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Will Townes joins Beard+Riser Architects

Beard + Riser Architects recently announced that Will Townes, AIA, LEED AP has joined the firm in its Oxford office as a Project Architect. A native of Louisville, Ky., Townes graduated from the Louisville Collegiate School, received a Bachelor of Philosophy degree from Washington & Lee University and earned a Master of Architecture degree from Virginia Tech University. A licensed ...

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Donna Ritchey inducted into PR Hall of Fame

Donna Ritchey Donna Ritchey, vice chairman and chief strategy officer of GodwinGroup, has been inducted into to the Southern Public Relations Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame identifies leaders in the public relations industry deserving recognition for their extraordinary achievements, accomplishments and contributions to their organizations, communities and the public relations profession. Hall of Fame inductees are current and ...

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BankPlus named one of American Banker’s Best Banks to Work For

BankPlus has been named one of the Best Banks To Work For in 2018 by American Banker. This is the sixth consecutive year BankPlus has been recognized by American Banker in their annual program. The Best Banks to Work For program, which was initiated in 2013 by American Banker and Best Companies Group, identifies, recognizes and honors U.S. banks for ...

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Forrest General’s Hospice receives Best Superior Performer Award

Forrest General’s Hospice recently received the Strategic Healthcare Programs’ (SHP) Best Superior Performer Award, which recognizes the hospital for achieving an overall score that ranked within the top 20 percent in the SHP national Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Hospice benchmark and above the SHP national average for each CAHPS hospice quality measure in the 2017 calendar ...

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LUBA named to Business Insurance magazine list

Business Insurance magazine announced today that LUBA Workers’ Comp has been named to its annual “Best Places to Work in Insurance” list. The program selects the country’s best employers in the insurance industry. The list includes agents, brokers, and insurance companies. LUBA Workers’ Comp is a regional casualty insurance company that provides workers’ compensation coverage across Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, and ...

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Community Bank hires Hudson

Nikki Hudson Nicki Hudson has been named Business Development Officer for Jones County, where she recently served as Business Development Specialist. A native of Magee, Mississippi, Hudson has been in banking for eight years. In her new role, Hudson will focus on strengthening current customer relationships, cultivating new customer relationships, community involvement, and treasury management. Hudson, is a graduate of ...

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Welch receives 2018 Curtis E. Coker Access to Justice Award

Maron Marvel attorney Colleen S. Welch (middle) has received the 2018 Curtis E. Coker Access to Justice Award from the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project, in recognition of the pro bono legal service she donates to advance the legal needs of children. Welch is pictured with attorneys Jennie A. Eichelberger (left) and Tammra O. Cascio (right) at MVLP’s Pro Bono Reception ...

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Leadership Jackson County graduates Class of 2018

Leadership Jackson County sponsored by Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce-Main Street-Tourism Bureau, will graduated it 2018 class on Oct. 11. Graduates include (alphabetically): Byron Keith Allred, Hancock Whitney Bank; Shannon Marie Barlow, Singing River Health System; Jeremy Douglas Bell, Jackson County Emergency Management; Christopher Patrick Brown, Ingalls Shipbuilding; Elizabeth Ann Chapuis, Chevron; Audrey Susan ...

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