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Marlo Dorsey

Executive Director - Visit Hattiesburg

"We were delighted to work with Connect to help bring our vision to life for VisitHattiesburg's tourism website.  Our data integration was seamless, and our website is both user-friendly and visually appealing.  We are grateful for such a productive working partnership."



Receiving the award for Tourism Promotion of the Year was Visit Hattiesburg. As Mississippi’s third most visited city, Visit Hattiesburg was cited for their updated digital brand portfolio, which included a comprehensive website, omnibus video, tourism asset inventory and social media campaign that highlighted shopping, dining and entertainment. A social media campaign with hashtags engaging local merchants and attractions to increase visitor traffic was a successful tool in attracting more than 1.8 million visitors in 2016. In May 2017, a new website launched that featured a design around the needs and inquiries of their visitors’ and is easy to navigate. The site gives exposure to small independent coffee shops and live music venues, along with larger, more established attractions in the community.

Visit Hattiesburg

Donnie Williams

IT Director - Scott Equipment

"We engaged the Connect team to partner with our marketing agency to develop our new website. The result was a world-class site with a purpose-driven marketing strategy. Even when the project was delayed due to last-minute design changes, John and his team worked tirelessly to deliver on time."

Scott Equipment

Todd Hines

Vice President, Geologist - Moon Hines Tigrett Operating Co., Inc.

"Before working with Connect,  our website was a company information only site without any functionality.  We now have the capability as a small business to provide updated information to our investors and clients on each well we operate.  This includes providing necessary accounting forms for tax purposes and change of ownership.  We now also have the ability to market drilling projects to potential investors by using an exclusive password to view related exhibits for each project.  John and his group have been great to work with and are constantly coming up with new ideas to increase the useability of the site."

Moon Hines Tigrett Operating Co., Inc.

Melanie Henry

Associate Executive Director / Director of Programs and Communication - The Mississippi Bar

"CONNECT helped our organization with a complete overhaul and redesign of our website. We love the new website and the functionality and ease of flow for our members. Our CONNECT contact is always readily available to help answer questions or offer suggestions on our site as needed. The management software Umbraco, used to edit the website, is extremely user-friendly. Their design department was great with matching our overall vision for the site colors and navigation. The CONNECT team did custom work on our site that allows “member only” access to certain areas of the website. They also created for us a database search that produces lists my alpha, city etc. CONNECT and The Mississippi Bar are a good partnership for our website needs."

The Mississippi Bar

Deirdre McGowen

Executive Director - Mississippi Water Resources Association

"I wanted to thank Connect for extraordinary work on the MS Water Resources web site. You took our vision, refined it, and implemented it very effectively. I was particularly grateful for your patience with me as I struggled to learn more and more. Connect was very responsive to my never-ending changes and requests. All I can say is thank you."

Mississippi Water Resources Association

Tim Mask

Vice President - Maris, West & Baker

"We hired Connect-Technology to create a dynamic, database-driven set of interactive tools that would function across several web sites. This type of project had never been attempted before by anyone. Connect was able to efficiently manage the project flow and the result was a first-of-its-kind interactive tool suite that has by far exceeded everyone's expectations."

Maris, West & Baker

Guy Martin

Business Manager - Mississippi Department of Employment Security

"Connect took the time to understand our business rules & redeveloped an existing application to create what has become an invaluable piece of software for MDES. We knew at the outset it was going to be a difficult project, but Connect worked tirelessly & delivered a superior tool that we use every day."

Mississippi Department of Employment Security