November 19, 2013
Chamber Connection 2.0
In This Issue
Ambassador of the Month
Digital Decal
Upcoming CDF Events
Last month at CDF
Ribbon Cutting Gallery
Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings
New Members
McLean & Chairman's Leadership Circle
Chamber Focus
Members' Corner
What's Going On
Congratulations to our October
Ambassador of the Month!

Don Arthur
Insurance Advisor
Mutual of Omaha
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During the month of October, Don attended 15 events, mentored 3 CDF members, and recruited 3 new members. Congratulations, Don!
Digital Decal

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Upcoming CDF Events
Business Roundtable

Wednesday, November 20
4:00 p.m.
398 E Main St.
CDF Center
CDF Boardroom

For more information, contact
Karen Geddie at (662) 842-2521 or


Trends in Business Development
Sponsored by C Spire

John Brandon, Bureau Manager
The Entrepreneur Center
Mississippi Development Center

C. Kelly Cofer, President & CEO
The Retail Coach

Friday, December 6

7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
BancorpSouth Conference Center

 $12 pre-registration
$15 at the door
Full buffet breakfast provided.

Register at

Event Sponsor:

Corporate Sponsors:


Thursday, December 12
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Mitchell Distributing Warehouse
545 Commerce St.

 Free for CDF members
$5- non-members

Register at

Corporate Sponsors:

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Last Month at CDF

TYP Lunch with Leaders

Project Manager Women's Event

Taste of Tupelo

Business Boxed Lunch & Learn
Sponsored by Watkins Uiberall, CPAs

Ribbon Cutting Gallery
BNI United Professionals


Crye-Leike Realtors

Design South

Dharma Wellness

FNB Tupelo

Hampton Inn

JP'S Funky Little Shack

Scruggs Lawn Care

Tombigbee Electric Power Association

Tupelo Cab

Vista Ridge Apartments

Fish Lips Wine & Spirits

Flowerdale Marketplace

Hut No. 8

Lollipop Boutique

Thomas Street Coffee Co.
Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

Pinnacle Realty

Tuesday, November 19

4:30 p.m.

398 E Main St., Ste. 101

Renasant Center for IDEAs lobby


Caron Gallery

Thursday, November 21

4:30 p.m.

128 W Main St.


The Mill at McCullough  

Apartment Homes

Thursday, December 5

4:00 p.m.

3400 McCullough Blvd.


Charlie's Catfish

Friday, December 6

11:00 a.m.

2299 Hwy 145



Pizza Pro

Friday, December 6

2:00 p.m.

3870 Market Center Dr.


20/20 Vision Center

Friday, December 6

3:00 p.m.

499 Gloster Creek Vlg., Ste. F3


Fame Creative

Monday, December 9

11:00 a.m.

499 Gloster Creek Vlg., Ste. F1


Renasant Mortgage

Thursday, December 12

2:00 p.m.

305 S Broadway St.


The Byrne CPA Firm

Thursday, January 9

3:00 p.m.

343 E Main St., Ste. B1

New CDF Members

Angel Shots
Mr. Jim Palmer
398 E Main St., Ste. 207
Tupelo, MS  38804
(662) 491-1192
Photography & Framing  


BNI United Professionals

Ms. Teresa Baker

1018 N Gloster St., Ste. C

Tupelo, MS 38804

(662) 322-8207



Bryson Law Firm

Mr. Kerry Bryson

398 E Main St., Ste. 206

Tupelo, MS 38804

(662) 205-0008



Ms. Janet Patterson
205 N Gloster St.
Tupelo, MS  38801
(662) 322-5724
Restaurants & Catering


Larry Goddard   

Tommy Morgan, Inc., Realtors

210 E Main St.

Tupelo, MS 38804

(662) 871-8039

Real Estate, Appraisers, & Property Development


Mark's Janitorial & Floor Care LLC Mr. Mark Stephens
1221-A Nelle St.
Tupelo, MS  38801
(662) 842-3143


McDonald Law Firm, PLLC

Mr. Ned McDonald, III

111-D Town Creek Dr.

Saltillo, MS 38866

(662) 869-0011



Prime Designs, Inc. 
Mr. Tim Richey

1256 Road 931
Tupelo, MS 38804

(662) 841-7779



Southern Engineering GPP, Inc.

Mr. Mike Wilson

P. O. Box 2409

Corinth, MS 38835  

(662) 287-6738

Printers & Publishers


Steele's Restaurant, Inc.

Mr. Jason Steele

4187 W Main St.

Tupelo, MS 38801

(662) 205-4345

Restaurants & Catering  

Ms. Rebecca Lawrence
1725 McCullough Blvd.
Tupelo, MS  38801
(662) 269-3197
Retail & Specialty Shops
Tupelo Cab
Mr. Malcomb Driskell
813 Varsity Dr., Ste. 9
Tupelo, MS  38801
(662) 871-5039

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Balancing Act: Work vs. Life
By: Karyn K. MacRae, IOM, CMP

There are 120 hours in a standard work week. Someone who puts in 40 hours at the office plus a 1-hour daily lunch spends 48 of them at work, not including travel time to and from the office. That means that on average, someone could spend over 40% of the work week at the office! Once sleep is factored in, there are few hours left for spending time with family and friends, and let's not forget taking time for yourself. Click here to continue reading.

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Your help is greatly appreciated!

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Annual Reed's Tupelo Christmas Parade
Tuesday, December 10th

Email for more details or to sign up!


Call 662.841.6440 for more information.
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