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Prescription for success — Transcript Pharmacy continues fast growth

by Published: April 18,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi, pharmacy

In 2011 when Flowood-based Transcript Pharmacy was once again ranked in the Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the nation, president Cliff Osbon, R.Ph., attributed Transcript Pharmacy’s growth to the trust patients, health care providers, payors and other third parties put in his company. Now, that trust factor has been […] [...]

‘Just the beginning’ — Venture Technologies merging, acquiring companies

by Published: April 14,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, technology

In 1986 when Gerard Gibert was looking to grow his business that would become Venture Technologies, he was dismayed when a local banker told him that he thought everyone had all the computers they needed. The banker saw no future for Gibert’s new enterprise. Gibert can laugh about that now. Just this month, Venture announced […] [...]

Cooking on the Coast — Sal & Mookie’s strikes licensing deal with RKBM

by Published: April 14,2014

Tags: Business, food, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, Sal & Mookies

In the spring of 2007 when Jackson restaurateurs Jeff Good and Dan Blumenthal opened Sal & Mookie’s New York Pizza & Ice Cream Joint, the men said their decision to launch the new eatery was driven largely by their desire to be a part of the revival of Jackson’s Fondren District. Now the leaders of […] [...]

Huntington Ingalls mulling redevelopment of shipyard

AVONDALE, La. — Shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries said it will look at redeveloping its Avondale, La., shipyard with a Texas-based pipeline company. After a six-month study, the companies could form a joint venture to redevelop the shipyard near New Orleans, which otherwise is expected lay off most of its 740 employees this summer. “The joint […] [...]

FAMILY AND HARD WORK: Bruce Patel named SBA’s Mississippi Small Business Person of the Year

This year’s U.S. Small Business Administration’s Mississippi Small Business Person of the Year proves that valuing family and working hard is a winning strategy. Bhupender “Bruce” Patel, CHA, managing principal at Tupelo-based Fusion Hospitality, a turnkey hotel development/management/construction firm, said he was both honored and humbled by the SBA award. “They say when you love […] [...]

Dialing up growth — Juvo Technologies enjoying best of times

by Published: April 7,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, technology

While many companies are still trying to recover from the Great Recession, Juvo Technologies of Hattiesburg is enjoying its best year in its history. In addition to a name change, the telecommunications company has just opened its first office outside of Mississippi and has relocated to a larger corporate headquarters in a historic building in […] [...]

Another fiberhood meets C Spire’s pre-registration criteria

RIDGELAND — C Spire reports that homeowner pre-registration exceeded the required threshold in a second area of the city of Ridgeland over the weekend — helping it qualify for the company’s 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) fiber to the home Internet service and related digital TV and home phone services. Ridgeland’s Old Agency East fiberhood, […] [...]

35 years and still printing — Mississippi Business Journal working on fourth decade in business

by Published: March 28,2014

Tags: Business, JACKSON, journalism, media, Mississippi

In August 1979, a new business-focused, statewide newspaper hit the newsstand for the first time. Dubbed the Mississippi Business Journal, that first issue dealt with transportation issues, oil and gas exploration and the upcoming gubernatorial election as well as offering people in the news, business briefs, editorials and more. The frequency of the publication would […] [...]

Bill introduced requiring EPA to analyze economic impact of Clean Air Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss) are cosponsoring legislation that would prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from finalizing any major Clean Air Act regulation without considering its economic impact. The EPA Employment Impact Analysis Act (S.2161) was introduced by Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.). It would force the EPA to […] [...]

Report: State’s women-owned business growth ranks fifth in U.S.

by Published: March 28,2014

Tags: American Express, rank, report, women-owned business

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi has an estimated 69,500 women-owned firms, employing 57,700 workers and attributing to roughly $9,564,700, according to the fourth-annual American Express OPEN State of Women-Owned Businesses Report. Mississippi is ranked fifth in growth of number of firms over the past 17 years. Nationally, the number of women-owned businesses has increased 68 percent […] [...]

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