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Vicksburg officials hosted at Paducah, Kentucky Area Chamber of Commerce



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Officials and visitors from Vicksburg are being welcomed by the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Paducah, KY as part of a benchmarking visit. Benchmarking visits help create relationships between cities across the country, according to Paducah Chamber President Sandra Wilson.

According to The Paducah Sun, the expected visitors from Vicksburg include: Mayor George Flaggs, Jr.; Tiffany Pendleton, Esq., assistant to mayor; Pablo Diaz, chamber of commerce; Johnny Reynolds, convention & visitors bureau representative; Kim Hopkins, Main Street association; Jeff Richardson, city of Vicksburg landscape designer; Mary Jane Wooten, business developer; Kelle Barfield, business owner; and Kendra Reed, business owner.

“I am honored to meet the delegation from Vicksburg, led by Mayor George Flaggs, and host them in Paducah,”stated Bray in a news release.

“Paducah is an ideal sister city for Vicksburg. We are both riverfront communities in the south focused on the arts with about the same population size,” stated Flaggs.

While in Paducah, Flaggs and the other visitors plan to hear from various speakers and visit downtown Paducah attractions before wrapping the visit up at City Hall on Thursday.

“Visiting Paducah to see how they’ve successfully leveraged their assets for the local community and tourists is of particular interest to Vicksburg. We hope to make strong friendships and share ideas to help both cities,” stated Flaggs.

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