Posts Tagged ‘Gulf Coast’

Projects a boost to D’Iberville — Casino approval, new retail growth adding to coast city’s economy

by Lynn Lofton Published: January 24,2014

Tags: Business, casinos, economic development, gaming, Gulf Coast, Mississippi

Two large projects are in the works that will add to the economic vitality of the city of D’Iberville. A busy interchange of Interstate 10 is located in this Harrison County city and is at the hub of recent retail growth. Now another shopping complex is on the drawing board for the southwest side of […] [...]

COOKING UP CHANGES — New IP chef has big plans for Biloxi restaurants

by Lisa Monti Published: January 24,2014

Tags: Business, entertainment, food, gaming, Gulf Coast, Mississippi

Peter D’Andrea, the new executive chef at IP Casino Resort Spa in Biloxi, checked out the other Mississippi Coast casinos since he arrived late last year and is looking to sharpen his competitive edge. D’Andrea, who’s been in the food and beverage business for 40 years, found his way to Biloxi when he was looking […] [...]

New process from Mississippi company helps remove bacteria from oysters

by Lisa Monti Published: January 24,2014

Tags: agriculture, Business, food, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, oysters

Crystal Seas Seafood in Pass Christian is processing a small portion of their oysters with irradiation to eliminate health risks posed by the naturally occurring Vibrio bacteria in Gulf waters that is highly concentrated during summer months. The resulting new product, dubbed the Crystal Clear Oyster, is processed live and some still in the shell […] [...]

Regions Bank names Russ Guess community banking vice president

by MBJ Staff Published: January 17,2014

Tags: banking, finance, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, Regions Bank

Regions Bank has named Russ Guess community banking vice president for the Mississippi Gulf Coast region. Prior to joining the bank, Guess served as a commercial lending vice president for BancorpSouth. A native of Madison, Guess earned his bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University and his MBA from Millsaps College. He is a veteran of […] [...]

Coast enjoying second-home boom

by Lisa Monti Published: January 10,2014

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, real estate

The Mississippi Coast, especially the western portion, is seeing a boom in the second-home market, which is returning after a post-Katrina dry spell. Louisianians from New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette are building or buying homes, many replacing ones lost in the 2005 storm. Some Realtors say the activity is a spillover from the red-hot […] [...]

New owners renovating Waveland cinema

by Lisa Monti Published: January 10,2014

Tags: Business, entertainment, Gulf Coast, Hancock County, Mississippi, Waveland

John Watzke remembers standing in a long line back in the late 1970s to see the action comedy film Smokey and The Bandit at the movie theater in Waveland. He’s hoping the public response is as enthusiastic when he and his brother Charles reopen the cinema they bought last year and are working to restore […] [...]

Elizabeth Herrington, DO joins Singing River Health System

by MBJ Staff Published: December 6,2013

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, health care, Mississippi

Singing River Health System welcomes Elizabeth Herrington, DO, oncologist, to the community. Herrington received her medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine. She performed an internal medicine residency at University of Mississippi Medical Center. She also completed a hematology/oncology fellowship at the University of Mississippi. She is board certified in internal medicine and board […] [...]

Historic Round Island Lighthouse restored in Pascagoula

by Lynn Lofton Published: December 6,2013

Tags: architecture, Business, engineering, Gulf Coast, Mississippi

There’s an amazing restoration project underway in Pascagoula. It’s the reconstruction of the historic Round Island Lighthouse. The lighthouse was built on the south side of Round Island — a few miles off the coast of Pascagoula — in 1859 and stood as a beacon of safety for all ships headed toward the southeast Mississippi […] [...]

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS MOVING — Mississippi company has the task of moving the football team

Before the New Orleans Saints take the field, John Fayard Moving and Warehousing crews have to deliver the footballs, uniforms, video equipment and tons of other black and gold equipment from the team training facility to the Mercedes Benz Superdome. For out-of-town games, Fayard hauls equipment to the New Orleans airport and a second crew […] [...]

Pass Christian Olive Oils and Vinegars has taken off

by Lisa Monti Published: November 29,2013

Tags: Business, Christmas in the Pass, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, Pass Christian

A Minnesota couple with Coast ties is opening a gourmet olive oil and vinegar shop in Pass Christian just like the successful one they opened a year ago in Northfield, Minn. After Sherry and Joe Morgan opened Northfield Olive Oils and Vinegars in Sherry’s home state, both have left their careers — she in banking, […] [...]

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