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  • NAVIGATORTHEArea Development Partnership | Greater Hattiesburg, MS | October - December, 2016

    FIRED UPNYT Best-Selling Author John OLearyto keynote ADP Annual Meeting

  • New Members | June 9, 2016 - September 20, 2016350 Degrees, Inc.Sonia Walley521 Old Richton RoadPetal, MS 39465(769) 390-2253the350degreesbakery@


    Acadamy Mortgage Corp.Rodney Meyers6668 U.S. Hwy. 98, Ste. DHattiesburg, MS 39402(601) 215-9471rodney.meyers@

    acadamymortgage.comMortgage Loans & Bankers

    Beard & Stewart, PLLCJeff Stewart604 Adeline St., Ste. BHattiesburg, MS 39401(601) 545-3777akrushL@gmail.comLegal Services / Litigation

    Calvin Newman PropertiesCalvin Newman106 Bellepointe CirclePurvis, MS 39475(601) 329-0580creed.newman@gmail.comReal Estate-ResidentialResidential Community

    Chancellor, Inc.Melissa Murray1228 West 5th StreetLaurel, MS 39440(601) 518-6455mmurray@chancellorinc.comElectrical Supplies & Service

    Component Sales AssociatesCathy Dodds6068 U.S. Hwy. 98Hattiesburg, MS 39402(601) 264-2455cathy.dodds@csa-sales.comDistributors, Manufacturing, Warehousing & Logistics

    Crumpton Insurance AgencyKen Crumpton5 Orleans Drive, Ste. 3Hattiesburg, MS 39402(601) 336-5015ken@crumptoninsurance.comInsurance

    CyclebarLeslie Suit4600 Hardy StreetHattiesburg, MS 39402(601) 602-5894leslie.anderson@

    cyclebarhattiesburg.comFitness / Wellness Programs

    Dis & DemLori Petitto11 Lake ForgetfulHattiesburg, MS 39402(985) 517-3268lpetitto504@gmail.comRestaurants

    The Divine Shine Detail ExperiencePhillip Mulligan5337 West 4th StreetHattiesburg, MS 39402(601) 307-6846divineshinedetail@yahoo.comAutomobile Detailing

    Fulmers General StoreJeanette Fulmer510 Wingate RoadRichton, MS 39476(601) 964-8220fulmersgeneral@gmail.comFruitstands / Country Store

    J. Olive Co.Manda James6555 U.S. Hwy. 98 West,

    Ste. 22AHattiesburg, MS 39402(601) 336-7702service@joliveco.comGift Shops

    Jazmos BodegaLemon (Trey) Sullivan, III631 Main StreetHattiesburg, MS 39401(769) 223-6671jazmoscc@gmail.comRestaurants

    Joey Lee Agency: Allstate InsuranceJoey Lee6374 U.S. Hwy. 98, Ste. BHattiesburg, MS 39402(601) 579-8887joeylee@allstate.comInsurance

    JunknistaKirsten Arms-Arbo5 Eastwood DrivePetal, MS 39465(337) 335-5807junknista@gmail.comBoutiques & Specialty Shops

    Juvo TechnologiesBryan Schroder518 N. Main St.Hattiesburg, MS 39402(601) 620-4956awilliams@juvotec.comTechnology

    Keg & BarrelJohn Neal1315 Hardy StreetHattiesburg, MS 39401(601) 582-7148Restaurants

    Kinetix Real EstateKadija Taylor4010 OFerral Street, Ste. 219Hattiesburg, MS 39402(601) 408-0296kinetixmanagement@

    gmail.comReal Estate

    Kraken Digital MarketingBobby Mitchell283 Whipstick HollowPoplarville, MS 39470(985) 791-3761bobby@thekrakenseo.comSales / Marketing Consultants

    Leos Cuban Kitchen, LLCLeo R. Dopico124 Grand Drive, Ste. 1000Hattiesburg, MS 39401(601) 336-6148leoscubankitchen@


    Louie Munn ServicesJake Munn21 Cutlass PointHattiesburg, MS 39402(601) 583-6769louie@louiemunnservices.comSafety & Transportation

    Magnuson HotelCamille King6563 U.S. Hwy. 49Hattiesburg, MS 39401(769) 390-7010magnusonhattiesburg@

    gmail.comHotels / Motels

    Marlins Bar & GrillCory Cooley6208 U.S. Hwy. 49Hattiesburg, MS 39401(601) 602-6967marlinsbarandgrill@

    gmail.comEvent Venue / Restaurants

    Nicholson Consulting Group, LLCCarl Nicholson100 Dudley W. Connor St.Hattiesburg, MS 39401(601) 475-1490carl@nconsultgrp.comBusiness / Development


    Offroad Performance, LLCAustin Lods510 Broadway DriveHattiesburg, MS 39401(769) 390-7468offroadperf711@gmail.comAutomobile Accessories

    The Palmer Insurance Agency, LLCBennie Palmer4358 Lincoln Road Ext., Ste. 10Hattiesburg, MS 39402(601) 264-3462bennie@palmerinsllc.comInsurance

    The PorterRoy Windham201 West Pine StreetHattiesburg, MS 39401(601) 336-9376life@theporterpub.comRestaurants

    Principle Payment ConsultingDale Tikkanen169 Lost Orchard Drive(920) 210-5559Purvis, MS 39475dale@principlepay.comPersonal Consultants

