The Community Development Foundation (CDF) will debut its new format for First Friday, the premier networking opportunity for Northeast Mississippi, at its September breakfast meeting. Held the first Friday of each month, September through April, First Friday engages CDF members by offering quality business networking, along with a relevant nationally recognized speaker.
The new First Friday format will begin Friday, September 7 at 7:00 a.m. at the BancorpSouth Conference Center. The featured speaker will be Mr. Thomas H. Klier, senior economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. The Mississippi Automotive Manufacturers Association will sponsor the event. First Friday is a complimentary event for CDF members and their invited guests.
“The First Friday Networking Committee has listened to the suggestions of the CDF membership and we have revamped First Friday to truly be a premier networking event,” said Julianne Goodwin, chairman of the First Friday Networking Committee. “By hosting nationally recognized speakers, providing quality member-to-member networking, and a tasty breakfast, First Friday will be a great start to the day for all business professionals.”
Once again, Robinson & Associates and SnyderMedia will serve as corporate sponsors of First Friday. Both corporate and event sponsorships are still available for the 2012-2013 First Friday programs. Interested businesses should contact Tommy Green at (662) 842-4521 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. “First Friday has always been a great event for the CDF membership and we appreciate the continued support of Robinson & Associates and SnyderMedia,” said David Copenhaver, CDF chairman. “Business contacts made at this event are invaluable. We appreciate the work the First Friday Networking Committee has done to make this an even better opportunity for CDF member businesses to develop relationships.”
2012-2013 First Friday Programs
Friday, September 7, 2012Speaker: Mr. Thomas H. Klier, Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of ChicagoSponsor: Mississippi Automotive Manufacturers Association
Friday, October 5, 2012Speaker: Mr. Hu Meena, President, C Spire WirelessSponsor: C Spire Wireless
Friday, November 2, 2012Speaker: Lt. Governor Tate ReevesSponsor: Watkins Uiberall
Friday, December 7, 2012Speaker: Major General Augustus CollinsSponsor: Circadence
Friday, January 4, 2013Speaker: TBA
Friday, February 1, 2013Speaker: Mr. Sid Salter, Journalist in Residence, Mississippi State University
Friday, March 1, 2013Speaker: TBA
Friday, April 5, 2013“Hobnob with the Candidates”Sponsor: CDF