The Community Development Foundation sent over this alert today: The Community Development Foundation and the Lee County Board of Supervisors cordially invite you to attend H.M. Richards, Inc.’s Expansion Groundbreaking Ceremony Friday, October 5, 2012 10:00 a.m. 414 County Road 2790 Harry A. Martin North Lee Industrial Complex The event isn’t open to the public, … Read More
We’re a fan of JT’s Falafel. We profiled the business last year in our Sunday Homegrown series (read it). Latest news from the owner – he wants to add a hookah lounge. Note that he wants to use tobacco-free hookah materials. From Djournal.com (full post): CORINTH – A restaurant owner looking to expand his business … Read More
Via EatingOxford.com (full post): As many predicted during construction, the Checkers location on the corner of Lamar and University Avenue has closed after just under a year in business. The corporate office has not responded to my email as of yet, but I can only assume that they couldn’t make enough money to cover costs. … Read More
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