Posts Tagged ‘BILOXI’

Biloxi group trying to force vote on proposed baseball stadium

by Frank Brown Published: June 14,2013

Tags: Baseball, baseball stadium, Beau Rivage, BILOXI, tourism

The STEPS Coalition is in the process of attempting to gather signatures of 1,500 registered voters to possibly force a public vote on the proposed minor league stadium in Biloxi. “So many of us here are baseball fans,” Roberta Avila, executive director of the STEPS Coalition, told the Sun-Herald at a news conference last Tuesday. […] [...]

CARTOON: Phil Bryant wants only men building Biloxi stadium

by Chuck McIntosh Published: June 7,2013

Tags: Baseball, BILOXI, Phil Bryant, women, working moms

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It’s official: Gov. Bryant announces minor league ball park to be built in Biloxi

BILOXI — Minor League Baseball is a step closer to being in Biloxi. Gov. Phil Bryant, Biloxi Mayor A.J. Holloway and local officials on Thursday announced plans to build a $36 million Minor League Baseball stadium in downtown Biloxi. The plans call for the stadium to be ready for the start of the 2014 Southern […] [...]

Casinos on the watch for thieves, cheats and scams

by Lisa Monti Published: May 17,2013

Tags: BILOXI, casinos, gaming, Gulf Coast, Lake Charles, Lisa Monti

The side of a casino operation familiar to most people is the one that aims to keep customers playing, entertained and well fed. On the other, less visible side is a full out effort to protect the casino’s bottom line by catching cheaters and fighting against fraud. Panelists at last week’s Southern Gaming Summit session […] [...]

Social media marketing allows casinos to give, take

by Frank Brown Published: May 17,2013

Tags: BILOXI, Boyd Gaming, casinos, Frank Brown, gaming, Gulf Coast, IP Biloxi, Philadelphia, Sam's Town, Tunica, VICKSBURG

You can be sure the casino industry knows a good bet when it sees one. And perhaps the most valuable tool to help revive a sluggish gaming industry in Mississippi is marketing through social media. “We look at social media, and there are a lot of different ways to approach it,” Brian Best, corporate president […] [...]

Bennett: Mississippi has a lottery; it just needs to be enacted

From the Southern Gaming Summit in Biloxi, here’s what state Rep. Richard Bennett, chairman of the House gaming committee says about the state’s stance on lotteries. “A lot of people don’t realize that in 1992, there was a referendum for a lottery in Mississippi and it passed, and they amended the constitution. So it’s legal […] [...]

Caesars’ CEO addresses casino concerns at Biloxi summit

by Frank Brown Published: May 8,2013

Tags: 2013 Southern Gaming Summit, BILOXI, casino, gaming, Gary Loveman

With Mississippi gaming issues at the heart of his presentation, Gary Loveman, president and CEO of Caesars Entertainment, used his keynote address Wednesday at the Southern Gaming Summit in Biloxi to address problems – both current and in the future – of gaming in the United States. In his address – “Did Dinosaurs know they were […] [...]

Joffrion replaces Nichols

by MBJ Staff Published: January 25,2013

Tags: BILOXI, David Nichols, Gary Joffrion, GULFPORT

The Gulfport City Council has approved the appointment of Gary Joffrion as the city’s urban development director. The Sun Herald reports Joffrion, an urban development department employee, fills the vacancy left open by David Nichols, who recently became Biloxi’s chief administrative officer. [...]

Thacker appointed clerk

by MBJ Staff Published: December 14,2012

Tags: A.J. Holloway, BILOXI, Brenda Johnson, Stacy Thacker

Biloxi Mayor A.J. Holloway has named Stacy L. Thacker to replace Brenda Johnson as the municipal clerk. Thacker has been the deputy municipal clerk for eight years, and has worked for the city since 1989. Thacker earned an associate’s degree from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.   [...]

Investor group is taking it one project at a time

by Lisa Monti Published: December 7,2012

Tags: BILOXI, housing, residential development

Twenty successful Biloxi businesswomen have pooled their money and talents to buy old buildings in downtown Biloxi and rehabilitate them for retail or residential spaces. Their goal: To give downtown a much deserved facelift and to spark more retail and tourism activity. In less than two years, the women investors who make up Rue Vieux, […] [...]

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