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VCVB’s Gatian Receives Tourism Marketing Certification

Ashley Gatian, sales manager at the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau (VCVB), has earned certification as a “Travel Marketing Professional” after completing the three-year program of the Southeast Tourism Society Marketing College. Gatian has worked at the VCVB since February 2012 and is responsible for group tours, recruiting meetings and conventions, international sales, and facilitating travel media.

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Flaggs recognized by Southeast Tourism Society

The Southeast Tourism Society (STS) awarded Mayor George Flaggs, Jr. of the City of Vicksburg with the Shining Example Award for Governmental Tourism Leadership Award which honors an elected official whose support or influence greatly enhanced the tourism industry. Mayor Flaggs was nominated by Laura Beth Strickland, Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director, for his leadership in Vicksburg supporting ...

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Two Vicksburg researchers earn Black Engineer of the Year awards

LeKenya Walker and Cameron Thomas, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center employees in Vicksburg, are winners of the 2020 Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) for Modern Day Technology Leaders. The award recognizes African-American scientists and engineers around the country who are shaping the future of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), as well as promoting diversity and ...

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Mississippi Entrepreneurship Forum set for April 2-3 in Vicksburg

The 2020 Mississippi Entrepreneurship Forum, which brings together leading entrepreneurs, economic developers, innovators and future business owners to learn more about the entrepreneurial climate and the future of entrepreneurship in Mississippi, will take place April 2-3 at the Vicksburg Convention Center. For the first time, the MEF will host a student business pitch competition on April 2. The competition is ...

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Vicksburg implements energy saving measures to cut costs

A Mississippi city is implementing energy efficiency measures that are estimated to save it more than $60,000 a year on utility bills. The Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved a $2.4 million contract with Jackson-based Path Co. LLC this month to look into ways the city could improve its energy efficiency, The Vicksburg posted reported on Monday. The program will focus ...

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Vicksburg-Warren works to increase high school grad rate

A school district in western Mississippi has been working to boost its graduation rate by revising the focus of its high schools, paying attention to students who might drop out and engaging students in a leadership program. The graduation rate for the Vicksburg Warren School District has gone from 58.5% for the class of 2013 to more than 80% for ...

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New county leaders to decide on flood debris hauling payment

New leaders will decide how a Mississippi county will pay to haul away flood debris. The Vicksburg Post reports that Warren County supervisors voted to delay a decision on debris hauling, which could cost the county more than $100,000. A total of 24 homes at Eagle Lake have been demolished by volunteers following flooding. The delay means the next board of ...

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Golding Barge Line upping its Vicksburg stakes by $20M

» New boats, barges and hires coming to family-owned company By TED CARTER Sustained growth in moving both raw crude oil and refined petroleum along America’s inland waterways has led Vicksburg’s Golding Barge Line to invest $20 million in new boats, barges and vessel hands. The investment is expected to gain Golding Barge Line 25 workers. Some will work from ...

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Golding Barge invests $20 million, adds 25 jobs

  MBJ staff Golding Barge Line is expanding operations in Vicksburg with a $20 million corporate investment and creation of 25 jobs. Golding Barge Line transports refined petroleum products, petrochemicals and chemical products throughout the U.S. inland waterway system. “We are excited about this opportunity to grow our business. This expansion will provide more employment opportunities, as well as increased ...

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Mississippi board sells porcelain princess to draw interest

A Mississippi board working to build an arts pavilion is hoping to raise awareness for the plan by selling a princess — or at least a replica of one. The board of directors of the proposed Mississippi International Arts Pavilion in Vicksburg is selling reproductions of the Porcelain Princess, a statue featured in the Porcelain Room of the Royal Palace ...

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