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Maritime museum holds ribbon cutting

ribbon-cutting Maritime museum holds ribbon cutting

The Mississippi Maritime Museum’s phase one is now open after a ribbon cutting held Thursday, March 16.

Housed in the band hall of the old Pascagoula High School property, phase one involves an activity center to make maritime history and interactive experience for the whole family.

The goal of the museum is to tell the story of the state’s 300-year maritime history, preserving the past and educating future generations.

ribbon-cutting Maritime museum holds ribbon cutting

“This is not a Pascagoula museum,” said Mayor Jim Blevins “This isn’t a Jackson County museum. This isn’t even a Mississippi museum. This is a museum for all the ship builders across the nation.”

One unique aspect of the ribbon cutting was a christening of the museum, honoring the maritime roots. 

ribbon-cutting Maritime museum holds ribbon cutting

The next phase of the museum is projected to be complete in 2020, and will include the actual museum housed in the old math and science building of the high school.

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Refinery Hosts Leadership Jackson County

LJC-at-Chevron Refinery Hosts Leadership Jackson County

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The Pascagoula Refinery hosted the Leadership Jackson County class of 2016 for lunch and a Refinery tour in June. The program is sponsored by Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and exists to build a better community, train emerging leaders, create community awareness and inspire graduates of the program to serve the common good. Darrin Ely (Procurement) and Darin Matthews (CBRES) are participating in this year’s program. Refinery operations manager Joe Robison shared his leadership philosophies and strategies with the group.

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Trade Show Highlights Local Suppliers

trade-show-2 Trade Show Highlights Local Suppliers

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Chevron was proud to once again sponsor the Jackson County Industrial Trade Show, where local small businesses showcase their products and services to the manufacturing and large industries in the county. Co-chaired by Chevron Business Development Specialist Trudi Dixon, the event has grown over the past 26 years, and provides an ideal venue to support the Refinery’s local spend goals. Chevron spent $261 million with Jackson County vendors and contractors in 2015.
“Sourcing locally and supporting our Jackson County Chamber of Commerce are two important ways Chevron benefits our local economy,” said Alan Sudduth, PGPA Manager. “Small businesses are an essential part of the community, and we can all do our part to support them.”
Special thanks to the Chevron Procurement employees who volunteered:  Melanie Landsiedel (booth coordinator), Chris Skrmetti, Obi Okoye, JT Daughtry, Robin Trochesset, Genna Casey, JP McIlwain, Sean O’Grady, James Eubanks, Josh Cooper, Darrin Ely, Teresa Wright, Brad Talley, Kimetha Blanks, Lucretia Roberts, Chris Stallworth and Cheryl Bragg.

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