Local businesses form new connections during Reverse Trade Show

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 6, 2022

LAPLACE — Networking is at the heart of economic development, and the River Region Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a Reverse Trade Show to form stronger connections between the businesses that make St. James, St. John the Baptist and St. Charles parishes thrive.

A Reverse Trade Show allows procurement representatives of large local companies to be seated at booths which local businesses may visit to learn how to do business with that company. This allows participants to get their name out there; meet top executives and business decision-makers in a positive environment; market new products, services and technology; and network with potential customers from the River Parishes.

The event took place June 30 at the Edward A. Dufresne Convention Center in Luling.

Participants featured in the 2022 Reverse Trade Show were Atmos Energy, Craig’s Electrical & Generator, Denka, DOW, Entergy, Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans, IMTT, Legacy Environmental, Marathon, Nalco Champion, Ochsner Medical Center – Jefferson Highway Campus, Port of South Louisiana, River Parishes Tourist Commission, St. Charles Parish Government, St. Charles Parish Public Schools, St. James Parish Government, St. John Parish Government, St. John Parish School Board, St. John Parish Sheriff Mike Tregre, Turner Industries and Valero.

All photos were taken by Gene Franques.