Three Pine Belt business people inducted into MS Innovators Hall - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Three Pine Belt business people inducted into MS Innovators Hall of Fame

Three Pine Belt business people were inducted into the MS Innovation Hall of Fame. Source: Innovate MS Three Pine Belt business people were inducted into the MS Innovation Hall of Fame. Source: Innovate MS
PINE BELT (WDAM) -

Three Pine Belt business people have been inducted into The Mississippi Innovators Hall of Fame.  

This year, Joe F. Sanderson, Jr., chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Sanderson Farms, Inc. in Laurel, will be honored as the recipient of the 2016 Legend Award.

This prestigious award is presented to distinguished, exemplary and visionary leaders and innovators who have had a legendary impact on the state of Mississippi. Previous Legend Award recipients include Jim Barksdale, Dr. Robert Khayat, Ambassador John Palmer and Bill Yates, according to a news release issued by Innovate Mississippi.

In addition, these outstanding and successful entrepreneurs will be inducted into the Mississippi Innovators Hall of Fame: Linda and Billy Howard, founders of Howard Industries in Laurel; Thalia Mara (posthumously), founder of the USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson; and Dr. S.L. Sethi, founder of Jackie’s International in Canton.

“The momentum behind innovation and entrepreneurship in Mississippi is at an all-time high,” said Sandra Buckley, director of marketing for Innovate Mississippi. “Through the Mississippi Innovators Hall of Fame, we are able to formally acknowledge and celebrate those innovators who have taken risks to build a business from the ground up – and who are ultimately creating jobs and wealth for our state.”

Innovate Mississippi is a nonprofit organization with the mission to drive innovation and technology-based economic development for the State of Mississippi. Visit www.innovate.ms for more information.  

Copyright WDAM 2016. All rights reserved. 

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Four Carey athletes named SSAC players of week

    Four Carey athletes named SSAC players of week

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 10:01 PM EDT2018-04-26 02:01:09 GMT

    Four William Carey University athletes were honored for helping their respective teams capture Southern States Athletic Conference championships.

    More >>

    Four William Carey University athletes were honored for helping their respective teams capture Southern States Athletic Conference championships.

    More >>
  • JCJC star guard Alexis Tolefree commits to Arkansas

    JCJC star guard Alexis Tolefree commits to Arkansas

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 9:54 PM EDT2018-04-26 01:54:17 GMT

    Jones County Junior College standout guard Alexis Tolefree recently had a change of heart regarding her initial college decision. After committing to Ole Miss, she announced Wednesday her verbal commitment to the University of Arkansas.

    More >>

    Jones County Junior College standout guard Alexis Tolefree recently had a change of heart regarding her initial college decision. After committing to Ole Miss, she announced Wednesday her verbal commitment to the University of Arkansas.

    More >>
  • Six new troopers joining Hattiesburg MHP district

    Six new troopers joining Hattiesburg MHP district

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 9:52 PM EDT2018-04-26 01:52:38 GMT
    Mississippi Highway Patrol Sgt. Travis Luck (left) speaks with new troopers Jacob Welborn (center) and Allen Grace. Photo credit WDAM.Mississippi Highway Patrol Sgt. Travis Luck (left) speaks with new troopers Jacob Welborn (center) and Allen Grace. Photo credit WDAM.

    Six new troopers have joined the Mississippi Highway Patrol's Troop J in Hattiesburg. 

    More >>

    Six new troopers have joined the Mississippi Highway Patrol's Troop J in Hattiesburg. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly