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McGee, Rouse earn CCIM designation

BancorpSouth Bank announced that Sean McGee, president of Lamar County, and Wes Rouse, vice president of commercial lending in Lamar County, have received their CCIM Designations (Certified Commercial Investment Member). A Certified Commercial Investment Member is a recognized expert in the disciplines of commercial and investment real estate.  A CCIM is an invaluable resource to the commercial real estate owner, ...

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Morgan resigns, Willis steps in

The University of Southern Mississippi’s vice president for business and finance Joe Morgan has tendered his resignation, which is effective Aug. 31. Russ Willis, director of human resources, will step into the position in an interim capacity beginning Sept. 1. A 1975 Southern Miss accounting graduate, Morgan has been at the university for more than 20 years and served in ...

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Chamber gives Cochran high marks

Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) was recently honored on Capitol Hill by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and presented with the Spirit of Enterprise Award for his pro-business record during the first session of the 111th Congress. Eligibility for the award is based on how members of Congress vote on key business issues, which the Chamber outlines in its annual publication ...

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Community recognizes Top Producers

Community Bank Mortgage recently recognized its Top Producers for 2009 and two special award recipients. The recipients are Ernie Turner, Brandon Office, Top Producer; Joseph Johnson, Lakeland Office in Jackson, Second Place Top Producer; Angie Smith, Laurel Office, Third Place Top Producer; Clay Brown, Southaven Office, 2009 Rising Star Producer; and, Tonya Hensley, Tupelo Office, 2009 Rising Star and North ...

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Penn makes senior management changes

Penn National Gaming Inc. announced a series of property management changes at properties in Mississippi and Louisiana. Effective May 18, Chett Harrison will become the general manager of Hollywood Casino Bay St. Louis following his tenure as general manager at Boomtown Biloxi. Concurrently, Richard Neal, currently Assistant General Manager at Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge (La.) will assume the general manager ...

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Memorial names STAR recipients

Memorial has named the recipients of the first quarter 2010 Star awards — Memorial’s highest honor. STAR, Service, Teamwork, Attitude and Respect, was developed to recognize outstanding customer service. STAR recipients are, (back row l.-r.) Jan Deschenes, R.N., surgery; Heather Marasco, R.N., cardiac observation; Ada Gonzalez, escort, community and corporate relations; (middle row l.-r.) Jennifer Redd, office manager, internal medicine ...

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SoilTech adds Biglane in new office

SoilTech Consultants recently added Mike Biglane as the new project manager of the new Long Beach office and will be in charge of running the SoilTech operations on the Gulf Coast. He will provide support to Neel-Schaffer offices along the Gulf while expanding SoilTech’s services within the region. With over 20 years of experience in materials testing, Biglane has worked ...

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Wells receives APhA award

Barbara G. Wells, dean of the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, received the 2010 American Pharmacists Association’s Gloria Niemeyer Francke Leadership Mentor Award at the recent APhA annual meeting in Washington D.C. Wells was recognized for her years of service contributions as a faculty member, preceptor and administrator. She also has served as president of the American Association of ...

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Brunini joins Ross & Yerger

Tony Brunini has joined Ross & Yerger as a member of our executive sales and development team. Brunini, who has a B.A. from the University of Mississippi and an MBA from Millsaps College, comes to Ross & Yerger after gaining a number of years experience in business development throughout the Southeast while working for Sunquest Properties Inc. and Alliant Capital. ...

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Brunini joins Ross & Yerger

Tony Brunini has joined Ross & Yerger as a member of our executive sales and development team. Brunini, who has a B.A. from the University of Mississippi and an MBA from Millsaps College, comes to Ross & Yerger after gaining a number of years experience in business development throughout the Southeast while working for Sunquest Properties Inc. and Alliant Capital. ...

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