The Madison County Business League hosted the “LEAGUE & the LEGISLATURE” forum and reception on Thursday, November 12th, 2009 at the Mississippi Hospital Association in Madison.
Todd Burwell, MCBL chairman, welcomed members, guests, and introduced local and county elected officials. Madison County Chancery Clerk Arthur Johnston served as the forum moderator.
Senator Kenny Wayne Jones, Representative Mark Baker, and Representative Philip Gunn, who represent Madison County, comprised the panel of Mississippi state legislators. They discussed highlights of the 2009 legislative session and expectations for the 2010 session relative to business/economic development, education and quality of life issues for our county!
Business League Executive Director, Jan Collins, thanked the sponsors. Platinum sponsors were BancorpSouth, Baptist Health Systems, Cellular South, Madison County Economic Development Authority, Mississippi Hospital Association, and Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLC. Gold Sponsors were Neel-Schaffer, Scott Streetman Sullivan & Fox, P.C., Terry- Trane Service Agency, and Waste Management. Silver sponsors were BankPlus, Compton Engineering, Inc., Pickering, Inc., G. Todd Burwell, P.A., Madison County Economic Development Authority and Southeast Wetlands Mitigation Group, LLC. Colony Wine Market and Memries Catering were Event Sponsors.
The purpose of the Madison County Business League is to promote the general economic welfare and development of Madison County; to aid and assist the Madison County Economic Development Authority (“MCEDA”) with the promotion, development and expansion of business, education, transportation, employment, or other common business interests of commercial enterprises in Madison County; to attempt to influence legislation germane to the common business interests in Madison County; and to work in unity with MCEDA and elected officials for the benefit of the community by promoting and increasing employment, business activity, capital investment, overall quality of life and other corresponding factors associated with economic development.