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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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Getting an update on ‘all things tech’ — Technology conference in Ridgeland a chance for accountants to catch up on the latest

by Published: April 25,2014

Tags: accounting, Business, law, Mississippi

Technology continues to evolve, and professionals such as accountants and certified public accountants need to stay on top of it in order to have the best tools for doing their work while safeguarding their clients’ financial information. A good opportunity for boning up on technology changes is the Mississippi Society for CPA Technology Conference for […] [...]

Cal-Maine Foods is country’s largest producer of eggs

by Published: April 21,2014

Tags: Business, eggs, Mississippi, Public Companies

Cal-Maine Foods, based in Jackson, is one of Mississippi’s leading business success stories. It began in 1957 when Fred Adams became involved with broiler and egg production and started Adam Enterprises. The 1969 merger with Dairy Fresh of California and Maine Egg Farm formed Cal-Maine with 14 locations. Since that time, Cal-Maine Foods has grown […] [...]

Sanderson Farms is third-largest poultry producer in U.S.

by Published: April 21,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, PGA, private companies, Sanderson Farms

Sanderson Farms has grown from a small farm supply store in Laurel to a large publicly-traded company that makes Mississippi proud. The company is now the country’s third-largest poultry producer with 11,700 employees and 800 chicken growers across five states. It’s still headquartered in Laurel where D.R. Sanderson, D.R. Sanderson Jr. and Joe Frank Sanderson […] [...]

Exceeding expectations — $16M healthplex in Madison gets huge response

by Published: April 14,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Madison, Mississippi

The $16 million Madison Healthplex Performance Training Center is planning a ribbon cutting soon. Since its soft opening March 1, the facility has quickly gained a loyal following including professional, collegiate and high school athletes, both athletes and non-athletes who need rehabilitation, and area residents who just want to be as healthy as possible. “The […] [...]

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