Posts Tagged ‘Business’

A Q&A with the SBA

by Published: September 15,2014

Tags: banking, Business, Mississippi, Q&A, SBA

(Q) Media reports and some surveys in the last six months say it seems business lending is resurgent in most parts of the country.  Would you say that is true for Mississippi small business lending? (A) Yes, there has been a resurgence for small business lending as a whole. Lending in Mississippi thus far this […] [...]

For SBA fixed-asset lending, think 504

by Published: September 15,2014

Tags: banking, Business, Mississippi, SBA

Mississippi’s small businesses looking to buy land, build a building, physically expand or buy new equipment often turn to the Small Business Administration’s 504 loans. The fixed-asset loans offer fixed rates of from 10 to 20 years in amounts up to $5.5 million. They are administered through a pair of subsidiaries of the state’s regional […] [...]

Community Bancshares still a top destination for borrowers seeking SBA loans

by Published: September 15,2014

Tags: banking and finance, Business, Mississippi

Brandon-based Community Bancshares continues to run far ahead of other Mississippi banks in the amount of money loaned to businesses through the Small Business Administration. Community Bancshares, the $2.5 billion parent of four separately chartered Community Bank companies based in Biloxi, Ellisville, Brandon and Amory, made slightly more than $47 million in SBA loans from […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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, […] [...]

CSpire offering 1Phone 6, IPhone 6 Plus on Sept. 19

by Published: September 10,2014

Tags: Apple, Business, iPhone 6, Mississippi, technology

Apples’ iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, proclaimed by the telecom industry as  the biggest advancements in iPhone history, will be available beginning Sept. 19 on its fast 4G+ LTE network. Customers can buy the phones at any of the dozens of CSpire retail stores across Mississippi, online at www.cspire.com/iphone6 and through CSpire’s Consumer Telesales group at 1-855-CSP-IRE4. […] [...]

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 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 on the […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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