• First Commercial

    The GJCP celebrated the First Commercial Bank ribbon cutting Jan. 13. First Commercial is located at 1076 H'land Colony Parkway, Ste.150 (Copeland Cook, Taylor & Bush Building), Ridgeland.Congrats to First Commercial. 


  • McDonald's Ribbon Cutting

    The GJCP and the Jackson Chamber celebrated the ribbon cutting of newly remodeled McDonald's Hanging Moss on January 18. The McDonald's is located at 3903 Hanging Moss in Jackson. Congrats to McDonald's!


  • HeartBeats of Jackson

    Thank you to all the participants for another successful HeartBeats of Jackson event! On Saturday, January 19, 2013 nearly 300 patients received a free cardiovascular screening valued at $1,500 that included an EKG, ankle brachial index, echocardiogram, lipid panel, and physician consultation. 

    This event was created to provide a wealth of information, needed services, and healthcare opportunities for individuals that are ready to take charge of their own health! We are proud to report that in just four short years this event has touched over 1,000 families in the greater Jackson area and our healthcare providers performed tests costing millions of dollars.

    Special thanks to our presenting sponsors: Baptist Cardiovascular Services, Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership, Jackson Heart Foundation, St. Dominic's Mississippi Heart Institute, and University Heart.


  • January WIN Meeting

    Mark & Robin Simpson, Founders and Directors of Marathon Makeover, LLC, spoke at the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership first monthly WIN meeting of 2013 on Jan. 22 at Old Capitol Inn.

    Having once been couch potatoes, the Simpsons decided to ditch the couch in 2004 and started training for their first marathon... but not alone. They trained with 20 other couch potatoes and lead them to a marathon finish. Since that date, Marathon Makeover has helped over 3,000 couch potatoes train for and finish a half or full marathon. Marathon Makeover is starting its tenth year of transforming the health of people across the country.

    WIN is a professional network group that advocates and encourages women to take advantage of the many opportunities available to today’s professional woman. The cost to attend WIN is $16.00 for chamber members and $20.00 for prospective members.


  • GJCP Hosts 2012 Annual Meeting

    The Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership’s 2012 Annual Meeting was held at the Jackson Convention Complex Jan. 30.

    The event featured Governor Phil Bryant and Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett. Cornett was named Governing magazine’s 2010 “Public Official of the Year” and finished second in the world in the London-based City Mayors Foundation’s “2010 World Mayor Award.”


  • Briarwood Foods/Save-A-Lot Ribbon Cutting

    The GJCP and the Jackson Chamber celebrated the ribbon cutting of Briarwood Foods/Save-A-Lot Food Store on Feb 2. The store is located at 5465 I-55 North, Suite D, in Jackson. Congrats!! 


  • Metro Teacher Recognition Luncheon

    Twelve metro teachers were recognized at the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership’s 18th Annual Metro Teacher Recognition Luncheon February 7 at the Old Capitol Inn.

    Joseph Moss of Bancorp South and Emcee Jeff Good of Bravo! Broadstreet & Sal and Mookies and Susan Hart of Sylvan Learning Center spoke at the event. Socrates Garrett, 2013 Chairman of the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership Board of Directors and Joseph Moss gave out awards to the teachers.  

    Sponsored by BancorpSouth, this program is not an attempt to select the 'best' teacher, but is a means of honoring individuals who represent the excellent teachers in the metro area.  

    A program that began in 1995, the Metro Teacher Recognition Program is an initiative of the Regional Quality of Life Division designed to honor truly outstanding teachers from the metro area. Each November, Principals and PTA’s for metro area K-12 schools (private/parochial/ public) are sent nomination forms with instructions to select a member of their faculty that best defines the role of an outstanding educator. Based on criteria set forth by a teacher selection committee, twelve teachers were selected and named as the Metro Teacher Recognition honorees.

    Honorees include:
    Kenneth Boyte - Career Development Center
    Jenna Caudle - Span Elementary
    Tenisha Harrington - Pecan Park
    Katie Holden - Germantown High
    Jane Leech - Jackson Prep
    Kelli Nichols - Forest Hill High
    Cheryl Saffle - New Summit
    Kay Purvis Sowell - Rouse Elementary
    Mary Washington Branson - Callaway High
    Richard West - Clinton High
    Lois Wilson - Madison Avenue
    Barbara Worrell - Pearl High


  • College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving

    The GJCP and the Jackson Chamber of Commerce celebrated the ribbon cutting of College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving on July 16. College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving is located at 810 Foley Street in Jackson.


