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Stewart's a big name in small business

It was apparent to those who voted her Miss Vicksburg High School that Janita R. Stewart was destined to make a mark on the world. Starting with being a student aide for the Vicksburg Corps of Engineers when she was still in high school, Stewart went on to stellar careers first with the Corps and most recently with the U.S. ...

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Read October 22 issue of MBJ

REAL ESTATE A look back at Greenville squatting attempts — by Ted Carter SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Guaranty loan amounts surpass pre-recession levels— by Ted Carter HOUSING Habitat affiliates to file housing trust fund bill in January— by Clay Chandler DOWNTOWN JACKSON Court-appointed receiver finding interest in former Edison Walthall Hotel— by Ted Carter SPORTS Kooky race to color bomb Zippity Doo ...

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SBA to hold loan & credit workshop

Small business owners interested in learning more about credit and business lending can attend an upcoming workshop hosted by Money Management International and the Mississippi office of the U.S. Small Business Administration. The seminar will be held July 19 at the SBA District office on the 10th floor of the Regions Plaza on Capitol Street in Jackson. A presenter will ...

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Homebuilder fined, ordered to repay SBA $1 million

GULFPORT — A federal judge has ordered homebuilder Victor Planetta Sr. to pay $1 million in restitution and fined him $250,000 for making false statements to get a disaster-relief loan after Hurricane Katrina. Planetta, owner of Planetta Custom Homes in Slidell, La., faced up to five years in prison for providing fraudulent information for a $1 million loan from the ...

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SBA seminar set for April 12 in Vicksburg

VICKSBURG — The Small Business Administration and partners in the Vicksburg area will present a seminar on SBA loans and business planning on April. 12. The program is offered in collaboration with the Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce and the Hinds Community College Small Business Development Center. The free session is set for 2 p.m. at the Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber ...

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Banks pledge $20 billion hike in lending to small business

Regions Bank, Wells Fargo and 11 other large banks have committed to increase lending for small businesses by a combined $20 billion over the next three years. The banks made the announcement at a press conference joined by Vice President Joe Biden and Small Business Administration Administrator Karen Mills John Asbury, head of Business Services for Regions, said Birmingham-based Regions ...

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Anderson runs Can’t Be Beat Fence company like her family

Anderson named SBA’s Prime Contractor of the Year People who know Meredith Smith Anderson are probably not surprised at her selection as the Small Business Administration’s Prime Contractor of the Year for Region IV. As the managing member of Can’t Be Beat Fence and Construction, Anderson has led the limited liability company to stability and multi-state growth. Click here to ...

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IMS Engineers has grown from three to 189 employees since being launched in 1996

Firm’s CEO named SBA’s Small Business Person of the Year It is no wonder that John D. Calhoun, Ph.D., CEO of Integrated Management Services (IMS) Engineers in Jackson, was recently selected as Mississippi Small Business Person of the Year by the Small Business Administration (SBA). Under Calhoun’s leadership, IMS Engineers in Jackson has grown from a three-person staff in 1996 ...

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