MCBL First Anniversary

The Madison County Business League celebrated its first anniversary at a Fall Celebration reception held on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the Jackson Yacht Club. More than 150 members, elected and appointed officials and guests attended the event.

Business League Executive Director Jan Collins welcomed guests and introduced local, county, state elected officials and representatives from the Jackson offices of the Mississippi delegation. Collins thanked the group for their membership support and participation in the successful events held during the past year.

Chairman Bill Guion presented outgoing Chairman Todd Burwell with a plaque in appreciation of his service from 2008-2010.

Madison County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA) Executive Director Tim Coursey announced the establishment of the VISION Award. The VISION Award was created as a means of recognizing and thanking outstanding Business League members for their contributions to Madison County over the past year. The 2010 inaugural award was presented to Cellular South, Inc. for their accomplishments, investments in people and the impact their operations have on the local economy. Cellular South also plays a role in the volunteer arena through their education, civic and business leadership initiatives. Cellular South is a platinum charter member of the Business League. 

Jim Richmond, director of corporate communications for Cellular South, accepted the award. Also representing Cellular South on the podium was Jimmy Creekmore, Terrell Knight and John Mark Casey.

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 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.

Entertainment for the evening was provided by Janusz Szbulowski, pianist.

Published under “Movers and Shakers” in the Madison County Herald, November 18th, 2010