Thursday, August 4, 2016

SOS receives award for website

Secretary of State Gibbit Hosemann issued the following press release:

Secretary of State’s Mississippi BOSS Website Receives Hermes Gold Award Out of 6,000 Entries

Jackson, MS— The Secretary of State’s Office is honored to receive the renowned Hermes Gold Award for the Mississippi Business One Stop Shop (BOSS) website ( The State of Mississippi was chosen out of 6,000 entries. The Gold Award not only distinguishes the outstanding creative design of the website but also acknowledges the commitment of the Secretary of State’s Office to improve State government through its online initiative.

“Our Agency is focused on modernizing and merging services with instant technology to provide quality and convenient service at no cost to the user,” states Secretary Hosemann. “Mississippi BOSS is another positive step toward promoting job creation and economic development in the State. More businesses mean more jobs. Mississippi BOSS helps facilitate this goal.”

The Mississippi BOSS website ( was developed by Mississippi’s eGovernment Partner, Mississippi Interactive, under the direction of the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office. Users can find the information needed to start their business in Mississippi by answering five (5) simple questions. Based on the user’s answers, Mississippi BOSS explains the best structure for the business and creates a list of what the user will need to provide to the State, county and city government. This information allows domestic and foreign business owners and potential business owners to quickly find the information needed to register and operate their business in Mississippi.

The Hermes Creative Awards honor and support the efforts of marketing and communication professionals who contribute their unique talents to public service and charitable organizations.


About the Hermes Creative Awards: The Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional materials, programs, and emerging technologies. Entries come from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, public relations firms, graphic design shops, production companies, web and digital creators and freelancers. The competition has grown to one of the largest of its kind in the world. Winners range in size from individual communicators to media conglomerates and Fortune 500 companies.


Anonymous said...

Big whoop.

Anonymous said...

I have used this website many times, it has always been very helpful.

Anonymous said...

@ 2:55 - I agree. The award is well deserved.

Anonymous said...

2:38, that's your response because this is a positive post. No dirt for you to feed on. You wouldn't have any use for the site because it is designed for people with meaningful jobs. Like the commenters other than yourself, I have found the site very useful. Thank you, SOS Hosemann and staff.

Anonymous said...

Does SOS website have any info on Felix Vail?

Anonymous said...

The elections section is a joke.

LOOK - It's ME, it's ME!... said...

The award is positive and well deserved; but, according to what I read in the original post, the award recognizes the designers of the site, not the Secretary and does not recognize the utility of the information, only the design and creativity employed by the designers.

Gibbert, as always, finds a way to toot his own horn and 'recognize' himself for the achievements of others. He has almost a psychotic need to do that. The only question I have is how long will it take for him to appear in Gallo's 'green room' to showcase the award.

Anonymous said...

5:30 - nailed it. All points.

This is not an award for SOS Hosemann, but for the designers of the site. And of course, the taxpayers who paid for it, since SOS has free reign over the fees he charges for services (taxes) and brags about what he 'returns' to the state. -- Another good reason for the sweep of the special funds into the state treasury.

Yes, this is a good site. Easy to use. Why hasn't Dilbert in his many years in office done anything to make the elections and campaign finance sites easy to use? He did revamp them, but now they are harder, not easier, to find info. Should be easy to create a searchable database, but I guess he doesn't want people to check out campaign finance issues.

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