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Aldy earns Certified Association Executive designation

The American Society of Association Executives has announced that Linda Ross Aldy, Executive Director of the Mississippi Optometric Association (MOA) has been recertified for the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation. The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry. She is one of only six executives in Mississippi currently credentialed. To be designated as a Certified Association Executive, ...

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Canizaro Cawthon Davis’ Dunaway receives high honor

John Dunaway, FCSI, CCS, CDT, AIA, project architect and chief specifications writer at Canizaro Cawthon Davis Architects in Jackson, was elevated to Fellowship in the Construction Specifications Institute recently in a special award ceremony in National Harbor, Maryland. CSI is a national association dedicated to improving construction information. Fellowship is one of the top honors given by CSI nationally, with ...

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Laurel’s Holifield elected to Mississippi Main Street Board

Judi Holifield, the Executive Director of Laurel Main Street, has been elected to the Mississippi Main Street Association Board of Directors for a 2-year term beginning in January. Holifield has served since 2011 as Executive Director of Laurel Main Street, a nonprofit leading revitalization efforts in historic downtown Laurel. Before her Main Street career, Holifield was a choral music educator ...

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Labor Department presents Hire Vets Medallion to GC Logistics

GC Logistics of Ridgeland announced it is the only small business in Mississippi to receive the 2019 Hire Vets Gold Medallion Award. The U.S. Department of Labor awarded 427 employers from around the nation for recruiting, employing and retaining America’s veterans. The awards were presented at a ceremony hosted by Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia at the Department’s headquarters in ...

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Merit Health Wesley recognizes employees of the month

Merit Health Wesley recognized two individuals who were nominated by their peers as Employee of the Month. Toni Loomis, R.T., Radiology Department, was named Clinical Employee of the Month. Loomis has worked at Merit Health Wesley for more than two years. “Toni is a pleasure to work with because she is always willing to help,” says Jennifer Norman, RN, Radiology ...

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Adams and Reese attorneys recognized in Mid-South Super Lawyers

Adams and Reese has announced the inclusion of 29 attorneys in the 2019 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers (by Thomson Reuters), which includes the publication’s “Rising Stars” list. BIRMINGHAM, AL Richard P. Carmody, Bankruptcy: Business Charles C. Pinckney, Banking Stephen A. Rowe, Business Litigation Aaron G. McLeod, Appellate, named to Mid-South Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”   JACKSON, MS Holmes S. ...

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Taylor named VP of Community Bank Laurel

Sawyer Taylor has been named Vice President. A native of Laurel, Taylor recently served as Assistant Vice President and has been in banking for nearly three years. In his new role, Taylor will be responsible for overseeing deposit and loan relationships, as well as, the daily operations at our Laurel office. Taylor is a graduate of Mississippi State University with ...

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Butler Snow adds 3 attorneys to Ridgeland office

Caroline C. Loveless, Samuel J. Noblin and M. Elizabeth Roper have joined Butler Snow’s Ridgeland office. Loveless will practice with the firm’s tort, transportation and specialized litigation group, Noblin will practice with the firm’s public finance, tax incentives and credit markets group and Roper will practice with the firm’s pharmaceutical, medical device and healthcare litigation group. Loveless received her bachelor’s ...

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Bradley’s Jackson attorneys named 2019 Mid-South Super Lawyers or Rising Stars

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has announced that 18 attorneys in the firm’s Jackson office have been named 2019 Mid-South Super Lawyers or Rising Stars. In addition, Bradley Jackson partners W. Wayne Drinkwater , Alan W. Perry and William R. Purdy were named to the 2019 Top 50 Mississippi Super Lawyers list. Across all the firm’s offices in Alabama, Mississippi ...

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Buchanan joins Jones Walker’s Jackson office

Jones Walker LLP welcomed Stacey Moore Buchanan as an associate in the Litigation Practice Group in its Jackson office. She focuses on commercial litigation, civil litigation, and bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. Before joining Jones Walker, Stacey was an associate at a Jackson law firm primarily representing creditors in consumer bankruptcies. Stacey earned her JD from Harvard Law School and her ...

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