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Areng joins The Focus Group agency in Gulfport

The Focus Group, a Gulfport advertising and marketing agency, has hired Renee Areng as the new Vice President of Business Development. Areng has more than 20 years experience in the tourism sector, most recently as the Executive Director of Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast. Areng will be pursuing clients in the tourism sector, as well as in other key business sectors. ...

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Golf carts keep Bay St. Louis moving

By LISA MONTI Given the fact that golf carts have become such a popular way to get around Bay St. Louis, especially on sunny weekends when Old Town’s bars, restaurants and shops are in full swing, the Mississippi Coast city’s motto “A Place Apart” could easily morph into “A Place of Carts.” They’re everywhere. People drive them to work, parents ...

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First president from Mississippi? Twitter fans make case for Oprah

Oprah Winfrey’s moving speech at the Golden Globes has some fans and fellow celebrities calling for her presidential run. The actress, a native of Kosciusko, accepted the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award at Sunday’s ceremony, and it didn’t take long for Twitter to start lighting up with the hashtag #Oprah2020. Comedian Sarah Silverman tweeted “Oprah/Michelle 2020.” Leslie Odom, Jr., who played ...

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Van Cleave to direct Biloxi law office

Christopher C. Van Cleave is the director of the Biloxi office of Van Cleave Law. Van Cleave, a Mississippi attorney and Gulf Coast resident for more than 20 years, leads the firm. Van Cleave practiced for two years with Paul Minor, and practiced with Clyde H. “Buddy” Gunn and Lawrence C. “Larry” Corban, with whom he formed the Corban Gunn ...

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Biloxi senior earns place at Future Women in Women Weekend

Elizabeth Van Horn, senior at St. Patrick Catholic High School in Biloxi, was selected to attend the Future Women in Business Weekend at Washington University Olin Business School in November. To be eligible, a student must be a female high school junior or senior interested in business that has maintained a 3.4 or higher GPA. Only 30 students were selected ...

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Biloxi firm Machado Patano to revive Katrina eyesore for its new headquarters

By JULIA MILLER Biloxi Mayor Andrew “Fo Fo” Gillich’s vision of a revitalized downtown has taken another step foward with the announcement of Machado Patano and M | P Design Group’s plans to renovate a 21,000 square-foot warehouse across from MGM Park. Jamie Barhanovich, Machado Patano’s business manager, said current plans are to relocate both the engineering firm Machado Patano, ...

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BRINGING BILOXI BACK — City leaders hope their proposed 5-year plan will revitalize downtown area

By JULIA MILLER For more than 50 years, downtown Biloxi has been facing a decline. Led by Biloxi Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich, the city has partnered with the Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District to reverse that path with the hope that a revitalization of downtown will lead to economic growth for the area. “The goals, incentives, tasks and projects ...

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Agostinelli relocates to Biloxi office

Jason Agostinelli After six years in the downtown Jackson office, partner Jason Agostinelli, AIA, has joined Dale Partners’ Biloxi Team. Agostinelli’s work includes the MGM Park, Biloxi; the Award Winning, GRAMMY Museum® MISSISSIPPI, in Cleveland, MS; the Wind Creek Casino / Hotel and BB King Blues Club, Montgomery, Ala. Agostinelli joined Dale Partners in the 2011 merger with Barranco Architecture ...

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