Will Van Kirk, an independent financial advisor with LPL Financial through Van Kirk Wealth Advisors in Gulfport, was selected for LPL Financial's Chairman's Club, an honor awarded to less than 6 percent of the company's advisors.

Jesse Johnson of the Moss Point Fire Department and Jesse Jones of the Gautier Fire Department graduated from the National Fire Protection Association 1001 Firefighter I-II course held at the Mississippi State Fire Academy in Jackson. The seven-week course included classroom and hands-on instruction in fire behavior, fire suppression, rescue and other fire-related topics.

Donald Carlson, former deputy fire chief, was promoted to fire chief for the city of Pascagoula. Carlson joined the city as a firefighter and has worked his way through the ranks in 22 years of service.

Dr. Seema Badve and Dr. Calvin Ennis joined Memorial Physician Clinics at Escatawpa Family Clinic in Moss Point. Badve practices internal medicine and earned her medical degree from Baroda Medical College in Vadodara, India. Ennis practices family medicine and earned his medical degree from the University of Toronto Medical School in Ontario, Canada.