Member Benefits

MCDP members can count on promotion and support of their business through the publications, committees, activities, and projects of the organization. Members also benefit from opportunities to be involved in the growth and promotion of the community. The lists below are not exhaustive so contact the MCDP office for more information.

Marcia Boleware cuts the ribbon on her new business on Eagle Day Avenue, A Southern Yankee.

Marcia Boleware cuts the ribbon on her new business on Eagle Day Avenue, A Southern Yankee.

 Promotion

    Membership Directory

∗     Business referrals

∗     Membership plaques

∗     Website page

     Sponsorship opportunities

∗    New business announcements, ribbon cuttings and ground breakings

   Inclusion in appropriate publications

  • Tourism guide
  • Restaurant & Accommodations
  • Newcomer’s Guide

  Networking Opportunities

MCDP produces various brochures as marketing materials.

MCDP produces various brochures as marketing materials.

  • Catchy Friday Business Breakfast
  • After 5 Business after-hours
  • Annual Membership Banquet
  • Social Media networking

 Support

  Seminars and Workshops

  •  Microsoft Office Training
  •  Social Media
  •  Entrepreneurial Training

  Business Counseling and Advisement Services

  Discount rate programs

  Meeting facilities access

∗   Information sharing

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Catchy Friday, right, provides a great networking opportunity with community business leaders and local officials. Ambassadors, left, represent MCDP to member businesses and at special events. Above, Allie the Gator joins Supervisor Terry Broome in promoting Gator Fest.

   Data access – e.g., demographics, retail studies

∗  Business and Industry Community connections

 

Opportunities

 Committees

  • Ambassador
  • Education
  • Keep Columbia Marion County Beautiful
  • Membership
  • Small Business
  • Special Events
  • Tourism

∗  Activities

  • Mississippi Scholar Program
  • Gator Fest
  • Tourism promotion
  • Distinguished Young Woman
  • Miss Hospitality