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Regions putting brokerage emphasis on branch-based investment services

In slightly more than six months, Regions Bank has hired over 100 financial advisors in a strategy the Birmingham bank company and Mississippi market leader says will personalize investment brokerage services at its 1,200 branches branches throughout its 16-state market. The goal is to have 125 financial advisors on board by year’s end and strengthen the advisory force to up ...

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Bringing research dollars, treatment to cancer fight

The University of Mississippi Medical Center Cancer Institute has long been a Mecca for patients who want access to cutting edge cancer treatments. And in the four years since prominent cancer researcher Dr. Lucio Miele has been at the helm as director, it is also increasingly becoming a draw for millions of dollars in cancer research funds. The amount of ...

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Mississippi Health Care Association turns 60

The Mississippi Health Care Association, established 60 years ago, is the state’s oldest and largest association of nursing homes, personal care homes and assisted living facilities. MHCA members care for the frail elderly, mentally disabled, veterans groups and residents who need minimum assistance with daily living. “We’re really pleased to be celebrating our 60th anniversary this year,” Vanessa Henderson, executive ...

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Kids don’t like sports? Fight obesity with FIT

Mississippi’s children have been affected by the changing lifestyle of inactivity and proliferation of fattening foods as have adults. There are sports programs for young people, but what about children not involved in sports? Two organizations are getting together to address this challenge. CarePlus Medical Clinics and Mississippi Sports Medicine are bringing FIT, a 90-day health education and weight loss ...

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Dale Partners architecture firm targeting major projects

2013 has been a very good year for Dale Partners Architects, one of the state’s largest full-service architectural firms with offices in Jackson and Biloxi. Dale Partners is heading at least three of the largest projects in the works across Mississippi: The Grammy Museum in Cleveland, the Jackson Convention Complex Hotel and a minor league baseball park in Biloxi. “We ...

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Ridgeland's Terracon is country's largest geotechnical engineering firm

In 2009 Ridgeland-based Aquaterra Engineering, derived from Ware Lind Engineers, the first geotechnical engineering firm in Mississippi, had offices in five Southeastern states. The company decided to grow even larger by merging with Terracon Consultants Inc., a firm that is now the largest geotechnical engineering firm in the country with more than 3,000 employees and more than 130 offices in ...

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Cuts have taken a toll on employment centers

By now most everyone is familiar with the term “sequestration,” and some people are feeling its effects. In Mississippi sequestration has led to the closing of 12 WIN Job Centers and three becoming part-time centers. However, 43 WIN Job Centers remain open full time. The job centers are staffed and operated by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. As background, ...

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State board ensures college programs are meeting workforce needs

Seven years ago the State Workforce Investment Board was established with a mission to help ensure a viable, well-trained workforce for Mississippi. The board is made up of a diverse group representing the various private sectors and public entities, especially public education, and works in conjunction with the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. Jay Moon, president/CEO of the Mississippi Manufacturers ...

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