Join us for return of Friday Forums

Published 12:05 am Thursday, September 10, 2015

It’s Friday Forum time again! The first Friday after Labor Day, Sept. 11, the weekly gathering of community will kick off the 2015-2016 year with a super hot topic: Alcorn State University coaches! Come meet the men and women’s basketball coaches, baseball, softball and track coaches.

Friday Forums are known for hot topics, cool people, awesome coffee and great networking. Same time, same place: 8 to 9 a.m. each Friday at Natchez Coffee on Franklin Street in downtown Natchez.

Sometimes the topics and discussions are almost as hot as the coffee, but that’s what Friday Forums are all about. This is a great time of the week when all of us as a community can “share and air” our thoughts and communicate with each other about what’s going on in Natchez, Adams County and the Miss-Lou. No matter how exciting the conversation is, Friday Forum ends at 9 a.m. so we can all carry on with our “other” responsibilities.

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Everything from football, to holiday decorations, to elections, to city and county updates and on and on has been brought to the table in the forums. Watch for hospital updates, information on brain restoration and historical features from our past.

This year the plan will continue to create more forum-type environments with a panel approach to cover subjects that will be of interest to individuals as well as the broader community. So much is happening in and around our region that it just becomes difficult to stay “in the know”. If you have a question about just about anything, there’s usually someone at Friday Forum with an answer. It’s just a fun way to communicate!

So bring your friends, your thoughts and your opinions to Friday Forum at Natchez Coffee beginning at 8 a.m. on Sept. 11. The food is great and served with a smile. The coffee is just right, and the crowd will be a little more spectacular because you came. You might even win a door prize!

Friday Forum began four years ago and has been sustained through the partnership of Alcorn State University, Natchez-Adams County Chamber of Commerce and Natchez Coffee. Check Tracings in The Natchez Democrat for each week’s topic. If you have ideas for future Forum topics, contact Debbie Hudson at the Chamber at 601-445-4611 or Ruth Nichols of Alcorn at 601-870-6000 .


Ruth Nicols is assistant vice president for community and economic development at Alcorn State University.