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BREAKING GROUND — Mississippi Land Bank sees growth in rural lending

by Published: June 6,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Mississippi Land Bank, real estate

Business has been booming at Mississippi Land Bank, the 90-plus-year-old financial services provider whose staff specializes in lending for rural living and agricultural customers across the northern part of the state. Mississippi Land Bank is a private cooperative, owned by its borrowers through the purchase of stock. the amount of stock is determined by the […] [...]

Katy Tillman has a passion for banking, food and fitness

By profession she’s a loan administrator with Southern AgCredit, but cooking is an important part of Katy Tillman’s life. Now a resident of Flora, she grew up in Vicksburg where she spent lots of time in the kitchen with her mother and grandmothers as far back as she can remember. That background and love of […] [...]

Bankers’ INTEREST means NO INTEREST for Habitat for Humanity

IN 28 YEARS, Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area has built 590 homes and rehabilitated and/or weatherized more than 155 homes, making it the largest single-family housing developer in Jackson and one of the top Habitat affiliates in the nation. The goal is to help low to moderate income families attain home ownership which in […] [...]

‘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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

IKE TROTTER: Understanding the impact of incapacity

Incapacity is a relatively new medical and financial definition meaning you are unable to take care of yourself or your day-to-day affairs. Incapacity can result from serious physical injury, mental or physical illness, mental retardation, advancing age and alcohol or drug abuse. Even with today’s medical miracles, it’s a real possibility that you or your […] [...]

MBJ May 9th Digital Edition

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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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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