  • Massage Revolution

    The GJCP and the Jackson Chamber of Commerce celebrated the ribbon cutting of Massage Revolution on July 26. Massage Revolution is located at Regions Plaza Building (lobby, next door to Subway), 210 East Capitol St, Suite M-142, Jackson.


  • 50th Anniversary

    The JMAA celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport on July 24.


  • Cafe' Ole' Ribbon Cutting

    The GJCP and the Jackson Chamber celebrated the ribbon cutting of Cafe Ole’ of Fondren on August 6. Cafe Ole’ of Fondren is located at 2752 North State Street, Jackson. Congrats to owner Alex V Sivira!


  • GJCP Membership Luncheon

    Congressman Bennie Thompson spoke to more than 200 members at the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership Membership Luncheon August 14 at the Jackson Convention Center.

    The GJCP would like to say a special thank you to Atmos Energy for sponsoring this luncheon!


  • Tri County Business After Hours

    Thanks to all who attended the Tri County Chambers Business After Hours!! Thanks to Hilton for hosting this wonderful event!


  • August WIN Meeting

    Donna Beliech, Area Horticulturist, spoke at the August 27 WIN Meeting! Thank you Donna!!


  • FNSB Grand Opening

    The GJCP and the Jackson Chamber celebrated the ribbon cutting of FSNB / Fort Sills National Bank on Aug. 23. FSNB is located at 5006 Old Canton Road in Jackson. Congrats


  • The G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center Women's Clinic

    The G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center Women's Clinic Grand Opening was held August 26.


  • Madison Service Center Grand Opening

    The GJCP celebrated with the Madison County Chamber of Commerce and Madison the City Chamber of Commerce the grand opening and ribbon cutting of Madison Service Center/Magnolia Federal Credit Union on Aug. 27. Madison Service center is located at 1770 Hwy 51 in Madison, MS.


  • Gifted Hands Massage

    The GJCP and the Jackson Chamber  celebrated the ribbon cutting of Gifted Hands Massage on August 8. Gifted Hands Massage is located at 5006 Parkway Drive Ste 3, Jackson (Colonial Mart). Congrats!! 


  • James Brown Movie

    Gov. Phil Bryant, film director Tate Taylor and state officials recently announced that an upcoming movie by Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment on the life of musician James Brown will be filmed in Mississippi.


  • UCR Properties

    The GJCP, Flowood Chamber, Rankin County Chamber and the Ridgeland Chamber celebrated the ribbon cutting of UCR Properties Aug. 29. UCR Properties is located at 660 Katherine Drive, Ste 304, Flowood.


  • Public Information Meeting

    Hundreds of people attending the public information meeting for the new One Lake plan Aug. 29.


  • Members Exchange GroundBreaking

    The GJCP celebrated the groundbreaking of Members Exchange Credit Union / Byram on February 20. The new location will be located on East Frontage Road just to the north of Barnett’s Body Shop.


  • McClain Lodge Ribbon Cutting

    The GJCP celebrated the ribbon cutting of McClain Lodge (formerly Luckett Lodge) February 21! McClain Lodge is located at 214 Clark Creek Road in Brandon. Congrats to the McClains!


  • Elizabeth Jackson with ARF speaks to WIN members

    Elizabeth Jackson with the ARF of MS spoke at the WIN meeting today about the ARF's No Kill Shelter. ARF of MS provides shelter and sanctuary to abandoned, abused and neglected animals awaiting adoption in Mississippi, focusing on the metropolitan tri-county area. The Animal Rescue Fund of MS was formed in 2005 by Elizabeth Jackson due to her passion to provide safe rescue, shelter, rehabilitation and adoption for the Greater Jackson area homeless dogs and cats. Today, ARF of MS operates The Miriam Wilson Weems Sanctuary, currently caring for over 250 dogs and 40 cats awaiting adoption. Attendees brought several items for ARF’s wish list today! WIN is a professional network group that advocates and encourages women to take advantage of the many opportunities available to today’s professional woman. The cost to attend WIN is $16.00 for chamber members and $20.00 for prospective members


  • GJCP Business After Hours at Char

    We would like to say a special thank you to all who attended the GJCP Business After Hours at Char on Feb. 26! It was a great turn out and a great night for networking! Stay tuned for our next Business After Hours coming in March


  • Grand Opening of the Law Office of David Pharr

    The GJCP and the Jackson Chamber celebrated the grand opening of the Law Office of  David Pharr on March 7. The law office is located at 3023 North State Street in Jackson in the old Capri Theatre! Congrats David! 


