Kyle Bethany of Cook Coggin Engineers, Darla Johnson of Hamilton-Ryker, Tina Bugg and Bill Yoder of Trustmark Bank enjoy the first Sip & CP since Covid at the Crossroads Museum on May 6.

Things are slowly starting to get back to normal around Corinth and Alcorn County.

One welcome return comes from The Alliance’s Community Development Council.

Earlier this month the council hosted their first Sip & CP event since the pandemic began. Now the group is quickly planning the second professional networking social event for next month.

Community Development Director Lane Yoder said she’s excited the events are back.

“Now that the days of social distancing are becoming something of the past, The Alliance has restarted its professional networking gatherings and we couldn’t be happier,” Yoder told the Daily Corinthian.

The CP in Sip & CP is the acronym for Corinth Professionals, an initiative sponsored by the Community Development Council, a Division of The Alliance, to provide networking opportunities for professionals of all ages in Corinth and Alcorn County. Each month The Alliance hosts an after-work gathering at local member restaurants and provides free appetizers to attendees. Drinks are available at a cash bar.

The Crossroads Museum sponsored the first Sip & CP post-COVID on May 6 where attendees enjoyed food from a grazing table arranged by Southern Magnolia Home.

Next month, attendees are invited to gather at the Conservatory by Vicari on Thursday, June 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. The event is free to attend and is open to anyone who would like to network with other professionals.

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Crossroads Women’s Connection

The Alliance held another networking event recently.

The first monthly meeting of the Crossroads Women’s Connection was held on May 20 and over 50 women gathered at the Weaver Center for the event.

“The purpose of the group is to provide opportunities for women who are living and working in Corinth and Alcorn County to connect and to create a community to support and encourage each other,” said Yoder. “Women of all ages and professions attended and took time getting to know those seated at their table.”

The group plans to meet monthly on the third Thursday alternating between morning and after-work gatherings so that all women who have an interest in being a part can attend.

“We want this group to be an opportunity (for women to connect), not an obligation,” said co-founder Kassandra Decker. “Over time, we also hope this group can provide encouragement and mentorship to younger women in our community to help them chart their way in life.”

The cost to attend the meetings is $5 for The Alliance members and $8 for non-members. The next meeting will be Thursday, June 17 upstairs at Pizza Grocery from 5 to 7 p.m.

Women interested in attending can RSVP by sending a payment to The Alliance either by mail at 502 Wick Street, Corinth, MS 38834 or via Venmo @corinthalliance.

To stay up to date on future events, follow the Crossroads Women’s Connection on Facebook and questions can be directed to crossroads

Staff Writer

Zack Steen was first hired in 1999 as a junior in high school to work in the Daily Corinthian design department. After several years away, he returned in 2014 as staff writer. He's married to the love of his life Brandy and they have 5 wonderful fur-kids.

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