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Friday, November 28, 2014

Oxford-Lafayette County Economic Development Foundation

Conference center gains support

Chamber asks businesses to back effort to keep Oxford Conference Center open. (February 28, 2014, Page 1A, 3A)

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    New group aims to improve tourism

    A new alliance has been formed between local business owners and city, tourism and University of Mississippi officials with hopes to promote longer and more visits to Oxford and increasing tourism. (March 14, 2013, Page 1, 10)

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      Retiree program director to retire

      Christy Knapp with the Economic Development Council is set to retire at the end of the year after  developing a retiree program for Oxford and much more. (December 10, 2012, Page 1A, 7A)

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        EDF nurtures business

        The Oxford Lafayette County Economic Development Foundation helps bring jobs to the area by marketing Oxford to big businesses and industries as well as support and help existing businesses stay successful. (October 3, 2011, Page 1A)

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          Shaw named Citizen of the Year

          The Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce held its annual dinner Tuesday night at the Oxford Conference Center. For their service to the LOU community, Dr. Jean Shaw was recognized as Citizen of the Year and Lynn Wells was presented the Outstanding Service Award. (June 8, 2011, Page 1A)

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            Go-getters to get help

            In hopes to give entrepreneurs a place to go to gain support, knowledge and to do some networking, local business owners are teaming up with the Economic Development Foundation, the Mississippi Technology Alliance and FNC Inc. to form the Lafayette-Oxford-University Alliance. The LOU Alliance will focus on creating mentoring, curriculum, discussions, events, talent matching and funding to help move entrepreneurs from idea to profit. (June 25, 2010, Page 1A)

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              Chamber & EDF Annual Meeting

              The Annual Meeting of the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Foundation will be June 10 at the Oxford Conference Center. The evening begins at 5:30 with a social and cash bar; dinner begins at 6. Featured guest speaker is Sam Haskell. For ticket and sponsorship information, contact the Chamber at 662-234-4651 or frontdesk@oxfordms.com(April 8, 2010)

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