Posts Tagged ‘Business’

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

by Becky Gillette 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 […] [...]

SEABOLD: The ‘bug’ has changed me — for the better

by Jeff Seabold Published: April 14,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Jeff Seabold, Mississippi, running

Years ago, I was bitten by this bug. It wasn’t serious, but it definitely had an effect on my life. I was in a spot where I was pretty — okay fine, I was very unhealthy and overweight. My former self of an athlete in my youth and high school years was long behind me. […] [...]

Dr. Hannah Gay: One year later — UMMC doctor looks back — and ahead — at breakthrough HIV treatment

by Lynn Lofton Published: April 14,2014

Tags: AIDS, Business, healthcare, HIV, Mississippi, Uninversity of Mississippi Medical Center

It has been a busy, full year since Hannah Gay, M.D. at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and her colleagues first discussed publicly the case of the Mississippi baby HIV case. The child is now 3 years old and still free of HIV. “We’re excited and feel the longer she (the baby) goes without […] [...]

Running luxury car dealerships, like Mercedes of Jackson, comes naturally to Trudy Higginbotham Moody

by Becky Gillette Published: April 14,2014

Tags: Automotive, Business, Mercedes Benz, Mississippi

Trudy Higginbotham Moody comes by her interest in car dealerships naturally. She grew up working at dealerships in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., owned by her father, Dennis Higginbotham. Moody started out with menial cleaning jobs and answering the telephone before she graduated to tasks like delivering parts when she was old enough to have a […] [...]

‘Just the beginning’ — Venture Technologies merging, acquiring companies

by Wally Northway Published: April 14,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, technology

In 1986 when Gerard Gibert was looking to grow his business that would become Venture Technologies, he was dismayed when a local banker told him that he thought everyone had all the computers they needed. The banker saw no future for Gibert’s new enterprise. Gibert can laugh about that now. Just this month, Venture announced […] [...]

Cooking on the Coast — Sal & Mookie’s strikes licensing deal with RKBM

by Wally Northway Published: April 14,2014

Tags: Business, food, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, Sal & Mookies

In the spring of 2007 when Jackson restaurateurs Jeff Good and Dan Blumenthal opened Sal & Mookie’s New York Pizza & Ice Cream Joint, the men said their decision to launch the new eatery was driven largely by their desire to be a part of the revival of Jackson’s Fondren District. Now the leaders of […] [...]

U.S. credit union assets grow to over $1 trillion but fewer CUs surviving

by Ted Carter Published: April 14,2014

Tags: banking, Business, credit union, finance, Mississippi

Credit union numbers have declined steadily in Mississippi and across the country in the last 25 years. But money is flowing into the surviving ones at increasing amounts. From 2006 to 2010, the number of federally insured credit unions nationally went from 8,362 to 7,339. At the same time, assets ballooned from $710 billion to […] [...]

Keesler Credit Union gaining stake in Jackson with MDOT CU acquisition

by Ted Carter Published: April 14,2014

Tags: banking, Business, finance, Gulf Coast, Keesler, Mississippi

Keesler Federal Credit Union, a $2.1 billion Biloxi-based member institution, has set the stage for entry into the metro Jackson market with acquisition of the $4.8 million Mississippi Department of Transportation Federal Credit Union. The deal closed March 31. Convergence of the operations is to be completed by June 30. Both non-profit entities were among […] [...]

Jackson-Evers delaying security and concourse upgrades after bond rating drop

by Ted Carter Published: April 14,2014

Tags: airlines, Business, Fitch Ratings Service, Mississippi, Southwest Airlines, transportation

Fitch Rating Service’s downgrading of $39.4 million of Jackson Municipal Airport Authority revenue bonds will force a year-long delay of security checkpoint upgrades and improvements to the terminal building of Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport. The drop to BBB+ from A- came largely from Southwest Airlines’ decision to stop nearly two decades of service on […] [...]

Assessment of rural hospitals warns of fiscal trials and tribulations ahead

by Ted Carter Published: April 14,2014

Tags: Business, education, healthcare, Mississippi

Many of Mississippi’s rural public hospitals owe their existence to the Hill-Burton Act, a post-World War 11 initiative that provided grants and loans to build the hospitals. Today, their futures are increasingly tied to the resourcefulness of public officials and medical managers. Can they adjust to changes in delivery of services, reimbursements for services and […] [...]

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