For reasons beyond our control, the Fall Forum Luncheon for Thursday, October 19th at 12:00 p.m. has been moved to St. Mary’s Catholic Church Parish Hall located at 120 Highway 35 (next to Trussell Park) in Batesville. We apologize for this inconvenience. Please feel free to follow this Google Maps link for your convenience.
****PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS AFFECTS OUR LUNCHEON PORTION ONLY. BREAKFAST AND MORNING SESSIONS WILL STILL BE HELD AT THE BATESVILLE CIVIC CENTER. THE GOLF TOURNAMENT WILL STILL BE HELD AT PANOLA COUNTRY CLUB.****
Panola Partnership, Inc. is a voluntary partnership of businesses and professional people working together to build a healthy economy and to improve the quality of life in our community and our county. Please join us at the 2017 Fall Forum in Batesville to learn the current state of affairs that helps our people ensure the success of our community.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Schedule of Events
Sessions @ Batesville Civic Center
7:30 am – “Business ‘N Biscuits” Full Catered Breakfast
8:45 am – Session 1: Hot off the Line
We want to help you stay up to date on new developments which impact your businesses. This panel discussion will focus on our local education and workforce. Joining our panel will be David Campbell, District Dean of Career, Technical and Workforce Education for Northwest Community College, and John Brandon, Partner of Strive Strategic Partners, LLC in Jackson, MS. You will learn how changes in education will equip today’s workforce from Mr. Campbell. Mr. Brandon will discuss the roles of the ACT job profiler for your businesses.
10:00 am Networking Break hosted by YPP (Young Professionals of Panola)
10:15 am Session 2: Who Makes It
Trends in the characteristics of our workforce are in constant evolution. James Williams, Executive Director of the State Workforce Development Board, will relay critical information helpful for understanding current trends driving the local workforce’s higher education choices and advanced training requirements toward direct job placement. James provided the vision and leadership for the Manufacturing Solutions Center at Itawamba Community College, an innovative approach to demand driven training and business services.
Session at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Parish Hall, 120 Highway 35 Batesville, MS
12:00-1:00 pm Luncheon: Why Placemaking Matters
Alex Holland of the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) will inform you about the DRA pilot program, Delta Creative Placemaking Initiative, which was launched to strengthen the Delta economy and improve the quality of life for the region’s 10 million residents. Why does Creative Placemaking matter for our community? The current workforce is seeking to reside in towns rich in arts and cultural amenities. In 2014, the arts and cultural sectors contributed more than $729 billion (4.2%) to the US economy, more than construction ($619 billion) and utilities ($270 billion), and spending on the arts and cultural goods and services reached $1.1 trillion.
Afternoon Golf Scramble at Panola Country Club
1:30 p.m. Shotgun Start for the 4-Man Scramble
Prizes awarded at End of Play. Golf fees include admission to the luncheon session at Panola Country Club.
Special Thanks to our Fall Forum 2017 Sponsor!
Fall Forum 2017 SponsorsThank you to our sponsors!
|Morning Sessions Sponsor|
|Beverage Cart Sponsor|
|Closest to the Pin Sponsor||Guaranty Bank & Trust Company|
|Golf Hole Sponsor||Collins & Glenda Bailey|
|Golf Hole Sponsor||ILLUS Visual & Design Arts|
|Golf Hole Sponsor||Toyoda Gosei MS (TGMS)|
|Golf Hole Sponsor||Special T's, LLC|