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Leadership Jackson County Class of 2019

The Leadership Jackson County Class of 2019 held its kickoff breakfast in Gautier. This year’s class is, alphabetically: Scott Ankerson, City of Gautier; Carolyn Ann Belton, First Federal Savings & Loan; Shelly Bolden, Merchants & Marine Bank – Moss Point; Matthew Anthony Boney, Community Bank; Chris Collier, The Office Bar and Lounge; Bryan Lee Cooper, Mississippi Security Police, Inc.; Krisann ...

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Gulfport Chamber announces 2019 board and chair

The Gulfport Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2019 Chair, Dr. Jonathan Woodward, Executive Vice President of Teaching & Learning and Community Campus for Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Jonathan Woodward began a career as a singer/guitarist and stepped into the realm of music leadership during his high school years. He worked at Gulfport School District, First Baptist ...

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Aldersgate Retirement Community recognized as Holleran Choice Community Award

Aldersgate Retirement Community has been recognized nationally for its exemplary efforts in creating a culture of engagement and satisfaction. Holleran, the nation’s leading research firm specializing in senior living and community engagement, has announced the 2018 recipients of their new “Choice Community Award.” The Choice Community Award recognizes organizations with strong cultures of engagement. Awards are granted by exceeding Holleran’s ...

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Oxford ranks 9th in nation on micropolitan strength

The latest economic strength rankings from POLICOM Corp. rank Oxford  as number 9 out of 551 micropolitan statistical areas in economic strength across the United States. This year’s rankings moved Oxford from 49th last year, making it among the top 10 micropolitan statistical areas. Oxford is the the highest ranked micropolitan area in the South. The next highest ranking Southern ...

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Pass Christian Chamber announces 2019 Board and Chair

Pass Christian Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is pleased to announce Cindy Lamb, Manager of Client Relations for Pickering Firm, will serve as the 2019 Chair of the Board of Directors. In addition to serving with the Pass Christian Chamber, Lamb is currently the Board President for the South Mississippi Contract Procurement Center; Vice President of the Gulfport Business Club; Secretary ...

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Jackson County Chamber president Voda to retire

Carla Todd Voda, IOM, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce for 18 years, has announced her plans to retire to retire after the Chamber Executive Board finds a successor. A native of Biloxi, Voda graduated from high school and joined the United States Air Force. While in the Air Force, she worked in the ...

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Columbus Chamber announces promotion, certification

The Columbus Lowndes Chamber of Commerce recently named Eason Black as Director of Programs and Events. Black has worked for the CLCC since May as an intern, assisting with planning events, social media, email marketing, and upkeep of the Chamber website. A native of Columbus, Black graduated from Heritage Academy and Mississippi State University. In her new capacity, Black will ...

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Chamber of Commerce announces 2019 class of Leadership Lafayette

The Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce kicked off its 2019 class of the Leadership Lafayette program with its opening session at Coleman Funeral Home. The program began in 1988 and celebrates 31 years of Leadership Lafayette with this year’s class. The Chamber is excited to announce a new partnership with Your Extra Closet as the program’s presenting sponsor for the ...

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Biloxi Chamber announces the Junior Leadership Biloxi class of 2019

Junior Leadership Biloxi is a program designed to produce students of outstanding character that are more sensitive to the needs of the community and are better able to contribute to society. Biloxi Chamber of Commerce’s Junior Leadership Biloxi program is pleased to announce the 2019 class of outstanding students: Laney Barton, London O’Keefe, Ann Lauren Schmidt, McKenzie Maxwell, Kaylee Roch, ...

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Madison County achieves certification as ACT Work Ready Community

The Madison County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA) announced that Madison County has met all criteria to become a certified ACT Work Ready Community. This achievement caps the two-year engagement process and begins a two-year growth and maintenance phase to retain certification. The ACT Work Ready Communities initiative is designed to assist a particular area, region or state in developing its ...

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