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University Physicians of UMMC – Large Category 3rd Place

Being part of the state’s only academic medical center means University Physicians at University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) share a commitment to lead the way in medical innovation and quality of care. University Physicians is Mississippi’s largest and most comprehensive multi-specialty practice and is a part of University of Mississippi Health Care, the patient care component for UMMC. Doing ...

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Ross & Yerger Insurance Inc – Medium Category 4th Place

Started in Jackson a year before the start of the Civil War, Ross & Yerger Insurance continues to operate under its founding principals of integrity, enthusiasm and quality.   Later bought by James Ross and Edward Yerger in 1892, the business has survived world wars, yellow fever epidemics and recessions.  Historical documents kept by the company claim that Yerger sent ...

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Columbus’ star shines bright after national award

Tennessee Williams’ hometown one of just five in country to receive Great American Main Street Award Jan Miller was speechless. For those who know the personable and sometimes chatty director of program services for the Mississippi Main Street Association, that might be hard to believe. But after being privately notified two months ago that Columbus had been named one of ...

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‘The event’ still pulls them in

Canton Flea Market draws tens of thousands Officially, it’s known as The Canton Flea Market Arts and Crafts Show. But to thousands of loyal patrons, the event is simply The Flea Market. Held on the grounds of the city’s historic Courthouse Square and beyond, the bi-annual event attracts over 1,000 vendors from 35 states and thousands of visitors from across ...

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Tested veterans start new management company

  If the four principals of the brand-new Mississippi Investment Management Company (MIMCO) were comic book characters, they might be characterized collectively as the Justice League of wealth management. Unlike the fictional superhero outfit, however, this quartet doesn’t have a Superman, Flash, Green Lantern or Aquaman in the lot. Led by self-described “battle-scared veteran” Bill Whitney, MIMCO is turning heads ...

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Q&A: Wanda Collier-Wilson, President & CEO, Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau

Inviting the world Collier-Wilson rolls out Jackson’s welcome mat Wanda Collier-Wilson joined the Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau as a receptionist during the agency’s third month of operation in the early 1980s.  She was named president and CEO in 1998, becoming the first African American female to hold the position.  She recently sat down with the Mississippi Business Journal to ...

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CREATE gets ‘first in the world’ certification

In 1934, the late George McLean was out of work. But unlike most of the Depression-era unemployed, the 30-year old former college professor had a small sum of family money. McLean soon bought the Tupelo Journal , a biweekly newspaper that later became known as the daily Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal . Fourteen years later, McLean led in the establishment ...

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Bobo just the right guy for construction accounting

    Though he wears a white collar to work everyday, Joel Bobo has an affinity for the construction industry and the blue-collar folks that transform raw materials into architectural splendor.   For the past 22 years, the Ridgeland CPA has plied his trade in construction accounting for Horne LLP, one of the nation’s top 50 accounting and business advisory ...

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Boyd serves as inspiration to many in business

  Clinton Boyd is your typical construction project manager. His fourth-floor downtown Jackson office is characteristic of a senior project manager’s quarters, chock-full of drawing desks, computers, blueprints, codebooks and timetables. What isn’t typical is that Boyd does his job from a wheelchair. The Florida native is paralyzed from the chest down, the result of a biking accident he suffered ...

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