Hattiesburg Downtown Association names a new president

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Hattiesburg Downtown Association named a new president while honoring business leaders and volunteers Thursday.

The association held its annual luncheon at the Hattiesurg Train Depot. Awards were presented to volunteers who contributed extraordinary support in leadership, innovation, philanthropy, and promotion.

The Executive Director, Betsy Rowell said the downtown area experienced tremendous growth in 2012 and believes 2013 will be an even bigger year.

The 2013 board president is Tom White, owner of 206 Front Street and Bianchi's Pizzeria.

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