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Welcome to Jefferson Parish Pulse, a podcast powered by the Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO). Each week, the economic development agency will feature businesses, organizations, and community leaders at the heart of the Jefferson Parish local economy, the ones that help make Jefferson Parish a destination for business on a global scale. We’ll ask important questions about the passion, drive and vision it takes to run a successful business and what it takes to support those businesses. We hope you will learn about the diverse range of companies and industries that call Jefferson Parish home. While this podcast is about the Jefferson Parish business community, the information and topics discussed within each podcast can be relevant for business owners and communities of all sizes.
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Welcome to Jefferson Parish Pulse, a podcast powered by the Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO). Each week, the economic development agency will feature businesses, organizations, and community leaders at the heart of the Jefferson Parish local economy, the ones that help make Jefferson Parish a destination for business on a global scale. We’ll ask important questions about the passion, drive and vision it takes to run a successful business and what it takes to support those businesses. We hope you will learn about the diverse range of companies and industries that call Jefferson Parish home. While this podcast is about the Jefferson Parish business community, the information and topics discussed within each podcast can be relevant for business owners and communities of all sizes.
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    Councilman at Large Scott Walker

    Councilman at Large Scott Walker

    On the Season 3 finale of the Jefferson Parish Pulse, we interview Jefferson Parish Councilman-at-Large Scott Walker. Councilman Walker was elected one year ago and is a relative newcomer to the Jefferson Parish Council. During this episode, we talk about the pandemic and its impact on his first year in office, projects he's most proud of, and his focus on transparency and accessibility. We also discussed the future and the focus for 2021.
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    • 33 min
    ITC4 Promos

    ITC4 Promos

    On this episode of the Jefferson Parish Pulse, we interview Larry Manshel, the President and fourth generation owner of ITC4 Promos, a 122-year-old company that specializes in innovation and creative promotional products and marketing support. Larry talks about adapting to a changing marketplace over the years, taking over the family business and moving to Louisiana, and the company's focus on giving back to the community.
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    • 41 min
    Pontchartrain Conservancy

    Pontchartrain Conservancy

    This week on the Jefferson Parish Pulse, we interview Kristi Trail, the executive director of the Pontchartrain Conservancy. The Pontchartrain Conservancy is a non-profit designed to support our region and our waterways through scientific research, education and advocacy. Kristi talked about the impacts of the 2020 hurricane season on the Louisiana coastline, how the Pontchartrain Conservancy's work is tied to the prosperity of our region, and the importance of our coast and our waterways to the rest of the United States.


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    • 39 min
    Delta Personnel

    Delta Personnel

    On this episode of the Jefferson Parish Pulse, we interview Teresa Lawrence. Lawrence is a Cuban-born entrepreneur and the owner Delta Personnel, a local staffing agency based in Jefferson Parish. Teresa talks about how her childhood experiences and her family helped to shape her into the business owner she is today, the value of a strong company and her best advice for entrepreneurs. She also talks about how the pandemic impacted her business and what her business did to move forward.
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    • 45 min
    High Level Speech and Hearing Center

    High Level Speech and Hearing Center

    On this episode of the Jefferson Parish Pulse, we feature an interview with Dr. Lana Joseph-Ford, founder of High Level Speech and Hearing Center, which specializes in the evaluation, identification, and treatment of speech and hearing concerns in both children and adults. Dr. J talks about building her business from the ground-up, the value of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Greater New Orleans region, and her vision for the future of her company. We dive into the pieces of her life that led her to become a doctor and the values that have helped to shape her as an entrepreneur.
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    • 40 min
    NOLA Bug Lady

    NOLA Bug Lady

    This week on the Jefferson Parish Pulse, we interview Linda Auld, better known as the NOLA Bug Lady. Linda is the owner of Barber Laboratories, a third generation pest control supply shop in Jefferson Parish. Linda wears many hats: business owner, pest control expert, author and conservationist. She is an absolute wealth of knowledge when it comes to bugs. And while she's an expert on solving pest problems, her real passion lies in preservation and conservation of nature and the critters that live in it. On this episode, Linda talks about taking over the family business, the importance of education and investing in her community, and how she turned her bug business into her true passion.
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    • 36 min

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