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COMMERCIAL FINANCE 701 — Enhancing a title policy with endorsements

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Although often overlooked, title policy endorsements are an integral part of a commercial real estate title insurance policy.  These optional add-ons greatly enhance the coverage and protection provided to an insured owner or lender. My law partners Molly Jeffcoat Moody and Ben Williams, the usual authors of this column, discussed in a prior column the differences in title certificates, title ...

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Finkelberg, Rice honored

Arty Finkelberg has been named Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors for 2015. Finkelberg and partner Joe Rice, were also ranked by the Financial Times of London as Top 400 U.S. Financial Advisors for 2015. Finkelberg and Rice are Senior Vice Presidents of Investments and Managing Directors of Investments for Finkelberg Rice Group of Raymond James. The Barron’s Top 1200 Financial ...

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Lawmakers, small businesses take steps to blunt IRS rule

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By JACK WEATHERLY  Lisa Cochran, owner of two hair salon and spa shops called The Studio in Hattiesburg, said that she has been helping her employees for years by contributing $50 a month toward their health coverage premiums. Then she saw an article in the Mississippi Business Journal and has taken steps to avoid a calamity. She realized that she ...

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Ken Graeber joins First Bank

Ken Graeber has joined First Bank as Community Bank President of the Jackson Metro market. A long-time resident of the Jackson area, Graeber joins First Bank to lead a team in serving the Jackson area and establish a full-service office at 5760 I-55 North in Jackson. Slated to open the fourth quarter of 2015, the Jackson office will provide a ...

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Four from Magnolia State Bank join MBA

Magnolia State Bank has made the following appointments to the Mississippi Bankers Association for 2015-16: Kris Mangum will serve on the MBA Lending Committee. Currently, Mangum is president of Magnolia State Bank in Petal. The Lending Committee is charged with engaging in activities that will benefit the lenders in MBA member banks. Amanda Tuminello will serve on the MBA Human ...

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(VIDEO) ALAN TURNER — Regions Bank knocks one out of the park

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Regions Bank has just been recognized as the No. 1 bank in the United States in the Banking Reputation Rankings, which are published by the Reputation Institute and American Banker Magazine.  That’s a definite home run for the regional bank, especially when compared with where things stood in the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008 and 2009. I met ...

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Merchant & Marine Bank promotes 2

Merchant & Marine Bank has made the following promotions: Kristi Burge was promoted from a vice president/ retail banking to a vice president/senior administrative officer. She will provide oversight to the card department, bookkeeping, call center, cash management and the business analyst in addition to managing all of the retail branches. Burge is a graduate of the Mississippi School of ...

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Matt Legg joins Renasant as VP

Matt Legg has joined Renasant Corp. Asset Management as vice president and client portfolio manager, where he will be responsible for business development and client relationships throughout the Tupelo-based bank’s markets. Legg earned his M.B.A from the Manderson School at the University of Alabama and his B.S in Agribusiness with an emphasis on economics from Mississippi State University. Legg also ...

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Trustmark garners award

Trustmark received the 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility Award, presented by the Financial Services Roundtable. The award was given to FSR member companies who demonstrated a commitment to strengthening the communities in which they serve through leadership, voluntarism, monetary contributions and promotion of financial literacy education. Trustmark, along with 22 other FSR member companies, was the recipient of this prestigious award ...

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