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‘Eight’ more than enough: Arc Technologies software a paperless solution to human resources nightmares

Arc Technologies has developed a web-based software package that can help companies with multiple locations operate efficiently without all those paper forms that can cause havoc if they aren’t handled properly. Clark Spencer, CFO of a large Sonic restaurant franchisee in Ridgeland, asked Cameron Arcemont, an experienced programmer, to find a way to process all […] [...]

GENERATION Y: Planners learning to adjust

by Published: May 9,2014

Tags: Business, financial planning, generation Y, Mississippi

When it comes to doing business with Millennials, it’s best to be as comfortable using technology as they are. And they were born to it. Pew Research calls Millennials “digital natives.” In a social trends report published in March on Millennials in Adulthood, Pew researchers said Millennials are “at the leading edge of this social […] [...]

MAKING THE RIGHT MOVES — Krilakis owner happy with results after relocating restaurant to Ridgeland

by Published: May 5,2014

Tags: Business, Madison County, Mississippi, restaurants, Ridgeland

Moving a successful business from one town to another town can be a risky thing. However, the move for Krilakis, a Greek restaurant, from Byram to Ridgeland in 2011 has been good. Owner Drew Creel admits he was nervous about the move, which took him out of his comfort zone. “We’ve had a great response […] [...]

Stennis Space Center welcomes SpaceX to test site

by Published: May 2,2014

Tags: Business, Hancock County, Mississippi, NASA, space, technology

HANCOCK COUNTY — Stennis Space Center traces its beginnings back in the 1960s and the Apollo manned lunar missions. Now the Hancock County propulsion facility is on the verge of testing rocket engine technology to propel humans to other planets through a new partnership between NASA and SpaceX. SpaceX announced in 2013 that it would […] [...]

DUDE, don’t do it! Too much vacation fun in a marijuana-friendly state could be costly when you return to work

by Published: April 25,2014

Tags: Business, Colorado, drugs, legalized marijuana, marijuana, Mississippi

Yes, Colorado and Washington state have legalized marijuana for recreational use, and other states now permit medical marijuana. But if you’re tempted to partake of some pot on a vacation out West, just remember, if you test positive in your workplace back in Mississippi, you’ll likely lose your job. Susan Fahey Desmond, a shareholder in […] [...]

DANCEL makes the case for lawyers in court

by Published: April 25,2014

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, law, Mississippi

Danny and Celeste O’Keefe started DANCEL INC., an advertising and production company, in 1984 on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans. Since then it has evolved into a multimedia agency that has found its niche in litigation support, working for both plaintiff and defense firms on cases ranging from corporate patent infringement to medical malpractice. […] [...]

Company aims for ‘net zero’ energy costs

by Published: April 25,2014

Tags: Business, energy, Mississippi

The owners of M2C Energy Solutions, a full-service energy saving products company, is getting ready for its national rollout at the end of the month. Based in Gulfport, the company researches, educates and recommends products, systems and services for residential and commercial customers who want to save money on energy. Terry Mobbs, who created the […] [...]

Good Karma comes to Pass Christian

When Maharani Berg opened her third Good Karma vegetarian restaurant in the DeLisle community near Pass Christian recently, she thought only a few people would show up for the soft opening. The response caught her by surprise. “One hundred people came in that night,” she said. “It was the first time I ran out of […] [...]

Ship Island Excursions: A captain’s job is constant

by Published: April 7,2014

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, GULFPORT, Harrison County, Mississippi

It rained part of opening weekend for Ship Island Excursions spring season, briefly interrupting ferry trips between Gulfport and the popular barrier island. Weather — anything from high wind to a hurricane — can disrupt the Skrmetta family business that dates back to 1926. “We’re constantly watching the weather,” said Capt. Louis Skrmetta. “We don’t […] [...]

Biloxi’s White Pillars looking for just the right operator

by Published: April 7,2014

Tags: BILOXI, Business, Gulf Coast, Harrison County, Mississippi

The owners of the fabled White Pillars restaurant, under restoration on Biloxi’s beachfront, are as picky about who they lease or sell it to as they were when they operated the fine-dining showplace. They trucked in top quality beef, flew in premium duck and went through 1,000 pounds of veal bones every week for stock. […] [...]

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