  • Uptown Hair Studio

    The GJCP and the Jackson Chamber celebrated the ribbon cutting of Uptown Hair Studio located at 1700 Terry Rd, Ste 25, in Jackson on March 12. Congrats Pamela Jones!!


  • Salvation Army Family Thrift Store

    The GJCP celebrated with surrounding chambers at the Ribbon Tying of the Salvation Army Family Thrift Store on March 15. The Ribbon Tying was held instead of a Ribbon Cutting as the Salvation Army wanted to express how 'We tie everyone together to make our Communities Stronger.' The Family Thrift Store is located a t110 Presto Lane, Jackson.


  • Team Jackson Meeting

    The Team Jackson meeting was held on March 19 at Midtown. Team Jackson is a diverse collaboration of organizations and individuals from across the City of Jackson, joined together for information sharing and cooperative team building, to assure our continued positive momentum.


  • Mississippi Employment Expo

    GJCP Ambassadors volunteered at the Mississippi Employment Expo on March 20 at the MS Trademart! Many companies who are members of the GJCP were present at the Expo today!


  • Jaco's Tacos Business After Hours

    The March Business After Hours was at Jaco's Tacos March 21! Thanks to all who attended this fabulous event! Next month we will be at the MS Braves game where we will have a joint business after hours with all the area chambers!

     


  • March WIN Meeting

    Kelly Engelmann, Family Nurse Practitioner with Enhanced Wellness, spoke at the WIN Meeting on March 26 at the Old Capitol Inn in Downtown Jackson.

    Engelmann presented 'Empower U Weight Loss' with a focus on Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine. She shared the 'Top four hormonal reasons why Americans Can't Lose Weight' and disclosed simple things one can do at home to overcome those hormonal obstacles.

    WIN is a professional network group that advocates and encourages women to take advantage of the many opportunities available to today’s professional woman. The cost to attend WIN is $16.00 for chamber members and $20.00 for prospective members.


  • Harmony Court Assisted Living

    The GJCP and the Jackson Chamber celebrated the ribbon cutting of Harmony Court Assisted Living located on 5411 I-55 North Frontage Road in Jackson on March 27.


  • GJCP Lunch & Learn Workshop

    John Zehr and Paul Tauchar recently presented the GJCP Lunch & Learn workshop on networking on March 28. Attendees learned some simple, proven techniques on how to make more money. 


  • Health Care Institutions Unite for First-time Habitat Build

    Four major health care institutions in the metro Jackson area have joined together to build a healthy home for a local family.

    This is the first time health care institutions in the area have collaborated to build a Habitat for Humanity/Metro Jackson home.  The partnering institutions are Baptist Health Systems, St. Dominic Health Services, Inc., the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) and Health Management Associates (River Oaks Hospital, Madison River Oaks, Crossgates River Oaks,  CMMC and Woman’s Hospital).


  • Roads, Bridges & Drainage Subcommittee

    The Roads, Bridges and Drainage Subcommittee of the Regional Infrastructure Committee held its first meeting on March 28 in the Alvis Hunt Room of the Partnership. Kane Ditto is serving as the chairman of the Regional Infrastructure Committee and Tony Gaylor is serving as chairman of the Roads, Bridges, and Drainage Subcommittee.

    During the March 28 meeting, the subcommittee was orientated on the road and street planning and construction process by Mike Monk, Planning Director of the Central Mississippi Planning and Development District. Dick Hall, Central District Transportation Commissioner, explained the highway funding process and some of the challenges that MDOT (Mississippi Department of Transportation) must face in the near future.

    Since cities, counties, and MDOT all face infrastructure funding shortfalls, the subcommittee was given the challenge of  investigating the possibility of a regional funding mechanism to generate additional funding to  help pay for highways, city streets, and .county roads.

    Other subcommittees appointed by Chairman Kane were:  Water and Sewer, chaired by Andy Taggart; Light Rail/Transit, chaired by Matt Holleman; and Broadband, chaired by John Rafaelle.


  • Mississippi Business & Technology EXPO

    The MS Business & Technology EXPO was April 3 at the Mississippi Trademart. Among many of the festivities of the day, a ribbon cutting and a business after hours were attended by many of our Chamber members. 


  • Tee it Up Golf Tournament

    A special thanks to all the golfers who played in the GJCP & GJA 'Tee it Up' Golf Tournament! Thanks to our Sponsor BankPlus!!


