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Ameristar honors Shirley Clark and Lashon Bailey

Ameristar Casino Hotel Vicksburg has chosen Shirley Clark as its Team Member of the Year. Clark is a cook in the team member dining room, and is a 20-year team member. She has been cooking for her fellow team members since opening day in 1994. In addition, Lashon Bailey, gift shop clerk, was named Part–time Team Member of the Year, ...

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Neel-Schaffer promotes Robert Walker

Neel-Schaffer has promoted Robert Walker, PE, a senior vice president with the firm, to regional manager of the newly created Central Region. Walker now oversees the efforts of all Mississippi offices, including subsidiary companies Maptech and SoilTech Consultants. Walker joined Neel-Schaffer in 1991 and has held a variety of positions. Most recently, he was the overall manager for the Neel-Schaffer ...

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Former Mrs. Mississippi USA loves teaching and being a biker babe

Life sometimes takes twists and turns, leading us down paths we don’t expect. Such was the case for Katrina Myricks. An instructor in the business and office technology department at Holmes Community College’s Ridgeland Campus, she had not planned to teach. “It was not my first career choice, but sometimes the call to do something is a lot stronger than ...

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MDA Model Contractor Programs preps business for success

By Becky Gillette Each time there are major state or federal construction projects in the state, there is an opportunity for minority contractors to obtain a share of the work set aside for minority business through the SBA 8(a) Business Development Program. The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) Model Contractor Program is designed to help minority businesses be better prepared to ...

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GITOMER: We are on the path to 1,000 sales leads

Last week I wrote about the big picture of what it would take to attract 1,000 leads, both the philosophy and structure of what would create the attraction. I also talked about all the research I did to find “the best time” to tweet, re-tweet, post and take other social actions in order to get the full measure of exposure. ...

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ALAN TURNER: Mississippi Business Group on Health: Committed to meeting the long-term challenges in health care

As those of you who may have read my past columns on health care are aware, I’m greatly concerned about the future of health care in Mississippi and throughout our nation, and how these challenges will affect businesses of all types and sizes. There is a least one Mississippi business group that is seeking to come up with solutions and ...

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TODD SMITH'S SPIN CYCLE: March (Marketing) Madness is upon us

Basketballs aren’t the only thing flying across our airwaves this March. Yes, it March Madness, but it’s also marketing madness — when brands take to the court of public opinion to grab the world’s attention and gain awareness for their brands. It’s not the Olympics or the Super Bowl, mind you, but it’s still one of the biggest brand bonanzas ...

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