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JACK WEATHERLY — Let the sun shine in

I caught a patch of sun in a corner of our courtyard at home last weekend. The sun was low but healing. I was the last in our family to catch whatever it was, flu or old-fashioned cold and fever. What had made it worse was the interminable rain. Day after day with no letup. Sun we take for granted, and ...

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JUSTIN KELLY — You can’t time the market

Why you should avoid practicing market timing There are many things that could affect the overall equity market and any individual stocks you may own—from economic trends to geopolitical events like an election. What is certain is that the market will always have its peaks and dips. This market cycle can make it tempting for investors to attempt to buy ...

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TODD SMITH — Most compelling PR content of 2018?

Happy 2019, Spin fans! The Spin Cycle spent time during the holidays reflecting on all the brand happenings in 2018, and what’s in store for 2019. I stumbled upon great insight and pearls from PR Week, and what is resonating with today’s plugged-in reader. Here is a short take on the magazine’s most read content of 2018 – and Denny’s ...

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Phillips-Gaines named one of InvestmentNews’ 20 Women to Watch

InvestmentNews has recognized Lynn Phillips-Gaines of Phillips Financial in Starkville as a 2018 Women to Watch honoree. As one of the 20 winners, she was chosen from more than several hundred nominations for her leadership, contributions and impact in the financial advice industry. Each of the advisers and executives who made the fourth annual InvestmentNews Women to Watch list were ...

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Matthew Horton joins Neel-Schaffer

Neel-Schaffer, Inc., announced that Matthew Horton, PE, has joined the firm and will serve as a Water/Wastewater Engineer and Project Manager in the firm’s Jackson office. Horton has more than 11 years of industry experience, including 10 years working for a national consulting firm in its Jackson office, where he held the titles of Project Manager and Client Service Leader. ...

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Leadership Mississippi celebrates 54 graduates in class of 2018

Mississippi Economic Council’s Leadership Mississippi program announced the 54 graduates of the Class of 2018. The Class of 2018 participants completed five sessions in locations across Mississippi, including Jackson, Oxford, the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Tunica, and Columbus. Leadership Mississippi is the second oldest statewide leadership program in the nation and is conducted by the M.B. Swayze Foundation. Since its inception ...

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MCBL&F appoints Harber chairman of Health & Wellness Committee

Murray L. Harber is the Executive Director of the Mississippi Business Group on Health, a coalition of more than 70 Mississippi employers that seek continuous improvement in the quality and cost effectiveness of health and health care through shared solutions. Murray also consults with companies that provide innovative solutions to employers which provide value. He is a national speaker for ...

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Dobbs named new state health officer

The Mississippi State Department of Health announced that Interim State Health Officer and former State Epidemiologist Thomas E. Dobbs, MD, MPH, has been appointed Mississippi’s new State Health Officer. Former State Health Officer Mary Currier, MD, MPH, retired October 31, 2018, after almost nine years as State Health Officer. Dobbs’ appointment came during a regularly scheduled State Board of Health ...

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PGA Tour honors Sanderson Farms Championship for “Best Charity Integration”

The Sanderson Farms Championship in Jackson was honored by the PGA Tour for “Best Charity Integration” during the 2018 tournament at The Country Club of Jackson. The “Best Charity Integration” Award recognizes the tournament that incorporates the tournament’s charity and theme into all facets of the event. The Sanderson Farms Championship is united around its charitable impact to Friends of ...

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Butler Snow shortlisted as Law Firm of the Year

Butler Snow announced that the firm has been shortlisted as Law Firm of the Year – USA in Citywealth Magazine’s 2019 Magic Circle Awards. The Magic Circle Awards – the premier awards for the private client financial sector – are held annually to select the best advisors, managers and firms in the global private client financial industry. Following an in-depth ...

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