  • All Things New Ribbon Cutting

    The GJCP and the Jackson Chamber celebrated the Catholic Charities All Things New Shop Ribbon Cutting on April 10. All Things New Shop is located at 4643 McWillie Drive in Jackson.


  • Metro 24 Ribbon Cutting

    The GJCP and the JCC celebrated the ribbon cutting of Metro 24 Bowling Center Arcade & Grill  on April 23. Metro 24 is located at 3003 JR Lynch Street in Jackson.


  • Jeff Good speaks at WIN

    Jeff Good, President of Mangia Bene Restaurant Group & Owner of BRAVO! Italian Restaurant, Broad Street Baking Company & Sal & Mookie’s New York Pizza & Ice Cream Joint and Principal of Dollars & Sense Creative Consulting spoke at the WIN Meeting April 23.

    WIN is a professional network group that advocates and encourages women to take advantage of the many opportunities available to today’s professional woman. The cost to attend this meeting is $16.00 for chamber members and $20.00 for prospective members. Please bring plenty of business cards so you can network with those at the meeting!


  • E-Waste Day

    The Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership hosted the metro area’s eighth E-Waste Day on April 26. The Chamber along with MS Department of Environmental Quality, Keep Mississippi Beautiful, Keep Jackson Beautiful, MS Department of Transportation, the City of Jackson, Waste Management, the Ms Farmer’s Market and Magnolia Data Solutions partnered together to make the event possible.

    Magnolia Data Solutions, that collected all the items disposed of that day, reported that collections from the event totaled more than 30,000 pounds of e-waste! More than 100 people participated in the event and community was excited and relieved to get those items out of their houses and businesses!

    Thanks to crews from MDEQ and Magnolia Data Solutions for all the heavy lifting they did!!

    If you missed E-Waste Day and are interested in participating in another, send your contact information to Jenny Woodruff at jwoodruff@greaterjacksonpartnership.com.

     

     
     

  • Habitat for Humanity

    The Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership congratulates new Habitat for Humanity Homeowner Michelle Owens!

    All four major health care institutions in the metro Jackson area joined together to build the home for the Owens family.

    This is the first time health care institutions in the area have collaborated to build a Habitat for Humanity/Metro Jackson home. The partnering institutions were Baptist Health Systems, St. Dominic Health Services, Inc., the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) and Health Management Associates (River Oaks Hospital, Madison River Oaks, Crossgates River Oaks, CMMC and Woman’s Hospital).

    Employees from the four health care institutions plus students from UMMC worked together throughout an eight-day building process during March and April.

    Duane O’Neill, President and CEO of the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership, said the collaboration showed commitment of area health care leaders to working together to make Jackson a major health care destination.


  • Virginia College

    The GJCP and the Jackson Chamber celebrated the Grand Opening of Virginia College's new campus on May 2. The new campus is located at 5841 Ridgewood Road in Jackson.


  • Shoney's Ribbon Cutting

    The GJCP celebrated the Ribbon Cutting of the remodeling of Shoney’s located at 680 Larson Street in Jackson on May 9.


  • Team Jackson Meeting

    Emily Shively, Whole Foods Marketing Coordinator, spoke at the Team Jackson meeting on May 15.

    Team Jackson is an organization committed to showcasing all that is happening in Jackson. It is open for membership to any individual or organization, no matter its purpose, to become involved in the city through informational meetings, special events and programs.

    Membership is $100 a year per organization. Team Jackson meets on the third Tuesday of every other month from 11:30 until 1 pm. These bi-monthly luncheon meetings are held at various locations all over the city.

  • Congrats to the 2013 Class of Leadership Greater Jackson!

    The 2012/2013 Class of Leadership Greater Jackson graduated May 16 at the Old Capital Inn in Downtown Jackson. Congrats to the graduates!

     


  • Car Care Clinic

    The GJCP celebrated with the Flowood Chamber of Commerce in the grand opening of the Car Care Clinic, located at 1005 Lakeland Place in Flowood (in front of Wal-Mart), on May 21.


  • MS Children's Home

    The GJCP and the JCC celebrated the grand opening of the new Mississippi Children's Home Services on 1465 Lakeland Drive in Jackson on May 21.


  • Alahna Stewart, McKee Realty

    The GJCP celebrated the ribbon cutting of Alahna Stewart, McKee Realty, Inc. on May 22. Alahna Stewart is located at 5412 Hwy 25, Ste. B in Flowood.


  • Parsons Roofing

    The GJCP and the JCC celebrated the ribbon cutting of Parsons Roofing at the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership on May 23.


