of Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission celebrated a year of new projects, innovative initiatives and economic development breakthroughs at its annual year-end meeting
I’m not Shane, zoning administrator for Jefferson Parish, was honored with the Hub for Expansion, Attraction, Retention, and Talent (HEART) Award. Yokum and his team reviewed existing processes and evaluated efficiencies in order to streamline the procedure for zoning applicants.
Mr. Nola’s Glitter was honored as the small business of the year. Mr. Nola’s Glitter started out of a spare bedroom four years ago. The company is now in an anchor retail space in Marrero and has become a destination for craft lovers.
Arlanda Williams, vice chancellor of Delgado Community College and the Office of Workforce Development and Institutional Advancement, was honored with the Mayor’s Champion Award. She has led her team to make Delgado’s courses more concise and in line with industry needs.
Michael B. Victorianan attorney in the Baton Rouge office of Phelps Dunbar, has been named to the annual Lawyers of Color Hot List.
The list spotlights early- to mid-career attorneys who are excelling in the legal profession. Victoria will be featured in the organization’s Hot List 2022 Edition available online at lawyers ofcolor.org.
Victorian focuses his practice on labor and employment and commercial litigation.
Lisa RoacheThe CEO of Gainey’s, a Holden-based precast concrete manufacturer, was presented with the 2022 Robert E. Yoakum Award at the 57th Annual Convention of the National Precast Concrete Association.
This is the highest honor given by the association
Roache was an NPCA board member from 2006 to 2009 and has chaired several committees.
Gainey’s was founded in 1981 by Roache’s father, Richard Gainey. After his death, she took over the business in 1994.
Bliss Kelley Bernardvice president of environmental/business development with GEC Inc. in Baton Rouge, has been named one of five 2022 Young Professionals by the American Council of Engineering Companies.
The award recognizes the achievements of early career engineers who have contributed to the industry and had an impact on society.
Bernard was honored for her work on the Queen Bess Island Restoration Project, which serves as a model for future bird restoration projects in Louisiana. She is a member of the Addis City Council.
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