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On-Site Fuel Service

One of the fundamental givens in the business world is that successful companies are most often born when diligent entrepreneurs find and capitalize on a market need or want, anything from personal computers to fried chicken. On-Site Fuel Service Inc. was founded in 1996 in Jackson in response to a decline in service at the American gas station. Long gone ...

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Matrix Solutions

Matrix Solutions is an independent technology development company founded in 1992 by employees who left Jackson-based telecom company LDDS Communications. The key to Matrix Solutions’ recent growth has been the creation of excellent support infrastructure and business processes for its clients. It has “stayed positive” in a slow business climate by investing in new technologies like web site upgrades, podcasting, ...

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YoungWilliams

It may sound like a rather odd beginning, but YoungWilliams Child Support Services was formed in the early 1990s by a Jackson attorney, Rob Wells, and his partners with YoungWilliams, P.A. The premise was simple yet community- and family-focused — a chance to make a difference in the lives of children and families across the nation. It has not always ...

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First Choice Medical Supply, LLC

Founded on the principal of delivering “old-fashioned” service in the eldercare distribution market, First Choice Medical Supply in Richland remains focused on providing a personal touch to its over 8,500 clients in 38 states. The company is currently recognized as the second largest private sector distributor to long-term care entities in the nation. While other companies may focus on expensive ...

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Bomgar Corporation

As you enter Bomgar Corporation’s Ridgeland office, visitors are greeted by a Bible verse from Psalms 27, which states “unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.” CEO Joel Bomgar has certainly not labored in vain after working his way through college as a computer systems engineer and launching his company, which claims to have ...

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Neel-Schaffer Inc.

The year was 1983. President Ronald Reagan was gearing up for his re-election bid, Sally Ride was flying into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle as the first American woman in space, Michael Jackson was performing the first of many “moonwalks” and two Jackson engineers Hibbett Neel and Gordon Schaffer were opening their first office. In the years since, Neel-Schaffer Inc. ...

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The Farese Group

One of the hallmarks of the Farese Group is teamwork. “All of our employees work together, which creates an excellent and productive work environment,” said founder Paxton Farese, who started the company in 2001 when he discovered a need while working with employees and retirees from the telecommunications and utilities industries.  “To fulfill the needs of clients, I began to ...

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Business Communications Inc.

In its mission statement, Business Communications Inc. makes it very clear what it does. The Madison County company is all about technology and delivering solutions in a way that will give its customers the freedom to focus on what is important to them. When other IT firms were focusing on Y2K problems in the late 1990s, BCI founder Tom Bailey ...

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BankPlus

Recognition is nothing new for BankPlus. After all, the Ridgeland-based financial institution has been named to the Mississippi Business Journal’s Best Places to Work list three years in a row, one of only three companies in the state to claim that distinction. BankPlus was founded in 1909 as Citizens Bank & Trust Company in the tiny Mississippi Delta town of ...

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Liquid Creative

Creativity is the name of the game in the fast-paced world of advertising, most would agree. You won’t get any arguments from Elizabeth Crisler. She named her ad agency Liquid Creative after launching it with a $10,000 investment from a Dallas agency owner, a card table, telephone and herself. “Initially, he asked me to manage the business but later agreed ...

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