EMBDC Business After Hours celebrates football season

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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Lala business put on a special after hours Thursday night with a tailgate party at Holiday Inn.

EMBDC puts on Business After Hours so people can network and bring businesses together. Members have an opportunity to tour local businesses and learn about the products and services they offer. The mission of the EMBDC is to empower a diverse leadership culture to achieve economic wealth through excellence in education, new investment, and the nurturing of existing business and industry.

"If you're a member of EMBDC, you can sponsor a Business After Hours," corporate director of sales Terry Watkins says. "We try to do one a month, and different businesses in town take the lead. I believe we have two this month. Last week we we're at the United Way kickoff at the carousel and today we're at the Holiday Inn with all the Lala Enterprise properties."

Lala Enterprise properties include Meridian hotels like Home2Suites, Holiday Inn, Comfort Inn and Holiday Inn Express.