Posts Tagged ‘Gulf Coast’

Gulf Coast board chooses Crystal Johnson

by Published: November 22,2013

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, Mississippi

Crystal Johnson, a 19-year employee of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau, has been named interim executive director of the agency. The board yesterday selected Johnson to the interim post while a search is conducted for a new executive director. A search committee will look for a permanent replacement for Beth Carriere, […] [...]

Davis and Crump’s Rockstad receives Rising Star award

by Published: November 15,2013

Tags: BILOXI, Business, Davis & Crump, Gulf Coast, Mississippi

Trevor B. Rockstad, an attorney in the Gulfport law firm of Davis & Crump, recently received the “Rising Star” award from the Mississippi Association for Justice (formerly Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association). The award is presented annually to a young attorney who has shown skill in courtroom advocacy and leadership in the legal profession. In addition […] [...]

Work on Bay harbor, pier heading for spring completion

by Published: November 15,2013

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, Hancock County, Mississippi

Work on the $22-million harbor and pier project in downtown Bay St. Louis is in its final stages, headed for completion in May. Boaters already are asking about slip rentals, said Mayor Les Fillingame, who expects the harbor to “create that destination by the sea that has never existed in Bay St. Louis.” Buz Olsen, […] [...]

Chaney: New flood insurance rates lack adequate data

by Published: November 8,2013

Tags: Business, flood, Gulf Coast, Mississippi

Hurricane Katrina could continue exacting a price on Mississippi’s gulf coast residents and businesses for generations to come through exorbitant flood insurance premiums, Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney says in explaining his bid to head off such an outcome by suing the federal government in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. […] [...]

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR: Caterers offer tips for the holidays

by Published: November 1,2013

Tags: Business, food, Gulf Coast, JACKSON, Mississippi

If you want your holiday party catered, here’s a tip from a pro: Book it with your caterer right after the first of the year. That way you’ll likely get the best possible date for your party or other event before the procrastinators realize the holidays are just around the corner. That’s the word from […] [...]

New ammo maker, Atlantic Marksmen, to open in Gulfport in early 2014

by Published: October 30,2013

Tags: ammunition, Business, Gulf Coast, Mississippi

GULFPORT, Mississippi — A new international venture based in Gulfport will begin producing ammunition early next year using high-end components from European suppliers. The quality of the components is what will set the Atlantic Marksmen brand ammunition apart, the owners say. Olivier Scherlofsky and Ricky Bishop plan to sell ammunition to gun shops, sporting goods […] [...]

Dr. Rainna Bahadur wins Patients’ Choice Award

by Published: October 25,2013

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, Mississippi

Gulf Coast ophthalmologist Dr. Rainna Bahadur has won the Patients’ Choice Award for a third consecutive year. Patients nationwide select doctors to receive the award based on quality of care and service. Bahadur, who is a board-certified and fellowship-trained eye doctor and surgeon, is a partner in Eye Associates of the South. [...]

Communities to feel impact of Rolls-Royce expansion on Gulf Coast

by Published: October 25,2013

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, NASA, Stennis Space Center

STENNIS SPACE CENTER — Rolls-Royce and state officials cut the ribbon Wednesday on the second jet engine test stand the company has built at this Hancock County facility. The jet engines don’t make as much noise as the rocket engines NASA has tested here in the past, shaking buildings and rattling windows at times, but […] [...]

State Port at Gulfport, Island View Casino sign 10-year lease

by Published: October 25,2013

Tags: Business, casinos, gambling, Gulf Coast, las vegas, Mississippi

Rick Carter and Terry Green, co-owners of Island View Casino Resort in Gulfport, have extended their lease with the Mississippi State Port Authority to expand Island View’s hotel operations and add amenities. Carter and Green already announced a multimillion-dollar renovation of their hotel property on the south side of U.S. 90. They plan to spend […] [...]

Virtual medicine — MGCCC opens Healthcare Simulation Center to public

by Published: October 25,2013

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, healthcare, JACKSON, Mississippi

One of Mississippi’s community colleges has opened a new health care education facility on the Gulf Coast that officials hope will not only add to students’ education, but also assist in workforce development and better patient outcomes. On Oct. 11, the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC) cut the ribbon on its new Healthcare Simulation […] [...]

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