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Larry Mersereau, CTC
Smart business leaders, marketers and sales professionals know who to turn to for the ideas and insights they need to grow their organizations and their careers; Larry Mersereau, CTC. Niched as a business growth revivalist, he is the author of four books on the topic and a professional speaker who addresses dozens of audiences, in a broad range of industries every year. He’s the only keynote speaker who shares the simple, doable… effective growth strategies and tactics that made his books so popular and have helped so many businesses and individuals succeed.

Larry's Programs
Stand Out or Step Aside, Friday @ 9:45 am
Making Your Paper the Top of the Stack, Friday @ 1:30 pm
Selling From a Position of POWER, Friday @ 3 pm

Ed Henninger
Ed Henninger has been an independent newspaper consultant since 1989 and is the Director of Henninger Consulting in Rock Hill, SC. He is now at work with newspapers and magazines in California, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee and Texas. Ed’s redesign of the Business Courier in Cincinnati helped that newspaper earn recognition as one of the top five business weeklies in the United States. His column on newspaper design appears regularly in Publishers’ Auxiliary, the publication of the National Newspaper Assn. His column also appears in the bulletin of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Assn. as well as newsletters of press organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada. It is also distributed free to more than 1,600 subscribers worldwide.

A License to Print Money, Friday @ 1:30 pm and 3 pm

Lisa Griffin
Lisa Tackett Griffin is a popular trainer at software and Macintosh training events around the United States. She is recognized as a pioneer in the areas of computer pagination and remote printing methods for newspapers. Lisa is a staff member at the Institute for Newspaper Technology and has conducted group training for press associations and newspapers on topics such as Mac Troubleshooting, Quark Xpress, Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe InDesign, Mac OS X, pagination and PDF file creation. Since 1983, Lisa has provided consultation, training and support to newspapers as well as other markets.

Lisa's Programs
Simple Illustration: Adobe Illustrator, Friday @ 1:30 pm
Quark Xpress Hints & Tips, Friday @ 3 pm
Latest in Adobe Photoshop, Saturday @ 10 am

Mississippi Main Street Association
Tripp Muldrow is a principal in the firm Arnett Muldrow & Associates in Greenville, South Carolina.  A native of Greenville, Tripp is a 1996 graduate of Clemson University with a Masters degree in City and Regional Planning. Over the course of his career, Tripp has directed community revitalization projects in cities and towns including Leesburg, Virginia; Concord, North Carolina; the Mississippi Gulf Coast; and St. Albans, Vermont.  The firm has evolved a specialty niche in developing community branding and has completed branding projects in over 250 communities in 26 states.

Stacy Pair is a seasoned economic development specialist and a Nationally Certified Main Street Manager.  Stacy has a strong background in management, retail recruiting, festival development and marketing.  She has worked with such well known marketing teams as Domino’s Pizza and Colonial Williamsburg. As a resident of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Pair served on the Governor’s Commission for Recovery and Renewal following Hurricane Katrina.  Stacy has also served on the Board of Directors of the Mississippi Heritage Trust and currently serves on the board of the Mississippi-Louisiana Tourism Council as well as on the Gulf Coast Business Council. 

Bob Wilson joined Main Street as Director of Program Services was presented and Main Street has been home to Bob since then.  After serving as Deputy Director, Bob was promoted to Executive Director in 2005. Bob currently serves on the Executive Committee of the National Trust Main Street Coordinators and was appointed by Governor Haley Barbour to the 2009-2010 Delta Leadership Institute.  Bob also serves on the Board of Directors  for the Mississippi Heritage Hills Area Alliance, Mississippi Heritage Trust, Mississippi Tourism Association, Munistrategies, LLC and the Advisory Board of Downtown Jackson Partners.

Main Street's Program
Your Newspaper and Main Street, Friday @ 11 am

For more information, contact:
Kimberly Haydu, Event Manager
Mississippi Press Association
601-981-3060, x237


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