Thursday, August 16, 2007
Local News Briefs
Fischer guest speaker for Byhalia luncheon August 23
The Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its quarterly membership luncheon Thursday, Aug. 23, at The Flame at Byhalia United Methodist Church.
Guest speaker will be Don Fischer, director of the University of Mississippi Small Business Development Center. He will talk on the topic “Companies With the Highest Probability of Success.”
Networking begins at 11:15 a.m. with lunch at 11:30 and the program from noon to 1 p.m. The luncheon sponsor is Citizens Bank.
“We do these things to support the chamber, promote the community and public relations for the bank,” said Citizens Bank representative Tracy Davidson.
“I guess this is threefold, being they all kind of go hand-in-hand with one another to equal success for all.”
There is no charge for members with reservations. There is a $5 charge for prospective members. Make reservations by August 21. Call 662-838-8127.
Fischer has 38 years experience in sales, marketing, service and general management within the machine tool and allied products industries both domestic and international. He served as president of three corporations – the largest with $39 million in sales to the smallest with sales of $5 million. He has owned and operated two small businesses.
Habitat for Humanity event Thursday night at Rust
Marshall County Habitat for Humanity will hold its annual fund-raising banquet in the Rust College cafeteria on Thursday, August 16, beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12.
Proceeds from this delicious dinner will go into the building fund dedicated to future homes for those financially unable to afford decent housing in safe neighborhoods.
Quinn Bralley from the Tupelo affiliate will be the speaker, detailing how their group goes about raising funds and building homes for people in the Tupelo area.
Tickets may be obtained from directors of our Marshall County Habitat for Humanity. Some of these directors are: Leontyne Thompson – 252-1306; Rev. Don Wilson and Mary Ann (Byhalia) – 838-6565; Greg Taylor (Merchants & Farmers Bank) – 252-1341; Edie & Harvey Haggard – 252-5833; Landry Hearn – 252-1532; Patsy Shelton (Byhalia-Citizens Bank) – 838-2146; and Bobby and Muriel Vinson (Byhalia) – 838-4017.
This is always an interesting and enjoyable occasion where people who don’t get to see each other often come together for conversation, renewed friendships and to make new friends. Come out and enjoy a great meal and warm fellowship.
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