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CDF Chamber Connection 2.0 is one of the ways your CDF membership works for your business.  This monthly newsletter keeps members updated on the events and news of CDF.  Our aim is to be a concise, yet valuable information resource .
CC2.0 is published the third Tuesday of each month.  We welcome member submissions.  If you have news to include, please send an email to Daron Pitts at  

of Visiting Angels talk about how
a CDF membership can help grow your business.
The Tupelo Chamber is encouraging you to help us spread the word to #joinCDF.  On your personal or business social media account (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) we are inviting you to make a post with your recommendation for others to #joinCDF . Please share about a great event you attended, a networking connection you made that helped grow your business or any other reason you would invite others to #joinCDF.  Please use " #joinCDF " in your post so others will be able to find it when searching that hash tag.  Thank you! 



Tek2Go summer camp gives hands-on experience to students

TUPELO - A  Local middle and high school students spent some time Thursday getting hands-on experience with top-of-the-line manufacturing technology as part of the 11th Annual Tek2Go Summer Camp.  The kids cut and assembled metal parts using various manufacturing technologies.

We had a great Tupelo Young Professionals Millennial Mixer

We welcomed many of our local young professionals last night for our Millennial Mixer with free crawfish. If you missed our VP of the Chamber, Judd Wilson, preparing for the evening, make sure you check out that video, too ( See you next time!

IgniteCast PODCAST Episode 6: The grandchildren of Jack Reed Sr .

There are many ways to measure a person's legacy. The Reed family name is well known in northeast Mississippi; Reed's Department Store has been a Tupelo fixture for many years. Jack Reed Sr. was a deeply influential leader, and for this final episode of season 1 we gathered his grandchildren in one room (with two on the phone) to reflect on the many lessons they've learned from him, both before and after his death several years ago.

Macy's Town House

MidSouth Pain Treatment Center

Steak 'n Shake

West Main Medical Clinic

Let us help share the news of your ribbon cutting or grand opening.  Contact Molly Lovorn at 662-842-4521 or email her at

5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location:  NMHS Sleep Disorder Center
1845 S Green St..

The Ambassadors are a  prestigious group of individuals from the Community Development Foundation member investors who volunteer to enhance communication between CDF and its membership, and serve as a vital link in helping CDF understand the needs of its membership.
Ambassadors participate in events, Ribbon Cuttings, and any other functions in support of CDF. A major benefit of attending Ambassadors Club meetings is the exchange of ideas and leads within the Ambassadors Club.

For more information on the CDF Ambassadors Club or to find out how your business can have an Ambassador, please contact Molly Lovorn, Director of Programs and Membership Engagement at (662) 842-4521 or email

Thanks to our presenting sponsor Nolan Brothers Motor Sales

Rachel Alford
Taylor Ashe
Kayla Baxter
Christina Brown
Jim Brown
Stephanie Browning
Sheila Davis
Traci Davis
Bill Dickerson
Greg Ellis
Brooke Galloway
Brandi Giroux
Sheena Hagemann
Toby Hedges
Shirley Hendrix
Maribeth Holliman
Kory Hunter
Letisha Jackson
Amber McHenry
Keri McMillin
Bre Moreno
Rob Peal
Susan Presley
Ashley Prince
Jerome Sheffield
Amarette Speights
Christy Stewart
Amy Thomas
Maggie Weatherford
Rebekah Wilson

Chancery Clerk Office
Exceed Technologies
Gum Tree Mortgage
Banker's Life
Hampton Inn & Suites Tupelo
One Stop Advertising
Trustmark National Bank
Renasant Bank
Tupelo Public School District
Community Bank
North Mississippi Health Services
Spring Valley Hospice
Shelter Insurance
R&B Specialty Printing
Econo Screen Printing
Renasant Bank
Jackson Insurance Group
Class 101
Comcast Spotlight
Regional Rehab Center
Pinnacle Realty
Local Mobile
Century 21 Sue Gardner Realty
Speights Law, LLC
Franklin Collection Service
Leighwood Place
Community Bank

Member Spotlight

Hardy Reed, LLC, is an independent investment advisory, fiduciary consulting and retirement plan services firm providing Objective Fiduciary Guidance. We are a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) with clients throughout the United States. Our team of investment advisory, fiduciary consulting and retirement plan services professionals provides objective consulting and investment advisory guidance to high-net-worth individuals and their families, institutions such as endowments and foundations, and retirement plan administrators on strategies to help preserve and grow capital.

Corporate Office: 101 South Front St, Tupelo, MS 38804
O: 662 823 4722 | T: 866 701 7002 | F: 662 823 4720

Oxford Office: 300A Enterprise Drive, Oxford, MS 38655
O: 662 269 6620 | F: 662 269 6622
Discounts include:
  • Attorneys
  • Automotive
  • Contractors
  • Dentistry
  • Financial
  • Florists
  • Hotels & Motels
  • Jewelers
  • Liquor & Wine
  • Restaurants & Catering
  • Retail & Specialty Shops
  • Signage
  • Sound & Video
  • Water Filtration & Treatment
  • and more!
Support fellow Chamber members while saving money at the same time!

Chamber Advantage Program

Want to promote your business with
Chamber Advantage? Contact Amy Speck at or (662) 842-4521.

2429 Lawndale Dr.
Tupelo, MS 38801
205 S Veterans Blvd.
Tupelo, MS 38804-5030
398 E Main St., Ste. 209
Tupelo, MS 38804
786 CR 811
Saltillo, MS 38866
218 S Gloster St.
Tupelo, MS 38804
1811 W Main St., Ste. C
Tupelo, MS 38801
11934 Coursey Blvd., Ste. E
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
335-B E Main St.
Tupelo, MS 38804

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ad as a .jpg or PDF  to ENEWSLETTER@CDFMS.ORG Advertisements must be resubmitted each month.
McLean Leadership Circle Members
BancorpSouth Bank
City of Tupelo Mississippi
North Mississippi Medical Center
Lee County_ Mississippi
Renasant Bank
Chairman's Leadership Circle Members
Tupelo Furniture Market
MTD Products
Jesco Inc. Construction
CREATE Foundation
Cooper Tires
The U.S. Small Business Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture invite you to this Rural Strong Outreach Event.
The U.S. Small Business Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture invite you to this Rural Strong Outreach event.
Targeting small businesses and entrepreneurs to attend this event to learn about SBA and USDA programs and services available to start, grow and expand. Also, take advantage of on-site business counseling, meet with representatives of banks, lending institutions, and contracting officials. Do not miss out on this unique opportunity!!!  Questions?
Email Rosetta Harris at
or Deborah Dean at

Dale Carnegie Immersion Course
Dale Carnegie Immersion Course, July 22 - Meets once a week 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Renasant Center for IDEAs at 398 East Main St. Contact Jarred Kingrey at 501-425-3391 or email

The Community Development Foundation is the local Chamber of Commerce for Tupelo, Mississippi and the economic development organization for Lee County, Mississippi.  Find out more about CDF: