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  6.22.11
Domino’s Pizza Names Diane Davis Barrentine National Woman of the Year

Domino’s Pizza Names Diane Davis Barrentine National Woman of the Year
MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 6, 2011 – Domino’s Pizza recently awarded north Mississippi and Carroll County-based franchisee Diane Davis Barrentine with the title of National Woman of the Year during the company’s regional awards ceremony in Atlanta.

This was the first year for the National Woman of the Year Award, which recognizes leadership skills within the company and the community, and acknowledges a strong commitment to ongoing learning and professional development.

“Diane is a force within the Domino’s system, and the number of nominations for her alone is an indication of the strong business leadership she displays and respect she has established,” said Scott Hinshaw, Domino’s executive vice president of franchise operations and development. “Her passion and continued commitment to her community and colleagues make her an inspiration to women across Domino’s, and I want to extend my sincere congratulations to her for winning this award. No one is more deserved than Diane for this honor.”

Davis Barrentine has been a Domino’s team member since 1977 and a franchisee for 25 years, purchasing her first store in Oxford, Miss., in 1986. Since then, her franchise has grown to nine stores in north Mississippi. She has been heavily involved in her community and is a member and previous chairperson of the Business School Advisory Board at the School of Business for The University of Mississippi. Davis Barrentine is also a member of the Ole Miss Oxford Business Women’s Advisory Board, and serves as president of the Board of the North Mississippi Exchange Club Family Center in Oxford. She also serves on the Mississippi Restaurant Association Insurance Board of Directors.

“It’s such an honor to be named the first National Woman of the Year by my friends and colleagues at Domino’s,” said Davis Barrentine. “I’m looking forward to continuing my dedication to development for women at Domino’s, and I’m thankful to have such a great team behind me.”

Davis Barrentine is a founding member of the Domino’s Women’s Leadership Forum, an internal developmental group established to promote professional growth of women. She lends her leadership to several committees at Domino’s Pizza, including serving as an annual chairperson of Domino’s Campus Manager’s Meeting, and as vice president of the Domino’s Franchisee Forum organization. She has served on 10 national boards for Domino’s including the President’s Council, which reported directly to the CEO. She has received numerous awards over the years from the Domino’s Franchise Association for her work on behalf of the company franchisees. She has also been awarded honors in the cities were her stores are located and been recognized on the state level for her community service.

About Domino’s Pizza®

Founded in 1960, Domino's Pizza is the recognized world leader in pizza delivery. Domino’s is listed on the NYSE under the symbol “DPZ.” As of the first quarter of 2011, through its primarily locally-owned and operated franchised system, Domino’s operated a network of 9,379 franchised and Company-owned stores in the United States and 70 international markets. During the first quarter of 2011, Domino’s had global retail sales of nearly $1.6 billion, comprised of nearly $815 million domestically and nearly $774 million internationally. Domino's Pizza had global retail sales of over $6.2 billion in 2010, comprised of over $3.3 billion domestically and over $2.9 billion internationally.

In May 2011, Pizza Today named Domino’s its “Chain of the Year” for the second straight year – making the company a three-time overall winner, and the first pizza delivery company to receive the honor in back-to-back years. In 2011, Domino’s was ranked #1 in Forbes Magazine’s “Top 20 Franchises for the Money” list. Helped by the launch of its Domino's Smart Slice school lunch pizza in late 2010, Domino's is collaborating with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to serve healthier school foods and beverages in the United States. In late 2009, Domino’s debuted its “Inspired New Pizza” – a permanent change to its hand-tossed product, reinvented from the crust up.





6.6.11
Sealed Air Corporation Announced Expansion

Officials from Sealed Air Corporation, manufacturer of protective packaging and performance-based materials, have announced the expansion of its operations at its facility in the Industrial Air Park facility in Grenada. The expansion represents a $3-million company investment and will create at least 15 new jobs. The company currently has 49 employees in Grenada.
http://msbusiness.com/2011/06/sealed-air-corporation-ramping-up-production/




5.12.11
President Declares A Major Disaster For Mississippi

Release Date: May 11, 2011
Release Number: HQ-11-076

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Mississippi to supplement the state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by flooding beginning on May 3, 2011, and continuing.
The President's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Adams, Bolivar, Claiborne, Coahoma, DeSoto, Humphreys, Issaquena, Jefferson, Sharkey, Tunica, Warren, Washington, Wilkinson, and Yazoo counties.
Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover losses not fully compensated by insurance, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.
Terry L. Quarles has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Quarles said that damage surveys are continuing in other areas, and more counties and additional forms of assistance may be designated after the assessments are fully completed.
Individuals and business owners who sustained losses in the designated counties can begin applying for assistance today by registering online at http://www.disasterassistance.gov, by web enabled mobile device at m.fema.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA(3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.
Follow FEMA online at blog.fema.gov, http://www.twitter.com/fema, http://www.facebook.com/fema, and http://www.youtube.com/fema. Also, follow Administrator Craig Fugate's activities at http://www.twitter.com/craigatfema.
The social media links provided are for reference only. FEMA does not endorse any non-government websites, companies or applications.
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
Survivors of the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding from
April 15-28, 2011 in Mississippi should apply now for federal assistance. Assistance for eligible survivors is available in the form of grants for temporary housing, basic home repairs, other serious disaster-related needs and low interest disaster loans. Renters, homeowners and business owners may apply for help through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. You can register for federal assistance by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or by visiting http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov. You can also visit m.fema.gov from your mobile device for information or visit the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency website at http://www.msema.org/.

Additional Information:
Disaster Assistance: http://www.disasterassistance.gov/daip_en.portal
Disaster Unemployment Assistance Information: http://www.fema.gov/assistance/process/additional.shtm#1
Small Business Administration http://www.sba.gov
Additional Assistance: http://www.fema.gov/assistance/process/additional.shtm
Rebuilding Resources: http://www.fema.gov/rebuild/recover/resources.shtm
What to do After a Flood: http://www.fema.gov/hazard/flood/fl_after.shtm
Fixing Flood Damage: http://www.fema.gov/hazard/flood/coping.shtm




Tanger Pratt
Private Sector Specialist
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DR# 1972-MS
Cell: 571-422-1436
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