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08.12.13

MML PROVIDES COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TRAINING FOR CITIES AND TOWNS


The Mississippi Municipal League held its 82nd Annual Summer Conference in Biloxi July 15-17, 2013. Executive Director, Shari Veazey, and the MML staff provided an atmosphere of exceptional training for municipal officials and community leaders that addressed a vast array of topics a few of which included redevelopment for cities, working with community stakeholders, health care zones for economic development, effective planning and zoning, and big ideas for small towns. Mayor Tim Waldrup of Ellisville was sworn in as the incoming president of MML for the upcoming year. MML is the official nonprofit private organization in Mississippi providing lobbying, education, technical support services for cities and towns.

DR. ROBERT LOCHHEAD, PROFESSOR OF POLYMER SCIENCE 


If you look on the back of your shampoo bottle at home, chances are Dr. Robert Lochhead named some of the ingredients used to make that shampoo. The same is true for many household products used in our daily routines.  Dr. Lochhead is on a committee for the International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI). His committee selects names for polymers that go into formulations of personal care products. The INCI system has been established since the 1970's by the Personal Care Products Council (formerly known as Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association). Many countries including the United States require manufacturers of cosmetic ingredients to submit all new ingredients for registration through the INCI system. 
Lochhead is internationally known for his work in polymers. He is a professor of Polymer Science at the University of Southern Mississippi. Over the years, he has served as interim director, chair director, and dean of the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials. He recently stepped down as director of the School of Polymers though he remains an active subject matter expert and highly regarded faculty researcher...LEARN MORE

PINE BELT BUSINESS EXPO


The Area Development Partnership hosted its annual Pine Belt Business Expo at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg, MS on July 25.  The Business Expo is designed to maximize exposure in front of thousands of people and offers ADP members a way to conduct product demonstrations, share complimentary samples with attendees, and give first-hand information about the various goods and services they provide. This year's event included a luncheon that featured a panel discussion, "Doing Business in a College Town", with leaders from The University of Southern Miss, William Carey University, Pearl River Community College, and Jones County Junior College. The Expo concluded with the annual Taste of the Pine Belt evening event which included special guest, Miss Mississippi Chelsea Rick, a medical student at William Carey University. 

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UPCOMING EVENTS  


Workshop for nonprofit organizations on August 15, 2013 at Trent Lott Center in Hattiesburg, Mississippi...LEARN MORE
 
Startup Weekend, an event where like-minded entrepreneurs gather for a weekend of company creation, on August 23-25, 2013 in Biloxi, Mississippi...LEARN MORE
 
True South Basic Economic
Development Course on September 23-26, 2013 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi...LEARN MORE

Southeast U.S./Japan Association 36th Annual Joint Meeting on November 17-19, 2013 in Biloxi, Mississippi...LEARN MORE 

Logistics, Trade, and Transportation Symposium 2014 Theme: Southeastern Opportunities and Challenges on February 26-27, 2014 in Gulfport, Mississippi...LEARN MORE

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