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Balch & Bingham named to Forbes list

Balch & Bingham LLP has announced its inclusion in the first-ever Forbes 2019 list of “America’s Top Trusted Corporate Law Firms.” Additionally, the firm is one of only 19 law firms nationwide to receive the “most recommended for” designation for banking and financial services. Balch is one of fewer than 250 law firms, out of the thousands of firms across ...

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Capital Ortho to serve as UMMC resident training facility

A new relationship between Capital Ortho and the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation will provide opportunities to expand and enhance private practice-based resident training. UMMC will place residents at Capital Ortho in Flowood to train in surgery and clinic operations, said Dr. Matthew Graves, UMMC professor of orthopaedic surgery and residency program director. That ...

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Employee continues life of ‘Firsts’ with Stennis work

Venetia Gonzales had never been to NASA’s Stennis Space Center prior to landing a job at the site. After all, she grew up in Simi Valley, California, a considerable distance from the coast of south Mississippi. She did not even visit Stennis when applying for the job – her hiring interview was conducted via Skype when Gonzales was working as ...

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Dr. Maibam joins Nephrology Group

Amita Maibam, M.D., joined Nephrology and Hypertension Associates, Ltd. Dr. Maibam comes to Tupelo from Lexington, Kentucky, where she completed a nephrology fellowship at the University of Kentucky in July. She received a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore in 2014. She earned her medical degree from the College of Medical ...

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Cade Junkin hired at Community Bank

Cade Junkin, a native of Indianola, has joined Community Bank’s Indianola office. Junkin will be a part of the Management Trainee program, which is designed to equip trainees with a basic knowledge of all aspects of banking, as well as, the opportunity to learn alongside experienced Community Bankers. Junkin, a 2015 graduate of Indianola Academy, completed his Bachelor of Accountancy ...

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Shivangi joins Mental Health Services National Advisory Council

Mississippi Board of Mental Health member Dr. Sampat Shivangi has accepted an invitation from the United States Department of Health and Human Services to serve on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Mental Health Services National Advisory Council. Shivangi, of Ridgeland, serves on the Board of Mental Health in the role of the medical physician representative. ...

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Keesler Federal promotes Joanna Calhoun

Keesler Federal Credit Union has promoted Joanna Calhoun to Director of Branch Operations, Central Region. In her new role Calhoun will oversee operations at nine Keesler Federal branches, in a geographic region that runs from Long Beach to Ocean Springs and north to Wiggins. She has worked as a regional manager supervising the credit union’s branches in Gulfport and Long ...

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Todd Nichols joins Dale Partners Architects

Dale Partners Architects P.A. has announced that Todd Nichols, with over 20 years of design experience, has joined the Dale Partners team. He will serve as a project manager in the firm’s Biloxi office. Todd graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Architecture after receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Delta State University. His experience includes design, ...

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Dr. Lane joins NMMC Rehabilitation Institute

Physical medicine and rehabilitation physician Michael Lane, M.D., has joined the medical staff of North Mississippi Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Institute. Lane comes to Tupelo from Johnston Willis Rehabilitation Hospital in Richmond, Virginia, where he has worked since 2016. He previously served as medical director of the Rehabilitation Institute of Southwest Louisiana in Lake Charles from 2010-2016. Prior to that, he ...

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