Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce   ~   Chamber Chat

September 2016
Change is in the Air!

Dear Members,

We turn the corner on Back-to-School and roll into our Fall schedules of community wide events and back to business ventures.  It's refreshing and humbling to see the new businesses planting their roots into our communities and re-investing themselves and their employees into our river city.  It takes a community of active citizens and businesses to help us all thrive and conquer the challenges we face and we know those challenges are everywhere!

At the Chamber, we are the voice of our Chamber Members and our Business environment.  Our aim is to hear and bring in information that would or could be beneficial to our members and then report it downstream.  Recent opportunities for Economic Development, Riverboat partnerships, and Retail Exposure give us all a larger footprint in our town and in our nation when we all work together. Chamber membership is so important to this mission and we THANK YOU for your commitment and investment! 

As the leaves start to fall and we prepare for the upcoming holidays, it is soon to be the most exciting time of the year.  So, lets all brush up on our skills, commit to helping our new businesses in town, and build partnerships to make our beautiful community of Vicksburg-Warren County the asset that we know it can be!  

Happy Fall Y'all! 

Lurline L. Simmons,
Membership Recruitment & Services Coordinator

September Chamber Luncheon


Marty Kittrell 
Marty Kittrell Photography 
"How Great Thou Art" Images

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
12 o'clock noon

Vicksburg Convention Center
1600 Mulberry Street
Vicksburg, MS

 Thank you for Supporting Chamber Events during
 the Month of August!
            Top to Bottom: Governor's Job Fair at VCC; VYP Home Buying How-To; New Members - SassySeconds/Munchkin Market; Hinds CC Back to School guest speakers, Tyson Foods, Anderson-Tully, and Guaranty Bank; Leader-in-Me contribution from VCC; New Chamber Members - Motel 6/Battlefield Inn; August Chamber Luncheon with Miss Mississippi Laura Lee Lewis; Chamber Ambassadors - Kimberly Smith, Mark Stevens, and Donna Osbourne; Ground Breaking - Cannon Motors Toyota/Honda with Governor Phil Bryant and Michael Joe Cannon; New Chamber Member - Dave Benway - The Old Depot Museum; VYP Fall Kickoff at Waterview Casino represented by Entergy, United Way, IP May & Co, Crossway, Ameristar, Elizabeth Smith, The Valley Properties, & The Lofts at First National; Ribbon Cutting - New City Tennis Courts; American Queen Steamboat Company - Lunch, Learn, & Tour.

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October 6 - Caring Hands PPEC Ribbon Cutting at 10 a.m. 

October 13 - Battlefield Inn/Motel 6 Ribbon Cutting at 10 a.m.

October 19 - Chamber Luncheon at 12 noon at Riverwalk Casino.

October 25 - Vicksburg Convention and Visitor's Bureau Business After Hours from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

October 28 - Vicksburg Young Professionals - Mystery Dinner Theatre at the Baer-Williams House from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Leadership Vicksburg Class of 2017 begins their Kick-Off retreat September 9th - September 10th! 
 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. 
Welcome New Members!!!

The Old Depot Museum

Antwine Accounting 


Hwy 61 North Location

The Old Court House Museum

of Vicksburg


J oin us Vicksburg Young Professionals & Guests!! 

**Lunch & Learn 
Thursday, September 15th
Chamber of Commerce
 12 noon

Lunch Sponsored by

Guest Speaker John Elfer, 
Director of Warren County Emergency Management

**Monday Night Football 
in the ENDZONE at 

  September 26th
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

**Events are FREE for VYP Members and $10 for non-members. 
Payable at the Door by Cash, Check, or Credit Card.** 


Vicksburg Family Dental 
Hwy 61 North Location

Ribbon Cutting! 
September 8th @ 4 p.m.

T Ribbon Cutting
September 13th @ 9:30 a.m.

Belle Rose Salon & Spa
Ribbon Cutting 
September 15th @ 4 p.m.

Introduction / Q&A Class in the Chamber Boardroom
September 19th @ 12 noon

Lucas King Insurance Agency

Tailgate Ribbon-Cutting Celebration!
September 23rd @ 9:30 a.m.

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