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WILLOUGHBY: Scherry Gilliland leads The Rotary Club of Jackson

Prior to moving to Memphis, I was a member for a number of years of The Rotary Club of Jackson, which is the State of Mississippi’s largest service club.  Most readers are probably familiar with Rotary, but for those who aren’t, it is an international service organization formed in 1905 with over 1.2 million members worldwide. On July 12, The ...

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Community Bank promotes Stovall, Wells, Edwards and Gillis

Community Bank has promoted four of its staffers. Anna Stovall has been promoted to loan assistant and customer service representative at Community Bank‘s Pearl office. She joined Community Bank in 2013 working as a teller in the Flowood office. Stovall is a recent graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelor of science in apparel studies. Active in ...

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Dr. John Eye chosen as dean at Southern Miss

The University of Southern Mississippi has selected Dr. John Eye to lead its University Libraries as dean, following a national search to fill the position. Eye is dean of library services and professor of library science at Southern Utah University. He will begin work at Southern Miss July 1. As a faculty member at Southern Utah, Eye teaches information literacy ...

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A continual learner — Christopher Lumaghini keeps pushing forward to educate himself and become better

I continually look for exciting companies and young leaders that are making a difference in the state. These individuals have the vision, passion, and courage to take calculated risks and put ideas into action. I believe this entrepreneurial spirit is critical to Mississippi’s future. Christopher Lumaghini, president of Jackson-based Magnolia Data Solutions, is one of those young leaders that is ...

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WILLOUGHBY: Don Glidewell leads Think Anew to healthy growth

I recently read an article in CNN/Money that Mississippi ranked in the Top 10 of new entrepreneurial activity based on the Kaufman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity. That was an encouraging statistic and a refreshing change from the usual news reports on Mississippi. I have worked with a number of Mississippi entrepreneurs over the years, and I am always encouraged by ...

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KEEPING OUR EYE ON … Tedrick Ratcliff

Growing up on a tree farm in rural Lincoln County, Brookhaven native Tedrick Ratcliff learned at a young age how to appreciate and cultivate some of the state’s finest timber resources. “I have always wanted to be a forester. Jokingly, I point back to pictures I created in kindergarten that had trees in them,” Ratcliff says. “(Growing up) watching and ...

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WILLOUGHBY: Treating with kindness as Christina Treppendahl grows center

One of the biggest challenges today in the marketplace is employee engagement. National surveys tell us that 70 percent of employees are not engaged in their work. This lack of engagement has a significant impact on the bottom line of businesses and our national economy. One of the key reasons for this lack of engagement is that people don’t feel ...

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WILLOUGHBY: Joey Havens grows with HORNE

One of my mentors has a phrase he likes to say about the importance of people development — Productive People Produce Profits Period! He understands that great organizations are made up of great people. I believe leaders’ ability to develop people around them is a critical skill and increasingly important in today’s knowledge economy. When I first started studying leadership, ...

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