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Acquiring leads and prospects at EXPO

The Mississippi Business & Technology Expo 2012 provides an opportunity for many different types of companies to present themselves to several thousand potential clients in a consolidated effort. “They acquire leads and prospects in a face-to-face setting, and that is hard to beat,” said Tami Jones, advertising director for the Mississippi Business Journal. “It could take a sales force many ...

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GJCP volunteering at EXPO

It’s hard to imagine the Mississippi Business & Technology EXPO without the army of volunteers from the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership. These long-time EXPO supporters, the Chamber’s Ambassadors, are a friendly army and they contribute many hours to make the event a success. Their involvement began when the EXPO was in its early days 29 years ago and had only ...

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Habers named 2012 Business Woman of the Year

Dana Habers — Chief Executive Officer for University Physicians in Jackson — has been named the Mississippi Business Journal 2012 Business Woman of the Year. The announcement was made in front of a standing-room only crowd at the Hilton Hotel in Jackson. As CEO of one of the largest hospitals in the state, Dana E. Habers supervises 260 employees in ...

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Top 40 nod comes with a responsibility

Change is inevitable, but, in Mississippi, often it can come as slow as the movement of the continents across the globe. From a health standpoint, obesity costs the Magnolia State more than $2 billion a year as our people have been tagged with the moniker of the fattest in the nation for more than 30 years. From an education standpoint, ...

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Top 40: Kevin Stafford

A typical day for Kevin Stafford is one that might be considered by most as atypical. The resourceful Stafford wears a lot of hats during the course of his work day as engineer manager in charge of Neel-Schaffer’s Columbus branch. For instance, as city engineer for the City of Columbus, he might have to explain why a certain ditch flows ...

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Top 40: Wes Rouse

Wes Rouse did not have to look far for a role model while growing up in South Mississippi. That’s because the object of his admiration was his father, Doug, a prominent Hattiesburg physician and a man who Wes Rouse says instilled hometown values in him at an early age. “My dad has lived a simple life and has shown me ...

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Top 40: Timothy Beacham

For Timothy Beacham, a healthy workforce is a profitable workforce. An associate professor of anesthesiology at University of Mississippi Health Care, Beacham says research has proven that the benefits of healthy employees includes reduction of absences, lost time due to accidents, greater staff productivity and reduced employee turnover. None other than the American Medical Association Foundation has taken notice of ...

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