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Agenda

Wednesday, July 12

10 - 11:15 AM: Board of Directors Meeting

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM: New Members Luncheon

1 - 1:30 PM: A Nod to the Past 

1:30 - 2:30 PM: A Commitment to the Future

Speakers - Erin and Ben Napier, stars of HGTV's Home Town

2:30 - 3 PM: Break 

3 - 3:45 PM: Marketing the Magnolia State

Panelists:

  •  Erin and Ben Napier, Stars of HGTV  's Home Town
  •  Mark Burson, Adjunct Instructor in Integrated Marketing Communication, The University of Mississippi and Managing Director at Burson-Marsteller’s Global Marketing Team
  • TBD

​Moderator - David Rumbarger, President/CEO, Community Development Foundation

3:45 - 5 PM: Chamber Chatter

3:45 - 5 PM: Meet the Economic Development Consultants

Panelists

  • Hal Johnson, Chief Development Officer, NAI Furman
  • John Longshore, Senior Consultant, Global Location Strategies
  • Neale Rath, Senior Manager, Strategy and Operations, Deloitte Consulting
  • Gray Swoope, President/CEO, VisionFirst Advisors, LLC

5 - 6:30 PM: Opening Reception - Poolside - Sponsored by Government Consultants

7 -9 PM: Consultants Dinner - Invitation only. 

7 - 9 PM: Chamber Networking Dinner - Registration required. 

Thursday, July 13

7-8 AM: Breakfast

8 -9:30 AM: Chamber Volunteer Development Symposium
Speaker – Patrick McGaughey, CPF, IOM, Principal at ActivatingPeople.com and ChamberMentor.com

8 - 8:45 AM: Econmic Developmen tMasterclass Series (Concurrent breakout sessions)

8:45 - 9:30 AM: Economic Development Masterclass Series (repeated)

9:30 - 10 AM: Break

10 - 10:45 AM: Economic Development Masterclass Series (repeated)

10 AM – 12 PM: Chamber Volunteer Development Symposium
Speaker – Patrick McGaughey, CPF, IOM, Principal at ActivatingPeople.com and ChamberMentor.com

10:45 – 11:30 AM: Economic Development Masterclass Series (repeated)

12 - 2 PM: Networking Luncheon at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. at Golden Nugget

12:30 PM: Afternoon Activities

  • MEDC Golf Tournament 
  • MEDC Tennis Tournament
  • MEDC Cornhole Tournment
  • MS Gulf Coast Brewery Tour

9 - 10:30 PM: Late Night Reception at Golden Nugget - Sponsored by C Spire

Friday, July 14

8:15 - 9:15 AM - Honorary Life Member Breakfast and MEDC Business Meeting - Sponsored by Miso

9:30 - 10:15 AM: Consultants Roundtable - "Mississippi Is, Mississippi Can Be"

Panelists

  • Hal Johnson, Chief Development Officer, NAI Furman
  • John Longshore, Senior Consultant, Global Location Strategies
  • Neale Rath, Senior Manager, Strategy and Operations, Deloitte Consulting
  • Gray Swoope, President/CEO, VisionFirst Advisors, LLC

Moderator - Greg Word, Senior Vice President, Greater Jackson Alliance

10:15 -11:30 AM: MDA Update

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