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River trust Federal Credit Union’s Hood inducted into Hall of Fame

Rivertrust Federal Credit Union Board Secretary Lydia Hood has been inducted into the Mississippi Credit Union Hall of Fame. Created in 1993, the Mississippi Credit Union Hall of Fame is the state’s highest credit union honor, recognizing individuals who have devoted their life to the philosophy and success of credit unions at the local, state or national level. Hood began ...

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J. Douglas Minor Jr. Appointed to ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that J. Douglas Minor Jr., a partner in the Jackson office of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, has been appointed to the American Bar Association Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary. The FJC evaluates the professional qualifications of all nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court, circuit courts of appeals, district courts ...

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Silver Slipper – Employee of the Month Luncheon

Silver Slipper Casino recently recognized its May 2017 Employee and Supervisor/Manager of the Month winners and nominees.  Nominees with General Manager John Ferrucci, center, are, from left: Kevin Dresback, F&B Supervisor; George Soukup, Facilities; Loryjean Farve, EVS; Danielle Leitz, Valet; Bernardine Labat, Assistant Cage/Credit Manager; Alvin Parker, Slots; Alex Gibson, Security; Rich Chase, Hotel Manager. May 2017 Employees of the ...

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Southern Miss School of Kinesiology Earns NSCA Recognition

The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Kinesiology has been approved as a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Educational Recognition Program. The Educational Recognition Program (ERP) recognizes regionally accredited academic institutions that meet educational guidelines recommended by the NSCA. The ERP program specifically evaluated the School of Kinesiology’s exercise science program. School of Kinesiology students will have access to ...

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Dylan Whitt joins Crye-Leike in Tupelo

Dylan Whitt of Tupelo has become affiliated with Crye-­Leike’s Tupelo branch office. Whitt works with buyers and sellers in Lee, Itawamba and Prentiss counties. He specializes in residential real estate. Prior to joining Crye-Leike, Whitt served in the armed forces. He recently served in the Mississippi Army National Guard, including a deployment to Iraq in 2009 with the 155th Combat ...

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Hotel Vue names sales and catering coordinator

Christy Williams was recently named Sales and Catering Coordinator for Hotel Vue located in Natchez. The announcement was made by Wendy Grandin, General Manager of the 91-room property. Williams will design, plan and execute events including weddings, birthdays, business meetings and other social soirees. Williams, originally from Jackson, has lived in Natchez for over 30 years promoting the area as ...

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William R. Walker serving as Rotary District Governor

William (Bill) R. Walker, of Columbus, is serving a one-year term as Rotary International District Governor for 2017-18. As Governor, Walker coordinates the community and international service projects of 46 Rotary Clubs and 2,231 Rotarians in the counties between Highway 82 North and Highway 84. Walker will serve through June 30, 2018. Walker is one of 535 Rotarians worldwide serving ...

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Amy Elder appointed to International Association of Gaming Advisors leadership role

Amy Kebert Elder of Baker Donelson has been appointed to serve as chair of the International Association of Gaming Advisors’ Americas Advisory Committee. Elder will be responsible for coordinating IAGA’s conference in association with the American Gaming Association at the Global Gaming Expo and also advise how the IAGA should represent American issues at the 2018 IAGA Annual Gaming Summit ...

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Arty Finkelberg named to Financial Times Top 400 list

Arty Finkelberg, CFA, CFP, Senior Vice President – Investments, of Raymond James & Associates, was recently named to the 2017 edition of Financial Times Top 400 Financial Advisers. The list draws from 38 states, plus the District of Columbia, and is what the publication described as the “very best professionals at traditional US broker-dealers.” Finkelberg, also honored by Financial Times ...

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