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

by Published: March 28,2014

Tags: Business, column, Mississippi

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 […] [...]

ALAN TURNER: THINKANEW taking on the world of IT

by Published: March 21,2014

Tags: Business, Don Glidwell, Mississippi, THINKANEW

Don Glidewell, president of THINKANEW in Madison, is one of those folks whose enthusiasm is infectious. In a recent meeting, he discussed how THINKANEW started, where the business stands today, and where he intends to take it in the future. From its start in 2007, the company has grown to encompass operations in 15 states, […] [...]

ALAN TURNER — Good people in state are doing great things

by Published: February 28,2014

Tags: Alan Turner, Business, Mississippi

M ississippi is blessed with an incredible array of resources compared to other states in the Southeast. For one thing, we have excellent water sources. Consider the water wars that are going on among the states of Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and Florida, an example of too much demand and too few resources. In Mississippi, we […] [...]

ALAN TURNER — Who gave up the money? Health care and our shifting economic priorities

by Published: February 7,2014

Tags: healthcare, insurance, MBJ, Mississippi

During the past few weeks, a number of very large, high-profile companies have announced that they are dropping existing health benefits for part-time employees. In the past year, other large companies have announced that they are suspending health benefits for spouses. With the pre-eminence of health care in the United States these days (and few […] [...]

ALAN TURNER: Healthcare taking a toll on business

by Published: January 17,2014

Tags: Business, column, healthcare, Mississippi

T he ongoing level of turmoil in the health care world is beginning to take a toll on business in Mississippi, and throughout the United States. The primary culprit in this scenario appears to be anxiety, i.e., a general fear and uncertainty about the long-term impact on businesses and employees. From a business point of […] [...]

Regions Bank: From regional bank to Top 20

by Published: December 13,2013

Tags: banking, Business, finance, Mississippi

W e had the opportunity recently to meet and get acquainted with Arthur DuCote, the new Mississippi state president for Regions Bank. In a sense, he says moving to Mississippi is like coming home. “I grew up in a small town near Baton Rouge,” he said. “It wasn’t quite Mayberry, but it was close,” referring […] [...]

SANDERSON FARMS —From family business to major corporation

by Published: November 29,2013

Tags: Business, Mississippi, poultry, Sanderson

  Sanderson Farms was originally incorporated as a feed and seed store in the year 1955. From that beginning, the company has grown to be a $2.5-billion corporation. It is the third largest vertically integrated poultry processing company in the United States, producing over three billion pounds of processed poultry annually. That’s a lot of […] [...]

ALAN TURNER — Has your company considered dropping employee health benefits?

by Published: November 15,2013

Tags: Business, healthcare, insurance, Mississippi, Obamacare

In recent weeks, we’ve talked with a number of policy experts, health care providers and financial professionals about the impact of the Affordable Care Act on Mississippi businesses. There appears to be a solid consensus among these sources that the cost of providing employee health care benefits is going to increase — some think it […] [...]

Commitment to a ‘Noble Profession’ — Raymond James’ Tash Elwyn has always had his eye on the target

by Published: November 15,2013

Tags: Business, healthcare, insurance, Mississippi

One might say that Tash Elwyn, president of the Private Client Group at Raymond James & Associates, was born of parents with a clear literary inclination. “I was named after Tashtego, one of the harponers in the American classic novel Moby Dick,” he told us in a recent meeting. If the harpooneer’s primary mission is […] [...]

Mississippi Power’s Ed Holland is a high-energy CEO in action

by Published: October 25,2013

Tags: Business, coal, energy, Mississippi, power

In a recent meeting with Ed Holland, president and CEO of Mississippi Power, we discussed Mississippi’s energy future and how it will impact people and businesses in the Magnolia State. Ed is fairly new to the job, but he said he has “fallen in love” with Mississippi since moving here a few months ago. “I’ve […] [...]

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