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2023 Entrepreneur of the Year, presented by Southern Miss Business

The Southern Miss Business 2023 Boardman Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year luncheon will be held at noon on Friday, November 17, 2023, in the Trent Lott National Center on the Hattiesburg campus. The honorees this year are Doug and Susan Fasano Williams who are the owners of Kalalou, Inc., a home furnishings and décor wholesale company located in Jackson, Mississippi. Nearly four decades ago, while vacationing in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, the Williamses became inspired by items they found at the local, vibrant market square. Their ideas of creating a thriving business flourished into an international wholesale company with a reach that spans nine countries. 

To find out more information and to register, visit:

Friday, November 17, 2023 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship,
118 College Drive, Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Event Type

Lectures and Presentations

Target Audience

Alumni, General Public, Faculty & Staff


Arts & Culture, Business

University Unit
College of Business and Economic Development
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