Approximately 1,000 Attend MEC Hobnob 2022

MEC's 21st Annual Hobnob Mississippi Oct. 27

MEC held its 21st annual Hobnob Mississippi event on Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Mississippi Coliseum.

Attendees heard from state leaders such as:

  • Gov. Tate Reeves Reeves,
  • Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann
  • Speaker of the House Philip Gunn
  • Attorney General Lynn Fitch
  • Secretary of State Michael Watson
  • State Auditor Shad White
  • State Treasurer David McRae
  • Agriculture & Commerce Commissioner Andy Gipson
  • Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney.

Hobnob Mississippi also highlighted young professionals from across Mississippi as part of MEC's Mississippi Talent Initiative, which focuses on creating opportunities for increasing the number of highly-skilled young professionals in the state. This panel will discuss how Mississippi can build on our state's advantages.

The Mississippi Talent Initiative will be the catalyst for developing emerging strategies for balancing the demand and supply of talent to address the most significant job needs in all sectors of Mississippi’s economy. It will also help business leaders better understand what young professionals see as critical issues in choosing where to live and work.

The panel featured:

  • Tramaine Davis, C Spire
  • Christian Hartley, Cadence Bank
  • Allen Kurr, Oxford-Lafayette County Economic Development Foundation
  • Ruthie Massey, Mississippi Museum of Art
  • Bryce Yelverton, Yelverton Consulting - Moderator.

Hobnob also featured a special celebration of the Mississippi Economic Council being honored as the State Chamber of the Year for 2022 by the National Association of State Chambers, as well as other updates on great things happening across the state.

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