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Nancy Carpenter named MBJ’s Business Woman of the Year

Nancy Luke Carpenter, CEO of Visit Columbus, was named Mississippi’s Business Woman of the Year for 2017 Thursday by the Mississippi Business Journal. Carpenter was joined by 10 finalists and 39 other honorees at an event at the Old Capitol Inn in Downtown Jackson.In 1971 Carpenter began her banking career with Unifirst Bank as Vice President.  She served as Grant Chairman of the Junior ...

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Ryan Peets joins MBJ sales team

By JACK WEATHERLY Ryan Peets has joined the Mississippi Business Journal as a sales representative. A graduate of Jackson Prep and Ole Miss, Peets has been involved in sales and marketing in Austin, Texas and Jackson. Peet’s assignment will be to develop new accounts for the Journal. “We are delighted to have filled our open account executive position with Ryan,” ...

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2016 Construction & Architecture Award winners

Several hundred people came to the Old Capitol Inn in downtown Jackson recently for the awarding of the MBJ’s inaugural Construction & Architecture Awards. AERC, PLLC » In 2002, Doug Thornton established Architectural & Engineering Resources for Construction. As the name suggests, the firm was established to be a primary, single-source resource for our clients’ building needs, whatever those may ...

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OUR VIEW — Who are legislators protecting with payday lending loophole?

That seriousness Mississippi’s legislators showed back in 2012 over whether to reauthorize payday lending seemed so sincere at the time. They could allow the payday lending industry to strengthen its hold on Mississippi’s working poor, tip the rules to increase borrower protections, or ban the low-dollar lending altogether. The wrangling ended with lawmakers proclaiming a great comprise: Payday lending and ...

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