Who are you going to call?
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!
Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce
November Chamber Luncheon
Community Work Readiness Program
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
12 o'clock noon
Vicksburg Convention Center
1600 Mulberry Street
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.
SAVE THE DATE!!!
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!
Mortuary Services, LLC
SAVE THE DATE!!
Business After Hours
Thursday, November 10th
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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.
2642 S. FRONTAGE ROAD
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
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)