Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce   ~   Chamber Chat

November 2016
Who are you going to call?

Dear Members,

Much is stated about community and economic development in organizations surrounding the Chamber. While serving as your Director of the Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce, I feel we are moving forward together to achieve this. 

Community development is working together to solve community issues which are different in every city and town.  As I hear how some of the wealthiest states in the nation have their respective drug problems, I reflect on our issue of poverty here in Vicksburg.  Who do you call to tackle this problem? On Halloween we might have called Ghostbusters - but it is us!  Let us be the problem solvers with our knowledge, influence, and resources to help alleviate community issues. One like issue last week was an organized discussion by your Chamber members to tackle the need for housing in Warren County for the projected new workforce at the Engineering and Research Center (ERDC).  New engineers, scientists, and information technology professionals will come to work in Vicksburg from all across the United States. We want them to live in Vicksburg, MS.

So, as we begin November, a month in which to celebrate Thanksgiving, I'm thankful for you, our chamber members. I appreciate your willingness to step forward to participate, by using your knowledge, influence, and resources to improve the quality of life for all citizens.  Thank you for your generosity and your gifts!   

Jane Flowers,
Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce

November Chamber Luncheon


Community Work Readiness Program
presented by

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
12 o'clock noon

Vicksburg Convention Center
1600 Mulberry Street
Vicksburg, MS

The Warren County Economic Development Authority, Hinds Community College, the Vicksburg-Warren School District, along with  City and County officials have worked to begin the process of nationally certifying Vicksburg-Warren County as a Work Ready Community. Come hear how this collaborative effort will be used to bring new businesses and industry to the area, as well as, help existing businesses and industry to expand.

Visit  Work Ready Communities for information about this program! 

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

"Visioning - Framing Session" with Ford Next Generation Learning and The 
Vicksburg-Warren School District at Alcorn State University. 
Contractors & Developers meeting with Colonel Green of ERDC. 
Top to Bottom:  Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Caring Hands PPEC; Bricks to Clicks at MSU Extension Office; Mat Sinking Unit Tour with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - River City Cigars & Brew; Divine Donuts - Becky Yelverton, Chamber Staff - Jane Flowers, Director & Lois Vinson, Account Manager; Business After Hours and Merit Health River Region Rehabilitation Services; Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Motel 6 / Battlefield Inn; October Chamber Luncheon - Guest Speaker, Billy Lieberman of Billy's Original Foods; VCVB Familiarization Tour; Events Manager, Katie Ray and Head Chef, James Palen from Waterview Casino and Chamber Staff, Lois Vinson and Lurline Simmons; Open House / Ribbon Cutting for Vicksburg Convention and Visitor's Bureau New Location; Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Southern Care Hospice; Ford Next Generation Learning Session - Alcorn State University; Contractors & Developers Meeting with Colonel Green - Chamber Office; Vicksburg Young Professionals Mystery Dinner Theatre - Baer-Williams House Inn. 

To see more photos and to stay in the know follow us on Instagram and Facebook.  Be sure to Join our Mailing List below!!


December 1 - Grand Re-Opening of Divine Donuts at 10 a.m.

December  6 - Business After Hours at Waterview Casino at 5:00 p.m. 

December 12 - Chamber Board Meeting at 5:15 p.m.

December 13 - Ambassador Meeting at 8:00 a.m.

December 14 - Leadership Vicksburg Day 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

December 14 - Jingle Bells & Cocktails at the Southern Cultural Center 

December 23rd - December 26th - Chamber Offices Closed for Christmas 

December 30th - January 2nd - Chamber Offices Closed for New Years


Welcome New Members!

CJ Williams 
Mortuary Services, LLC
Join us Vicksburg Young Professionals & Guests!! 

        _______ _________________

Business After Hours
Thursday, November 10th
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Membership Drive
Tuesday, November 15th
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Open House Celebration
Tuesday, November 29th 
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Sam Porter

Leadership Vicksburg Class of 2017

Leadership Training Day 1:
Visited Bowmar Elementary School, the winner of the Lighthouse Award for the Leader-In-Me Program.

Trained on the First 3 habits of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People with Lynn Case and Connie West of the Vicksburg-Warren School District. 
Special Thank You to the Vicksburg-Warren School District, Lynn Case and Connie West, and to the Bowmar Elementary School Faculty, Staff, and Students. 

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, and Hopson. 
Next Leadership Training Session 
November 9th 
 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Congratulations Quarterly Award Winners! 

Ambassador of the Quarter: Kim Crouse of Lady Luck Hotel

Small Business of the Quarter: Courtyard by Marriott (Pictured L to R:  Lynn Foley, and Paul Patel)

Large Business of the Quarter: Ameristar Casino (Pictured L to R: Lori Burke, Annie Jenkins, and Gerad Hardy)

Join Our Mailing List
Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter View on Instagram