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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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    Jefferson Parish President

    Jefferson Parish President

    In the Season 2 finale, we interview Jefferson Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng. More than six months into office, Cynthia is leading the Parish through a pandemic. Cynthia talked about her first months in office, where Jefferson Parish stands with the pandemic right now, the importance of wearing a mask in public, upcoming elections and what is being done to keep voters safe at the polls and more.
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    • 33 min
    Clean Creations

    Clean Creations

    This week on the Jefferson Parish Pulse, we interviewed Barbara Blank, founder of Clean Creations. Clean Creations prepares and delivers fresh, healthy meals to their customers all over the Greater New Orleans area. We talked about the importance of spending local, the joy of doing business in the City of Gretna and how the company has fared through the pandemic.
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    • 32 min
    Susco Solutions

    Susco Solutions

    This week on Jefferson Parish Pulse, we interview Neel Sus, the founder and CEO of Susco. We talked about the importance of having a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem, trends in the tech industry during the pandemic, and the value of company culture and engagement - especially right now. Neel offers excellent advice for work that all business leaders should be doing and he shares his thoughts on community resilience in the face of hardship.
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    • 36 min
    Poof Confections

    Poof Confections

    On this week's episode of the Jefferson Parish Pulse, we chat with the queen of sugar, Jeanne O’Leary. Jeanne is the founder of Poof Cotton Candy, a startup food manufacturer based in Jefferson Parish. But if you’re imaging the pink and blue county fair cotton candy of old, you’re not thinking of Poof. This company is far from traditional. The business spins up fluffy, fabulous flavors of cotton candy– dressed up with sprinkles, spices and everything nice. Jeanne won the 2019 JEDCO Challenge, which came with a big check for twenty-thousand dollars and some changes for the growing company. On this episode, we talk about an idea that came out of thin air, overcoming major packaging challenges, and how Jeanne's life has changed since winning the JEDCO pitch competition. This episode originally aired on October 31, 2019.
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    • 42 min
    Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana

    Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana

    This week on the Jefferson Parish Pulse, we feature an interview with Mayra Pineda, President & CEO of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana. The Hispanic Chamber has been an invaluable resource throughout the pandemic. The organization helped to usher in Spanish translations of important documents, resources and press conferences during the pandemic and they hosted weekly conference calls with experts to keep their network informed. Beyond that, they continue to do the important work of providing educational content, seminars on financial literary and more. Mayra talked about the work being down by the Hispanic Chamber during COVID-19, the importance of filling out the 2020 Census, and the value of partnerships to advance economic development and business growth.
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    • 42 min
    Dat Desk

    Dat Desk

    This week on the Jefferson Parish Pulse, we spoke with Floor 13 owner Holis Hannan. The company had just moved into its new location in Elmwood when the pandemic hit the area. COVID-19 presented challenges that eventually sparked the idea for Dat Desk, a program to donate beautiful, hand-painted desks to children in the Greater New Orleans area. We talked with Holis about overcoming hardships and the resilience of the Greater New Orleans community, the joy of giving back and how one small idea can snowball into something much bigger.
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    • 33 min

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