Archive | October 31st, 2013

Chaney obliging Bryant on probe of BCBS provider adequacy

October 31, 2013

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With a U.S. District judge having invalidated his executive order, Gov. Phil Bryant says he will no longer seek to force Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi to re-instate in-network status to policyholders who use the services of the 10 Mississippi hospitals owned by Health Management Associates. But the governor still wants to get […]

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Gov. Phil Bryant proclaims November as Innovation Month

October 31, 2013

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Gov. Phil Bryant

JACKSON, Mississippi — While speaking today to nearly 2,000 business leaders from around the state at the Mississippi Economic Council’s annual Hobnob event, Gov. Phil Bryant proclaimed November as Innovation Month in Mississippi. “Mississippi’s economy grew by 2.4 percent in 2012, marking the first time the state’s economy surpassed $100 billion,” Bryant said. “This growth […]

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HUB International appoints Brent Tyler director of Mississippi operations

October 31, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Brent Tyler is the new director of operations for the Mississippi Region of HUB International Gulf South, according to a new release from HUB International, a global insurance brokerage that provides property and casualty, life and health, employee benefits, investment and risk management products and services. Tyler will be in charge of […]

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Back-to-back events bring crowds to Bay St. Louis

October 31, 2013

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Bay St. Louis businesses are enjoying back-to-back crowd-generating events this month. First it was the combined Cruisin’ the Coast and Second Saturday celebration Oct. 12. Saturday was the wind up of three days worth of vintage cars parading around to different venues. Restaurants, shops and hotels gave the popular annual event high marks. Last week, […]

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Coastal Cleanup volunteers bag tons of marine trash

October 31, 2013

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The 1,277 volunteers who had a part in the recent Coastal Cleanup Day picked up 956 bags of trash from Mississippi’s coastal beaches and waterways. That amounts to 15,465 pounds of marine trash. The cleanup is organized annually by the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and Mississippi Marine Debris Task Force. This year was the […]

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Golf carts discussed at city council meeting again

October 31, 2013

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A concerned citizen took the podium during a recent Bay St. Louis city council public forum to express concerns about kids driving golf carts around town. One under aged driver reportedly was seen chauffeuring his partying parents home. It wasn’t the first time that event was brought up to the council. The concerned citizen was […]

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SpaceX to bring more innovation to Stennis

October 31, 2013

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SpaceX is bringing a new engine rocket testing program to Stennis Space Center along with an incredible background thanks to its forward-thinking chief, Elon Musk. Musk, the billionaire founder of PayPal, is CEO/CTO of SpaceX and CEO of Tesla Motors. Bloomberg Businessweek called Musk “the 21st century industrialist.” Most recently he made headlines with his […]

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BEST PLACES TO WORK — LUBA lauds MBJ Best Places to Work awards

October 31, 2013

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The Mississippi Business Journal recently announced its winners of its annual Best Places to Work survey. More than 300 people converged on the Hilton in Jackson for the awards ceremony. Businesses, large and small, from across the state were honored for the dedication they have shown to their workforces. “In business, technology and processes may […]

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