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    Meet the other Chamber leaders

    ADELE LYONS Chief executive officer, Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce  Reflecting on her career in business support and nonprofit leadership, Adele Lyons is understandably proud of her track record.  “At the Gulf Coast Business Technology Center, I started with just five tenants and left 15 years later with a full house of startup companies […]

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    Learning from failure

    I recently was asked to share my favorite leadership and business growth lessons with a group. As I thought back on the hundreds of leaders I’ve had the privilege of working with, many great lessons came to mind. However, some of the most striking lessons came not from the great leaders, but from the bad […]

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    Steel magnolia with a soft heart

    LuAnn Pappas’s dad taught her what it means to give back.  And as the 2021 recipient of the Annette O’Keefe Humanitarian Award, the CEO of Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort wishes Bill Sturm could share in the recognition. Bar none, she says, he was the biggest influence in her life.  “I will forever say I am […]

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    Lifting lids, restoring confidence

    If the eyes are windows to the soul, think of Dr. Margaret E. Phillips as a window frame expert.  The area around the eyes is a problem zone for many people, whether due to aging, medical conditions or other concerns. As a physician and owner of Restore Oculoplastics Gulf Coast, Phillips specializes in reconstructive and […]

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    Amos reigns!

    She’s passionate about promoting Mississippi — and with her new title and crown, Kathy Amos will be doing just that.  On May 6, Amos was crowned MS Senior World Mississippi Hospitality at The Walter Sillers Building in Jackson. Amos, 57, of Canton, Mississippi, assumed her title minutes before making a special presentation to Gov. Tate […]

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    Kari Wilkinson: Breaking new ground as shipyard’s first female president

    When people learn what Kari Wilkinson does for a living, they’re usually impressed — and naturally have lots of questions.  “Telling someone about setting an 800-ton grand block on a ship usually elicits a comment about that being remarkable,” says Wilkinson, executive vice president of Huntington Ingalls Industries and president of Ingalls Shipbuilding. “I usually […]

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