Ten state corporations are honored for diversity and a famous actor is featured

Ten corporations were honored at the BancorpSouth Conference Center on Saturday for the annual state-wide Corporate Honors Gala.

Posted: Mar. 10, 2018 10:43 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Ten corporations were honored at the BancorpSouth Conference Center on Saturday for the annual state-wide Corporate Honors Gala.

The "OurMississippi Honors" recognizes Mississippi corporations for their diversity practices. 

Some individuals were given awards like the Legendary Achievement award and the Business-Woman of The Year award. 

Well-known actor Louis Gossett Jr. was a guest speaker and was also recognized for his work.

He says it is an honor, especially at this point in his career.

He says he loves to share positivity to the youth. 

"We're going in the right direction," Gossett Jr. said.  "Just take a deep breath and congratulate them on their diversity and let them know we are going in the right direction."

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