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MBJ wins General Excellence, 25 awards in MPA newspaper contest; 5 more at APME

MBJ staff writer Frank Brown won a first place awards for Best Graphic on the history of the Mississippi Banking Association. On the graphics winner, the judges said, " Love it! This is very easy to read and really works. The readership must have been very happy with these pages.

The Mississippi Business Journal won 25 awards, including seven first place awards and finished first in General Excellence Saturday at the Mississippi Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest in New Orleans at the Loew’s Hotel as part of the joint convention with the Louisiana Press Association. The MBJ won five more awards, including three first place at the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Managing Editors Awards earlier in the day. ...

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ALAN TURNER: Taylor Sledge a rising entrepreneur

Taylor Sledge

Taylor Sledge is one of the group of young, aggressive entrepreneurs who are passionately working to build businesses and create jobs in Mississippi. As Chairman and owner of Sledge & Company, Taylor has built a successful business in the financial services sector.  He started the business eight years ago, when he was just 22, and today, the business has clients ...

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Dick Hall: Mississippi’s economic future is tied to its highway system

roadtrip

At a recent luncheon sponsored by the Madison County Business League & Foundation, Highway Commissioner Dick Hall talked about the importance of highways and transportation to the economic health and future of Mississippi. “Obviously, if you don’t have a good transportation network, then companies who might come to Mississippi will ask themselves whether they can get their goods in and ...

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Rochelle Culp has a passion for a healthier Mississippi

Rochelle Culp, project director for the Mississippi Tobacco-Free Coalition of Madison, Yazoo and Holmes counties, has a passion for good health. Following her education at Holmes Community College and Belhaven, she had a successful career of 18 years with Allstate Insurance Company. But during all that time, she was a health-conscious individual, and “I made my own choice to live ...

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George Schloegel, Mary Jane Jackson receive MGA Awards

On Sept. 4, George Schloegel and Mary Jane Jackson were honored at a luncheon hosted by the Mississippi Geographic Alliance. Schloegel, formerly CEO of Hancock Bank and Mayor of Gulfport, received the MGA Geographic Visionary Award, while Jackson was honored for her 30-plus years in teaching and leadership in the field of geography education. On hand for the event were ...

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ALAN TURNER — Good people in state are doing great things

M ississippi is blessed with an incredible array of resources compared to other states in the Southeast. For one thing, we have excellent water sources. Consider the water wars that are going on among the states of Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and Florida, an example of too much demand and too few resources. In Mississippi, we have it all: Energy, water, ...

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TURNER: HORNE LLP is positioning to deal with change

In a recent conversation with John Scott, tax partner and board member for HORNE LLP, we talked about some of the changes that are on the horizon for Mississippi businesses of all sizes in the coming months and years. As Mississippi’s largest CPA firm, HORNE has offices in Mississippi (headquarters), Alabama, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Texas. In addition, the firm has ...

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The best food and fun

EXPO welcomes new band, and new caterers There will be a few new faces at Business After Hours for this year’s Mississippi Business & Technology EXPO. The early evening event is held annually at the Mississippi Trade Mart in Jackson, EXPO’s home for more than 20 years. “Mississippi is well-known for its music and cuisine,” said Alan Turner, publisher of ...

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Volunteers essential to successful EXPO

Chamber’s Ambassadors lend many hands Over its 28-year history the Mississippi Business & Technology EXPO has grown from an event offering a few booths to the largest affair of its kind in Mississippi providing hundreds of exhibits, awards programs, seminars, business-after-hours networking and Cyber Cafe. As the EXPO has grown, so has the number of volunteers from the Greater Jackson ...

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Entrepreneurs Corner: How do we stack up?

The business-friendly Mecca most government agencies would have you believe is Mississippi may not be the case Mississippi is a large state with outstanding natural resources, an excellent mid-South strategic location with an attractive transportation network, strong cultural foundations, great beaches and a mild climate. We have a willing workforce, good agriculture and manufacturing facilities, excellent universities and, of course, ...

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