Posts Tagged ‘chamber of commerce’

Post-merger committee formed to explore regionalism

GOLDEN TRIANGLE — In light of the recent partnership formed between the Columbus Lowndes Development LINK and the West Point Community Growth Alliance, representatives from all corners of the Golden Triangle are now exploring the possibility of a regional economic development organization. To formalize the development leadership of Clay, Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties into one […] [...]

Trustmark chief Host named new chairman of MEC

JACKSON — Jerry Host, president and CEO of Trustmark Corporation and Trustmark National Bank in Jackson, has been elected chairman of the Mississippi Economic Council for the coming year. Host served as MEC’s treasurer from 2008-2010. He joined Trustmark’s Investment Department in 1984 and since then has worked in a variety of positions for the […] [...]

Former chamber director pleads guilty to embezzlement

LEAKE COUNTY — State Auditor Stacey Pickering reports Renodda Dorman, former Leake County Chamber of Commerce executive director, has been sentenced to 10 years, five years to serve and five years of probation, after pleading guilty to embezzlement. Dorman was also ordered to make $60,916.11 in restitution back to Leake County. The joint investigation by […] [...]

Newspaper reports Davis double-billed for entertainment, travel

SOUTHAVEN — A $700 restaurant tab was among 26 entertainment and travel bills that Southaven Mayor Greg Davis asked both the city and the local Chamber of Commerce to pay during three months in 2010, The Commercial Appeal of Memphis reported yesterday. Davis told the newspaper that not having to send either the city or […] [...]

LINK, Growth Alliance strike affiliation agreement

COLUMBUS and WEST POINT — The Columbus Lowndes Development LINK (LINK) board of directors has voted to establish a formal affiliation between the LINK and the West Point Clay County Community Growth Alliance (Growth Alliance). “We are very excited to team with the West Point and Clay County community,” stated LINK board president Jim McAlexander.  “It is a natural fit […] [...]

MEC to unveil Blueprint Mississippi 2011

by Associated Press Published: October 3,2011

Tags: chamber of commerce, community development, economic development, economy, state government

JACKSON — The Mississippi Economic Council will release the results of its update of Mississippi’s economic development strategy Oct. 13. MEC President Blake Wilson says meetings are scheduled for Jackson, Tupelo and Biloxi to release Blueprint Mississippi 2011. Wilson says input from business and community leaders throughout Mississippi was collected during a series of meetings […] [...]

Local banker eyes property for mixed-use development

by MBJ Staff Published: August 4,2011

Tags: chamber of commerce, Commercial Real Estate, downtown, historic preservation, real estate

GREENVILLE — According to commercial real estate broker Mal Kretschmar, an historic downtown Greenville building has been sold and might be converted into a mixed-use development. The building at 915 Washington Avenue was built in 1870, and saw renovations and expansions in 1900 and 1965. Over the course of its history, the building has served […] [...]

Ex-chamber director arrested, accused of stealing

by MBJ Staff Published: July 26,2011

Tags: chamber of commerce, courts, embezzlement, law enforcement

CARTHAGE — Following a joint investigation by District Attorney Mark Duncan’s office, the Leake County Sheriff’s Office, Carthage Police Department and the State Auditor’s Office, Renodda Dorman has been arrested for allegedly embezzling $60,916 from the Leake County Chamber of Commerce following a seven-month investigation. Since 2001, Dorman was employed as the executive director of […] [...]

Chamber opposes agencies’ relocation

by Wally Northway Published: March 24,2010

Tags: chamber of commerce, state agency

JACKSON — The board of directors of the Jackson Chamber of Commerce has adopted a resolution opposing the relocation of two state agencies outside of Jackson and Hinds County. The resolution states: “WHEREAS, the 2010 Mississippi Legislature has under consideration a bill that would issue bonds to pay for the construction of a new central […] [...]

ANCHOR Awards established

by Wally Northway Published: July 22,2009

Tags: awards, chamber of commerce, small business

PASCAGOULA — The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce has unveiled 1st Annual Small Business ANCHOR Awards Breakfast. The ANCHOR Award has been created to honor, reward and celebrate the achievements of outstanding small businesses in Jackson County. Nominations must be received by the chamber no later than Aug. 7, 2009, in order for the company […] [...]

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