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Facebook, Twitter not toys

David Fagiano, COO of Dale Carnegie & Associates Inc., has worked in management training for more than 30 years. He oversees sales and marketing as well as product development and instructor training for the company. He spoke with MBJ by phone from his New York office. Q: What do you think Dale Carnegie would think about Facebook, Twitter and the ...

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Risley, Edwards chosen

Dr. Rod A. Risley, executive director of Phi Theta Kappa, has been appointed to the 21st-Century Commission on the Future of Community Colleges. Risley is among 36 appointees, who represent a broad base of expertise in education and other key areas. Risley is a community college graduate and a former national president of Phi Theta Kappa. He has served as ...

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The nature of the ‘Political Base’

If you have paid even passing attention to the news lately you have no doubt heard multiple references to one political leader or another’s “political base.” This is because the task of solving problems in the political arena in a bi-partisan fashion is becoming more difficult than ever. Compromise as a path to policy agreement is fast becoming the label ...

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Engineers earn license

Marcos Rodrigues, P.E. and Jaideep Chatterjee, Ph.D., P.E., of Burns Cooley Dennis Inc., recently achieved licensure as a professional engineer in Mississippi. Chatterjee joined Burns Cooley Dennis as a geotechnical engineer in 2007. His advanced education includes a master’s degree and a doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in civil engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo. Rodrigues joined ...

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Leonard joins SFP

Stephanie Leonard has joined Strategic Financial Partners as assistant to W. Joel Bell, CFP. Leonard is a graduate of Delta State University with a BBA with emphasis in marketing and accounting.

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Trustees receive recognition

Three Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College board of trustees members were recognized for their years of service during the 2011 Mississippi Association of Community and Junior College Trustees Conference held in Biloxi. Years of Service plaques were presented to Robert Watters Jr. (Harrison County representative), 15 years; Thomas E. Hall Sr. (Stone County representative), 20 years; and, Delores Sumrall, (Jackson ...

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Political ads — gotta hate ‘em, right?

Election years are great for the ad business. Politicians spend huge sums on ad creation and placement. It’s a boon for local media outlets. But I hate it! Just seeing the mismatched, crooked collection of political signs on every corner makes me cringe. I can’t enjoy a quiet evening watching television without listening to some candidate declaring devotion to family, ...

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MOS elects officers

E. Jeff Kennedy, MD, of Capital Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Clinic in Flowood was recently elected president of the Mississippi Orthopaedic Society at the annual meeting of the state society in Biloxi. Kennedy received his undergraduate degree from the University of Mississippi and his doctor of medicine from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery ...

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Brew Haha

Raise Your Pints, a casual confederation of craft beer enthusiasts, has got volunteers, energy, and yes even a lobbyist- all the makings of an up-and-coming statewide grassroots organization with one message: beer making and tasting is more than just a hobby, its a serious business that can bring revenue into Mississippi. Brad Reeves and the good folks at Brent’s Drugs ...

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(In)justice court?

A proposed rule change that would require certain businesses to be represented by an attorney when appearing in justice court in a civil case has both the business community and justice court judges up in arms. With the proposal, known as Rule 2.12, now pending before the Mississippi Supreme Court, the justice court judges and business advocates are rallying to ...

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