Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce   ~   Chamber Chat

December 2016
The Gift ~ Vicksburg, MS

Dear Members,

As we celebrate this heart warming time of the year, may you experience Love, Peace, and Joy!  We are a community here in Vicksburg, MS and the Chamber is the living room of our community! So, how do you bottle and sell a feeling of community, appreciation, and warmth? In recent days, many who have lived in other areas, have told me that they want Vicksburg, MS to be their home.  

We have a special gift of Vicksburg.  Let's work with due diligence in 2017 to sell our community and be proud to be from Vicksburg!  Buy your gifts from local businesses and support your neighbors!

Have a Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Jane Flowers,
Director 
Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce

Make Plans to Attend!!

January Chamber Awards Luncheon 

Tuesday, January 24th 

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Vicksburg Convention Center

 
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! 
Chamber Offices will be closed 
(Christmas Holiday) December 23rd and December 26
(New Year's Holiday) December 30 and January 2!
 


2017 Chamber Membership Drive
On Tuesday, November 15 the 2nd Annual Membership Drive took place from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the chamber board room.  Seventeen new members joined that day as a result of the hard work and persistence of may ambassadors, board of directors, and current chamber members.  Thank you to all who offered your time and services that day to show what working together and being a part of the chamber can do here in Vicksburg!

Pictured above, Lynn Foley(Courtyard by Marriott), 

Maggie Dimmette(Lifting Lives Ministries), 

& Forbes Grogan(BancorpSouth)


New Members
    Vicksburg    
   

Daughtry Construction Company

Jerry Campbell


David McDonald

Campbell & Edney, PLLC

Phillip Jones Electrical Company


  Thank you for Supporting Chamber Events during
 the Month of November!
   
     
         
  
   


 

  
 

                    
Top to Bottom:  Customer Service Training class with Nelson Consulting & Training; Flu Clinic at the Chamber Office with Walgreens pictured Mike Roach of McDonald's; Vicksburg Young Professionals and United Way Beignet Breakfast Fundraiser, - represented - the Chamber, the Lofts at First National, ERDC, Convention Center, May & Company, Lady Luck, McDonald's, The City Fire Department, St.Al/St. Francis, Mutual Credit Union, Ameristar Casino, Helen's Florist, Thomas & Thomas Security, Trustmark Bank, Guaranty Bank, United Way of West Central MS, Merit Health River Region, and the Vicksburg YMCA; Martin's at Midtown owners, John and Lisa Martin; Paper Plus - Mary Helen Welch; Palmertree's Catering Service - November Chamber Luncheon; Elyce Curry and Annette Kirklin of the Vicksburg Convention Center; Levee Street Marketplace Business After Hours - Chief Walter Armstrong and John Heggins - H&M Promotional Products, Old Train Depot Museum, United Way; Chambermaster 4th Quarter Training Session at the chamber office; Edward Jones Open House at their New location, Sam Porter and Donna Magee; Vicksburg Young Professionals presenting Beignet Breakfast Fundraiser check to the United Way. 
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 SAVE THE DATE!!!

January 5 - Executive Board Meeting at 8:30 a.m.

January 9 -  Chamber Board Meeting at 5:15 p.m.

January 12  -  Ambassador Meeting at 8:00 a.m.

January 11 - Leadership Vicksburg Day 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

January 24 - January Chamber Awards Luncheon 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Vicksburg Convention Center

Join Jane Flowers, Chamber Director, and other chamber members on a trip to Italy this Spring 2017!  
Register by Jan. 1st to receive $200 discount!
 

Welcome New Members!



Kim Steen Piano Studio




Join us Vicksburg Young Professionals & Guests!! 

Volunteer to be a Bell Ringer! 
Tuesday, December 13th 
at Kroger!!
Choose a time between 12pm - 8pm!
Email: lsimmons@vicksburgchamber.org
or call 
601-636-1012


RSVP by December  9th! 

SAVE THE DATE!! 

Business After Hours 
Tuesday, December 6th

Sandbar Fish House & Grill

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
*please bring nonperishable food item to donate*
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 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 
Friday, December 9th

 580 Highway 27
2:30 p.m.
Leadership Vicksburg Class of 2017

Leadership Training Day 2:
 
Trained on the Last 4 habits of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People with Lynn Case and Connie West of the Vicksburg-Warren School District. 

Linda Fondren, of Shape Up Mississippi, sharing community statistics and foundation information with the group.

Sheriff Martin Pace explaining programs and environmental statistics with the group. 

Heidi Burrell of the United Way presented 22 partnering agencies and community programs. 

Special Thank You to McDonald's for sponsoring breakfast!  Thank you to Goldies Trail BBQ for sponsoring lunch! Thank you to the VWSD for the use of your conference room and trainers! 


Businesses represented are: Ameristar, McDonald's,Chamber of Commerce, Entergy, ERDC, Mutual Credit Union, Riverwalk Casino, The Lofts at First National, Midsouth Generator, Trustmark, Lady Luck Casino, Merit Health River Region, United Way, Lady Luck Hotel, May and Company, Vicksburg Post, Candlewood Suites, and Teller, Hassell, & Hopson. 
 
Next Leadership Vicksburg Training
December 14th 
 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Hallelujah!!  New Concrete Parking Lot!
Starting the afternoon of November 3rd, the process began of removing the old, cracked, and broken concrete and replacing it with a fresh smooth concrete parking lot! 

We are so thankful and appreciative of the hard work of our materials community for pitching in and making this 15+ year dream a reality!  
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