David Jeansonne, an entrepreneur born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, does everything he can to give back to his community. Whether he is working as an individual or on behalf of the numerous businesses he has founded over the years, David has a simple goal in mind: to help the less fortunate, and do his part in helping everyone in his home city thrive.
I grew up in this city. My entire life has been right here. Through my professional career I traveled the country. You name the city and chances are I broke bread in it, or at least passed through it at one time or another. I just love people and all of the cultures our country has to offer. But when the work is done I come right back here… Home!David Jeansonne
David grew up humbly in New Orleans, raised by a hardworking mother who juggled three jobs just to make sure her kids had a roof over their heads and food to eat. The family was not as fortunate as some to be able to travel. The New Orleans culture was all David knew — but he loved it!
Over the years, David Jeansonne paved his own way to national success in business. He runs a conglomerate of highly successful companies, including Traffic Jam Events™, a nationally renowned automotive-marketing firm. He also founded CHAMPS BOXING™, a group fitness program that conforms to all physical fitness platforms.
Traffic Jam Events™ has grown to be one of the top automotive-marketing firms in the country by concentrating on three core elements: Research, Relationships, and Results. The Research & Development team completely breaks down the local market to help customize client’s direct mail and staffed events. Long-term partnerships and customer satisfaction are top priorities for David Jeansonne and his team. The company will customize direct-mail pieces, arrange Co-Op submissions to ensure full reimbursement, and provide sales training. One thing is clear: David and his team are here to help organizations succeed now, and into the future. Traffic Jam stands apart from other companies because they strive for long-term profitability. Traffic Jam Events™ recognizes that long-term prosperity is far more important than making a quick buck.
More recently, David Jeansonne opened his latest venture: CHAMPS BOXING™️, a boxing-inspired group fitness gym. CHAMPS offers the advanced HYDROBLAST™️ punching bag technology. After realizing that there was a lack of group fitness options in New Orleans, Louisiana, Jeansonne was inspired to create CHAMPS BOXING™️. His purpose was to build a gym that allows for a group workout atmosphere, yet is still centered on the individual. CHAMPS BOXING™️ was designed to not only to help the New Orleans neighborhood get fit but also have fun while getting the best personal workout possible. CHAMPS is not like another gym because Jeansonne and his team built a group fitness class that conforms to literally everyone. David loves being a part of his organizations, so he became one of the four trainers at CHAMPS BOXING™️and hosted the first ever sold out class! Learn more about CHAMPS BOXING™️ by visiting ChampsBoxing.com.
David Jeansonne at Carnivale Du Vin, a charity event hosted by celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse
As David created a fortunate life for himself and was able to provide fortunate lives for his children, he never forgot the importance of helping others do the same, especially where he grew up. Some of his favorite charitable organizations are the local Rec. playground he grew up at, VFW, Make A Wish, and Toys for Tots (run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve). You can always find him looking for ways to help his community down to the most personal level.
As David has watched his own children get older, he has realized that he needs to do more to help others that are not as well-off: kids who have zero control over their status or situation, just like David in his early years. He’s tackled this issue in many ways, but one of his favorites is helping people attend a variety of events every year. He owns VIP suites at multiple sports arenas and each year he invites a group of guests to join him in one of the suites to live out a dream of not only going to a professional sports game, but to do it VIP style within a beautiful suite.
He also bought four seats at his local theater, The Saenger, and makes it a point to make sure all four seats are filled every time they unlock those doors for a show, over 120 times every year. It is certainly a challenge to go through the theater’s diverse calendar and find an array of people to attend the right events via groups and organizations throughout the city, but when it’s all said and done, it is always worth it to give someone a special outing they would otherwise never experience. David was once exactly like the children he helps — as he hopes to inspire them to head down the right path.
David Jeansonne also utilizes his businesses to give back to his community. The team at Traffic Jam Events™ work together every year to donate toys and other items to needy families around the holiday season. David’s employees, family, and friends also cherish opportunities to feed the homeless, sponsor local outings, and more. The CHAMPS BOXING™ team is set to by far conquer every and all philanthropic movements highlighted in his career.
David created this blog to share his insights and favorite stories of his community work! Stay tuned.