Annual Luncheon 2018: Recap July 11, 2018
Serve. Connect. Grow.
Your business is our focus. Chamber members "circled the wagons" last Wednesday to go over the accomplishments of our membership over the 2017-2018 year. In addition, the Chamber awarded outstanding volunteer and members of the year as a small token of our immense appreciation for them. A few of the takeaways for our members was the Office Depot discount presentation but even more of an impact was made by, our keynote speaker. Retail development consultant, Anthony Michelic, CEO of Brick + Mortar, presented cell phone user data about the psychographics of our community's consumer base.

Keynote Presentation Recap
Click on any of the below links to see the reports behind the Brick + Mortar presentation. For additional questions or concerns, contact Anthony Michelic, or 574-361-5513.

2018 Volunteers of the Year
2018 Volunteer of the Year
Jeffery Chase, Stifel Wealth Management
2018 Volunteer of the Year
Dr. Germain McConnell, The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science
2018 Volunteer of the Year
Hope Harrington Oakes, The Columbus Packet
2018 Volunteer of the Year
David Vega, Bancorp South
New Member of the Year
Mugshots Bar and Grill

Mugshots Bar and Grill joined the Chamber and since day one has had an altruistic spirit. They donated $4,244.51 to Palmer Home for Children at their Ribbon Cutting Ceremony is a current Pilot Partner and is supporting Educators are Essential in their first year as a member!

Small Business of the Year
Edward Jones, Josh Read

Edward Jones, Josh Read is a community minded business, always willing to lend a helping hand. This business has been involved in Business After Hours, Ribbon Cuttings, and Golden Triangle Leadership Program! Thanks for supporting the Chamber and the community.

Medium Business of the Year
Better Brands Distributing

Better Brands is always willing to sponsor a variety of events and has made a major impact in Business After Hours since the day they joined! Reliable and hard working, this business goes above and beyond to be an involved community and business leader.

Large Business of the Year
Steel Dynamics, Inc.

SDI has sponsored almost every opportunity that the Chamber has provided becoming a Chamber Vision Investor, and even invested another $240 million expansion this year to create more jobs in our community! This member achieves the Chamber's economic vision of prosperity.

Chamber Video
Check out our Chamber Year in Review Video 2017-2018. We have been able to accomplish so much this year with the help of our members sponsorship dollars, volunteer time, and membership renewal and joining!

CLCC Board: (from left) Jill Savely, Golden Triangle Early College High School; Greg Stewart, Aurora Flight Sciences; Melinda Lowe, Mississippi University for Women; Lisa James, CLCC President; Beth Jeffers, The Fitness Factor; Lucy Rhett, Nickels Wealth Management; Matt Bogue, The Dutch Group
Not Pictured: Scott Ferguson, Financial Concepts; Blaine Walters, The Bride and Groom and House of Tux
All Photos Courtesy of Hope Harrington Oakes, The Columbus Packet
Thank you to our 2018 CLCC Vision Investors
Columbus Lowndes Chamber of Commerce
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