The theme for the conference this year is “Mississippi Cities Work” and on June 25, companies from around the United States will connect to benefit from an agenda filled with opportunities to work more efficiently.
With over 3,000 attending each year, the conference is a four day educational experience filled with group sessions, workshops, activities, membership meetings and elections, and an awards and recognition presentation. In addition, the annual conference provides over 200 companies and organizations with an opportunity to network with municipal government. One company taking full advantage of this year’s agenda is Waste Connections Memphis, a Tennessee waste management company that provides trash pickup and recycling services in Memphis and the surrounding areas.
“We are attending the conference to help promote our company to existing municipal customers and possible new municipalities on the savings that they can make privatizing with a solid waste provider,” says Stacy Michael, Municipal Sales and Marketing Representative at Waste Connections Memphis. “The conference also has one of the largest trade shows in the states, so we are excited to tell people about our services as well as learn valuable information about what others are doing.”
This year’s conference will be kicked off on June 25 with a welcome reception where those attending can enjoy food, drink and entertainment by Heather and the Monkey King. Some of the roundtable discussions available to attendees include USDA Rural Development, Economic Development for Cities, and Storm Preparedness and Mitigation. For a full list of opportunities available at the conference visit http://www.mmlonline.com/
In addition to many educational and informative training sessions, the conference includes various forms of entertainment such as a performance by The Tip Tops and Jazz at Sunset, as well as the 2nd annual 5K run/walk and a silent auction hosted by the Mississippi Association of Clerks and Collectors during which funds will be raised to provide scholarships for the League Education and Training Scholarship program (L.E.T.S.).
The staff at Waste Connections Memphis who are attending the conference are eager to participate in this year’s event. “This is a great time for us to find something new that we can bring back to our customers,” says Michael. “We will hopefully come away from the conference with a new perspective on how we can help not only our clients but also our city as a whole.”
Waste Connections Memphis is dedicated to providing the upmost customer services to the communities they serve and will continue to find ways to contribute within the community -- starting with attending the Mississippi Municipal League Conference. To find out more about Waste Connections Memphis and their involvement within the community, visit http://www.wasteconnectionsmemphis.com/
About Waste Connection of Memphis
Waste Connections, Inc., formed in January 1998, maintains the philosophy that the solid waste business is a local business managed by people who live and work in the communities they serve. They provide residential, commercial and construction garbage collection and recycling services. Visit http://www.wasteconnectionsmemphis.com to learn more about their services, view pickup schedules, or request service.