FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR MISSISSIPPI STATE ATHLETICS’ “MWG EMPLOYER SERVICES BUSINESS GAME CHANGER CONTEST”

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR MISSISSIPPI STATE ATHLETICS’ “MWG EMPLOYER SERVICES BUSINESS GAME CHANGER CONTEST”

10 Regional Businesses to be Recognized During Super Bulldog Weekend

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State Athletics and its multimedia rightsholder, Bulldog Sports Properties, announced today the 10 regional business finalists in the first-ever “MWG Employer Services Business Game Changer” contest.

During the 2018 fall football season, businesses were encouraged to enter the Game Changer contest. From the hundreds of entries, MWG Employer Services, a Mississippi State corporate partner, selected 10 finalists. The grand prize winner, which will be announced during Super Bulldog Weekend (April 12-14), will be awarded business services and marketing valued up to $60,000 from MWG Employer Services and Mississippi State Athletics. In addition, they earn strategic marketing consultation for their company through an integrated partnership with Mississippi State Athletics, reaching millions of fans and alumni.

The 10 finalists in the “MWG Employer Services Business Game Changer” contest are as follows:

Baker’s Concrete Company – Louisville, MS

Blue Delta Jean Company – Tupelo, MS

Grammy Museum – Cleveland, MS

Sally Kate Winters Family Services – West Point, MS

Southern Medical Consultants – Pearl, MS

Strange Brew Coffeehouse – Starkville and Tupelo, MS; and Tuscaloosa, AL

Tippah County Growers – Tiplersville, MS

TraxPlus – Hickory, MS

Veterinary Medical Clinic of Ocean Springs – Ocean Springs, MS

Young Welding Supply – Columbus, MS; Kosciusko, MS; Savannah, TN, Haleyville, AL; Sheffield, AL

“We absolutely loved being involved with this contest, a first-of-its-kind in Mississippi,” said Joel Jasper, Manager of MWG Employer Services. “It’s a terrific opportunity to recognize Mississippi entrepreneurs, pay tribute to their hard work, and help them take their business to the next level. We’re looking forward to revealing the winner during the 34th annual Super Bulldog Weekend in April.”

“We’ve all really gotten behind this creative initiative by Bulldog Sports Properties to engage a current Mississippi State supporter to help us elevate and recognize the outstanding businesses in our area run by Bulldogs,” said Mississippi State Director of Athletics John Cohen. “We are grateful for the support we receive from businesses of all sizes, so we in turn want to pay tribute to those smaller businesses in our community with distinct Bulldog connections. It’s rewarding to read in the entries how winning this contest would be a game-changer for these owners and operators.”

Through the development of personal and professional relationships, MWG Employer Services creates a customized approach for each employer. MWG will assess a company’s unique situation and design strategies utilizing products, services and technology to make employee management simple and efficient. By providing effective training and implementation of these strategies, MWG Employer Services brings human resources, payroll, and benefits together to meet organizational goals.

Bulldog Sports Properties is the local Learfield IMG College team dedicated to representing Mississippi State Athletics and overseeing that relationship and corporate partner platform. Learfield IMG College unlocks the value of college sports for brands, fans and universities through the representation of collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas. As a fully integrated sports marketing and solutions platform, Learfield IMG College provides access to licensing and multimedia sponsorship management, including publishing, radio, digital and social media; fan engagement, ticket sales and professional concessions expertise; branding; campus-wide business and sponsorship development; and venue technology systems.