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2017 PROGRAM OF FOCUS

 

Ridgeland . . . Making Business Happen!

 

 

Shop Local-Buy Local Campaign ~ A pre-holiday extravaganza starting the first week of November and running thrugh the first week of December.  The campaign promotes Ridgeland's shopping and dining destinations.  Committee to plan details of 2017 campaign.

Committee Chair: 

 

Annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast ~ To coordinate and plan the Chamber’s Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 at Colonial Heights Baptist Church.

Committee Chair: 

Sponsorship Levels: $500; Individual Ticket: $12.

 

Diplomat Council ~ The Diplomat Council represents the Chamber as liaisons to the business community. Diplomats attend ribbon cuttings, groundbreakings, grand openings, Business After Hours and other Chamber events. They assist with the Chamber’s New Member Luncheon. Diplomats contact prospective members and participate in the Chamber’s recruitment and retention program serving as the Chamber’s goodwill ambassadors.

Co-captains: Terilyn Smith, Trustmark National Bank and

                       Allison DeWeese, Holmes Community College

 

Junior Diplomat Council ~ The Junior Diplomat Program is designed to develop the potential of our future community and state leaders; the Junior Diplomat Program takes 11th and 12th grade students on a journey where youth can learn to make a difference in their community. Students at Ridgeland High School; Madison Ridgeland Academy; St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Jackson Academy, Jackson Prep and St. Joseph Catholic School are invited to apply to the Chamber’s Junior Diplomat Program.

Co-advisors: Allison DeWeese, Holmes Community College and

                       Jim Lowery, Pear Orchard Business Center

 

Great Links Golf Tournament

To plan the Chamber’s annual C Spire / Ridgeland Chamber Golf Classic Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Lake Caroline Golf Club which provides members an opportunity to network and have a day of fun.

Co-Chairs: Thomas Howard, BankFirst Financial Services and Adam Panetta, C Spire

Sponsorship Levels: $600 Team; $150 Single Player; $100 Tee Sign.

 

 Ridgeland Under the Stars 

A gala event featuring live entertainment, a silent auction and dinner.  To be held Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the Jackson Country Club.

Co-Chairs: 

Sponsorship Levels: Diamond $1,000; Gold $800; Silver $600; Bronze $400; Copper $200; Ticket for Two – $70; Individual Ticket: $40.

 

 Make a Difference Day  

Saturday, October 21, 2017 is Make A Difference Day. Committee members will select a Ridgeland project which addresses a specific need.  

Chair: TBA

 

Annual Awards Banquet

To plan the Chamber’s Annual Awards Banquet honoring Chamber volunteers for their contributions to the Chamber and City. The banquet will be held at the Hilton Jackson on Tuesday, January 30, 2018.

Chair: TBA

Sponsorship Levels: $1,000; $800; $600; $400; $200; Individual Ticket: $65.

 

Women to Women: A Celebration Luncheon

A first-time event for women only with a speaker discussing issues pertaining to women. Event to be held in late summer.  Speaker:  First Lady Deborah Bryant.

Co-Chairs: Karen McKie, Green Oak Florist & Garden Center and