Blue Ribbon Business Series

The Blue Ribbon Business Resources Series is designed to help members stay current on business trends and issues that can affect your planning and business operations. The series includes:

  • Power Breakfasts
  • Lunch & Learn Programs
  • Quarterly Webinars
  • Business After Hours

All programs are open to GSDP members at no charge and the general public for $25 per person. Members are encouraged to bring friends and potential new Partnership members. Ideas for future programs are always welcome; just contact the GSDP director of membership development at (662) 323-3322.

2020 Scheduled Programs

The following events are scheduled through December 2020. All events are subject to change, so contact the Partnership at 662-323-3322 or check our online calendar for the latest information. We’re excited to not only continue offering our monthly Business After Hours, but also offer new webinars for business professionals who would like to learn valuable information from the comfort of their own desks and offices.

Quarterly WEBINARS – *In Collaboration with Mississippi State University Extension Center for Continuing Education

Wednesday, January 8th , 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Mastering Public Speaking
Wednesday, April 1st, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Leadership
Wednesday, July 1st, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Blogging and Podcasting for Beginners
Wednesday, September 9th, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Get Grants

Business After Hours – *Indicates REGIONAL with both Columbus & West Point 

Thursday, January 9th, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – PACCAR Engine Company*
Tuesday, March 17th, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – St. Patrick’s Day Special, Moe’s Original BBQ
Thursday, April 30th, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Graham Roofing*
Thursday, May 21st, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Dave’s Dark Horse Tavern
Thursday, July 9th or July 16th, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – TBA
Thursday, August 20th, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Bulldog Club, Mississippi State University
Thursday, October 22nd, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Black & Orange Bash, Cadence Bank, The Mill at MSU, C.C. Clark, Mitchell Distributing
Thursday, November 19th, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – TBA

Lunch & Learns

Wednesday, March 4th – 11:30 a.m. – TBA
Wednesday, May 6th – 11:30 a.m. – Customer Service 101 – Luncheon & Seminar provided by Chick-Fil-A Starkville – Location TBD