Why Join


Chamber of Commerce




Come Grow with Us

My name is Joe Azar, and I am the Economic Developer in Batesville, Mississippi. Batesville is located on I-55. We can absolutely prove that we are the preferred stop off Interstate 55. Hwy 6/278 crosses I-55 through Batesville and leads to Ole Miss under 20 minutes away. If you are past Jackson, Tennessee traveling west on 40 or south of Cape Girardeau traveling south connecting to I-55, you will choose Batesville as we are the safest, cleanest, well-lit, and easiest/quickest ingress-egress access off I-55 that exist. We can prove this by our retail data found below. 

Northwest Community College is adding a new skills training center that will regionally serve over 1000 individuals each year. We have 900 new industrial jobs, and all our buildings are full. We currently have 39 industries in Panola County. We have the perfect spot for you, so come grow with us. Please call me, Joe Azar, at 662-609-9333, or email joeazar@panolacounty.com.

While recruiting new commerce and industry is a critically important part of the Panola Partnership mission, an equally important component is to provide support and assistance to its “partners,” the many area businesses that have joined the partnership because of a shared vision for Panola County’s future.

The Panola Partnership, Inc. is a 501-c(6) non-profit, membership organization founded in 1996.  It provides a voice for the community as a whole while assisting individual businesses and community leaders with their short and long-term interests.  Please be sure to check out the latest edition of our Partnership Progress newsletter!

Member Businesses and Individuals should keep their membership info up-to-date.  Please verify your information at our Business Directory Page and log in to make any changes.  You can also email any questions or changes to partnership@panolacounty.com.

Need volunteers for your next fundraiser, service project or other event?  Get connected with Volunteer Northwest Mississippi-Matching Volunteers with local Non-Profits.

Why Join

In addition to making an important investment in the community, membership in the Panola Partnership offers many member-only benefits to its individual and corporate supporters. These include:

  • Free listings in publications, on related websites, and in referral and collateral materials
  • Business referrals
  • Access to directories and databases
  • Information on business and economic trends
  • Promotions and special events assistance
  • Networking opportunities
  • Organization of ribbon cuttings and grand openings
  • Sponsorship of the Miss Hospitality competition

Member Benefits


  • Member Directory Listing
  • Online Informational Brochure/Webpage
  • Hot Deals
  • Event Posting
  • Advertising Space at Partnership office
  • Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening Ceremonies
  • Sponsor Spotlight in the monthly Partnership Progress
  • Referral Database Listing
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Event Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Panola Co. Map Advertising Opportunities
  • Volunteer Opportunities


  • Membership List
  • Membership Plaque
  • Weekly E‐Blast & Newsletter Subscription
  • Board Room Usage
  • Notary Public
  • Membership Mailing Labels
  • Laminating Services
  • Member‐to‐Member Matches
  • Demographic & Community Information
  • Young Professionals of Panola


  • Member‐to‐Member Hot Deals
  • ChamberPlus Partnership
  • Grants & Incentives


The Partnership is only as strong as its membership.  Our members are our most vital resource.  A large pool of members provides the business community with ideas, energy and finance.  We invite you to join Panola Partnership as we strive to better Panola County.  If you wish to become a member, please contact us at 662.563.3126 or partnership@panolacounty.com, or fill out our online Member Application below.

The Panola Partnership, Inc. Schedule of Annual Investment Based On Employment

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In addition to supporting the goals of its membership, the Chamber serves the community at large, providing assistance to both local residents and area visitors. Some of these services include:

  • Community resources and information
  • Tourism information
  • Relocation assistance
  • Special events promotions
  • Business Referrals
  • Notary Public
Ribbon Cutting at the Farm Bureau

Ribbon Cuttings

Panola Partnership assists our members with ribbon cutting ceremonies for new businesses and relocation of existing businesses.  Official Ribbon Cuttings are just one way to open your doors to our community and membership. Contact us about becoming a member of Panola Partnership and schedule your Ribbon Cutting Ceremony today!


Join us throughout the year for our networking events hosted at various locations throughout the county by Panola Partnership members.  Panola Partnership events provide an excellent opportunity for networking and fellowship with fellow Panola Partnership members while showcasing a local business.

If you are interested in hosting a networking event, please contact us at 662.563.3126 or partnership@panolacounty.com.

Check the Calendar of Events often for upcoming networking opportunities.

Member Benefits

We invite our existing industries of Panola County to join us for our quarterly events. Local industries host and coordinate these events with our assistance in communication.  If you have a topic in particular that interests you, please email us or call our office at 662.563.3126. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to give us a call!

Please contact us for more information at 662.563.3126 or partnership@panolacounty.com.


The Partnership is only as strong as its membership.  Our members are our most vital resource.  A large pool of members provides the business community with ideas, energy and finance.  We invite you to join Panola Partnership as we strive to better Panola County.  If you wish to become a member, please contact us at 662.563.3126 or partnership@panolacounty.com, or fill out our online Member Application below.

Annual Meeting

The Panola Partnership’s 23rd Annual Meeting & Dinner will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 211 Main Hall and Gardens in Como.

5:00 p.m. Social
6:00 p.m. Dinner Buffet, Awards Ceremony, and Speaker

Our Speaker will be Dr. Michael J. Heindl, President of Northwest Community College.  Read about Dr. Heindl here.

Catering by Bread & Butter Bistro
Floral arrangements by Blossoms Florist
Event photography by L3 Media

Reservations must be made in advance at 662.563.3126 or frontdesk@panolacounty.com by Friday, March 1st.

$10 for first member dinner
$30 each additional member dinner
$40 for each non-member dinner

Payment must be received by Friday, March 15th.

Click below to reserve and pay online!

Annual Banquet Award Recipients

Congratulations to all our 2018-2019 Award Winners.

Click here to view all photos from the evening. (Photos courtesy of L3 Media)

Pull for Panola

Charles Wray Nix Wildlife Management area provides the beautiful backdrop for the Partnership’s annual lunch, legislative update and skeet shoot. Our 2019 event was catered by Taylor Grocery with guest speaker Dr. Bronson Strickland, chronic wasting disease expert from Mississippi State University. A fun filled afternoon of good food and sportsmanship!

Miss Hospitality

Panola County’s Miss Hospitality competition is held in February. Competitors are college-aged girls who meet state requirements and are sponsored by local civic organizations. The winner serves as our county’s ambassador and competes at the state level. The Miss Hospitality organization promotes tourism and economic development throughout the state while supporting young women through scholarships.

Congratulations to our 2022 Miss Hospitality, Miss Kylie Stephens!


Ambassadors Club

Panola Partnership, Inc. Ambassadors Club Mission Statement

The Panola Partnership’s Ambassador Club is a prestigious public relations booster and goodwill organization dedicated to a better community.  The Ambassadors will serve as a liaison between the Partnership and its members.  It will concern itself with activities to enhance the image of the Partnership, create solidarity within the membership, and will bring a greater appreciation among community citizens of what the Partnership stands for in terms of goodwill, civic participation, recognition and appreciation.

  • Glenda Bailey
  • Barbara Broome
  • Anne Davis
  • Mary Reeder, Guaranty Bank & Trust
  • Rev Jerry Long, Batesville Presbyterian Church
  • John Reed
  • Roy Girner, Dell Street Storage
  • Bonnie Smith, City of Sardis, Alderwoman
  • Ginny Sosebee
  • Carolyn Williams
  • Belinda Morris, First Security Bank
  • Jason Williams, Providence Assisted Living Activities Director
  • Johnny Pace, Local Radio Personality
  • Cecilia Webb, Panola Industries

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