Lunch and Learn

Lunch and Learn Activities

For over nine (9) years, the PRCC Office of Community and Professional Development has partnered with the Poplarville Area Chamber of Commerce to offer quarterly Lunch and Learn sessions.  Participants enjoy a great meal while listening to professional and engaging speakers.  Topics primarily center around economic and community development topics, as well as timely topics of interest requested by business owners and community members.

Sessions are offered quarterly at 11:30 a.m. in the West Dining Room of the Olivia Bender Cafeteria.  Meeting announcements are provided through a variety of media.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Blaine Lafontaine, PRC Economic Development Director

Strategic Plan for Pearl River County (PRC)
Thursday, November 12, 2020

Dr. Rachael Carter, Center for Government and Community Development, MSU

Moving From Talk to Action. . . Solving Community Issues with Limited Resources
Thursday, September 17, 2020

Dr. Phillip Collins, MSU Extension Center for Tech Outreach

Social Media Marketing During Covid-19
Thursday, February 13, 2020

Dr. Adam Breerwood, President, PRCC

State of the College address
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Dr. Joe Fratesi, Stennis Institute

Keys to Collaboration
Thursday, September 26, 2019

Terri Clark and Rebecca Brown

Workforce 101
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Dr. Shannon Campbell, Director Trent Lott National Center for Economic Development and Entrepreneurship

Trends Shaping Mississippi from an Economic Standpoint
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Dr. Adam Breerwood, President of Pearl River Community College

State of the College address
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 

 Mr. Adrian Lumpkin, Pearl River County Administrator

Pearl River County Updates
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Representatives of Federal Bureau of Investigation Jackson Field Office

Cyber Security
Thursday, September 7, 2017

Adrian Lumpkin

Pearl River County Courthouse Annexes
Thursday, April 6, 2017Hudson HollidayCounty’s operations, finances explained
Thursday, February 9, 2017Dr. Roberto GallardoPoplarville Website Presence
Tuesday, March 1, 2016Dr. Joe Fratesi   Strategic Doing
Monday, May 23, 2016
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Ms. Rachal Carter   Growing Your Brand Marketing Tools for Mississippi Agritourism and Local Foods
Monday, July 18, 2016 through
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Mr. Andy Collins
Ms. Monet Kees
Technology Boot Camp for Business
Tuesday, September 27, 2016Mr. Bob Stack, Chief Information OfficerProtect Yourself! Become More Web Savvy
Tuesday, March 3, 2015John O’Hara
CEO of Better Business Bureau
Consumer Trust in Business
Tuesday, June 2, 2015Lara Bowman
Instructor Center for Technology Outreach, MSU Extension Service
Mobile Commerce: Mobile Phones & Your Business
Tuesday, September 1, 2015Rachel Carter
Specialist in Community and Economic Development, MSU Extension
Taking a Closer Look at Business in Poplarville
Tuesday, November 3, 2015Dr. Shannon Campbell
USM Director of Trent Lott National Center for Economic Development & Entrepreneurship
Economic and Workforce Development Trends that Influence Small Business and Entrepreneurship Growth

For more information or to reserve a seat, please contact Brenda Wells at 601-403-1379601-403-1420 or email

Each community college president is asked to bring two (2) wrapped door prizes, minimum value of $50 each. We will have a station set up at the conference for you to drop off the door prizes.

Each community college is asked to provide name tags for their Board members, administration, and staff attending the conference.