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Reopening history — The Oaks House Museum gets new life

by Published: September 15,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Museum

JACKSON — After closing for six months for renovations and a change in leadership, The Oaks House Museum in Jackson has reopened with a splash. An open house was held Sept. 6 at The Oaks, which is located at 823 Jefferson Street in the Belhaven Heights neighborhood. The free event offered tours of The Oaks […] [...]

BILL CRAWFORD: Pence chooses Medicaid solution over rhetoric

by Published: September 15,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Politics, republicans, Tea Party

Most real TEA Partiers know of Mike Pence.   The uncompromising champion of lower taxes, smaller government, and earmark reform, Pence served six terms in Congress, including time as chairman of the hard-core conservative Republican Study Group. He was a member of the TEA Party Caucus, got a 95% grade from the Club for Growth […] [...]

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Phillip Sykes joins Butler Snow in Jackson

by Published: September 11,2014

Tags: accounting, Business, law, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

Butler Snow is pleased to announce that Phillip S. Sykes has joined the firm’s Ridgeland office. Sykes is a member of the firm’s commercial litigation practice group and will focus his practice on appellate matters, commercial litigation, insurance, personal injury and product liability defense and toxic tort matters. “Phillip is a respected and experienced attorney, […] [...]

Alasdair Roe named new president/CEO of Healthcare Providers Insurance Company

by Published: September 9,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

Healthcare Providers Insurance Company, RRG, (HPIC), sponsored by the Mississippi Hospital Association (MHA), has announced the appointment of Alasdair Roe to the position of president/chief executive officer of HPI Company (HPICO), which is the attorney-in-fact for HPIC, effective Sept. 1. Previously, he served as chief operating officer. Retiring President/CEO Larry Bourne will serve as president […] [...]

MBJ’s Business Marketplace set for Friday at Mississippi’s Trade Mart

by Published: September 9,2014

Tags: Business, EXPO, Mississippi, NEWS

THE STATE’S LARGEST BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS NETWORKING EVENT will unveil a new name and a new format when it opens for its 31st year next Friday at the Mississippi Trade Mart at the fairgrounds in Jackson. The MBJ Business Marketplace — formerly the Mississippi Business & Technology EXPO — will now allow vendors to sell their wares […] [...]

Independent Insurance Agents selects new leaders

by Published: September 9,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

Scott Gray of Insurance Solutions of Mississippi in Meridian was recently elected chairman of the Independent Insurance Agents of Mississippi (IIAM).  Gray’s election as IIAM’s chairman follows an active involvement with the association that includes serving as chairman-elect and vice chairman, as a member of the Executive Committee, as an IIAM board member and as […] [...]

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College honors its Board of Trustees

by Published: September 9,2014

Tags: Business, education, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

Four Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Board of Trustees members were recently recognized for years of service at the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior College Trustees Conference. Don Massengale and Harry Roberts, both representing Jackson County, were honored for 25 years of service. Mike Andrews, representing Harrison County, and Jay Fletcher, from Jackson County, […] [...]

Innovate Mississippi has named Janet Parker Zito outreach and development manager

by Published: September 9,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

  Innovate Mississippi has named Janet Parker Zito as outreach and development manager. Specializing in addressing communication competencies, Zito has trained and coached top-level international executives, supervisors, mid-level managers and support staff. She spent 11 years as an award-winning pharmaceutical sales representative, served as host of the Emmy Award-winning and #1 locally produced television show […] [...]

Caroline Ramagos named VP institutional advancement and institutional relations at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

by Published: September 9,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

Caroline Ramagos has been named vice president of institutional advancement and institutional relations at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. A Soso native, she was previously vice president of institutional advancement at Jones County Junior College and executive director of the JCJC Foundation and Alumni Association. Prior to her employment with JCJC, Ramagos worked in the […] [...]

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