Cities recognized with Mississippi Main Street Awards

Cities recognized with Mississippi Main Street Awards

Playpen, a children’s consignment store in downtown Hattiesburg, recently was a winner at the Mississippi Main Street Awards Luncheon. Playpen owner Rosalie Ricks Knop, left, admires the award with Shawn Harris, a board member of the Hattiesburg Historic Downtown District, and HHDA Executive Director Andrea Saffle.

Several cities in Mississippi Power’s service territory recently were recognized at the Mississippi Main Street’s 28th annual Awards Luncheon.

“Our Economic Development team works very closely with our Main Street partners, so we are excited for them to receive these honors,” said Economic Development Manager Steven Dick, who is a new member of the Mississippi Main Street board of directors. “We’re committed to helping our communities grow and redevelop their existing downtown districts by attracting new businesses and entrepreneurs.”

The Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association won two Main Street Awards – Outstanding Retail Promotion for Shop Small Saturday and Outstanding New Business for Porter Public House.

Gulfport’s Fishbone Alley earned the Innovation on Main Street Award, and Laurel Main Street was recognized for Outstanding Adaptive Reuse Project for Slowboat Brewing Company.

Cynthia Dobbs of Ocean Springs Main Street won for Outstanding Marketing, and Jeff Baldock of Pascagoula was honored as a Main Street Hero.

Mississippi Power was a sponsor of the Main Street luncheon.

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