EDA, Jones County Chamber kick-off annual membership drive

Larkin Simpson, director of the Jones County Chamber of Commerce, speaks to Chamber members and the media during a kick-off for an annual membership drive Tuesday.
Larkin Simpson, director of the Jones County Chamber of Commerce, speaks to Chamber members and the media during a kick-off for an annual membership drive Tuesday.

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - The Economic Development Authority (EDA) and the Jones County Chamber of Commerce are hoping to start a fire in Jones County...economically speaking.

Tuesday, those two organizations kicked off an annual membership drive.

The theme is "Get on Fire for Jones County."

Organizers say membership is a great way to increase visibility for local businesses and boost the local economy.

The organizations currently have about 300 members.

"We want you to be part of the Chamber, we want you to be doing things in the community and we want to help you get to that next level with your business," said Larkin Simpson, director of the Jones County Chamber of Commerce.

"One of the biggest advantages with our particular EDA and our Chamber here is they do periodic business spots, where they'll come in and teach you how to grow your business, give you marketing opportunities," said Jonathan Strickler, ambassador for the EDA and the Jones County Chamber of Commerce.

If you'd like more information about the membership drive, call (601) 649-3031.

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