September 2017
Townes Funeral Home Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening

Townes Funeral Home invites you to read this welcome letter describing the services they can offer to you.

NEW! Manufacturers Marketplace Available to MMA Members

The Manufacturers Marketplace is a game-changer. Imagine tapping into a world of hundreds of thousands of manufacturers, and within seconds finding ones perfectly suited to fill your needs. Or having your business discovered in unique, specific ways by potential business partners. That's the Manufacturers Marketplace.

With the most comprehensive search capability that can pair you up with the right American manufacturing partner - whether you need to find or be found. Quickly. Effortlessly. Every time.

How the Marketplace Works
With hundreds of thousands of leading manufacturers in the U.S. listed in our marketplace, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, we offer a comprehensive search capability to help you identify and engage with the best possible partner for your unique supply chain needs, while mitigating risk and increasing visibility for your business.

Visit ManufacturersMarketplace.US to learn more or click here.

MDA 2017 Fall Webinar Series

The Entrepreneur Center @ Mississippi Development Authority's 2017 Fall Webinar Series will kick-off at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 12 with "Financing Your New Business." Renasant Bank community outreach specialist George Broadstreet will be the featured presenter.
The webinar series is designed to help both aspiring and existing entrepreneurs boost their business profile in communities around the state of Mississippi. The webinars are presented in partnership with the University of Mississippi's McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement.

We look forward to you joining us for these enlightening webinar sessions designed especially for the entrepreneur.
The complete schedule for the 2017 Fall Webinar Series:
Sept. 12 -   Financing Your New Business - George Broadstreet, Renasant Bank
Sept. 26 -   Improving Operational Efficiency - Liz Donovan, MCC Mississippi
Oct. 10 -    An Entrepreneur's Story - Karen Kurr, No Time 2 Cook CEO
Oct. 24 -    Customer Service That Brings Back Cutomers - Jeff Good, Mangia Bene         
Nov.  7 -     Build Your Personal Brand - Janet Parker, Innovate Mississippi 
Nov. 21 -    The Legal Side of Entrepreneurship - Michael Williams, Bradley Law Firm
For more information, please contact Nash Nunnery at

Batesville Main Street
Come Downtown this Fall!!!!

Square Market - each Wednesday through October 25

Showoff on the Square - Saturday, October 7          Sponsor Packet

Scare on the Square / Trick or Trunk - Saturday, October 28         Trick-or-Trunk Packet

Rotary's Gateway to the Delta 5K and 10 Miler - Saturday, November 11

YPP Lunch Breaks for September
All meetings are Dutch Treat unless otherwise noted.

9/7: 1st Thursday Meeting @ Panola Medical Center.

9/14: @ Taco Bell

9/21: 3rd Thursday Meeting @ Caldwell Insurance - $5 Domino's lunch

9/28: @ Chili's

Boston Butt Fundraiser
Tickets are available at Panola Partnership & from YPP Members!

Member Events to be shared

Membership Report

WELCOME to our newest Partnership Members

Greenlee's Thoro-Clean
Batesville, MS 38606

Townes Funeral Home
253 Eureka Street
Batesville, MS 38606

Thank you to these members for continuing your commitment to Panola Partnership!

Bim Bam Burgers
Bob Kent
Boys & Girls Club of NW Mississippi
Cotton Warehouse Classic Cars & Farmers Market
Crown Beverage Packaging
Delta Tractor
Eldridge Services
Family Vision Center - Dr. Ty Hubbard
Huron Smith Oil Co., Inc.
Jim Pitcock
Magnolia Tolling, LLC
Neail's Package Store
Planters Bank
Tidwell Electric
Vicki B. Daniels

Coming Events

7 (12p): YPP 1st Thursday Meeting @ Panola Medical Center.  *Dutch Treat

7 (1p): Starting a Business seminar hosted by UM Small Business Development Center @ Batesville Public Library.

8 (12p): Batesville Main Street Monthly Board Meeting

9 (10a): Diversicare of Batesville's Butterfly Release in the courtyard area.

9 (1p): Slime Making activity outside @ Batesville Public Library.  RSVP to 563-1038.

9 (5p): Macedonia Rosenwald School Commemoration Film Screening: "Rosenwald" and "40 Years Later: Now Can We Talk?" @ Batesville Jr. High School.

9 (7p): Championship Wrestling Night @ Boys & Girls Club of NW Mississippi.  Admission is $8 @ the door.

12 (9a-1p): Crossroads Regional Job Fair (servicing our area) @ Clarksdale Expo Center.

12 (12p): MDA Fall Webinar Series - Session 1 (see details above).

14 (12p): YPP Lunch Break @ Taco Bell.

14 (6p): Macedonia Rosenwald School Gala & Reception @ Batesville Public Library.

15 (5p): Macedonia Rosenwald School Historic Marker Dedication Ceremony @ Concord Community Center.

16 (9a): Macedonia Rosenwald School Symposium @ Univ. of Mississippi.

16 (5p): Home Place Pastures Bourcherie & Blues Picnic.

19 (10a): Townes Funeral Home Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening, 253 Eureka Street, Batesville.

20 (12p): Panola Partnership Executive Board Monthly Meeting @ PP office.

21 (8a): Panola Partnership Ambassadors' Monthly Meeting @ PP office.

21 (12p): 3rd Thursday Meeting @ Caldwell Insurance - $5 Domino's lunch.

21 (1p): How to Develop a Business Plan seminar hosted by UM Small Business Development Center @ Batesville Public Library.

23 (10:30a): Local Author Event: Something to Chew On by Pastor Carl Shegog @ Batesville Public Library.

23 (1p): Panola Co. Humane Society's Four Paw 4 Man Scramble @ Mallard Pointe.

26 (12p): MDA Fall Webinar Series - Session 2 (see details above).

26 (5:30p): Panola Co. Humane Society's Monthly Meeting @ Batesville Public Library.

28 (12p): YPP Lunch Break @ Chili's.  *Dutch treat.

30 (11a): Local Yokel Radio Show Tech Party @ Batesville Public Library.

Each Monday - Homework Help for Kids @ 4pm @ Batesville Public Library
Each Tuesday - Afternoon Stories & Crafts @ 4:30 pm
Each Wednesday - Baby & Toddler Storytime @ 10:30

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