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Mississippi seafood cookoff to be held Thursday

Twelve of the top chefs from across the state will compete Thursday, May 25, to be the king of Mississippi seafood. The eighth annual MS Seafood Cookoff will be held from 6-9:30 p.m. at CLIMB CDC, 1316 30th Ave. in Gulfport. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Each chef will present a signature dish featuring fresh, sustainable Mississippi Gulf seafood to a ...

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Silver Slipper honors employees

Silver Slipper Casino recognized its April 2017 Employee and Supervisor/Manager of the Month Nominees and announced the winners at a luncheon in their honor at the Blue Bayou Bar & Grill on May 18.  Nominees with John Ferrucci, GM, from left to right are: Brian Ladner – F&B Manager; Pauline LaBauve – Table Games Shift Manager; George Williams – Beverage; ...

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Oyster farmers learning the basics

By LISA MONTI Future farmers of oysters in Mississippi will be getting some lessons and hands-on training this summer on the fundamentals of oyster farming in neighboring Alabama. What they bring back and put into practice in coastal waters is designed to give Mississippi’s lagging oyster industry “a jumpstart,” said Jason Rider, oyster extension agent for the state Department of ...

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MDMR begins program to rebuild oyster reefs

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources this week began a program to rebuild and revitalize oyster reefs in the western Mississippi Sound. Employees and contractors started a multi-phase project to plant 350 acres of cultch material on several reefs over the next few weeks. “The purpose of this project is to restore Mississippi’s oyster reefs and increase future production,” said ...

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The Roost brings new rooms and restaurant to downtown Ocean Springs

By ALEXIS WILLIAMS On the west end of Ocean Springs, steps from a vibrant downtown and beautiful Front Beach is a historic building recently renovated for mixed-use as a charming boutique hotel, casual restaurant and office space.  Built in 1894, the building formerly known as The Porter House was purchased and renovated by Joe and Jessica Cloyd, Roxy and Ted Condrey, ...

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Oyster farmers learning the basics

By LISA MONTI Future farmers of oysters in Mississippi will be getting some lessons and hands-on training this summer on the fundamentals of oyster farming in neighboring Alabama. What they bring back and put into practice in coastal waters is designed to give Mississippi’s lagging oyster industry “a jumpstart,” said Jason Rider, oyster extension agent for the state Department of ...

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Silver Slipper Casino Hotel opens new Beach Bar & Café

BAY ST. LOUIS — Silver Slipper Casino Hotel hosted a Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Silver Slipper Beach Bar & Café!  The ceremony took place during a joint Business After Hours event with East St. Tammany and Hancock Chambers of Commerce on Thursday, May 4. “Since we opened our hotel 2 years ago, our customers have asked ...

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Louisiana bank failure is costliest since financial crisis

Regulators on Friday seized New Orleans-based First NBC Bank in the costliest bank failure since the financial crisis, with cleanup costs estimated at $1 billion . The Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions handed the bank to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in the fourth failure of a federally insured bank this year. Hancock Holding Co. of Gulfport, Mississippi, bought $1.6 billion in ...

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Gulf Coast Business Council selects 28 for Masters Leadership Program

The Gulf Coast Business Council has selected 28 Gulf Coast leaders to participate in the 2017 Masters Leadership Program. The program was developed in 2007 to identify and develop emerging leaders of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, while also serving as a “think tank” to create strategies to enhance the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The 2017 Program theme is “Blueprint Gulf Coast.” ...

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U.S. Department of Commerce invests $909,686 to expand shipbuilding workforce in Mississippi

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding an $909,686 grant to the Greene County Board of Supervisors of Leakesville, Mississippi, to expand an existing workforce training center that provides critical workforce training in support of the region’s ship building and marine industries. According to the grantee, the investment is expected to help create 250 ...

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