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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 […] [...]

A down-to-earth mission — Mississippi Enterprise for Technology is Stennis’ connection to the business community

by Published: August 22,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, technology

  The Mississippi Enterprise for Technology, now in its 20th year, has a high-tech address at Stennis Space Center but a down-to-earth mission. “You can bill us as the business connection at Stennis to the business community,” said Charlie Beasley, MSET’s president and CEO. “We focus on different industries that either are emerging in the […] [...]

MBA TURNS 125 — Regulation, technology driving consolidation

As the Mississippi Bankers Association celebrates its 125th anniversary this year, the number of banks in the states has decreased from about 165 to fewer than 100 in the past 30 years, and the spiraling growth of bank regulation could possibly reduce that number even farther. Freddie Bagley, chairman of Community Bancshares Inc., of Brandon […] [...]

Trustmark’s military internship program helps military veterans make transitions

by Published: August 14,2014

Tags: banking and finance, Business, Mississippi, Trustmark Bank

Trustmark Bank is recruiting heroes for its military internship program. The bank recognizes the desirable work traits of those who have served in the armed forces and honors their commitment to service. “We are proud to express our gratitude and exercise our commitment to military service by offering professional assistance to former and current military […] [...]

Celebrities can lift spirits, create buzz

by Published: August 11,2014

Tags: Business, children, healthcare, Mississippi

It’s not uncommon to see photos or footage of celebrities, athletes or representatives of organizations visiting children in the hospital. The special guests go to meet with the young patients, deliver toys and other gifts or make donations to the hospital. Whether the visits are high profile or low key, they all must follow hospital […] [...]

Terri Gillespie ready for challenge as top nursing officer at UMMC adult hospitals

Terri Gillespie, the new chief nursing executive officer and chief nursing officer at the University of Mississippi Medical Center adult hospitals, comes to the task of supervising 2,500 nurses with personal knowledge of what it means to stand in their shoes on the front lines of nursing. “Terri has a unique combination of skills earned […] [...]

FELONS NEED NOT APPLY — Two schools in state offer training for casino dealers

by Published: July 25,2014

Tags: Business, casinos, education, gambling, gaming, Mississippi

Are you thinking about becoming a dealer in one of Mississippi’s casinos? There are two licensed gaming schools in the state, with three locations, ready to teach you the games. Just one thing you need to know first: Felons need not apply. Before starting classes at Crescent City School of Gaming and Bartending in Gulfport […] [...]

USM entities unite in dyslexia therapy

by Published: July 25,2014

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi, workforce training

Several factors came together as the impetus for the inaugural class of the dyslexia therapy master’s program at the University of Southern Mississippi, the first of its kind at a public institution in the state. Dyslexia, or specific language-based learning disabilities, affects 15 to 20 percent of the population to some degree. That means in […] [...]

Old Fashion Flavor — Mauthe Progress Dairy Barn products provide taste of history

by Published: July 17,2014

Tags: Business, dairy, Mississippi, small business

In an era when many small dairies in the U.S. are struggling to survive, the Mauthe Progress Dairy Barn located near McComb in southwest Mississippi is thriving by bringing back old-fashioned ways including selling milk in glass bottles that are reused and producing a type of cheese indigenous to New Orleans that was extinct before […] [...]

So, you want to open a home-based business?

So you want to start a home-based business. You’re not alone. The Small Business Administration estimates that more than half of all U.S. businesses are based out of an owner’s home. The SBA notes that Apple Computer, Hershey’s, Mary Kay Cosmetics and Ford Motor Company all started as home-based businesses. Those shiny examples aside, there […] [...]

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