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The Jefferson Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc. invites our members to view our Convention & Event CalendarThe calendar is updated as leads become definite; however it is published the 1st week of each month. 

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Love Culture

Love Culture has re-opened at The Esplanade Mall! Kenner-area shoppers can now shop affordable fashions and accessories created by and for independent, empowered, and innovative women at Love Culture.

Founded in 2007, Love Culture features a seemingly endless array of dresses, separates, denim, and accessories, including an exclusive line of high-end couture pieces, known as Boutique Culture. The national retail chain currently has more than 80 stores in 26 states.

 The Esplanade Mall
1401 W Esplanade Avenue
Kenner, LA  70065
(Love Culture is located on the lower level of the mall in Center Court)


WHEN:     Love Culture is now open for business.

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Boomtown Casino, Harvey is excited to announce the grand opening of their 5-story, 150 room hotel!  Click for details.

Boomtown Casino Hotel Ground Breaking



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The Virgie Ott Tourism Award was created to honor not only it's namesake, Virgie Ott, a dedicated Jefferson Parish tourism advocate formerly with the Gretna Office of Tourism, but to recognize annually an individual who exemplifies dedication, achievements, talent and commitment to Jefferson Parish tourism. 

Virgie Ott 2014 Award George Messina
2014 Virgie Ott Tourism Award recipient George Messina 
with Jefferson CVB President & CEO,  Violet Peters and
Jefferson CVB Chairman, Kevin Baroni.


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Deanie's Seafood Restaurant in the French Quarter has been awarded a 2014 'Certificate of Excellence' by the world's largest travel site,

deaniesawardThe top ten percent of businesses on the website are recognized with this prestigious award annually. Recipients represent the best of the hospitality industry in the world. Businesses must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five to be considered, volume and recency of reviews are taken into account as well. Additional criteria include a business' tenure and popularity ranking on the site.

Deanie's maintained an overall rating of four (out of 5) by reviewers to be qualified for this honor this year thanks to our loyal customers! We want to thank those who took the time to share their experience at Deanie's Seafood!

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The JCVB would like to congratulate  Bookoo Bounce owner Gene Sauce for receiving the US Chamber Blue Ribbon Award and Nola Motorsports owner Laney Chouest for receiving the Innovator of the Year Award from the Jefferson Chamber 2014 Business Leadership Awards Ceremony!

 The City of Kenner is honored to have Rivertown acknowledged as part of Main Street USA! 

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Congratulations to Chef Chris Montero of Café b's in Metairie-Jefferson Parish took second place at the Louisiana Seafood Cookoff May 2014!  

Pictured below, JCVB President & CEO, Violet Peters, JCVB Board Chair, Beth Ables and JCVB Board Member, Clark Knighten accept the Jefferson Parish Proclamation presented by JeffersonParish President John Young acknowledging the JCVB as a DMAI AccreditedCVB.

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The Virgie Ott Tourism Award below are the 2011 inaugural recipient, Virgie Ott, the 2012 recipient, Dennis Assaff of Jefferson Performing Arts Society, and the 2013 recipient, Lisa Taylor of Best Western Landmark Plus, Metairie. 
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Lisa Taylor, Area Director of Best Western Landmark Plus Hotel, Metairie is presented the "Virgie Ott Tourism Award" by JCVB President & CEO, Violet Peters at the 2013 Annual Membership Luncheon.


Dennis Assaf Virgie Ott Award 2012
Dennis Assaf, Executive/Artistic Director of the Jefferson Performing Arts Society is presented the "Virgie Ott Tourism Award" by JCVB President & CEO, Violet Peters
at the 2012 JCVB Annual Membership Luncheon.


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Virgie Ott receives the inaugural "Virgie Ott Tourism Award"
from JCVB President & CEO, Violet Peters at the
2011 JCVB Annual Membership Luncheon.


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