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December 19th Digital Edition

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Ikea confirms plan for Memphis store

by Published: December 16,2014

Tags: Business, Commercial Real Estate, Mississippi, NEWS, retail

IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today proposed plans for a possible store in the City of Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee that could increase the Swedish retailer’s presence in the Southeastern United States as its first store in the state. The potential store could open as early as Fall 2016 and is contingent […] [...]

Former Lane Furniture plant sold for $1.45 million

by Published: December 15,2014

Tags: United Furniture Doug Hanby

United Furniture Industries has bought the 475,000-square-foot former Lane Furniture Industries in Verona for $1.45 million. Doug Hanby, United chief financial officer, said in a news release on Monday that the facility will used as a manufacturing facility for stationary furniture, and hopes to open it during the first quarter of next year. United Furniture […] [...]

Sead “Sejo” Sabanadzovic elected to committee

Sead “Sejo” Sabanadzovic, a professor in the Mississippi State University Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology, has been invited to join the prestigious executive committee of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses, or ICTV. Sabanadzovic was elected to the elite group of 18 international experts who serve as the leading authority […] [...]

Purchasing and Parts Solutions Co. Inc. promotes, hires

Purchasing and Parts Solutions Co. Inc. has made several promotions and added a new employee. Eric Breithaupt has been promoted to inventory support manager as well as his current duties as vice president of PPSC Inc.   Breithaupt has been with PPSC Inc. since its creation in 1998 and has extensive experience in all facets of […] [...]

MSU’s Michael E. “Mike” Brown recognized

Professor Michael E. “Mike” Brown, a Mississippi State University faculty member and alumnus who also is the state climatologist, has received a major honor from the National Weather Association. Brown of the geosciences department received NWA’s 2014 Public Education Award for “providing significant contributions to increase the public’s weather awareness.” Brown coordinates the geosciences department’s […] [...]

Bob Boyte earns nomination

by Published: December 12,2014

Tags: 2015 TIME Dealer of the Year, Bob Boyte, Bob Boyte Honda

Bob Boyte, president/owner of Bob Boyte Honda in Brandon, has been nominated for the 2015 TIME Dealer of the Year award. Boyte is one of a select group of 55 dealer nominees from across the country who will be honored at the 98th annual National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention & Exposition in San Francisco, […] [...]

MGCCC faculty, staff honored

Two Mississippi Gulf Coast Community faculty members and three staff members have received awards. Christen Duhé, director of Business Development at MGCCC’s Hospitality and Resort Management Center, was named 2014 Young Careerist of the Year by Lighthouse Business Professional Women. Shelly Ford, comptroller at MGCCC, was selected as the 2014 Outstanding Business Officer Award by […] [...]

JSU welcomes Goodheart, Ewing

The Jackson State University Communications Department has some new faces, Olivia Goodheart and Jim Ewing. Goodheart, an educator and marketing, advertising and communications professional for more than 20 years, is the new director of public relations at Jackson State University. She is the former founding partner and vice president of client services of Fahrenheit Creative […] [...]

Robert M. Jones succeeding Houpt

The board of directors of Medical Assurance Company of Mississippi has appointed Robert M. Jones as the company’s president and CEO. He is succeeding Michael D. Houpt, who retired after 36 years of continuous service to the company. Jones has been associated with MACM for over 27 years, but officially joined MACM as legal counsel […] [...]

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