Mississippi Power partners with Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce for May events
Published 11:46 am Wednesday, May 24, 2023
by Mississippi Power
Mississippi Power partnered with the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce on several community events this month, including a scholarship breakfast for high school seniors.
The month kicked off with Excellence in Education – a scholarship breakfast where the Biloxi and Gulfport Chambers of Commerce recognized teachers and students who received grants or scholarships for the year. Mississippi Power awarded scholarships to students from Biloxi High School and Gulfport High School and also sponsored the event.
Mississippi Power was then recognized with the ‘Spirited Steppers Award’ at Coast Young Professionals’ 16th Annual Walking on Water community event. All funds raised benefitted local food pantry, Feeding the Gulf Coast.
Additionally, the company is partnering with the Chamber on two events intended to engage and educate community members on upcoming local elections.
Coast Young Professionals will host Voice Your Vote – Seminar with Secretary of State Michael Watson on May 23. The Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce will then host its annual Post Legislative Briefing with local representatives on May 25. Mississippi Power is a community sponsor for both.
“We recognize the important work our local Chamber is doing in the area and are happy to partner with them on a regular basis,” said Mississippi Power Spokeswoman Kaila Moran Griffith. “Staying engaged in our community, especially when it comes to education, is as important to our employees as it is for our customers.”
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