Coach for Lane College, Derrick Burroughs is a former Buffalo Bills defensive back. Registration forms for the tournament are available online at  For more information, call 731-424-2030 or email

Sponsored by BancorpSouth, Jackson Energy Authority (JEA), Toyota Bodine and West Tennessee Healthcare along with Lane College, University of Tennessee at Martin, The Jackson Sun, WOJG-FM and West Tennessee Examiner -- the Follow Me Celebrity Golf Classic raises funds for the Chamber’s Follow Me Into Business® youth development program.  

The current summer program, which is affording 41 students, ages 12-18, a chance to learn about business along with shadowing and mentoring activities, also includes 12 participants who are working at their very first paid jobs. The 2015 summer program officially ends July 24 with a City Tour that includes JEA, City Hall and Bodine Aluminum.

As celebrity co-chair, Coach Burroughs is inviting a few friends, other former pro athletes, to come to the event for photo opportunities and to play in the four-player scramble. Athletic Director and Head Football 

Jun 29 - July 25

An even dozen Follow Me Into Business participants, ages 16-18, are at work this month as part of the Summer Jobs Program.


Win $10,000 for a Hole in One on #17!  Follow Me Celebrity Golf Classic   Tuesday, Sept.  8th, 8:30am, at Bent Tree Golf Course in Jackson, Tenn.

July 26

Take them out to the ball game! Join the Follow Me participants for  BancorpSouth's Family FunDay Sunday, July 26, 6:05pm at The Ballpark at Jackson!



Power Breakfast

  • Small Business Growth and Development

  • Youth Job Training

  • Economic and Community Development

  • Technical Assistance

  • Business Plan Review

  • Networking

What we do?

Helping Make Great Things Happen in West Tennessee

Meet Derrick Burroughs, Celebrity Co-Chair at Golf Classic, Sept. 8



Follow Me Program

Activities and Programs

POWER BREAKFAST presents local book authors

Join us in January for the Power Breakfast featuring invited local authors James E. Cherry, Daryl Hubbard,

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