    Sofidel AmericaFranco DiFelice176 W.L. Runnels

    Industrial DriveHattiesburg, MS 39401(601) 255-6600franco.difelice@sofidel.itPaper Converters

    Southern Grace Senior Home CareGregory Elkins1208A Carterville RoadPetal, MS 39465(601) 602-5411southerngraceservices@

    gmail.comHome Health Agency

    Stricks Bar-B-QKen Strickland3802 West 4th Street, Ste. DHattiesburg, MS 39401(601) 264-2502ken@stricksbbq.comCaterers, Restaurants

    T Bones Records & Caf Harry Crumpler2101 Hardy StreetHattiesburg, MS 39401(601) 583-0099tbone@tbonescafe.comCoffee & Tea Shops /


    Truth ChurchDavontae Washington620 Campbell LoopHattiesburg, MS 39401(601) 913-8450davwash1229@gmail.comChurches

    Updown Trampoline ParkStephanie Hollomon101 S. 41st AvenueHattiesburg, MS 39401(601) 402-7933jumpupdownpark@

    gmail.comActivity Center

    Winburn Lawn & LandscapingJustin Winburn578 Munn RoadSumrall, MS 39482(601) 573-8741justinwinburn@hotmail.comLandscaping, Lawn Care

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    4 Recent Happenings

    5 Letters from the Chair and President

    6 Cover Story: Q&A with John OLeary

    8 Member Spotlight: Bio Soil Enhancers, Inc.

    9 Measured Success in Economic Development

    10 Calendar of Events

    11 Ambassadors

    12 2016 Corporate Golf Challenge

    13 6 Tips for Utilizing the New ADP Website

    14 Leadership Pinebelt

    15 Pine Belt Young Professionals

    16 Ribbon Cuttings

    18 Renewed Members

    in this issue:

    Young Professionals15

    New ADP WebsiteOn the Cover:John OLeary to Keynote2016 ADP Annual Meeting

    Bio Soil Enhancers, Inc.


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    1. Hu Meena, President and CEO of C Spire, speaks at the 2016 Membership Appreciation Meeting2. Members of the 2016 Leadership Pinebelt Class at the Downtown Hattiesburg tour 3. Dr. Scott Hummel speaks at the Rise Up Professional Development Series 4. ADP Members at Patio 44 for the Warm Welcome Member Reception 5. ADP Retiree Members gather at Patio 44 for their monthly luncheon 6. Rebecca Geiger and Mike Skinner, from HORNE Cyber, at August First Friday 7. Rob Tatum, with CR Properties, LLC, giving an update on the Midtown District at a Pine Belt Young Professional Luncheon 8. ADP Members gather with Seymour at The Rock for Business After Hours









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  • lettersfrom the chair

    from the presidentThe ADPs fall calendar is absolutely full of opportunities for you to network, learn, celebrate and grow your business. I encourage you to fully engage with our organization and invite friends and colleagues to do the same. Join us for First Friday breakfasts in October and November, our ADP Corporate Golf Challenge at Canebrake Country Club, Business After Hours at SouthGroup Insurance Services, Partnership Foundation Annual Meeting for Pinnacle investors and of course the grand finale, our ADP Annual Meeting featuring John OLeary. We also continue to have tailored events for various segments of our membership including young professionals, commercial realtors, retirees, elected officials and top Pinnacle investors. Our goal is to provide stellar programs and services so that you reap numerous benefits associated with ADP membership.

    ADP Annual Meeting tickets are now on sale and will sell out quickly, so please secure your tickets today. John OLeary will deliver our keynote address and you are in for a treat as John tells his amazing story. Once expected to die, John now teaches others how to truly live. He will also be on hand afterwards to sign his #1 National Best Seller On Fire, The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life. Many thanks to The University of Southern Mississippi and Forrest General Hospital for Co-Presenting this awesome program.

    I know you will enjoy this final 2016 edition of The Navigator including a special feature on Bio Soil Enhancers, Inc. one of the nations fastest growing companies headquartered here in Hattiesburg. Finally, please take a few minutes to peruse our new ADP website at www.theADP.com. The site is modern, sleek, member friendly, mobile friendly and helps convey our message to our investors, prospective investors, businesses looking to start, expand and those companies we are trying to recruit to our region. This is yet another arrow in our quiver as we strategically aim to enhance our regions economy. Let us know what you think about our new website and more importantly, please call on us if we can ever be of service. I look forward to seeing you at an ADP function soon. Thanks again for choosing to invest in your regional chamber of commerce and economic development agency.

    Chad newellPresident

    andy mercierChair

    As I close out my final months as Chairman, I am continually impressed at the progress made by the Area Development Partnership and Greater Hattiesburg. My great grandparents settled in this area soon after Hattiesburg was founded because of the vision of the original founders. Our community has a storied history of community leaders who have paved the way for us and their past investments and hard work coupled with a vibrant business sector and eager labor force, has resulted in this vision becoming reality. The Cities of Hattiesburg and Petal, along with Forrest, Lamar and Perry Counties, continue to have that vision for growth. Companies like Mar Jac Poultry and KOHLER Engines are expanding, new restaurants and retail businesses are increasingly calling Greater Hattiesburg home and a revitalized Midtown Hattiesbur