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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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Morris named AOF board member

The American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) has announced the election of Seger S. Morris, DO, as its New Physician in Practice board member for a two-year term beginning January 1, 2020. Board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine, Morris is Associate Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine and an internal medicine physician at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. ...

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Herndon promoted at Waggoner

Waggoner Engineering has announced that Ryan Herndon has been promoted to strategic services/government relations manager. In his new role, Herndon will manage strategic services and government relations activities, including supporting clients, project managers and client account managers with strategic services needs. In his prior role as Senior Discipline Manager for Construction, Herndon oversaw the completion of the U.S. Highway 80 ...

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Merit Health Wesley names employee of the year

Merit Health Wesley in Hattiesburg has named Anita Nobles, CNA, as 2019 recipient of the Margaret LaFon Employee of the Year Award. This award is the highest honor bestowed on a hospital employee each year. Nobles was chosen from among more than 1,000 employees for the honor. Employees are nominated for the award by their hospital peers, administrators and patients ...

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Steak ‘N Shake announces Clinton location

Steak ‘N Shake and the City of Clinton announce the location of a new Steak n’ Shake in Clinton at 4900 Hampstead Boulevard. This will be the second Steak ‘N Shake for the metro Jackson Area. The City of Clinton and Steak ‘N Shake held a Ground Breaking Ceremony on January 8, 2020 at the future location.. Steak ‘N Shake ...

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Williams joins Smith Shellnut Wilson

D. Dodd Williams, CFA, has joined Smith Shellnut Wilson Investment Counsel and Management in Madison as a senior vice president. Williams has over 27 years of experience in money management and investment portfolio strategy. He has spent the last 21 years working for investment banks, specializing in institutional fixed income portfolio management. He was previously a portfolio manager for Delta ...

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Ty Lambert named chief risk officer for BancorpSouth

BancorpSouth Bank announced the appointment of Ty Lambert as its chief risk officer, effective January 1, 2020. Lambert’s responsibilities include a broad portfolio of functions designed to maintain the integrity of the company’s continued efforts to identify, monitor and mitigate key risks facing the company and be accountable for enabling the efficient and effective governance of significant risks, and related ...

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Reunion Golf & Country Club culinary operations honored by Golf Inc. magazine

Reunion Golf & Country Club’s culinary operations led by Chef Billy Kistler have been named a Golden Fork award winner by Golf Inc. magazine. Golf Inc. annually recognizes the golf industry’s top dining facilities with its Golden Fork awards in their January/February issue. Reunion Golf & Country Club opened its 33,000 square foot clubhouse in August 2018 and features four ...

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Taste Buds Management promotes Paul Hutson to CEO

Taste Buds Management, restaurant group owner of Zea Rotisserie & Bar and Semolina, announced that Paul Hutson has been promoted from chief operating officer to chief executive officer. Hutson will assume the role effective immediately. Hutson has over 35 years of food, manufacturing and full-service restaurant experience. He joined Taste Buds in 2005 as vice president of operations and has ...

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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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