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Jackson County ANCHOR Awards presented

The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce recently presented its 9th Annual ANCHOR Awards. The ANCHOR Awards honor, reward and celebrate the achievements of small businesses and non-profit organizations in the community. The 2017 winners and nominees of the 9th Annual ANCHOR Awards were: Small Business Category 1: Compton Engineering, Inc. (winner); Audiowave Car Stereo; Aztecas Restaurant & Cantina; Belk of ...

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Road Builders Association holds elections

The Mississippi Road Builders Association recently elected members to a three-year term:. Bradley Coker, Falcon Contracting Company (Columbus); Harold Hammett, Hammett Gravel Company (Lexington); Clint Estess, Dickerson and Bowen (Brookhaven); Terry Ausbern, Ausbern Construction Company (Okolona). Bob Phillips, Phillips Contracting Company serves as President. Joe Lauderdale, Sunbelt Sealing serves as 1st Vice President. Steven Warren, Warren Paving serves as 2nd ...

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Trustmark Promotes Elizabeth Whitaker Namanny to First Vice President & Trust Officer

Trustmark has promoted Elizabeth Whitaker Namanny to First Vice President & Trust Officer at its corporate headquarters in Jackson, where she serves as Wealth Management Finance & Risk Officer. Namanny has 10 years of combined banking and legal experience. She earned a Juris Doctorate from Mississippi College School of Law, as well as a Master of Business Administration and a ...

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Areng joins The Focus Group agency in Gulfport

The Focus Group, a Gulfport advertising and marketing agency, has hired Renee Areng as the new Vice President of Business Development. Areng has more than 20 years experience in the tourism sector, most recently as the Executive Director of Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast. Areng will be pursuing clients in the tourism sector, as well as in other key business sectors. ...

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Trustmark Promotes Bard Shirley to First Vice President

Trustmark has promoted Bard Shirley to First Vice President at its corporate headquarters in Jackson, where he serves as Vault and Distribution Services Manager. Shirley has 21 years of banking experience and has completed the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. He earned a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Mississippi ...

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Trustmark Promotes Sylvia Woodard to Vice President

Trustmark has promoted Sylvia Woodard to Vice President at its corporate headquarters in Jackson, where she serves as Compensation Analyst. Woodard has 13 years of banking experience. She earned a Master of Business Administration from Jackson State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with an emphasis in Business Administration from Tougaloo College. Woodard is a board member for ...

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Copeland, Cook, Taylor & Bush

Sarah Beth Wilson has been elected a shareholder in the Ridgeland office of Copeland, Cook, Taylor & Bush. She is a member of the firm’s Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Group where she represents lenders and other financial and business entities in the areas of business bankruptcy and creditors’ rights litigation, insolvency and restructuring, banking, finance and real estate litigation, and ...

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Allstate helps with Habitat home

Allstate employees in the Jackson area recently helped build a house for Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area that is being sponsored by the Selby and Richard McRae Foundation and the future homeowner is Shalondria Curtis. The Allstate Foundation also awarded Habitat a grant of $11,000. Helping work on the house is Miranda Garbacz of Allstate. (Courtesy of Habitat for ...

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Mississippi Trucking Association Awards 16 Scholarships

Mississippi Trucking Association Foundation recently awarded 16 scholarships for the 2017-2018 school year. Recipients were, from left: Ricky Burrow (Mike McLarty Endowment), Michael Arrington (H. Dean Cotten Endowment), Jermeria Arrington (H. Dean Cotten Endowment), Philip Tapscott, Kenna Kuhn, Quinn Frommeyer (J.Fayard Endowment), Chandler Powell, Marty Jones (R. Gene Holmes Endowment) and Gabriel Barrios (Vernon G. Sawyer Endowment). Not Pictured: Ryeley ...

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