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Rachel Walklet, Advertising Manager

Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort

(228) 392-1889 ext. 1027

Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort President and CEO LuAnn Pappas Named in Global Gaming Business 25 People to Watch 2017

January 5, 2017 – Luann Pappas, CEO of Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort, has been named “One of 25 People to Watch 2017” by Global Gaming Business Magazine (GGB) in its January 2017 issue. The list includes gaming industry executives and influencers worldwide.

Pappas, who has served in her

Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Returns for Eighth Year

Official Public Schedule of Events Announced

Mississippi Gulf Coast –The eighth annual Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic is scheduled to take place March 30-April 2 at Fallen Oak in Biloxi. Tickets are $15 and will go on sale after the first of the year and can be purchased online at or by calling the tournament office at (228) 896-6365. Children 16 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult and all active and retired military and their families are admitted free

GULF SHORES, Ala.—SportsEvents Media Group, the leading industry publication focused exclusively on helping sports event planners produce excellent competitions in the United States, has announced the Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau as one of its 2017 Readers’ Choice Award winners.

Winners will be announced in the January 2017 issue of SportsEvents. Sports event professionals were asked to nominate destinations and sports venues that they
believe display exemplary creativity and professionalism toward the groups

Ashley Brokowsky, Content Coordinator
(800) 968-0712

Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast Is Honored With ConventionSouth’s Annual Readers’ Choice Award

GULF SHORES, Ala. (Oct. 19, 2016)—It is with honor that the publishers and editors of ConventionSouth, the national multimedia resource for planning events in the South, present Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast with a 2016 Readers’ Choice Award.

“ConventionSouth readers and fans have voted to decide the best meeting


Corey Christy

Director of Development



Brothers of Craft:

The Art of Peter, Walter and “Mac” Anderson

Exhibition opening Thursday, October 13th

Ocean Springs, September 29, 2016 (Press Release) – On October 13th from 5:30-7:30pm, the Walter Anderson Museum of Art will be hosting the opening reception for our next major exhibit. This exhibition features the three brothers who began the artistic legacy which is today known as Shearwater. Peter, Walter, and James

September 20, 2016

Erin Kenna

Public/Media Relations Manager


Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast Awarded at 2016 Governor’s Conference on Tourism

Natchez, Miss. Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast (VMGC), the official destination marketing organization for South Mississippi, received Tourism Office of the Year for budgets exceeding $750,000 and Social Media Strategy of the Year on Tuesday, September 20, at the 2016 Governor’s Conference on Tourism hosted by the Mississippi Tourism Association. These

September 9, 2016

Erin Kenna

Public/Media Relations Manager


Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast is Tourism Office of the Year

Birmingham, Ala. – The regional destination marketing organization charged with promoting tourism for Mississippi’s three coastal counties was chosen as the Tourism Office of the Year at the Southeast Tourism Society (STS) Fall Forum on September 8, 2016.

Each year, STS recognizes one destination marketing organization with the Tourism Office of the Year Shining Example

Nancy Perkins, Sales & Marketing Director
Diamondhead Country Club & Property Owners Association
7610 Country Club Circle
Diamondhead, MS 39525
228 255-1900 ext. 101

September 7, 2016

Two Diamondhead, MS Golf Pros Awarded Top Honors by the Gulf States PGA

Chris Altese, PGA, Director of Golf and Hoppy Smith, PGA, Director of Training and Player Development have been selected as recipients of the 2016 Gulf States PGA Youth Player Development Award and Teacher of the Year respectively.

Smith has been a PGA member since 1996


Erin Kenna
Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast

VISIT MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST ACHIEVES Industry Accreditation IN Destination Management and Marketing

Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast successfully achieves industry accreditation, demonstrating mastery of key principles of destination management and marketing.

Mississippi Gulf Coast – Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast was awarded accreditation with the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP) seal by Destination Marketing Association

Adventure Cycling Announces First-Ever Bike Your Park Day

Registration is now open for a national event on September 24, 2016, for people of all ages and abilities to discover their parks and public lands by bicycle.

MISSOULA, MONT., January 12, 2016 —Adventure Cycling Association today announced the inaugural Bike Your Park Day, which will inspire and empower thousands of people to bike in or to a national park, state park, wildlife refuge, or other public lands on the same day — September 24, 2016. Anyone interested in participating can now