The Main Event Showcased at Mall

The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation's Main Event Business & Industry Expo was held Thursday at Bonita Lakes Mall.

Each year the EMBDC invites the community to visit booths set up by businesses to showcase what they sell and services they offer. Over 100 exhibitors participated.

"There's so many businesses in town that people don't think about being located here," said EMBDC chamber manager, Michele Thames. "Just about anything that you need or want you can find here in Meridian. And one thing that the chamber really does is encourage folks to shop locally and look locally first."

This is also the 125th anniversary of the Meridian Chamber of Commerce, now an arm of the EMBDC.