January 2018

A Call for Nominations to the Executive Board

Pursuant to the by-laws of the Panola Partnership, Inc., we are asking for members to submit recommendations for individuals to serve on the Panola Partnership's Executive Board of Directors. 

There will be three (3) vacancies on the Executive Board to serve from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2021.  Current board members Dale Hart (INCA Presswood Pallets) and Justin Hill (First Security Bank) are completing their second terms on the board and are therefore not eligible to return for the 2018-2021 board term.  Current board member  Dr. Tom Hodge (Dr. Hodge General Dentistry) is eligible and willing to fill one (1) of these vacancies by serving a second three-year term.

If you would like to submit nominees to be considered, please fill out the enclosed form with your recommendations.  Member recommendations will be presented to the Nominating Committee.  Nominees must be a member of the Panola Partnership in good standing to qualify.

The attached form is to be used to submit nominees.  Be sure to provide your business name and/or individual name as it is listed on your Panola Partnership member record. Please return the form to the Partnership office by January 29, 2018. Forms may be returned to us via email to partnership@panolacounty.com, by fax to 662-563-0704, by mail/hand-delivery to 150A Public Square, Batesville, MS 38606.
Current Membership (Adobe PDF)

Nomination Form (Adobe PDF)

NEW! Available Buildings & Sites Database
Explore the Possibilities

Panola Partnership recently revamped the Available Buildings & Sites Database.  We now have a feature-rich, interactive buildings and sites map that is easy to search, loads fast and is mobile- friendly. We worked with the team at aha! Creative to design the new look.  With Insytefulâ„¢, our site assets are presented with important data, vivid imagery and access to one-click custom reports - all simple and intuitive to use.  Check them out by visiting our website at: www.panolacounty.com.

YPP Lunch Breaks for January

11th: @ 12 noon @ Square Cafe *Dutch Treat

18th: 3rd Thursday Meeting @ 12 noon @ Panola Medical Center (hospital) *Dutch Treat

25th: @ 12 noon @ El Mariachi *Dutch Treat


Please respond by January 15, 2018

Happy New Year! With the New Year upon us, Panola Partnership would like to help YOU promote your business to our visitors. Coming up this winter, we have two opportunities with the UKC Winter Coondog Classic and Lions Club Regional Convention. There will be other opportunities throughout the year.

We want to do our part in bringing new foot traffic into YOUR establishments and helping YOU build your customer base.

  • We will do an initial printing of 500 booklets. You will be contacted before additional booklets are printed. 
  • These coupon books will be valid through December 31, 2018.
  • They will be a one-use coupon that you can tear from the booklet once it is redeemed.
  • We will use the cell phone (text) and email address (email) provided to contact you each time these booklets are distributed so you are aware that they will be circulating.
  • We ask that you keep up with the coupons redeemed so we can measure the success of this promotion.

Respond by clicking the link below with the following information:
1. Business Name
2. Contact Person
3. Offer (i.e.: 10% off total purchase; 20% off a single regular price item; free appetizer with purchase of entree, etc.)
4. Cell phone number we can text to
5. Email address of the contact person

A Look Ahead
Take a moment to jot these coming events onto your calendars!  
Members: If you have events you'd like for us to add to our weekly/m onthly newsletters and online calendar,  please email info to  meredithfleming@panolacounty.com .  We will be glad to add these events to upcoming publications and our website.

January 12th: YPP Lunch Break resumes on each 2nd, 4th, and 5th Thursdays at area restaurants.

February 9-10: UKC Winter Classic @ Batesville Civic Center

February 17: Junior Auxiliary of Batesville's Charity Ball @ Arena One

March 4: Panola County Miss Hospitality Pageant.  For more info, call 563-3126.

March 29: Panola Partnership Annual Meeting & Dinner

April 14: Sardis AprilFest.  More info @ www.sardisms.com.

May 18-19 : Batesville SpringFest
* Racing for Paws 5K hosted by Panola Co. Humane Society
* Kids Area hosted by Junior Auxiliary of Batesville
* Mississippi Cornhole Classic hosted by Young Professionals of Panola 

Monthly Meetings of Members
  • Friends of the Batesville Public Library meets on the 1st Monday of each month at 12 noon at the Library.
  • Panola County Humane Society meets on the 4th Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Batesville Public Library.

Monthly Meetings of Partnership entities
  • Panola Partnership's Executive Board meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 12 noon.  
  • Batesville Main Street Program's Board meets on the 2nd Friday of each month at 12 noon.
  • Panola Partnership Ambassadors meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 8am.
  • YPP meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 12 noon.
*These meetings are closed meetings.  If you have business to bring forth to any of these groups, please contact us at partnership@panolacounty.com or ypp@panolacounty.com.

Membership Report
Thank you to these members for continuing your commitment to Panola Partnership!
Batesville Presbyterian Church
The Candle & Gift Shoppe
Car Wash USA
EMI Staffing
Friends of the Batesville Public Library

Coming Events
11 (8a): Panola Partnership Ambassadors' Monthly Meeting @ PP office

11 (12p): YPP Lunch Break @ Square Cafe *Dutch treat

11 (5p): Knit Together @ Batesville Public Library

12-14: Panola Playhouse presents Dogfight.  Contact the Playhouse for ticket info.

12 (12p): Batesville Main Street Program's Monthly Board Meeting

12 (3p): Game On! @ Batesville Public Library

12-15: Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrations.  Click here for more info from The Panolian.

13 (3-5p): Women Empowered Self-Defense Training @ Go Performance Fitness & Health.  Call 662-609-0516 or 662-420-9019 to register or inquire.  $20/female ages 13+

18 (12p): YPP 3rd Thursday Meeting @ Panola Medical Center (hospital).  First meeting of 2018!  *Dutch treat

20 (11a): Build It with Legos @ Batesville Public Library

22 (5p): Chocolate & Chick Lit Book Club @ Batesville Public Library

23 (5:30p): Panola Co. Humane Society's Monthly Meeting @ Batesville Public Library

25 (12p): YPP Lunch Break @ El Mariachi.  *Dutch treat

26 (4p): Crafternoons @ Batesville Public Library

Each Tuesday @ 4:30p: Afternoon Stories @ Batesville Public Library
Each Wednesday @ 10:30a: Music & Movement @ Batesville Public Library

2017-2018 Executive Board Members
Stephen Whatley, President
Dr. Tom Hodge, Vice President
Dale Hart, Past President
J.J. Heafner, Treasurer
Joe Azar, Director/Secretary
Nick Bergeron
Bubba Farrish
Justin Hill
Blake Shipp
David Karr, City Representative
Gary Kornegay, IDA President
Kelley Magee, County Representative
Brad Robison, Partnership Representative
Flip Phillips & Ryan Revere, Legal Counsel
Panola Partnership, Inc.
150A Public Square |  Batesville, MS 38606 |  662.563.3126