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Newk’s names 2 VP’s

Jackson-based Newk’s Eatery recently promoted Adam Karveller to Vice President of Information Technology and Keith Moody to Vice President of Franchise Operations. Both Karveller and Moody collectively bring more than 40 years of experience in the information technology and restaurant operations industries to the fast-casual brand. Karveller will oversee the brand’s technical operations both in the field throughout Newk’s 98 ...

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Baltzgar joins Jackson SBA

Michael Baltzgar has joined the Jackson office of the U.S. Small Business Administration as a Procurement Center Representative. Baltzgar previously worked as a contracting professional with the Department of Veterans Affairs, and most recently the Department of Homeland Security. As Procurement Center Representative, Baltzgar will assist small businesses in Mississippi and Kentucky with obtaining federal contracts, determining performance ability, and ...

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Small business insurance starts with the basics

By LISA MONTI Most small businesses should have at least four basic types of insurance, according to the Insurance Information Institute industry group. Owners need property, liability, business vehicle and workers compensation insurance to protect them from a variety of circumstances. For small businesses, Insurance Information Institute (III) said that property insurance compensates losses or damage to the property used in ...

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After fire, new restaurant to replace Dixie Springs Cafe

SUMMIT — Following the devastating fire that destroyed the landmark Dixie Springs Cafe, there are plans for the restaurant to return by the end of the year with a new owner who’s the great-grandson of the original proprietor. The Enterprise-Journal reports that Edward “Ted” Malta is buying the property from former owners Joe and Kristine Kimmel and plans to open ...

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Looking for startup capital? Organize before asking for cash

By LISA MONTI Raising capital for a startup is different for each entrepreneur and venture, but starting out on the right legal footing is a sure way to help smooth the process. Matthew McLaughlin, a shareholder and member of the Emerging Companies Team at Baker Donelson in Jackson, goes through a check list when he counsels clients on preparing to raise ...

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STARTING UP STRONG — Next Gear’s growth has accelerated last couple years

By BECKY GILLETTE Speaking at the Discovery Luncheon Feb. 12 co-sponsored by Innovate Mississippi and the Oxford-Lafayette Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Foundation, Garret Gray, president and CEO of Next Gear Solutions, shared the story of how their technology startup, Next Gear Solutions, has grown to 80 full-time employees since its beginnings in 2008. The Discovery Luncheon preceded Startup ...

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Sweet spot: 2nd generation of family runs Rosie’s in Tupelo

TUPELO — Rose McCoy is enjoying a much-deserved retirement. But the bakery shop in Fairpark that bears her name — Rosie’s — is in good hands. Her son, Neal, and his wife, Holly, took over the business from her last fall. The transition has been relatively seamless, just the way Neal and Holly had hoped. And it was all part ...

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New homes in Fondren ahead for BancorpSouth, Wier Boerner Allin architects

By TED CARTER BancorpSouth has begun a long-planned expansion of its Fondren office at 2710 N. State St., joining a host of other nearby property owners who are either renovating buildings or constructing new ones. Over last weekend, work crews moved the banking operation into the former Sun Gallery building to the north to make way for demolition of the current ...

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