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Baker Donelson’s new offices are expected to reflect company’s mission, image

by Published: June 13,2014

Tags: accounting, Baker Donelson, law, Mississippi, real estate

The Baker Donelson law firm June 25 on its new buiding in the District at Eastwood, not far from where the firm is presently located in northeast Jackson. “We have a great space now in two buildings that are connected by a walkway,” said Bill Painter, managing shareholder of the Jackson office of Baker Donelson. “But […] [...]

Statewide building code welcomed, but some jurisdictions may opt out

by Published: June 6,2014

Tags: Business, construction, Mississippi, real estate

The Mississippi Legislature’s enactment of a statewide building code received a lot of support from the insurance industry, as well as the construction community in the state. But the legislation includes an opt-out clause allowing counties and cities to decline to participate, and that is a possibility for rural areas of the state that have […] [...]

Tech Master program a huge success

by Published: May 26,2014

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A pilot program in seven high schools in the state that is designed to improve the state’s workforce — while giving high school graduates better job and educational opportunities — has been more successful than expected with 200 graduating seniors recognized from the new Mississippi Scholars Tech Master program. The new program is the brainchild […] [...]

Still looking good at 60 — Restaurant group provides training, legislative support for businesses in Mississippi

by Published: May 5,2014

Tags: Business, entertainment, Mississippi

There aren’t many people around who remember the early days of the Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association (MHRA), which is celebrating turning 60 years old this year with a big event, the Restaurant University & The Summer of Seafood Extravaganza/Anniversary Bash Drawdown June 23 at the Old Capital Inn. MHRA began primarily as an informal […] [...]

Getting an update on ‘all things tech’ — Technology conference in Ridgeland a chance for accountants to catch up on the latest

by Published: April 25,2014

Tags: accounting, Business, law, Mississippi

Technology continues to evolve, and professionals such as accountants and certified public accountants need to stay on top of it in order to have the best tools for doing their work while safeguarding their clients’ financial information. A good opportunity for boning up on technology changes is the Mississippi Society for CPA Technology Conference for […] [...]

Exceeding expectations — $16M healthplex in Madison gets huge response

by Published: April 14,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Madison, Mississippi

The $16 million Madison Healthplex Performance Training Center is planning a ribbon cutting soon. Since its soft opening March 1, the facility has quickly gained a loyal following including professional, collegiate and high school athletes, both athletes and non-athletes who need rehabilitation, and area residents who just want to be as healthy as possible. “The […] [...]

Running luxury car dealerships, like Mercedes of Jackson, comes naturally to Trudy Higginbotham Moody

by Published: April 14,2014

Tags: Automotive, Business, Mercedes Benz, Mississippi

Trudy Higginbotham Moody comes by her interest in car dealerships naturally. She grew up working at dealerships in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., owned by her father, Dennis Higginbotham. Moody started out with menial cleaning jobs and answering the telephone before she graduated to tasks like delivering parts when she was old enough to have a […] [...]

Regions website provides businesses information

by Published: April 7,2014

Tags: banking, Business, finance, Mississippi, Regions

People running a business are often so busy managing day-to-day operations that it can be difficult to find time to bone up on business issues like strategic planning. But now Regions Bank has partnered with Inc. Magazine and The Build Network to launch a new Commercial Insights website, www.regions.com/commercialinsights, that provides free access to information […] [...]

MDA Model Contractor Programs preps business for success

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 […] [...]

MDA Model Contractor Programs preps business for success

by Published: March 28,2014

Tags: construction, Mississippi, Women and Minorities

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 […] [...]

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