We have learned of some more staffing changes at the Community Development Foundation. Todd Beadles, who was CDF’s vice president of workforce development, no longer is with the organization. He now works for SRG, an auto industry-related staffing company in Tupelo.
We’re always interested in how the city leaders promote us to outsiders. The swag they hand out is one way to learn about their activities. The CVB has fun goodies, such as Elvis fans and light-up Elvis pins. The latest swag to join the line up? A pin that looks like a bottle cap. It … Read More
Judd Wilson is the new director of small business development for CDF. He’ll manage the Renasant Center for IDEAs. This is the position that previously was held by Wayne Averett and then Orlando Pannell. Averett left last year to become a financial planner (read more). Pannell, CDF’s director of entrepreneurship & community development, also left CDF. … Read More
The former Rebel Package Store has converted to Peace of Mind resale store. We noticed the change several weeks ago, but didn’t have a minute to stop and snap a pic. We finally did the other day. Peace of Mind previously was next to Rabinowitz Chiropractic Center on North Gloster. (pix after the jump)
An Argentinian Elvis? Sure, why not? This story, courtesy of the Associated Press, which should know they’re called “tribute artists,” not impersonators. John McInerny, an Argentine architect and part-time Elvis Presley impersonator, plays — what else? — an Elvis impersonator in a new movie touring film festivals. McInerny has the role of a character named … Read More
Yeah, it was a bit of a rough start for Silver Airways‘ first flight from Tupelo to Atlanta yesterday (full story here), but at least this didn’t happen: This is from the Aug. 8 editon of the Clarksburg, W.V. Exponent-Telegram (click for full story): It’s not the start that Silver Airways would have wanted. A … Read More
The state’s tourism leaders gathered in Tunica last week for the Mississippi Governor’s Conference on Tourism (previous coverage). Tupelo won CVB of the Year in its division. Several other awards were given out, but I was out sick and missed posting the list. So without further delay, here we go …