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Firm building business with tech skills and customer service

STARKVILLE — The turning point came in 1998, when a couple of entrepreneurs — a management information systems professional and an industrial engineer — landed contracts with the City of West Point and Community Counseling Services, a division of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health. Since then, the principals that comprise Synergetics Diversified Computer Services Inc. in Starkville have nurtured ...

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Burns, Judin meld traditional and new for economic development

RIDGELAND — When J.C. Burns and Jef Judin became friends several years ago, they began comparing notes. Burns, former executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority and a former bank executive from Batesville, and Judin, co-founder and former vice-president of AIR2LAN and an Emmy award-winning film producer from Jackson, were both in the business of economic development. “As time went ...

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Young’s political, business interests cross variety of lines

MERIDIAN — From his easy-going demeanor, you’d never know the many hats that Charles Young wears. His political and business interests cross all sorts of fault lines. And his friendships cross the spectrum of socio-economic strata. He’s a 20-year veteran of the Legislature and chairman of the House’s powerful Universities and Colleges Committee — and an acknowledged power in the ...

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