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Main Street elects officers, board

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Three new members and a new slate of executive officers have been elected to the Mississippi Main Street Association Board of Directors. Chris Chain, president of Renovations of Mississippi, Inc. in Columbus, Kagan Coughlin, executive director and trustee of Base Camp Coding Academy in Water Valley, and Kevin Stafford, professional engineer with Neel-Schaffer in Columbus have been elected as new ...

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Stacy Pair to direct Main Street

Stacy K. Pair of Gulfport has been named the new State Coordinator for Mississippi Main Street Association. Mississippi Main Street Association focuses on economic development and revitalization of Mississippi’s historic business districts. She attended the University of Southern Mississippi. Her family is largely from the Philadelphia, Miss., area where her mother’s side owns the well-known country store, Williams Brothers. Pair ...

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3 join Main Street board

Three new members have been elected to the Mississippi Main Street Association Board of Directors. Ed Gardner, Jr., Director of Business and Economic Development of Entergy in Jackson and Keith A. Williams, Mississippi Regional President of Hancock Bank in Gulfport have both been elected to the state board. Also, Jennifer Gregory, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership ...

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MISSISSIPPI MAIN STREET — Association’s reach goes beyond just downtown

Mississippi Main Street Association, the economic development program which is rooted in downtown historic preservation, is all about providing visionary leadership and assistance to their 51 participating cities and towns. “Everything Mississippi Main Street does benefits small business,” said Stacy Pair, district manager. Whether it is a downtown facade program or a market analysis report, “Everything we do is geared ...

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Main Street Mississippi elects members to its board of directors

Mark Loughman of Gulfport-based Mississippi Power has been elected the 2014-2015 president of the Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) board of directors. He has served as treasurer and vice president on the executive committee since joining the board in 2011. New officers include: past president Joey Hudnall of Neel-Schaffer in Jackson; president Loughman; and president-elect Suzanne Smith of Renasant Bank ...

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Communities awarded national Main Street accreditation

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Main Street Association has designated cities as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. The cities are Aberdeen, Corinth, Pascagoula, Amory, Greenville, Philadelphia, Baldwyn, Greenwood, Picayune, Batesville, Gulfport, Pontotoc, Belhaven, Hattiesburg, Ripley, Biloxi, Hernando, Senatobia, Booneville, Indianola, Starkville, Canton, Kosciusko, Tunica, Carthage, ...

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39 Mississippi cities gain Main Street accreditation

Special to the MBJ Thirty-nine Mississippi cities have been designated as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center, according to a news release by the Mississippi Main Street Association. The cities are Aberdeen, Amory, Baldwyn, Batesville, Belhaven, Biloxi, Booneville, Canton, Carthage, Cleveland, Clinton, Columbia, Columbus, Corinth, Greenville, ...

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MMSA to welcome 'Small Town, Miss.' as new member

The Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) will welcome a new member next week, and the community that is joining might come as a surprise to many. On Feb. 13, the MMSA will designate the City of Small Town, Miss., an official Mississippi Main Street Community. The designation ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge at the ...

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Event looks to put businesses in vacant downtown buildings

Two economic development organizations and a public university have teamed up for an event aimed at matching businesses with available sites in Natchez. On Nov. 9, “Possibilities Tour: Turning Deserted Spaces into Dynamic Places” will be held from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. in downtown Natchez, and will showcase 12 vacant buildings on Main and Franklin streets that are available for sale ...

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MMSA chooses leaders

Ellen Russell of Pontotoc and Mickey Howley of Water Valley have been elected by fellow Main Street managers and members to the Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) board of directors. Russell has been elected to serve for the first time and replaces Lise Foy of Canton. Howley has been re-elected to serve another term on the statewide board. Russell has ...

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