  • May WIN Meeting with Sherye Simmons Green

    Sherye Simmons Green, former Miss Mississippi and local author, spoke at the GJCP May WIN meeting. Green discussed how one’s search for significance is a driving force in life. A former Miss Mississippi, Green has enjoyed two careers—one in business and the other in education. Her first novel, Abandon Not My Soul, was released in March 2012. WIN is a professional network group that advocates and encourages women to take advantage of the many opportunities available to today’s professional woman.


  • JSU Madison Campus Grand Opening

    The Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership celebrated the grand opening of Jackson State Madison Campus on May 28. The Jackson State Madison Campus is located at 382 Galleria Parkway in Madison. Congrats to JSU!


  • Lurny D's Grille Ribbon Cutting

    The GJCP and the Jackson Chamber of Commerce celebrated the ribbon cutting of Lurny D's Grille on May 30! Lurny D's is located at the corner of Amite & West Street at Smith Park in Jackson. Congrats!!


  • Tri County Chamber Business After Hours at the Braves!

    The Tri County Chambers hosted Business After Hours at the MS Braves game on May 30! Close to 500 people attended!


  • Car Care Clinic - Robinson Road Extension

    The Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership and the Jackson Chamber of Commerce celebrated the ribbon cutting of The Car Care Clinic – Robinson Road Extension in Jackson on June 4. The Car Care Clinic – Robinson Road Extension is located at 5408 Robinson Road, Extension, Jackson. Congrats to General Manager Robert Tewes!


  • Aduddell Roofing Ribbon Cutting

    The GJCP and the Jackson Chamber celebrated the Ribbon Cutting of Aduddell Roofing on June 4. Aduddell Roofing is located at 854 Foley Street in Jackson. Congrats!!


  • Baptist Medical Clinic - Brandon

    The Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership celebrated the ribbon cutting of Baptist Medical Clinic | Family Medicine – Brandon located at 1490 West Government Street, Suite 10 in Brandon on June 11! Congrats


  • Chimneyville/Fannin Mart

    The Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership and the Jackson Chamber of Commerce celebrated the union of Chimneyville and Fannin Mart June 13! Chimneyville is located at 970 High Street in Jackson! Congrats! 


  • David Powe's & Libby Barnes Reception

    The Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership & The Jackson Chamber of Commerce hosted a retirement reception for David Powe, Ed. D. and Libby Barnes at the Old Capitol Inn June 24. Thank you for your years of service to this organization and for all you have done for our community!


  • Nissan Reception

    A Come & Go Reception celebrating Nissan's Dan Bednarzyk and David Aldana was held June 25 at Nissan Canton Manufacturing Plant. The GJCP staff and Board of Directors would like to say a special thank you to Dan Bednarzyk for his work on the GJCP Board of Directors. We wish Dan the best in his move to Franklin, TN, and will miss you as you were an integral part of the board. We also want to welcome David Aldana, the new Vice President, Manufacturing-Canton, to the Greater Jackson area and look forward to a great working relationship with him and Nissan.


  • Red, White & Jackson - Smith Park

    Red, White and Jackson day time event was held at Smith Park June 27.  A special thanks to Atmos Energy for sponsoring this event! 


  • Red, White & Jackson - Evening Event

    Thanks to all who attended Red, White & Jackson's evening event which was held at Old Capitol Green on June 27. The evening event featured performances by The First Baptist Church of Ridgeland Choir, the Anderson Sanctuary Choir and Ms Lannie Spann McBride. The event also included a Celebrity Cook-Off, food vendors, crafts, face painting and space jumps for children, and tours of the Old Capitol Museum. First Responders including AMR, SMAT, JFD and JPD were recognized at the event. The evening ended iin a beautiful fireworks display above the Old Capitol Museum. Thanks to all who supported the event!


  • Farm Families of Mississippi

    Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Cindy Hyde-Smith, along with the members of Farm Families of Mississippi, held a ribbon cutting ceremony to showcase a new agriculture exhibit on display at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum June 29. The exhibit, donated by the Farm Families of Mississippi, showcases the importance and contributions of Mississippi agriculture. The exhibit features information about Mississippi’s farmers, farmland, forestry, crops, livestock, poultry, and catfish. The exhibit features interactive activities including two iPads with information and educational videos about Mississippi agriculture and a kiosk featuring My American Farm, which is an interactive game for children that teach about agriculture in America. Farm Families of Mississippi, a non-profit consisting of a group of organizations, companies, and individuals, was created for the specific purpose of promoting Mississippi agriculture to the general public.


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