Posts Tagged ‘Business’

William Van Kirk wealth advisory firm in Gulfport

by Published: August 20,2014

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, GULFPORT, Mississippi, wealth adviser

Wealth advisor F. William Van Kirk Jr. has opened Van Kirk Wealth Advisors, a full-service independent financial planning firm in Gulfport. Van Kirk and his team have transitioned their practice to Stratos Wealth Partners, an independent, partner-owned and operated Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) firm with offices in 24 states nationwide. A former vice president of […] [...]

USM’s Melissa Ziegler named Fellow by the Medical Fitness Association

Melissa Ziegler, a kinesiotherapy instructor in the School of Human Performance and Recreation at the University of Southern Mississippi, has been named a Fellow by the Medical Fitness Association (MFA). Ziegler also serves as executive director of the American Kinesiotherapy Association (AKTA), a national non-profit organization based in Hattiesburg. Fellowship status is reserved for MFA […] [...]

Caroline Cowan made marketing associate at Parkway Development

Caroline W. Cowan is the new marketing associate for VIP Suites of Parkway Development Inc. in Ridgeland. She is a Texas native with experience in the hospitality industry. Cowan earned her degree in hospitality management at the University of Mississippi. [...]

Neel-Schaffer’s Chris Jones elected to Southeast board for National Society of Professional Engineers

by Published: August 20,2014

Tags: Business, engineers, Mississippi, Neal-Schaffer

Neel-Schaffer engineer Chris Jones, P.E., BCEE, F.NSPE, was recently elected to represent the Southeast Region on the board of directors of the National Society of Professional Engineers. Jones joined Neel-Schaffer in 1991 and works out of the company’s headquarters office in Jackson. He specializes in the disciplines of water and wastewater. Jones holds two civil […] [...]

Kathy Hackshaw earns CSM credential

by Published: August 20,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Pearl, The Outlets of Mississippi

Kathy Hackshaw, general manager of The Outlets of Mississippi, has earned her Certified Shopping Center Manager (CSM) credential. Hackshaw brings 20 years of retail property management experience in arenas including asset management, budget allocation, policy and procedure creation and marketing to the Outlets of Mississippi where she is responsible for property operations, lease administration, budget […] [...]

PK Thomas named Director of Development at MSU’s College of Architecture

Perry King “P.K.” Thomas is the new director of development for Mississippi State University’s College of Architecture, Art and Design. Thomas succeeds Nathan Moore, who recently became director of corporate and foundation relations for the MSU Foundation. A Tupelo native and Mississippi State alumnus, Thomas joined the university’s fundraising staff in 2010 as assistant director […] [...]

Venture Tech merges with ISC, acquires SAT

RIDGELAND, Mississippi — Venture Technologies has announced that its merger with Information Systems Consulting, Inc. (ISC), headquartered in Denver, Colo., is complete. The newly formed company will continue to operate under the name of Venture Technologies. This transaction creates a leading technology and cloud solutions provider, consistent with the emergence of hybrid technology partners. The company is […] [...]

Southern Bancorp to acquire Bank of Bolivar County

by Published: August 19,2014

Tags: Arkansas, banking, Business, finance, Mississippi

Southern Bancorp, Inc. (“Southern”), a rural-focused Community Development Financial Institution (“CDFI”) and holding company for Southern Bancorp Bank, today announced it had signed an agreement to acquire the Bank of Bolivar County, which operates two branches in the Mississippi communities of Shelby and Mound Bayou. Southern currently operates a branch in Shelby, but Mound Bayou will […] [...]

Traci Forrest, Katie Hoggatt, Alison Howell, Kevin Jackson and Zachary Ring promoted at Haddox Reid Eubank Betts

by Published: August 19,2014

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi

          Haddox Reid Eubank Betts, PLLC has promoted four of its accountants. Traci Forrest, CPA, has been promoted to senior manager. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University. Her experience includes income tax planning and compliance for business, individuals, trusts and estates. Katie Hoggatt, CPA, has also been promoted to […] [...]

Zack Harrington joins Mississippi State University fundraising team

by Published: August 19,2014

Tags: Business, education, fundraising, Mississippi

Zack Harrington has joined the Mississippi State University fundraising team as assistant director of development for the university’s College of Business. A Hattiesburg native and MSU alumnus, he holds two degrees from the college — a 2009 bachelor’s in business administration with an emphasis in real estate mortgage finance and 2010 master’s in sport administration. [...]

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