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Keesler Federal Credit Union branching out


By LISA MONTI  Branching out into new markets, including Louisiana, is part of the strategy that has helped make Keesler Federal Credit Union the largest in Mississippi. Founded in 1947, the Biloxi-based credit union has $2.2 billion in assets. The new markets have increased the credit union’s membership and loans, said Sharon Keller, vice president of marketing. Wherever its branches ...

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Nick Coughlin matches innovators with investors

Nicholas Coughlin is the angel network manager for Innovate Mississippi, a nonprofit organization dedicated to growing and strengthening the state’s technology culture. Coughlin’s job is recruiting and managing high net worth individuals who are interested in entrepreneurship and new technology businesses here. He calls it “a high-end dating service.” Coughlin himself was recruited from the Mississippi Development Authority by Innovate ...

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Developer may be set to turn old Bay St. Louis school into new hotel

BAY ST. LOUIS, Mississippi — New Orleans developer Jim MacPhaille says it’s too early to say what the vintage Second Street Elementary School will become when he takes ownership in early August. Based on conversations with neighbors and city officials, he guesses the property likely will be turned into a hotel. With offices and shops. And maybe a fine dining ...

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New restaurants in D’Iberville

D’Iberville is welcoming two new restaurants that recently were OK’d to open by the Mississippi Department of Health. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit (3821 Promenade Parkway) has a delicious sounding menu that features Texas style chopped beef brisket, sliced beef brisket, Southern pulled pork, spicy cheddar sausage, “old recipe” Polish sausage and of course ribs. John Lockett is the owner. » Read complete ...

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New business opening in Pascagoula

Ica Latin Sports Bar & Grill (3011 Ingalls Ave.) in Pascagoula is opening soon. The menu will feature fried hot dogs, hot chicken wings, a variety of sandwiches, rotisserie chicken, fried yucca root, fried fish, calamari, shrimp, mussels, pork ribs and fried bananas, along with beverages, wine and beer. Owner is Luis A. Torrealva. » Read complete post here … — ...

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Keesler AFB’s impact is measured in more than dollars

Keesler Air Force Base’s presence in Biloxi and South Mississippi is so extensive that it has to be measured from several angles, including historical, economic and community service. The base is rooted in the region’s history, dating back to June 1941 when the War Department activated Army Air Corps Station No. 8, Aviation Mechanics School in Biloxi. The War Department ...

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Casinos on the watch for thieves, cheats and scams

The side of a casino operation familiar to most people is the one that aims to keep customers playing, entertained and well fed. On the other, less visible side is a full out effort to protect the casino’s bottom line by catching cheaters and fighting against fraud. Panelists at last week’s Southern Gaming Summit session titled “Thieves, cheats and scams” ...

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Errors and record mismanagement can be costly

It’s the little things that can get taxpayers. Simple math errors, poor penmanship or hurriedly filling out your tax form at the last minute account for loads of filing errors. And those slip ups, which typically happen with paper returns, give the Internal Revenue Service another opportunity to tout the benefits of filing taxes electronically. “We strongly suggest that people ...

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It’s all about food and friendship

As always, the dishes will be delicious and the presentations will be pleasing to the eyes at this year’s EXPO Business After Hours. It all begins on Thursday at 5 p.m. and goes until around 7:30 p.m. at the Mississippi Trade Mart. About a dozen restaurants and caterers will participate in the Business and Technology EXPO event, serving their best ...

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