Posts Tagged ‘Gulf Coast’

George’s Girls put shopping skills to work

by Lisa Monti Published: March 7,2014

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, retail

Ann Yarbrough and her three daughters have poured their passion and talent for shopping into a growing boutique on the beach in Old Town Bay St. Louis. Their shop, George’s Girls, started out modestly in November 2011 in a tiny portion of the rambling Maggie May’s collection of shops around the corner on Main Street. […] [...]

Mississippi gardeners wait and see what winter left behind

by Lisa Monti Published: February 28,2014

Tags: Business, gardening, Gulf Coast, Mississippi

Nothing unleashes a gardener’s urge to replenish a garden or refill flower beds and pots than the earliest sign of springtime. And after this winter’s unusual string of ice, sleet and snow across the state, it might be tempting to rush those shopping trips to nurseries and garden centers to commence the season. But for […] [...]

John Ferrucci’a perfect voice is perfect for the Silver Slipper Casino

by Lisa Monti Published: February 28,2014

Tags: Business, casinos, gambling, gaming, Gulf Coast, Hancock County, Mississippi

John Ferrucci keeps a high profile as the general manager of Silver Slipper Casino on the beach in Hancock County, but he’s probably better known for his Jersey-tinged voice in the casino’s radio and TV commercials. The ad’s catchy jingle to “Come on down to the Silver Slipper. Pass a good time at the Silver […] [...]

Panel issues report on river diversion projects

BATON ROUGE, La. — The Expert Panel on Diversion Planning and Implementation, a group organized by The Water Institute of the Gulf to advise the state of Louisiana on river diversion projects on the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers, has issued its initial report. Panel members made recommendations on data collection, project modeling, the types of simulations […] [...]

Mark Schloegel handed gavel for Partners for Stennis

by MBJ Staff Published: February 24,2014

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, technology

During the Partners for Stennis recent annual meeting, outgoing chairman Al Watkins of A2R at Stennis passed the gavel to the newly elected chairman Mark Schloegel. Schloegel is an account executive at Stewart Sneed Hewes Insurance in Gulfport. This year’s board of directors will include Jason Brady with AB Computer Solutions; Mike Haas with Haas […] [...]

Gulf Coast’s Infinity Science Center working to attract more visitors

by Lisa Monti Published: February 21,2014

Tags: Business, economic development, education, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, Stennis Space Center

Infinity Science Center is coming up on its second anniversary in April and the emphasis now is on attracting more people by adding exhibits and making the science center more visible, literally. NASA has cleared some trees between the state Welcome Center and Infinity so that I-10 travelers get a better view of the center. […] [...]

Ruth Montana chosen for VP at Keesler Federal Credit Union

by For the MBJ Published: February 7,2014

Tags: banking, Business, finance, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Ruth Montana has joined Keesler Federal Credit Union as assistant vice president of human resources. Montana has 20 years of experience in all aspects of human resources including employee relations, labor relations, recruitment, compensation and benefits and training. She is a member of the National Society for Human Resource Management and Gulf Coast Human Resource […] [...]

Shane Sekul puts passion into boat building, restoration

by Lisa Monti Published: February 7,2014

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, profile

OCEAN SPRINGS — Shane Sekul’s passions for working with clay and wood have led him to making pottery and furniture and boat building and restoration. As a kid growing up in Biloxi, he said, “I didn’t play with GI Joes or toys, I always made things. Wood has always been a passion of mine.” At […] [...]

Mississippi’s casino revenues hit their lowest yearly mark since 1997

by Frank Brown Published: January 31,2014

Tags: Business, casino, gaming, Gulf Coast, Mississippi

The gaming industry in Mississippi has hit a 26-year low, and the Tunica market may be less than two years from drastic changes if the spiral doesn’t stop in the next 18-24 months. Numbers released last week by the Mississippi Gaming Commission indicate gross gaming revenue — the money casinos earn after payoffs are subtracted […] [...]

Young Mississippi restaurateurs carving careers

by Lisa Monti Published: January 31,2014

Tags: Business, food, Gulf Coast, hospitality, Mississippi, restaurants

If you ask to see the owner at certain Coast restaurants, you may be surprised to find that four of them are in their early 20s. Consider Jourdan Nicaud. He opened his third restaurant this month at the age of 24. Brandon Atwell, Frankie Penn and Thomas Young are buddies from high school and they […] [...]

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