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Will Scarborough helps farmers get produce from their field to your plate

Will Scarborough is the general manager of the Mississippi Farmers Market. The market, operated by the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, sits in an 18,000-square-foot building on High Street. It is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Q — Take us through a typical day for you when the Mississippi Farmers Market is open. ...

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Q&A: Nick Tarlton, Off-Road Adventures

Nick Tarlton is the owner of Pigshak Barbecue in Richland. He also is the event coordinator for Mississippi Off-Road Adventures in South Jackson, which serves as an all-purpose outdoors haven and hosted April’s Warrior Dash and will host the event again next April 20, and possibly April 21 if organizers make it a two-day event. The 1,100-acre site used to ...

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Q&A: Liza Looser, The Cirlot Agency

The Mississippi World Trade Center (MSWTC) entered its 11th year with Liza Cirlot Looser, CEO of The Cirlot Agency, as president of the board. Her term will last one year. The Cirlot Agency is a Mississippi-based, full-service integrated communications firm specializing in global brand strategy, and Looser plans to use her knowledge of international business to support MSWTC members’ companies ...

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Q&A: David Carn, Baker Donelson

David Carn is an associate in the Birmingham, Ala., office of Baker Donelson Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz. Carn is experienced in licensing and general business and corporate matters regarding the alcohol industry. He also worked with craft beer breweries and beer entrepreneurs since before Alabama’s Gourmet Bill passed in 2009. His experience includes licensing and regulatory matters for alcohol manufacturers, ...

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Q&A Drew Snyder, Assistant Secretary of State of Policy & Research

In January, Drew Snyder was selected to lead Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann’s Policy and Research Division. Snyder arrived from the Washington law firm of Hollingsworth LLP, where he spent four years practicing complex and multidistrict litigation. As assistant secretary of state of policy and research, some of Snyder’s responsibilities include researching potential policy revisions to Mississippi business laws and ...

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Q&A: Denny Bruns, River Oaks Hospital

Dennis R. “Denny” Bruns has served as president and CEO/president of River Oaks Hospital for more than three years. Bruns earned his undergraduate degree in chemistry and a master’s in health care administration degree from Indiana University.  He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Prior to joining River Oaks, he served as president and CEO of ...

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Q&A Thomas Gregory, chief administrative officer, City of Greenwood

Thomas Gregory, chief administrative officer, City of Greenwood Thomas Gregory is the chief administrative officer for the city of Greenwood and one of his home town’s biggest fans. Gregory earned an undergraduate degree from Mississippi State University in business administration and a master’s in city and regional planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His hobby is ...

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Rob Adams: Faculty member, University of Texas at Austin

Rob Adams is on the faculty of the MBA program at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is also director of Texas Venture Labs. Dr. Adams a former software executive, entrepreneur and institutional fund manager. He has served on many corporate boards, and has founded or financed more than 40 companies which have launched more than 100 products ...

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Q&A: Jim Raines, president and CTO, Synergetics DCS Inc.

Jim Raines is founder, president and chief technical officer of Synergetics DCS, Inc., which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Raines is a Starkville native who earned a degree in management information systems from Mississippi State University. Synergetics which was named one of America’s 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in 2011 and 2009 by Inc. Magazine. The company has offices ...

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Q&A: Thomas Broadus, director of interactive & news media, The Focus Group

Thomas Broadus enjoys educating Mississippi’s business community on social and media and trends in communication technology. He is the director of interactive and new media for The Focus Group in Gulfport. Broadus earned a bachelor’s degree in management information systems and a master’s in communication from the University of Southern Mississippi. For several years he served as the web administrator ...

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