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Winners of the 2019 MBJ’s Best of Mississippi poll announced

Listed  are the Top 3 in each of the 25 Best of Mississippi Business reader poll categories. Winners were honored on September 12th at Old Capitol Inn in Jackson.

Best Architectural Firm

1. Dean & Dean/Associates Architects

2. Dale Partners Architects

3. Wier Boerner Allin Architecture


Best Engineering Firm

1. Neel-Schaffer, Inc.

2. Pickering Firm Inc.

3. Waggoner Engineering Inc.


Best General Contractor

1. Copeland & Johns

2. Yates Construction

3. Fountain Construction


Best Youth Sports Tourism

1. Madison County

2. Rankin County

3. Hinds County


Best Four Year College

1. Mississippi State University

2. University of Mississippi

3. University of Southern Mississippi


Best Two Year College

1. Jones County Junior College

2. Holmes Community College

3. Hinds Community College


Best Mississippi-based Bank

1. BancorpSouth

2. Trustmark National Bank

3. BankPlus


Best MBA Program

1. Mississippi State University

2. University of Mississippi

3. Millsaps College


Best Private School (K-12)

1. Jackson Academy

2. Madison Ridgeland Academy

3. Jackson Prep


Best Out of State-based Bank

1. Regions

2. Origin Bank

3. Southern Bancorp Inc.


Best Credit Union

1. Rivertrust Federal Credit Union

2. Keesler Federal Credit Union

3. Magnolia Federal Credit Union


Best Accounting Firm

1. Harper, Rains, Knight & Co., P.A.


3. GranthamPoole PLLC


Best Employment Agency

1. TempStaff Inc.

2. Staffers Inc.

3. Capitol Staffing Inc.


Best Hospital

1. St. Dominic Hospital

2. Baptist Health Systems



Best Information Technology Company

1. Business Communications Inc.

2. Pileum Corporation

3. C Spire Business Solutions


Best Mobile Phone Provider

1. C Spire

2. AT&T

3. Verizon


Best Telecommunication Company

1. AT&T

2. Comcast

3. TEC


Best Shopping Center

1. Renaissance at Colony Park

2. Dogwood Festival Market

3. Highland Village


Best Casino

1. Beau Rivage Resort & Casino

2. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi

3. Pearl River Resort


Best Attraction

1. Mississippi Children’s Museum

2. Mississippi Civil Rights Museum – Two Mississippi Museums

3. The Museum of Natural Science


Best Hotel

1. Westin Hotel – Jackson

2. Beau Rivage – Biloxi

3. The Alluvian – Greenwood


Best Restaurant

1. Koestler Prime – Ridgeland

2. MM Shapley’s – Ridgeland

3. Walker’s Drive-In


Best Law Firm (Attorney)

1. Butler Snow LLP

2. Brunini Grantham Grower & Hewes, PLLC

3. Richard Schwartz & Associates


Best Commercial Real Estate Firm

1. Mattiace Properties Inc.

T2. Duckworth Realty, Inc. – tie for 2nd

T2 – The Overby Company Inc. – tie for 2nd

3. Coldwell Banker Stewart Realty


Best Third Party Administration

1. BancorpSouth Insurance Services Inc.

2. Ross & Yerger Insurance Inc.

3. GranthamPoole PLLC




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