Women Business Owners of the Pine Belt Hosts Annual Event

Local women business owners were celebrated at the Women Business Owners of the Pine Belt’s Annual Event on Tuesday, December 10, at South Mouth Deli in Hattiesburg. Members of the organization were joined by spouses, friends and local community leaders for a night of reflection, celebration, and awards.

President, Rosie Knop, reflected on 2019, gave an outlook of 2020 and presented 3 awards: a Lifetime Membership Award to Mavis Creagh, the Top Recruiter Award to Christy Amay, and the Most Inspiring Member Award to Christy Amay. Awards were made by local artists, Serenity Clay Studios.

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After presenting these awards, the 2019 board was recognized and 2020 board was announced:


2019 Board

President – Rosie Knop

Vice President – Elizabeth Corley

Secretary  – Christy Amay

Events Coordinator – Shakita Taylor

Treasurer – Skye Dulin-Maddox

Past President – Jennifer Clark


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2020 Board

President – Elizabeth Corley

Vice President – Christy Amay

Secretary – Shakita Taylor

Treasurer – Holly Hammett

Public Relations – Marye Runnels

Events Coordinator – Amanda Kyrie Roberts

Past President – Rosie Knop


For more information visit or contact Jennifer Clark at (601) 270-2756 or [email protected].


Written by Emerge Events

Emerge Events is an event management company founded by Jennifer and Steve Clark in 2011 with our first signature event, the Pine Belt Women’s Expo. Since then we have created several signature events and have also work with businesses and nonprofit organizations on their event planning needs. We offer full event management services as well as last-minute emergency event planning assistance, event evaluations, and event consultations.


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