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Jeter named Small Business Journalist of the Year

The Mississippi U.S. Small Business Administration has named Lynne Jeter its 2006 Small Business Journalist of the Year. Recipients of this award are selected because of their outstanding efforts on behalf of small business.

Jeter, who has written for a wide range of publications, is probably best known for her work in business periodicals. She is a regular contributor to the Mississippi Business Journal and the special publications of its parent company, Jackson-based Venture Publications Inc.

“We are proud of Lynne and value her as a key member of our team,” said president and publisher Joe D. Jones, CPA (retired).

In 1998, Jeter started her business, The Writing Desk, a professional writing service. Her first book, “Disconnected: Deceit and Betrayal at WorldCom,” was published in 2003 by John Wiley and Sons. As a business owner herself, she said that she is well aware of the challenges and the rewards that are faced by business owners.

This is Jeter’s second time to be named SBA’s Mississippi Small Business Journalist of the Year, having won the award in 1999. She resides in Hattiesburg with her husband, Pepper Jeter, who nominated her for this award.

For more information on Small Business Week or if you would like to nominate yourself or someone for a 2007 SBA small business award, visit the Mississippi SBA Web site at www.sba.gov/ms/.

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