Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi’

Returning life to Fondren After 5 — Sept. 4 event features dog park, music, wall painting

by Published: August 29,2014

Tags: Business, Fondren, JACKSON, Mississippi

What has four block parties, 30-plus musicians, dog park, skateboard demos, local  artists and craftsmen, food, boutique shopping and Ron Chane smiling? The new and improved Fondren After 5, of course. Always the first Thursdays of each month, the next Fondren After 5 is Sept. 4 and will feature a dog park and the “live” […] [...]

RAISING AWARENESS — Lori Newcomb, family join fight against ovarian cancer

by Published: August 29,2014

Tags: Business, Cancer, healthcare, Mississippi, Newk's

The family of the co-founder one of Mississippi’s most successful restaurants is in a fight against a life-threatening disease, and they are courageously going public with their battle in an effort to raise awareness and save lives. Early last year, Lori Newcomb, the wife of Newk’s Eatery co-founder Chris Newcomb, began exhibiting symptoms that are […] [...]

George Flaggs regrets repayment flaw in lending law

by Published: August 29,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, payday lenders

The former chairman of the Mississippi House Banking Committee gave strong support in 2012 to renewal of the state’s payday lending law. The chairman’s enthusiasm even led him to lead the push to remove sunset provisions and make payday lending permanent in Mississippi. George Flaggs, elected mayor of Vicksburg last year after 26 years in […] [...]

Mike Chaney gives large businesses one-year waiver to make coverage ACA compliant

by Published: August 29,2014

Tags: Affordable Care Act, busiiness, healthcare, Mississippi, Obamacare

The Mississippi Department of Insurance says it is encouraged by sign-up levels for an Internet-based small business health insurance exchange that has already completed a series of open enrollments. The federal Affordable Care Act gives states the option of operating a Small Business Health Options Program, or SHOP, marketplace. Mississippi is calling its SHOP One, […] [...]

Healthcare Marketplace to look much the same in 2015

by Published: August 29,2014

Tags: Affordable Care Act, Business, healthcare, Mississippi, Obamacare

Humana and Magnolia Health will stay the course in their Mississippi health insurance marketplace exchanges in the coming year. The only change is Magnolia’s request to add a pair of counties to its coverage area. Humana has applied to continue coverage in 40 of the state’s 82 counties, including the urban counties of Hinds, Rankin, […] [...]

Pro-Am openings, hospitality suites going fast for Sanderson Farms tournament

by Published: August 29,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, PGA, Sanderson Farms

By JON WIENER Want your corporation and clients to spend an afternoon playing golf with a PGA Tour pro on a championship golf course? Better hurry. Availabile spots are filling up quickly for the PGA Tour’s Sanderson Farms Championship Wednesday Heritage Bag Pro-Am at the Country Club of Jackson on Nov. 5. Fewer than seven […] [...]

REVVING UP — Motorcars of Jackson is preparing to open its first-ever showroom on I-55

by Published: August 29,2014

Tags: automobiles, Business, Chip Chudy, Mississippi, transportation

The husband-and-wife team of Chip and Wendy Chudy are living the American dream. They have parlayed their love for automobiles and the art of the deal into Motorcars of Jackson, offering fine, pre-owned vehicles that have found buyers all over the nation and the world. Now, the couple is looking to launch a new chapter […] [...]

DAVID DALLAS — Mississippi needs one university

by Published: August 25,2014

Tags: Business, David Dallas, education, IHL, leadership, Mississippi

Football season is here and what better time to consider consolidating our public universities in Mississippi as we strive for that coveted spot in the BCS national championship. After all, what is the value of higher education if alums can only brag about Rhodes Scholars. While school consolidation in many ways has proven detrimental to […] [...]

BILL CRAWFORD — Recurrent national searches suggest management problems

Organizations that regularly announce “national searches” to replace CEOs tend to have internal management problems. High performing organizations tend to promote from within.   Consider our universities. The IHL Board has long been the king of national searches, with mixed results.  Community colleges, on the other hand, are noted for promotion from within, with generally […] [...]

Higher rates for Humana, lower for Magnolia ahead on health exchange

by Published: August 22,2014

Tags: buisnes, education, healthcare, Mississippi, Obamacare

Mississippians on the state’s federally run health insurance exchange will see both increases and decreases in premiums starting Jan. 1. Mississippi has two only two insurers on the plan, Humana of Louisville, Ky., and Magnolia Health Plan, a subsidiary of St. Louis-based Centene. Humana covers about 42,000 people and Magnolia about 20,000. The federal government, […] [...]

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