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MEDC Professional Development

MEDC has two professional development events in April.  Registration forms and online payment for both are at www.medc.ms

1.  Tuesday, April 16 – MEDC Member-to-Member Seminar
“THE PORT OF GULFPORT:
What the ‘Port of the Future’ Means to the Economic Development of the State”

Don Allee, Executive Director & CEO
Mississippi State Port Authority, Gulfport, MS
Tuesday . April 14 . 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM . Hattiesburg Country Club
Registration cost $30 . Register before April 9 . Non-Members welcome
Registration includes lunch.
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2.  Thursday, April 16 – MEDC Regional Chamber Workshop
“PUTTING YOUR CHAMBER IN OVERDRIVE” (see agenda below)
Thursday . April 16 . 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM . Oxford Convention Center
Register before April 10 – Registration includes lunch.
Registration cost $10 for MEDC members (must be listed in online Directory)
$25 for Non-Members

Sponsored by:
Area Development Partnership (ADP)
Mississippi Development Authority (MDA)
Mississippi Economic Council
Oxford-Lafayette County Economic Development Foundation

“PUTTING YOUR CHAMBER IN OVERDRIVE”
Agenda

“START YOUR ENGINES PLEASE” – Registration and networking

 MEMBERSHIP SALES – NAVIGATING THE SPEED BUMPS”Shane Moody, CCE, IOM, President and CEO, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce, Destin, FL  The economy has changed the shape of chambers across the country. That means sales pitches need to change.  Let’s get past the doom and gloom.  Hear about the ways to change your approach and make members realize there aren’t any potholes in the road.

Lunch –  LEAVE THE DRIVING TO US – AMBASSADOR PROGRAMS”- Rosie Vassallo, Executive Director, Madison The City Chamber of Commerce, Madison, MS –  Make your members an active force in your chamber by creating a successful Ambassador Program.


RETAIL – CRANK IT UP!”
Deborah Reynolds, IOM, President, Petal Area Chamber of Commerce, Petal, MS – Learn how to be ready to take the checkered flag with retail.

 

“PUTTING IT IN HIGH GEAR John Brandon, Senior Associate Manager, Mississippi Development Authority, Jackson, MS – There are a number of programs available for you to use to add value to your chamber’s membership.

 

ZOOM ZOOM – FILLING UP WITH PREMIUM” – Carol Hardwick, Executive Director, Mississippi Economic Development Council, Jackson, MS – Your professional association – MEDC – can help you do your job well. Q & A and door prizes
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Coming up in July —
2009 Summer Conference . July 22-24 . Beau Rivage . Biloxi
(details soon at www.medc.ms)

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