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Nissan, Habitat build another home

Volunteers from Nissan Canton Assembly Plant and Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area recently partnered on their 11th home build. Over the course of two months, nearly one hundred Nissan employees made a commitment of time and effort to build a new home in Jackson for Tyran Trotter and her two children, Daisha and Tyler. (Courtesy of Habitat for Humanity ...

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Benchmark Litigation selects three to year’s 40 and under hot list

Cody Bailey The Brunini firm is proud to recognize Cody Bailey, Karen Howell and Taylor McNeel, as they have been selected in the 40 & Under Hot List. Karen Howell They are among the top young talent in their respective litigation communities in Mississippi and throughout the United States. Taylor McNeel Benchmark Litigation focuses exclusively on litigation in the United ...

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Holifield elected honorary life member

The Southern Economic Development Council recently named Sandy Holified as an Honorary Life Member of the association. The HLM designation is the highest award SEDC bestows and it recognizes individuals that have made significant contributions to the profession in one or more of SEDC’s footprint states. Holifield, Vice President for the Jones County EDA, has been an active member of ...

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Forbes recognizes Keesler Federal among best credit unions in America

Keesler Federal Credit Union has been ranked as one of “America’s Best In-State Credit Unions” by Forbes Magazine. In its inaugural ranking of America’s best, Keesler Federal is the only credit union in Mississippi to be recognized in the Forbes list. The ranking is based on independent surveys of customers regarding overall satisfaction, willingness to recommend and trust. Forbes conducted ...

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Amason promoted at Peoples Bank

Peoples Bank promoted veteran banker and long-time employee Connie Amason to Vice President. Connie Amason Amason, who joined Peoples Bank in 2006, began her service as a Poultry Loan Assistant, preparing loan packages and conducting cash flow analysis on prospective customer operations. Two years later, she assumed responsibilities for the bank’s Small Business Administration (SBA) loan services. She remains the ...

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Wealthview employees Garrott, Waide gain designations

Wealthview Capital, LLC recently announced that two of its team members have successfully completed new professional designations. Anderson Garrott Anderson Garrott was named a Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist. Garrott is a Certified Financial Planner and former trust investment officer with over 10 years experience. Originally from Batesville, he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and his MBA from Mississippi College. ...

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Brown joins Peoples Bank as loan officer

Jake Brown Peoples Bank today announced that Jacob “Jake” Brown has joined the bank and will serve as a Loan Officer in the bank’s Collins Branch. Brown earned an Associates degree in Accounting from Jones County Junior College in 2016 and completed studies to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in Banking & Finance from the University of Southern Mississippi ...

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Alcorn 3rd on Value Colleges’ Top 50 Best Value HBCUs list

Alcorn State University in Lorman has been recognized again as one of the nation’s top historically black colleges and universities. The University is ranked third on the Top 50 Value Colleges’ Historically Black Colleges & Universities 2018 list. Alcorn is the highest ranked Mississippi school on the website’s list. Value Colleges is a website that offers researched, straightforward, and practical ...

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Economic Education board elects Mosley to be chairman

Brooks Mosley The Mississippi Council on Economic Education Board of Directors recently elected Brooks Mosley as chairman of the board for the 2018-19 term. Brooks is the president of Ballew Wealth Management. As preseident of Ballew Wealth Management, he advises clients, particularly in retirement investing. Brooks’ other responsibilities include business development and compliance, as well as administrative and management functions. ...

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Associated General Contractors promotes Wise

Kay Wise Associated General Contractors of Mississippi (AGC) recently promoted Kay Wise to Event Coordinator for AGC Mississippi and CompTrust AGC. Wise joined AGC Mississippi as Administrative Assistant in May 2018. She has 20 years of association experience having served as Events Coordinator for Mississippi Associated Builders and Contractors and Continuing Education/Events Coordinator for Mississippi Nurses Association. Wise is a ...

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