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ALAN TURNER: Egburt and the ‘Internet of Things’

In a recent meeting with Ravi Raju, Chief Marketing Officer at Camgian Microsystems out of Starkville, we were introduced to Egburt and the Internet of Things. Just what IS the Internet of Things? we asked. “Well, it’s really the next generation of the Internet,” he explained. He suggested that in certain ways, “the Internet has gone from people sitting at ...

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ALAN TURNER — Mississippi College School of Law: Committed to growth

Dean Wendy Scott of the Mississippi College School of Law has lived and worked in a variety of environments.  Growing up in a military family, she lived in Taiwan, New Jersey, and Philadelphia, graduated from Harvard, and subsequently from New York University Law School.  After practicing law for 9 years, she then moved into the academic world, serving on the ...

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(WITH VIDEO) ALAN TURNER: Madison County Business League & Foundation honors Rita Martinson

Over 350 business leaders, lawmakers, and officials attended the annual “League and Legislature” luncheon on February 27 at Jackson’s Old Capitol Inn. A key focus of the meeting was to honor Madison County State Representative Rita Martinson, who is retiring after serving for 24 years in the state House.  She was praised at the Madison County Business League & Foundation ...

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ALAN TURNER — Economic education at Germantown Middle School

We all know the importance of educating our kids on sound economic principles.  Understanding the basics at an early age will pay lifelong dividends in terms of managing finances, operating on a budget, working or owning a business, entrepreneurship, and other fundamentals that are the key to a successful life. Through a variety of programs, the Mississippi Council on Economic ...

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ALAN TURNER: Cheryl Lee staying the career course

  It isn’t often that one meets someone who has spent an entire career working for a single firm.  Cheryl Lee is one of those rare folks. A member of Haddox Reid Eubank Betts in Jackson, Cheryl is in charge of Client Accounting Services for the firm, and she handles a variety of services for clients including tax and tax ...

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ALAN TURNER: Tulane's Sherry Chance has a passion for education

SEE MBJ-TV INTERVIEW BELOW Sherry Chance was born in Florida and spent several years in Alaska, which is probably about the biggest contrast one can imagine.  It wasn’t until she arrived in Mississippi, though, that she finally felt she had “come home,” and she’s lived in the Magnolia State for the past 24 years. In her role as director of ...

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A vision for the future of Mississippi health care

S everal hundred business and civic leaders gathered this week at the Jackson Country Club for MCEDA & the Madison County Business League’s 2014 Vision Celebration.  This year’s theme was health care, and 2 awards were presented at the event. Jan Collins, executive director of the Madison County Business League, opened the ceremony with a brief overview of the opportunities ...

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NEW IN MADISON COUNTY — Mississippi Bio-Medical Business Collaboratory to be introduced Friday

This week, Madison County will take a giant step forward in the world of high-tech health care.   The Mississippi Bio-Medical Business Collaboratory will be introduced Friday with visits from the governor and other luminaries. Located at 152 Watford Parkway Drive in Canton, the Collaboratory will be home to a diverse array of health care companies working in various health ...

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