Special Guest Speaker Announced for the Jackson County Industrial Trade Show

Trade Show Admit One 2017

PASCAGOULA, MS— All businesses in the industrial supply or manufacturing field are invited to attend the 28th Annual Jackson County Industrial Trade Show on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at the B.E. “Mac” McGinty Civic Center (2902 Shortcut Road) in Pascagoula from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The Ribbon Cutting will be held at 9:00 a.m. that morning in the Fair Hall next to the Civic Center, and the Special Guest Speaker will be Anthony L. Wilson, Chairman, President and CEO of Mississippi Power.  The Chairwoman of this year’s event is Trudi Dixon of Chevron Pascagoula Refinery.  Sponsorships, booths and wall space advertising are now available through the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for companies looking to be featured at this event.  Indoor and outdoor booth spaces are also available to companies with reduced rates for members of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce.  Those looking to join the Chamber between January and March can receive a free outdoor booth with their membership.

Businesses are encouraged to put aside time on this day and allow their employees working in procurement, management, engineering and other industrial fields to attend the event.  Participants are also encouraged to invite their business network to attend this show—regionally, nationwide and worldwide.  This show is open to the business community.  The Jackson County Industrial Trade Show allows businesses of all sizes and many classifications to promote their products and services to other local businesses in one location. The trade show provides the environment of face to face interaction where attendees learn about new and existing products and opportunities.

This year’s Guest Speaker, Anthony L. Wilson, is President and CEO of Mississippi Power in addition to the role of the company’s Chairman as of August 4th, 2016.  He started his career with the company in Biloxi in 1984, as an engineering cooperative education student and as a native of D’Iberville, Miss.  He furthered his career through a variety of leadership roles before moving to Georgia Power in 2002.  Wilson has been involved with a variety of volunteering opportunities in the community, which includes working with the American Cancer Society.  He is a member of the board of directors for the Mississippi Energy Institute, Mississippi State University Foundation and Mississippi Economic Council.  He also is the Vice Chair of the Gulf Coast Business Council.  Wilson attended Mississippi State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in addition to a MBA from The University of Southern Mississippi and graduating from the Oxford University Advanced Management Program.  Wilson is married to Tonya Stanovich-Wilson of Biloxi.  Their three daughters are Natalie, Katie and Meghan (Source: http://www.mississippipower.com/about-us/our-leadership/anthony-wilson.cshtml).

The Jackson County Industrial Trade Show is one of many examples of economic and community support in the area throughout the year.  Additionally, the Jackson County Industrial Suppliers Association (ISA) meets every other month at the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce.  The ISA is sponsored by the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber’s Small Business Issue Manager Group.  Programs are designed to provide ideas and information that give businessmen additional resource knowledge and new business opportunities.

Sponsors for the Jackson County Industrial Trade Show include the following:

2017 Gold Sponsors
Chancellor, Inc.
Hargrove Engineers + Constructors
Ingalls Shipbuilding
Mississippi Power
Orion Engineering, Inc./Sirius Technical Services
Performance Contractors
2017 Silver Sponsors
Brock Services, LLC
Cable ONE Business
Compton Engineering, Inc.
Floore Industrial Contractors, Inc.
IBEW Local Union 733
M & D Construction Company, Inc.
MobleySafway Solutions, LLC
Talon Electrical & Mechanical Group
Zachry Industrial

2017 Reception Sponsor
Lokring Gulf Coast, LLC

Branding Sponsors
Blossman Propane Gas, Appliance & Service
Goodgames’, Incorporated
ISC Constructors, LLC
Mitchell Distributing

Continental Breakfast
Navigator Credit Union
Wells Fargo Bank

ACE Party Rentals
Jackson County Board of Supervisors
Jackson County Fair Board
Mississippi Security Police, Inc.
Pugh’s Florist, Inc.
Turf Masters Lawn Care, Inc.

Media Partner
The Mississippi Press

Contact the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce (228-762-3391 or JohnsonL@jcchamber.com) for information on attending or being featured at an ISA meeting, participating in the Jackson County Industrial Trade Show and general Chamber membership information.  The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce is located at 720 Krebs Avenue in Pascagoula.  More information can be found online at www.jcchamber.com.

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