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Chamber awarded Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award

The military and school partnership of Columbus & Lowndes County is the Second Place winner of the 2019 Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence earning an Exemplary Partnership designation in the category of Total Community Partnership. The award was presented on July 23, 2019 at the Military Child Education Coalition’s Annual National Training Seminar in Washington D.C. Among the 5 total ...

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Greenwood Utilities a good fit for longtime employee

By DAVID MONROE / Greenwood Commonwealth GREENWOOD — Mike Nix says the most used app on his phone is The Weather Channel — for good reason. On Thursday (July 11), with rain and wind in the forecast for the weekend and beyond, Greenwood Utilities’ vice president of electric operations had already met with his team that morning to discuss their ...

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City advances plan to place turf in sports complexes

By TAYLOR VANCE / Daily Journal TUPELO • The city is one step closer to replacing the natural grass fields at two of its sports complexes with artificial turf fields. The Tupelo City Council voted to finalize a contract with Sloan Landscape Architecture for $150 an hour to draw the initial designs for installing artificial turf at Ballard Park Baseball ...

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EMBDC recognizes June ambassadors of the month

The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation presented its June Ambassadors of the Month awards. Honorees were, from left, Laura Hester, The MAX, third place; Leah Hearn, Commercial Bank, first place; Lisa Sollie, MSU Meridian, second place; and Ashley Tanksley, Meridian Community College, Red Ticket drawing winner.

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EMBDC Recognizes May Ambassadors of the Month

The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation presented its May Ambassadors of the Month awards. Winners are, from left, Lee Williams, Regions Bank, second place; Sonya Scarbrough, BankPlus, first place; Channing Peoples, United Way of East Mississippi, red ticket drawing winner; and Tyler Covington, Citizens National Bank, third place. (Courtesy of EMBDC)

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Wilkirson to step down as Fondren Renaissance Foundation director

Fondren Renaissance Foundation wishes to announce that after a decade of service and leadership, Jim Wilkirson will step down as Executive Director of FRF, effective May 1, 2019. In keeping with FRF’s mission of promoting the preservation and revitalization of the greater Fondren Community for economic growth, stability and quality of life in Fondren, during Jim’s tenure, Fondren has experienced ...

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EMBDC recognizes March Ambassadors of the Month

The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation presented its March Ambassadors of the Month awards. Honored were, from left, Bobbie Harmon, red ticket winner, State Games of Mississippi; Terry Watkins, third place, Lala Enterprises; Leah Hearn, first place, Commercial Bank; and Lisa Sollie, second place, MSU Meridian. (Courtesy of EMBDC)

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Association of Chamber of Commerce executives select Hernandez

The Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, Inc. has announced Membership Development Coordinator, Mei-Li Hernandez, has been selected to participate in the ACCE Membership Development Division Sales Mentorship Program for 2019. ACCE and Membership Development Division volunteers match applicants to experienced sales professionals for monthly consultations and training throughout the calendar year. Both mentors and mentees are expected to work ...

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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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