Posts Tagged ‘Gulf Coast’

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

by 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 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

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 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 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 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 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 […] [...]

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

by 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 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 […] [...]

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