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10 FREE Online Professional Development Classes from MSU

Don’t Let Downtime Keep You Down - Learn Something New Today As members of this community and this state, we are fortunate to have resources, such as Mississippi State University, to help see us through tough times.  Many of us are wondering how to proceed and what the future may hold.  Many are looking for a new job and all are trying to make the most of the downtime.  Downtime does not mean that we can’t be productive and it does not mean that we can’t still prepare for the future.  MSU is offering free professional development courses but you need to register before June 30th.  Take advantage of a variety of professional and personal … [Read more...]

Get Your Starkville: Mississippi’s College Town Zoom Background

Many of us are having virtual meetings these days using Zoom video conferencing. Why not share some of your favorite places in Starkville, Mississippi's College Town on your next video call? Scroll down through this post to see all of the options for virtual Starkville, Mississippi's College Town backgrounds and download your favorite for FREE to use as your Zoom background for your next virtual meeting. Click on an image below to download the correct size for a Zoom background. When the image opens, right click on it and select "Save Image As" to save it to your hard drive. Instructions on how to set up one of these images as your Zoom … [Read more...]

Salons, Barber Shops, and Gyms Open May 11 – What Are the Guidelines?

Executive Order 1480 will take effect at 8:00 a.m. on Monday May 11th.  The Safer-at-Home order has been extended for two more weeks and additional businesses including barbershops, salons, and gymnasiums will be allowed to reopen. Barber Shops and Salons FAQs A:  Yes, you will be able to go to your barber or hair stylist effective May 11th. A: Customers are required to wear a face covering at all times unless they’re receiving a service that would be impeded by the covering. A:  Your barber is required to wear a face covering and gloves at all times. A:  All salons and barbershops will be … [Read more...]

Local Mother’s Day Deals and Offers

Mother's Day is just around the corner and some of the local businesses in Starkville are offering deals and specials for your Mom on her special day. And of course, don't forget that even though some of our businesses aren't open for in-person visits, you can always buy a gift card to help support a local business AND give your mom a treat she deserves. So, look through the specials and offers listed below and find the perfect way to celebrate your mom this Mother's Day. The Flower Company OFFER 1: A beautiful mix of flowers and a Swan Creek candle would be the perfect Mother's Day happy. Delivered in town for $45 + tax. Get the … [Read more...]

Remember: A Safe Business is Good for Business

On March 14, 2020, Governor Reeves issued a statewide safer-at-home-order. On May 4 2020, Governor Reeves issued a revision to that order that provided guidance to restaurants reopening on May 7, 2020. A:  This statewide safer-at-home order, as issued by the Governor, was instituted to provide guidance to restaurants on reopening to the public effective at 8:00am on Thursday May 7, 2020. A:  Yes, the executive order does allow for the partial reopening of in-house or outdoor dining for restaurants and bars which also sell food. A:  No, under the new order, there is no mask requirement for patrons although all … [Read more...]

VIDEO: Chip Templeton Updates GSDP on Paycheck Protection Program FAQs

As of Monday, April 27, 2020, Paycheck Protection Program funding was expanded and is currently available for small businesses to apply through an applicable lender. Click here for a list our members in the financial sector that can be of assistance to you. All monies acquired from the PPP are to be used with 75% of expenditures going to payroll costs after February 15, 2020. CLICK HERE to review all Paycheck Protection Program Loan FAQS provided by the Small Business Administration. WHAT WILL LENDORS BE LOOKING FOR? Borrowers will need to complete the PPP Loan Application (which is available here) and payroll … [Read more...]

Committee of 100 Spotlight: BancorpSouth

Why did you join the Committee of 100? The Committee of 100 helps foster and shape a prosperous local business climate which in turn benefits our community. At BancorpSouth we know that a strong community sustains our company, our customers and our teammates. What does the Starkville community mean to you and your business?  Everything. At the very heart of BancorpSouth is an unwavering commitment to improve the community where we live, work and play. What do you want the Starkville community to know about your business?  With 300 conveniently located branches in 8 southeastern states we have all the conveniences of the big … [Read more...]