Sponsors and Member Directory
Bar-B-Q by Jim
Hilton Garden Inn
North Mississippi Medical Center
WTVA, WKDH, WLOV
Business and Professional Members
All Saints’ Episcopal Church
BancorpSouth Insurance (Stewart Sneed Hewes)
BBQ by Jim
Blue Hawaii Shave Ice
Calvary Baptist Church
Carnathan Law Office
Cash in a Flash
Century Construction and Realty
Community Development Foundation
Cook Coggin Engineers, Inc.
Corbett Legge and Associates, PLLC
Dickerson and Dickerson
Dillard Enterprises Inc.
Dossett Big 4
Downtown Curb Market
Engineering Solutions Inc.
Express Employment Professionals
First American National Bank
First National Bank of Tupelo
First Presbyterian Church
First United Methodist Church
GRB Rentals LLC
GumTree Museum of Art
Haire Wealth Management Inc.
Hardy Reed Capital Advisors, LLC
Hilton Garden Inn
His and Hers Antiques & Collectibles
Holland Ray Upchurch and Hillen
J. Andrew Hughes, PA
James D. Moore Attorney at Law
Jenkins and Young
John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers
Judson L. Vance & Co., P.A.
Key Staff Source, Inc.
Kirksey Brothers Furniture
Kiwanis Club of Tupelo
Laher Law Firm
Leake and Goodlet
Lee County Library
M.M. Winkler & Associates
Maddox Law Office
Mississippi Methodist Senior Services, Inc.
Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency
Mitchell, McNutt and Sams
Mossy Oak Properties
Mississippi Heritage Hills
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
North Mississippi Medical Center
Northwestern Mutual Wesley Jones
One Hour Martinizing Inc.
Park Heights Restaurant
Pro Oil Shop, Inc.
Pryor & Morrow Architects
Riley, Caldwell, Cork and Alvis
Robinson and Associates
Rogers Realty and Appraisal Co Inc.
Ross and Yerger
Senter Transit Mix
Sherwin - Williams
The Main Attraction
The McCarty Company
The Stables Downtown Grill
Tommy Morgan, Inc. Realtors
Tom’s Automotive Service, Inc.
Trustmark National Bank
Tupelo Academy of Cosmetology
Tupelo Automobile Museum
Tupelo Community Theatre
Tupelo Engraving & Rubber Stamp Inc.
Tupelo Hardware Company, Inc.
Tupelo Historic Tours
Tupelo Screen Printing
W.E. Pegues Inc.
Waide and Associates
Washburn Enterprises, Inc.
Wheeler Roofing, Inc.
Wingate by Wyndham
WLM Insurance, LLC
Family and Individual Members
Charles Lee Waldrop
Dr. and Mrs. Mothershed
Dr. Marianne Barnes and Robert G. Hajek
Dr. and Dr. Rayburn
Dr. and Mrs. Shepherd
Dr. Wayne Slocum
John and Sherry Avila
Medford M. Leake
Michael Gratz, Jr.
Mr. Billy F. Wheeler
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Wages
Mrs. Martha Bourland
Robert C. Sims
Board of Directors
Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association
2012 Board of Directors
OFFICERS – Per the By-Laws, elected officers are voting members of the Board of Directors.
President Duke Loden, Century Realty
1st Vice Pres. Tammy Rodgers, Board of Supervisors
2nd Vice Pres. Blair Hughes, Park Heights Restaurant
Secretary Shipman Sloan, JBHM
Treasurer Paul Mize, BancorpSouth
The By-Laws establish a Board of Directors on not less than 15 nor more than 23 voting members. They must all be members in good standing of DTMSA.
