Talk of the Town - April 2019
- story by Lisa Monti
As if the Hancock Chamber’s calendar isn’t already chock full with approximately 140 meetings and events, 25 new events designed to keep members in touch and engaged were added to the mix for 2019. It’s all part of the “Harness the Power” theme that was introduced at the Chamber’s annual membership meeting in January.
“Power” is the operative word in the two new monthly events created by the Chamber leadership to give members an opportunity to participate in customer development meetings at breakfast and lunch in addition to the 5pm - 7pm classic Business After Hours.
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The Power Hour Coffee Call, held on the first Friday of every month, gives members a way to hear updates from governmental officials or learn best practices tips to start their day. “We just did one on creating engagement on social media and will be doing another on email marketing basics in April,” said Tish Williams, the Chamber executive director.
Also new this year is the Power Hour Lunch Break where members meet from noon to 1pm at a different restaurant every month. Held the second Tuesday of each month, “This meeting helps to generate revenue for the hosting restaurant and gives members an opportunity to connect with people to grow their business,” Williams said. April’s Power Hour Lunch Break will be at Cuz’s.
The Chamber also has a major new event in the works that’s being spearheaded by the Relocation Committee chaired by Regan Kane of John McDonald Realty. The Hancock County Parade of Homes will showcase some 26 homes scattered throughout the county.
It’s set for noon to 5pm on April 13 to tie into the Second Saturday Art Walk. Williams said this inaugural home tour will bring potential home buyers to the county and also create more traffic for merchants during Second Saturday.
To sweeten the tour, participants will be eligible to enter into a drawing at each house to win a $2,500 new-home-owners package giveaway.
The Parade of Homes will be marketed throughout the region, from New Orleans to Hattiesburg. To find out more go to hancockmsmyhome.com after March 29.