MCDP Membership Benefits


Membership in MCDP is more than a plaque on the wall…it’s relationships within the business community, partnering to create opportunities for growth:

Personal growth – learning from others, career development, community involvement

Business growth – networking, business contacts, staff and employee development

Community growth – supporting community projects, supporting local business and industry, cooperating with city and county officials for community improvements

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


∗ 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

Catchy Friday Business Breakfast

After 5 Business after-hours

Annual Membership Banquet

Social Media networking


∗ Seminars and Workshops

Microsoft Office Training

Social Media

Entrpreneurial Training

∗ Business Counseling and Advisement Services

∗ Discount Rate Programs

∗ Meeting facilities Access

∗ Information Sharing

∗ Data Access – e.g. Demographics, retail studies

∗ Business and Industry Community Connections


∗ Committees



Keep Columbia Marion County Beautiful


Small Business

Special Events


∗ Activities

Mississippi Scholar Program

Gator Fest

Tourism Promotion

Distinguished Young Woman

Miss Hospitality