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Visit Jackson welcomes full board of directors

The Mayor of Jackson has recommended, and the City Council of Jackson has confirmed, the final seat on the Visit Jackson Board of Directors. Visit Jackson’s completed board is: Carol J. Burger – United Way, ret., Jackson Chamber of Commerce/Business Community Representative and Board Chair Susan Branson – Director of External Affairs & Marketing at the Mississippi Children’s Museum, Attractions ...

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CREATE sees record $21.3 million in contributions last year

The CREATE Foundation received a record $21.3 million in contributions last year, pushing its assets from $108.8 million at the end of 2018 to $137.3 million in 2019. Bo Collins, chairman of CREATE, said the confidence and trust in CREATE from people in Northeast Mississippi has been amazing. “While the numbers are certainly impressive, the real significance is found in ...

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Chamber of Flowood names Wilcox director

Greg Wilcox, retired from the City of Flowood, has been named Executive Director of the Chamber of Flowood. At the City of Flowood, Wilcox had experience in Event Planning/Coordination, Budgeting and Serving the Businesses/People of the Community. He and his wife, Mitzi, have three daughters and a son.

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Biloxi Chamber of Commerce announces 2020 board and president

The Biloxi Chamber of Commerce has announced Sam Burke as the chair of the Biloxi Chamber of Commerce for 2020. Burke is the Executive Director of the St. Vincent de Paul Community Pharmacy in Biloxi, and has served in that capacity since 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi and has worked in non-profit management for ...

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Gulfport Chamber of Commerce announces board of directors and chair

The Gulfport Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2020 Chair is Ryan Goldin, vice president and director of operations at Florence Gardens, LLC, and a broker associate for Bayou Realty. Goldin is a lifelong resident of Gulfport. After graduating Gulfport High School, he went on to Florida State University, where he earned degrees in Real Estate and Finance, and later ...

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Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber announces 2020 board, president

Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, Inc. has announced Dorothy Wilson, Publisher and Editor of Gulf Coast Women Magazine and co-founder of the Success Women’s Conference will serve as the 2020 President of the Board of Directors. Dorothy is passionate about serving her community and growing small businesses and nonprofits, as evidenced by her achievements and honors. She has received ...

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Coast Young Professionals presents new program series CYP Cultivate

Coast Young Professionals (CYP) presents their new program series event CYP Cultivate. CYP Cultivate is a newly revamped Educate and Engage program series. The Series Sponsor for 2020 is the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport. The series debut will kick off with Mitchell Distributing, 12100 Intraplex Pkwy. In Gulfport on January 14, 2020 from 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM, and provide young professionals ...

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Laurel’s Holifield elected to Mississippi Main Street Board

Judi Holifield, the Executive Director of Laurel Main Street, has been elected to the Mississippi Main Street Association Board of Directors for a 2-year term beginning in January. Holifield has served since 2011 as Executive Director of Laurel Main Street, a nonprofit leading revitalization efforts in historic downtown Laurel. Before her Main Street career, Holifield was a choral music educator ...

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American Planning Association announces inaugural Great Places Awards

The Mississippi Chapter of the American Planning Association announced the winners of their 2019 Chapter Awards, including the first inaugural Great Places in Mississippi awards. These awards, reflecting the best in planning practice, are awarded annually at the Mississippi chapter’s annual conference. New for 2019, the Great Places in Mississippi Awards are part of a similar program of the national ...

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Leadership Jackson County class of 2019 graduates

Leadership Jackson County graduated its 2019 class. Graduates are, alphabetically: Scott Ankerson, City of Gautier; Carolyn Ann Belton, First Federal Savings & Loan; Shelly Bolden, Merchants & Marine Bank; Matthew Anthony Boney, Community Bank – Ocean Springs; Chris Collier, The Office Bar and Lounge; Bryan Lee Cooper, Mississippi Security Police, Inc.; Krisann Dikes, Singing River Health System; Linzey Fleming, C ...

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