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Promotions at The Natchez Grand Hotel in Natchez, Mississippi

The Natchez Grand Hotel recently made two promotions. Naomi Jones was promoted to Assistant General Manager, where she will be responsible for supporting the Hotel Manager with daily hotel operations and services. She also oversees all facets of hotel operations in the absence of the Hotel Manager. Jones joined The Natchez Grand Hotel in March 2008 as a reservationist and ...

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6 graduate from SBA Emerging Leaders Executive Training Program

After spending eight months and more than 100 hours of work in evening classes, six small businesses will graduate from the Mississippi Small Business Administration’s 2017 Emerging Leaders Executive Training program. The SBA Emerging Leaders Initiative is a federal training initiative that specifically focuses on executives of businesses poised for growth in historically challenged communities. Graduates were Edward Peter Cole, ...

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Dubois rejoins Community Bank

Shane’ E. Dubois has recently re-joined Community Bank as a Business Development Officer in the Flowood office. Dubois will help identify and assist customers with their banking needs, as well as represent Community Bank in the community. The Jackson native is on the Flowood Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Rankin County School District Foundation Board, and is a ...

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Three Baker Donelson Professionals Named Fellows of College of Law Practice Management

Three Baker Donelson professionals have been inducted as Fellows of the College of Law Practice Management: David A. Rueff Jr., Adam C. Severson, and Meredith L. Williams. The College of Law Practice Management was formed in 1994 to honor and recognize distinguished law practice management professionals, to set standards of achievement for others in the profession, and to fund and ...

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Beard + Riser Architects wins AIA Mississippi Awards

Beard + Riser Architects of Greenwood and Oxford recently won three design awards from the American Institute of Architects Mississippi Chapter. Rail Spike Park Pavilion received the highest commendation, an AIA Honor Award, as well as the Sambo Mockbee Membership Award. The pavilion was one component of a two mile rails-to-trails conversion utilizing an MDOT grant. The City of Greenwood ...

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Hicks Appointed to technician of TEC in Crockett

Mississippi-based TEC has appointed J. Daniel Hicks as Technician at TEC in Crockett, TN. Hicks will be responsible for the installation and repair of company products and services. Hicks currently resides in Maury City, TN with his wife, Taylor, and children, Mahaley and Oakley.

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Four from MSU among latest SEC Fellows group

Four Mississippi State administrators are new Fellows of the Southeastern Conference Academic Leadership Development Program. Now in its 10th year, ALDP was created to help prepare and advance academic administrators within the SEC’s 14 member universities — and beyond. In addition to individual campus development programs, the initiative involves two conference-wide workshops and a competitive fellowship program. MSU’s 2017-18 Fellows ...

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Jill Gordon Joins State’s Largest Physician Advocacy Group

Jill Gordon has joined the Mississippi State Medical Association as Director of Marketing. After 18 years in banking and finance, Gordon is turning her talents to expanding membership and increasing participation at MSMA. The Mississippi State Medical Association is the largest physician advocacy organization in Mississippi, representing nearly 5,000 physicians, residents and medical students.

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Torres Joins Hattiesburg Clinic Anesthesiology

Timothy A. Torres, MD, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Anesthesiology. Torres received his medical degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. He completed an internship in internal medicine and his residency in anesthesiology at University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham. He has a special practice interest in regional anesthesia. He is a member of the American ...

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Mississippi Board Executive Appointed to Board of Directors for International Organization

Jenny Owen, Executive Director of the Mississippi State Board of Architecture for 14 years, has been appointed as the Member Board Executive (MBE) Director on the Board of Directors for the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB). Owen will also serve as Chair of CLARB’s MBE Committee, which is charged annually to complete a scope of work aligned with ...

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