Barnes to speak at Southaven Chamber luncheon

The Southaven Chamber of Commerce will feature Dr. James Barnes, author of the book, “5 Social Media Mistakes Your Business Should Avoid,”  during the Chamber’s upcoming Quarterly Luncheon on Wednesday, May 17 at the Landers Center. The luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.  

Barnes is the host of the podcast called Bricks to Clicks, and is an associate professor and economist with the Mississippi State University Extension Office. He teaches an online interactive business course called Master Your Marketing. He will be sharing expert marketing tips and advice during the luncheon.

Bank 3 is the presenting sponsor for the luncheon.  The DAC (DeSoto Athletic Club) is another sponsor of the luncheon among many other local businesses. More than 250 business leaders from the Mid-South typically attend the luncheon. 

Tickets are $30 for members and $40 for non-members and reservations must be confirmed by May 10.  For more information, visit the Southaven Chamber of Commerce at, call 662-342-6114 or e-mail:

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