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The Sunray Companies welcomes Mistal

Jayme Mistal Jayme Mistal recently joined The Sunray Companies in Madison as Director of Accounting & Finance. Mistal graduated from Mississippi College with his BSBA in accounting and earned his Certified Public Accountant license in 2014. He has worked in public accounting with specialization in auditing for the past eight years. Mistal is a member of AICPA and Mississippi Society ...

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Mad Genius adds & promotes creative talent

Ridgeland-based advertising and creative production firm Mad Genius has added creative and technical talent to the labs. Sarah Tewolde, a Mississippi State University graduate, has joined the company as graphic designer; Mississippi College grad Clayton Thigpen has joined the team as web developer; and, Bill Rinehart, a 20-year veteran in the film industry, has become studio manager in the video ...

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At 96, Okolona businessman still shows up for work each day

By LESLIE CRISS / Daily Journal A charcoal portrait of Harold Turner was done by a young Belgian artist who was dressing as a woman to evade the draft. Turner discovered him going through the garbage, so Turner started saving food for him. To show his appreciation for Turner’s friendship, he did this portrait of the young Mississippi soldier. It’s ...

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Single most important problem for small businesses is availability

By BECKY GILLETTE Unemployment is at its lowest rate in decades in Mississippi. That sounds good and it is for workers. But this low unemployment rate is “absolutely” a problem for small businesses, said National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Mississippi State Director Ron Aldridge. “Mississippi’s recent historic low unemployment rates and record-breaking number of workers with jobs is a ...

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Vicksburg District’s Deputy for Small Business receives award

Department of the Army’s Office of Small Business Programs recently presented the 2017 Small Business Professional of the Year Award to Demetric T. Erwin, the Deputy for the Vicksburg District’s Small Business Program and a special assistant to the District Engineer on all Small Business Program matters. Erwin was commended for her outstanding performance in managing the Vicksburg District’s Small ...

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Creating a big event: Evans’ Karovan provides the atmosphere

By JULIA MILLER When Karey Evans found out her third son was getting married two years ago, she knew she wanted to do something fun for the rehearsal dinner. So, Evans did what any modern woman would do. She took to the Internet to look for inspiration. “I really wanted to do something different,” she said. “I found these mobile ...

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Tax break might mean relief for craft brewers

By BECKY GILLETTE Here’s news you can lift a mug and do a “cheers” to. In late December the U.S. Congress passed a two-year version of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act, which cuts the federal excise tax for craft breweries in half from $7/barrel to $3.50/barrel for domestic brewers producing less than two million barrels annually. The ...

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SBA’s executive training program is designed to increase profits, growth

By BECKY GILLETTE The SBA Mississippi District Office is currently seeking small-business owners who want to improve their profits and help create economic growth by participating in the SBA 2018 Emerging Leaders Executive Training Program. Emerging Leaders is an intensive executive-level entrepreneurship training program for small-business owners who want to take their businesses to the next level of success. “This ...

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