Women in Economic and Community Development: Fall Forum 2023

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Name: Women in Economic and Community Development: Fall Forum 2023
Date: November 2, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:
Fall Forum
Join us for MEDC’s Fall Forum, hosted by the Women in Economic and Community Development, which will be held at CMPDD in Pearl, MS.

These types of conversations impact each and every one of us and the communities we serve.  We not only ask you to come be a part of this discussion, but we encourage you to invite those in your community that would benefit from learning more about how leaders across the state are addressing these challenges. 
Registration Fees and Deadlines

  Early–Bird Rate
Oct. 4 - Oct. 25

Regular Rate
Oct. 26 - Nov.  2

Member Rate    $50    $75
Guest Rate    $65    $90

Investment Opportunities
*Deadline to be an investor was October 25

Sponsorship Level Investment Number of Registrants
Lunch $2,500 4
Speaker $1,500 3
Activity & Favors $1,000 2
Champion $500 1

*Please email tallgood@medc.ms if you wish to be a sponsor for this event

Give Away
If you would like to provide a gift from your organization, company, or community to include as a door prize during the event, please email tallgood@medc.ms by Friday, October 27th.

Meet the Panel of Leading Laurel Ladies 
Learn More About the Panelists Here
Caroline Burks Alise Mathews Mallorie Rasberry

Time Agenda Item
9:30 – 10:00 a.m.   
10:00 – 10:30 a.m.     
Meet and Greet / Photo Opportunity with Leading Laurel Ladies
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.    A Taste of Laurel
Tea Tasting and Jambalaya Making

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   Lunch Social
 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
From Passion to Profit: Inspiring Sustainable Communities
Moderator:  Kristi Brown
  Sr. Consultant - Training & Development
Tennessee Valley Authority
  Caroline Burks
Owner, Guild and Gentry
and Director, Laurel Main Street
Alise Mathews
Owner, Shug’s Cookie Dough and Candy Bar
and Shug Boutique
Mallorie Rasberry
Owner, VP of Purchasing, Laurel Mercantile Company
and Cast Member, Home Town

Hotel Recommendations
Sheraton Flowood
The Refuge Hotel & Conference Center
|     2200 Refuge Blvd, Flowood, MS 39232


Thank You to Our Sponsors
Lunch Sponsors

Activity & Favor Sponsors

Champion Sponsor

Event Sponsors:
  • North Mississippi Industrial Development Association
  • Mississippi Development Authority
  • Harrison County Development Commission
  • Mississippi Power Company
  • Cooperative Energy

Central Mississippi Planning & Development District
1020 Centre Pointe Blvd, Pearl, MS 
Date/Time Information:

November 2, 2023
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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