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Newsletter Archive [Fall 2013] [09/12/13]
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Welcome SEDC's Newest Members

  • Blake Walley, Opelika Economic Development, Opelika, AL
  • Amanda Murray, Williamson County Chamber of Commerce, Franklin, TN
  • Shawn Patrick Hershberger, City of Cumberland, Cumberland, MD
  • Jayson Newell, Louisiana Economic Development, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Elizabeth Stahlman, City of Frostburg, Frostburg, MD
  • Aaron Comer, Kajima Building & Design Group Inc., Atlanta, GA
  • Bob Cook, Cook Strategies Group, El Paso, TX
  • Chris D. Ingraham, Norfolk Southern Corp, Indianapolis, IN
  • Lindsay Henry, Place Marketing Group, Wooster, OH
  • Michael E. Mullis, J.M. Mullis, Inc, Memphis, TN

   Mark your Calendars!

It's not too early to save the date for the following events:


     2013 YP Meet the Consultants

Chicago, IL
      Palmer House Hilton
      October 30, 2013

2014 Meet the Consultants
       Dallas, TX
       Spring 2014

       2014 Annual Conference
Memphis, TN
       Peabody Memphis
       August 3-5, 2014

       2015 Annual Conference
Savannah, GA
       Hyatt Regency Savannah
       July 2015

Congratulations to our SEDC Members in their new positions

  • Becca Hardin, Vice President of Business Development, Batson-Cook Construction
  • Troy Post, CEcD, Executive Director, North Brevard Economic Development Zone




Calling All Young Professionals....

Register today for the 2013 SEDC Young Professionals Meet the Consultants

We are less than two months away from the third annual Young Professionals Meet the Consultants in Chicago, IL. This great event is geared towards our economic development professionals age 35 and younger. The day will consist of a great mix of Chicago-based site location consultants as well as professional development speakers. In one short day, our attendees will hear from 10 site location consultants and seasoned SEDC members presenting on how to put your best foot forward and how to take your career to the next level.

If you have a young professional who works for you but isn’t a SEDC member, we encourage you to send them to this event for the special rate of only $125. Members can register for $100. Registration includes breakfast and an evening reception with site location consultants based in the Chicago area.  Register today on the event web site.

We have reserved a block of rooms at the historic Palmer House Hilton for only $169 per night. Rooms are going quickly, so we encourage you to book now. The rate will not be available for our attendees after September 29th. This great hotel is located a block from the “L” subway and is surrounded by many restaurants.  Reserve your room on the Palmer House web site.


SEDC Annual Conference

A special thank you to all of the attendees at the 2013 SEDC Annual Conference. Over 230 economic development professionals joined us for two-and-a-half days of networking and education in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Jim Fram and Mike Neal, along with their local conference committee put on a great event for their fellow SEDC members. 


Thank you to our conference sponsors-

Platinum: Tulsa Chamber

Gold:  AEP, BNSF and Oklahoma Business Roundtable

Silver: OEDC, Norfolk Southern, Greater Oklahoma City and Site Selection Magazine

Bronze:  Oklahoma Natural Gas

Cooper: Ponca City Development Authority, Arkansas Economic Developers, Ada Jobs Foundation, The Joplin Regional Partnership, Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation, OG&E, Oklahoma Finance Authorities, Enid, OK,                 Tulsa Area Partnership and Ardmore, OK

Exhibitor: Convergent Non-profit, Brand Acceleration, JustGOODNews.BIZ, Journal Communications, Red Sage Communications, Marketing Alliance and Ersi

For more information on the event including speaker presentation, award recipients and photos please visit the event web site.  

3rd Quarter Membership Recruitment Campaign

We need you to help us get to 1,000 members!

We only have two and a half  weeks left in our 3rd Quarter membership recruitment campaign! The member who has recruited the most new members this quarter  will receive a one-year extension on their annual SEDC membership. You must have at least 3 new members to qualify.

Thank you to the following SEDC members who have recruited new members this quarter: Alex DeMartini, Bart Leswick, Chad Chancellor, Charles Kimbrough, Gene Stinson, Grady Fitzpatrick, Jason Reiner, Jennifer Tanner, Jim Fram, Lori Huguley, Matt Ballard, Mike Mullis, Mike Philpot, Regina Lindsey, Shawn Hershberger and Victoria Hirschberg.

Now is the time to encourage your fellow economic development professional friends to join SEDC as we head to 1,000 members by the end of the year! 

Are you a vendor or service provider looking to meet SEDC members?

Web site Sponsors and Service Providers Subpage now Available

We are excited to announce new web site sponsorship opportunities. We are now offering sponsorships for our homepage, monthly e-newsletter, as well as a new subpage for service providers on our web site. We encourage you to download the sponsorship brochure and find the right fit for your to market to our over 900 SEDC members.


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