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
JCVB Membership Breakfast Meeting
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Hilton Garden Inn N.O. Airport
4535 Williams Boulevard
Kenner, LA 70065

Destination Host Seminar
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Holiday Inn Metairie N.O. Airport
2261 N. Causeway Boulevard
Metairie, LA 70001

Guest speaker, Ryan C. Lowe will facilitate this customer service refresher along with the JCVB staff presenting attractions, restaurants, and amenities throughout Jefferson Parish.  Fun environment for interacting with Jefferson Parish hospitality workers across a wide spectrum - from front line personnel to those working behind the scenes to ensure our visitors a memorable experience.  You WILL leave this seminar uplifted and with a positive attitude.   Sign up for the June seminar today!  If you have questions, please email Casey Ronquille, Membership Manager:  

The Jefferson CVB hosts an Annual Membership Meeting & Luncheon during the month of October.  All members are encouraged to attend this annual event when President & CEO, Violet Peters,  JCVB Chair and members of the board address attendees on the state of tourism in Jefferson Parish. The annual elections of the board are held during the luncheon, and the Virgie Ott Tourism Award is presented to a recipient who best exemplifies leadership in Jefferson Parish tourism.  Annually a guest speaker is part of the presentation addressing an issue trending in our industry.


The JCVB is proud to honor Chef Andrea Apuzzo, Chef-Proprietor of Andrea's Restaurant in Metairie.  Chef Andrea began his formal culinary education while working in a bakery in his hometown of Anacapri, Italy.  After working 35 years in kitchens all over the world under some of the finest, most respected chefs, Chef Andrea came to the United States, where after several years as a prestigious chef in numerous venues, in 1985 he opened Andrea's, his life-long dream. Chef Andrea belongs to many organizations such as The Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs, International Wine & Food Society, Vatel Club, Les Toque Blanches, GRI (Gruppo Ristoranti Italiani), James Bear Foundation and the Certified Executive Chef Association, to name just a few.  Chef Andrea is an advocate for tourism within Jefferson Parish and is passionate when sharing his love for the people and places here.  Presently, Andrea's Restaurant is growing strong and Chef Andrea is investing a lot of his time in the community by participating in charitable functions, cooking demonstrations and personal service at his establishment.

Pictured above: Chef Andrea Apuzzo, Virgie Ott, and Violet Peters, President & CEO of the JCVB.