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NASA’s Stennis Space Center earns agency’s Small Business Administrator’s Cup Award

NASA’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis,, has been awarded the agency’s fiscal year 2016 NASA Small Business Administrator’s Cup. The award is presented annually to recognize the NASA center that has the best overall small business program. It is the second time Stennis has earned the cup in the award’s eight-year history. Stennis first received the cup in ...

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Continental Tires hires Quita Bride as communication specialist

Quita Bride has been selected as the Communications Specialist for Continental Tire’s new Greenfield Tire Plant in Mississippi. Bride will be responsible for public relations, employee communications and outreach. Bride, a Vicksburg native, graduated from Jackson State University with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and a minor in marketing. Collectively, Bride has 13 years of communications experience in public ...

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Empower Mississippi names director of development

Anja Scheib has been named Director of Development for Empower Mississippi in Ridgeland. Scheib recently completed a development internship with the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit public policy organization dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty. Scheib, who grew up in Madison, received her Bachelor of Business Administration from Mississippi State University ...

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Trustmark promotes 7 at Jackson headquarters

Trustmark recently made several promotions at its corporate headquarters in Jackson: Will Shurtleff, Tax Credit Administrator, is now First Vice President. Shurtleff has 13 years of banking experience and is a graduate of the Mississippi School of Banking. He earned a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Mississippi College. He serves as a ...

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Baker Donelson announces newly elected shareholders in Mississippi

Baker Donelson has elected 13 new shareholders across the Firm, including Wendy Huff Ellard and Adam H. Gates in its Jackson office. Ellard is a member of Baker Donelson’s Government Relations and Public Policy Group where she focuses her practice in the areas of disaster recovery and state public policy. She has extensive experience with legal and regulatory compliance issues ...

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Ingram named Employee of the Quarter at South Mississippi State Hospital

Melanie Ingram was recently named South Mississippi State Hospital’s first quarter 2017 Employee of the Quarter. Ingram first came to SMSH in Purvis as a music therapy intern in 2011 and was hired as an active treatment technician following her internship. She began as a full-time recreational therapist in October 2012 upon her accreditation as a certified music therapist. A ...

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Galle named GM at 2 Gulf Coast casinos

Mike Galle has been named General Manager at Boomtown Casino Biloxi and Hollywood Gulf Coast in Bay St. Louis. Both are Penn National Gaming properties. Galle began his career in the gaming industry in Surveillance from 1992 -1995. He joined Penn National Gaming in 2005 and is one of the longest serving property team leaders and has steadily climbed the ...

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Forrest General honors Nurses of the Year

Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg recently recognized its nurses during National Nurses Week celebrations. Those honored, from left, are Darcy Nettles, RN, case management, Non-Clinical Nurse of the Year; Lance Broome, RN, surgery, Clinical Nurse of the Year; and Gladys Wolff, RN, director of Critical Care and Telemetry, Nurse Leader of the Year

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