Health Check to expand to Mississippi

Published: Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 10:17 AM.

Kelly mentioned the derogatory description of “blow-ins” by county commissioners and noted she is a blow-in as a native of California.

She added that the community will only grow by embracing those wishing to move to Gulf County from elsewhere.

“I am one of your major blow-ins,” Kelly said, adding the folks in Mississippi didn’t perceive her as a blow-in. “You need to embrace your blow-ins.”

A boon for women

She added that Health Check has been a boon for women in the community as at roughly 95 percent of the company’s workforce was women, providing something other than shipping, crabbing and timber for employment, largely male bastions.

“I decided I should hire a lot of women,” Kelly said. “We took them and trained them and they have a wonderful career. They were able to improve their lives in the community.”

Infrastructure issues

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