Archive for April 3rd, 2011

Firmin added at Happy Catfish

by MBJ Staff Published: April 3,2011

Tags: Connie H. Firmin, Happy Catfish Web Designs

Happy Catfish Web Designs is pleased to announce the addition of Connie H. Firmin as director of operations. Firmin joined Happy Catfish March 14t. She was previously with Jones County Junior College where she has been for the past four years. Firmin will be responsible for the management of day-to-day business operations including oversight of […] [...]

Gordon win co-worker award

COMVEST Properties congratulates Tracey Gordon on receiving the State of Mississippi Novice Co-worker of the Year Award at the Women of the Moose Mid-year Conference in Hattiesburg. Gordon has been a member of the D’Iberville Family Moose Center, Chapter 528, since 2008 and currently serves as a junior regent on the board of officers.  She […] [...]

Barnes makes top 1,000 again

by MBJ Staff Published: April 3,2011

Tags: Barnes-Pettey Financial Advisors LLC, Barron, Dudley M. Barnes

Dudley M. Barnes, CFP, financial advisor at Barnes-Pettey Financial Advisors, LLC, and Raymond James Financial Services, was recently named to Barron’s “The Top 1,000 Advisors” in the U.S. Barnes, who manages more than $300 million in client assets, was previously named to the top 1,000 list in 2008 and 2009. He offers financial planning and […] [...]

Hauberg to chair ABA session

Robert E. Hauberg Jr., shareholder in the Jackson and Washington, D.C., offices of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, will serve as session chair of a General Counsel Compliance & Ethics Roundtable at the 59th American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Antitrust Law Annual Spring Meeting in Washington, D.C. The roundtable-presented by the Compliance […] [...]

Bernard hired by Koerber Company

by MBJ Staff Published: April 3,2011

Tags: Lisa R. Bernard, The Koerber Company

Lisa R. Bernard, CPA, CVA, CFE, CFF, has joined The Koerber Company, P.A. Bernard graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelor of science degree in business administration with a major in accounting and a master of professional accountancy. [...]

Hines wins in culinary competition

by MBJ Staff Published: April 3,2011

Tags: Aramark's Culinary Excellence, Mississippi State University, Pat Hines

Pat Hines, sous chef at Mississippi State University, has received a silver medal at Aramark’s Culinary Excellence competition in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Hines was in Rome, Ga., March 23, to compete again, this time with hopes of becoming one of three finalists advancing this summer to a national culinary challenge in Tampa, Fla. Though she has […] [...]

Community Bank brings in Hill

by MBJ Staff Published: April 3,2011

Tags: Casey Hill, Community Bancshares Inc.

Casey Hill has joined Community Bancshares Inc. as senior analyst and credit administration officer. Hill comes to Community Bank from The Citizens Bank of Philadelphia where he was employed as lead credit analyst. Hill, a Meadville native, is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a bachelor’s of science in banking and finance. He is […] [...]

AVVO.com gives Chinn perfect rating

by MBJ Staff Published: April 3,2011

Tags: AVVO.com, Mark Chinn

Mark Chinn has received a perfect 10.0 rating from AVVO.com, an online professional directory site listing more than one million lawyers. Avvo scores professionals on a scale of 1 to 10, based on its resumes, as gleaned from publicly available information online, as well as endorsements on the site. Chinn has practiced law for over […] [...]

Keep swipe fee reforms; it’s best for business

by For the MBJ Published: April 3,2011

Tags: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Editor, Walton Gresham is right (“Retailer Sees Cap Delay As Another Bailout of Banks”) that the swipe fee reforms enacted in last year’s Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act are critical to a small business like mine. I own a Bops Frozen Custard, which is a high-volume, low-ticket business. Merchant service fees on every […] [...]

Miles earns ChFC credentials

by MBJ Staff Published: April 3,2011

Tags: Chartered Financial Consultant, Stephen Miles

Stephen Miles, CFP, ChFC, of Strategic Financial Partners was recently awarded one of the life insurance industry’s premier professional credentials, the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) from the American College. To earn the Chartered Financial Consultant designation, Miles passed the required courses for the program, met the specified experience level and ethical standards, and agreed to […] [...]

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