The Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) is always excited to highlight its yearly successes, especially after marking 2013 as the best year yet. In December, hundreds of Jefferson Parish business and community leaders were in attendance as JEDCO announced the recipients of its 2013 business award winners at the JEDCO Annual Luncheon.
Be Well Nutrition founder Billy Bosch took home the first-ever Innovation of the Year Award for his product ICONIC, a healthy lifestyle beverage manufactured by the company. Be Well Nutrition also won the Cordina Challenge, put on by JEDCO, during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week back in March.
The organization’s Small Business Award went to local Kajun Kettle Foods, Inc, the 32 year old food manufacturer that employs 34 while continuing to grow.
Other awards include the Chairman’s Champion Award, which went to JEDCO Chairman of the Board Stan Salathe, and the Business Retention and Expansion Award, presented to Mitch Theriot and the Jefferson Parish Drainage Department.
“This group of award winners highlights the strength, talents and dedication to business found within Jefferson Parish,” says JEDCO Executive Director Jerry Bologna. “These men and women, recognized for their achievements, play a vital role in the prosperity of our community. Not only do they work to increase the economic vitality of our region, but they continue to give back and make positive change as we move into the future. We are so grateful for the contributions they have made to this community.”