1. Russell Conerly, 2012, United Furniture
2. Shari Neely, 2012, Hilton Garden Inn
3. Paul Mize, 2012, BancorpSouth Bank
4. Louis Conley, 2012, Renasant Bank
5. Shipman Sloan, 2012, JBHM Architects
6. Sam Waters, 2012, McCarty Company
7. Kevin Pierce, 2012, Verizon
8. Blair Hughes, 2013, Park Heights Restaurant
9. Johnny Robbins, 2013, Papa V’s
10. Jan Pannell, 2013, Sprint Print of Tupelo
11. Lucia Randle, 2013, Reed’s
12. Kim Root, 2013, Swirlz
13. Greg Bost, 2014, Nowell Agency
14. Tommy Green, 2014, Community Development Foundation, Chamber Vice President
15. Louis Marascalco, 2014, M & F Bank
16. Jon Milstead, 2014, Community Development Foundation
17. Amand Wallis, 2014,Phelps Dunbar
Presidential Appointment-Richard Tucker, Robinson and Associates
Presidential Appointment-Jim Beane, Bar-B-Que by Jim
Design Chair - Brandon Bishop, JBHM Architects
Organization Chair - Tammy Rodgers, Lee County Supervisors
Promotions Chair - Blair Hughes, Park Heights Restaurant
Retail Promotions Committee - Kim Root, Swirlz
Marketing Committee - Josh Mabus
Economic Restructuring Chair - Jon Milstead
Elvis Festival Chair - Jim Goodwin
Executive Committee – Officers, Committee Chairmen, Sub-Committee Chairmen and immediate past president are voting members of the Board and Executive Committee. The Vice President serves as Organization Chairman with the immediate Past President as Vice Chair.
Design means getting Main Street into top physical shape. Capitalizing on its best assets — such as historic buildings and pedestrian-oriented streets — is just part of the story. An inviting atmosphere, created through attractive window displays, parking areas, building improvements, street furniture, signs, sidewalks, street lights and landscaping, conveys a positive visual message about the commercial district and what it has to offer. Design activities also include instilling good maintenance practices in the commercial district, enhancing the physical appearance of the commercial district by rehabilitating historic buildings, encouraging appropriate new construction, developing sensitive design management systems, and long-term planning.
The Design Committee meets at 11:30 am on the first Thursday of each month.
Organization involves getting everyone working toward the same goal and assembling the appropriate human and financial resources to implement a Main Street revitalization program. A governing board and standing committees make up the fundamental organizational structure of the volunteer-driven program. Volunteers are coordinated and supported by a paid program director as well. This structure not only divides the workload and clearly delineates responsibilities, but also builds consensus and cooperation among the various stakeholders.
The Organization Committee meets at 11 am on the third Wednesday of each month.
Promotion sells a positive image of the commercial district and encourages consumers and investors to live, work, shop, play and invest in the Main Street district. By marketing a district’s unique characteristics to residents, investors, business owners and visitors, an effective promotional strategy forges a positive image through advertising, retail promotional activity, special events and marketing campaigns carried out by local volunteers. These activities improve consumer and investor confidence in the district and encourage commercial activity and investment in the area.
The Promotions Committee meets quarterly on an as needed basis. The Promotions Committee is made up of members who chair each of our events. Each event then has a committee of dedicated volunteers that organize and implement each event.
The Marketing Committee is a sub-committee of the Promotions Committee. Members of the Marketing Committee are responsible for planning an advertising and public relations strategy for the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association. This includes co-operative advertising with downtown merchants, event promotion, and public relations campaigns. The committee is also in charge of creating a positive and healthy image for the organization.
The Marketing Committee meets quarterly on an as needed basis.
Business Promotions Committee
The Business Promotions Committee is a sub-committee of the Promotions Committee. Members of the Business Promotions Committee are downtown merchants and restaurateurs. The purpose of this committee is to help the downtown district become a cohesive group of individual businesses and property owners. They are responsible for helping to promote the downtown district as a destination for shopping, dining, staying and living.
The Business Promotions Committee meets at 9:00 am on the second Thursday of each month.
Economic Restructuring Committee
Economic Restructuring strengthens a community’s existing economic assets while expanding and diversifying its economic base. The Main Street program helps sharpen the competitiveness of existing business owners and recruits compatible new businesses and new economic uses to build a commercial district that responds to today’s consumers’ needs. Converting unused or underused commercial space into economically productive property also helps boost the profitability of the district.
Coincidentally, the four points of the Main Street approach correspond with the four forces of real estate value, which are social, political, physical, and economic.