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Keesler federal manager selected for ‘Crash the GAC’ National Program

Christian Hartley, Branch Manager for Keesler Federal Credit Union Gautier-Vancleave, was selected to attend Crash the GAC 2018 by the Cooperative Trust and Credit Union National Association. Crash the GAC is a career-development program for credit union young professionals. It allows them to experience the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference in a dynamic way with exclusive networking ...

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C. Mitchell Waycaster named Honorary Consul of Japan in Tupelo

The Government of Japan has appointed C. Mitchell Waycaster, the president and COO of Renasant Corp. and Renasant Bank, to be the Honorary Consul of Japan in Tupelo. Waycaster will assist the Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville in promoting positive Japan-U.S. relations in Mississippi. He will hold the position for a five-year renewable term. Waycaster has demonstrated his dedication to ...

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Hester awarded Community Inspiration Award

Madison County community member Jason S. Hester of Navitas Wealth Advisors has been awarded AssetMark’s Community Inspiration Award for his contributions to and sustained support of a charitable organization. As part of the honor, AssetMark will donate $10,000 to Restoration Hope, an organization that funds and supports community building in Sweetwaters, South Africa, with which Jason is heavily involved.

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Tertiary commercial markets like Jackson now more attractive to investors

By BECKY GILLETTE Historically tertiary commercial real estate markets like Jackson have lagged behind larger markets across the nation. But capitalization (CAP) rates have been compressing over the past two years in the larger markets, said James O. Turner II, MAI, managing director of business development, Integra Realty Resources for Ridgeland, a commercial appraisal firm. “The tertiary markets are now ...

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Mississippi Land Bank receives record distribution

By JULIA MILLER Mississippi Land Bank customers can look forward to receiving a record distribution of $3.5 million after a board of directors vote earlier this year. “We want our borrowers to feel like their part of our family,” Claire Pegram, Chief Financial Officer of Mississippi Land Bank, said. “We want them to have a trusted partner.” Mississippi Land Bank ...

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Dyess and Cockrell promoted at BankFirst Financial Services

La Donnia Dyess has been promoted to Loan Officer at BankFirst Financial Services in Louin. Her primary responsibilities will include serving existing consumer and commercial banking clients and developing new relationships with both personal and business customers. “We are very excited to have La Donnia serve in this new role,” said Doug Whittle, BankFirst Community President. “She brings a wealth ...

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Carter Naugher, Donnie Kisner join BNA Bank

R. Carter Naugher, a native of Pontotoc, has joined BNA Bank as President of its Lee County banking operations, and Donnie Kisner of Tupelo has joined the bank as Senior Vice President of Lee County. Naugher, a graduate of Mississippi State University, The Mississippi School of Banking at Ole Miss and Graduate School of Banking at LSU, has over 30 ...

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Renasant Bank’s Waycaster named honorary consul to Japan

The government of Japan recently appointed Mitch Waycaster to be the Honorary Consul of Japan in Tupelo. Waycaster, the president and chief operating officer of Renasant Bank, will serve a five-year term as honorary consul. In that role, Waycaster will assist the Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville in promoting positive Japan-U.S. relations in Mississippi, according to the office of Deputy ...

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Lynn Phillips-Gaines ranked among Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors

Lynn Phillips-Gaines, CFP at Phillips Financial and financial advisor with Raymond James, was named to Forbes 2018 Best-In-State Wealth Advisors List. The list spotlights top-performing advisors across the United States who were nominated by their firms- and then researched, interviewed, and ranked in their respective states. In 2017, she was also ranked among Forbes Top 200 Women Wealth Advisors.

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