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

by Published: October 23,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi, real estate

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 […] [...]

ALAN TURNER: Raising the walls: Habitat’s latest build (and homeowner)

by Published: October 16,2014

Tags: Business, Habitat for Humanity, Mississippi, NEWS

C arolyn Madlock, 37, and her son Jimmy, 11, are excited about the prospects of moving into their own home soon, thanks to the folks at Habitat for Humanity / Mississippi Capital Area. We talked with Carolyn recently about her new home, and how the process works. She has worked for St. Dominic’s since she […] [...]

ALAN TURNER: Dennis Lockhart gives reason for optimism, with a couple of caveats

by Published: October 2,2014

Tags: Business, Federal Reserve, Mississippi

R ecently, we had the opportunity to meet with Dennis Lockhart, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, and one of the influential policy makers in terms of fiscal policy.  Dennis took office in the sprint of 2007, and had just enough time to get settled in the job before […] [...]

ALAN TURNER: After 30 Years as GM of WLBT, Dan Modisett is ready for new adventures

by Published: September 24,2014

Tags: Business, media, Mississippi, NEWS

Recently, we had the opportunity to visit with Dan Modisett, general manager of WLBT for the past 30 years. Dan is getting ready to celebrate his retirement at the close of the year, and shared some of his recollections from a long career in Jackson television. Born and raised in Jackson, he received his B.A. […] [...]

Dr. Charles Beady makes the Mississippi Food Network

by Published: September 24,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi, NON PROFIT

From its beginnings in 1984, the Mississippi Food Network has growth to touch all 82 counties in the Magnolia State, with 23 employees, many volunteers and a budget of $15 million which goes to helping feed those who are truly needy. Dr. Charles Beady serves as executive director of the MFN, and is fairly new […] [...]

Rochelle Culp has a passion for a healthier Mississippi

by Published: September 24,2014

Tags: Alan Turner, Business, healthcare, Mississippi

Rochelle Culp, project director for the Mississippi Tobacco-Free Coalition of Madison, Yazoo and Holmes counties, has a passion for good health. Following her education at Holmes Community College and Belhaven, she had a successful career of 18 years with Allstate Insurance Company. But during all that time, she was a health-conscious individual, and “I made […] [...]

Nicole Kemp: National transportation manager for Levi Strauss is a committed GOP supporter

At a dinner Nicole Kemp says one of the great things about her job as National Transportation Manager for Levi Strauss is that she “gets to wear jeans every day.”  Hmm — definitely makes sense if you happen to work for the country’s oldest and largest maker of blue jeans. She manages all of the […] [...]

ALAN TURNER: A conversation with Knight Kiplinger

I had an opportunity to visit with Knight Kiplinger recently while he was in town for a Regions Bank event, and our discussion ranged over a broad spectrum of economic and business issues. Kiplinger’s company, based in Washington, was originally founded in 1920, which makes it one of the oldest financial information publishing companies in […] [...]

George Schloegel, Mary Jane Jackson receive MGA Awards

On Sept. 4, George Schloegel and Mary Jane Jackson were honored at a luncheon hosted by the Mississippi Geographic Alliance. Schloegel, formerly CEO of Hancock Bank and Mayor of Gulfport, received the MGA Geographic Visionary Award, while Jackson was honored for her 30-plus years in teaching and leadership in the field of geography education. On […] [...]

ALAN TURNER: The good and bad news from the economic front

by Published: September 15,2014

Tags: Business, column, MBJ, Mississippi

A t a dinner hosted by Regions Bank on Sept. 3 at the Jackson Country Club, Regions Senior Vice President and Chief Economist Richard Moody was joined by Senior Vice President for Public Policy Chris Scribner to present some of their prognostications for both the state and national economic scene, and the political picture as […] [...]

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