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IP recognizes employees for December, January

IP Casino Resort Spa in Biloxi recently recognized outstanding team members for December, January and the fourth quarter of 2017. December’s honorees were Terrence Hardwick (Security), Charles Vonderbruegge (Security), Robert “Bobby” LaHatte (Table Games), Brandi Ingram (Purchasing), Virgil Thompson (Slots), and Mike Hryhorchuk (Facilities). Fourth quarter honorees were part-time team members Wendy Myers (Marketing), Mucio Puga Resillas (Environmental Services) and ...

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Rosenblatt awarded the 2018 Michelle Mendez Serviam Award

Stephen W. Rosenblatt has won the 2018 Michelle Mendez Serviam Award from the Center for American and International Law (CAIL). The award was recently presented at the 5th Circuit Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Conference in New Orleans. The Michelle Mendez Serviam Award was created in 2015 to recognize Michelle Mendez, whose extraordinary work in support of the 5th Circuit Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Conference ...

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Balch & Bingham adds 7 healthcare attorneys in Jackson

Balch & Bingham recently announced the addition of partners Tom Kirkland, Allison Simpson and Andy Lowry, and associates Mary Jordan Fuller, Matt Sitton, Perry Taylor and Bea Tolsdorf to the Jackson office. This new healthcare team has experience providing counsel to private tax-exempt hospitals, for-profit hospitals, physicians and physician-practice groups, long-term care providers, home health agencies, dialysis facilities, cancer centers, ...

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Two Natchez Trace rangers receive awards for traffic safety

The National Park Service Traffic Safety Coalition awarded Natchez Trace Parkway Rangers Timothy McElwain and Keith Schumann traffic safety awards for their efforts in traffic enforcement. McElwain received the Traffic Safety Excellence Award and Schumann, who recently transferred to the Parkway from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, received the Award for Highway Safety Champion.

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ACEC of Mississippi names new executive director

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Mississippi has announced Craig Carter as its new Executive Director. During his 33-year career in marketing and public relations, Carter has specialized in building relationships, designing marketing strategies and navigating politics in Mississippi. Prior to joining ACES-MS, Carter served as Assistant to Commissioner Dick Hall, Chair of the Mississippi Transportation Commission. He owned ...

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Trustmark promotes Mandy Granger to branch officer

Mandy Granger has been promoted to Branch Officer at Trustmark’s Byram office, where she serves as Assistant Branch Manager. Granger has 18 years of banking experience, 13 of which have been with Trustmark. She is active in her community, where she has served as Trustmark’s team leader for Relay for Life benefitting the American Cancer Society and has held various ...

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MCBLF board appoints Sam Scott

Sam Scott, CPA, and Vice President of Finance for St. Dominic Hospital has been appointed by the Madison County Business League & Foundation (MCBL&F) Board of Directors to fulfill the unexpired term of Director Donna Sims who has relocated to Starkville, MS. He has served as a MCBL&F Advisory Board Member since 2016. Sam has been the CFO at Medical ...

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Thompson joins Hattiesburg Clinic Eye Associates

Joshua M. Thompson, CNP, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Eye Associates. A native of Hattiesburg, Thompson has been working in the health care field since 2013. At Eye Associates, he works with Christopher L. Cooley, MD, in providing ophthalmologic care to patients. He received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Miss., and a Master of ...

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Y’all Business’ up for Top National Association of Secretaries of State Award

Y’all Business, Mississippi’s website for free economic development information is one of four finalists in the National Association of Secretaries of State 2018 IDEAS Award contest. NASS recently named Mississippi among its top-four finalist states for development of Y’all Business, www.yallbusiness.sos.ms.gov. Other finalists include initiatives in California, Colorado, and Indiana. The first-place IDEAS Award winner will be announced and recognized ...

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