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Newk’s Eatery gets national notice as fast-casual brand

Mississippi-based Newk’s Eatery has extended its regional reach to 13 states but is growing its national profile at the same time, having recently won recognition from FastCasual.com as among the industry’s most significant brands. The recognition came during the 2015 Fast Causal Top 100 gala at the National Restaurant Association’s 2015 show in Chicago. Newk’s cause marketing program, Newk’s Cares, ...

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UPDATED: Verizon, Sprint pay big in ‘cramming’ settlements

Inserting unauthorized third party charges into customer bills has cost wireless carriers Verizon and Sprint a combined $120 million in reimbursements to customers and federal and state fines of $38 million. Mississippi received $358,269 for its participation in the Sprint and Verizon settlements. The national mobile cramming settlements with Verizon and Sprint and last fall with AT&T and T-Mobile have ...

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Mississippi drops 2 notches in CEO survey of best states for business

Mississippi landed in 39th place in the 2015 Chief Executive magazine survey of best states to do business based on surveys of chief executive officers around the country. The ranking represented a drop of two spots from the 2014 list. While Mississippi found itself sandwiched between West Virginia and Maryland, neighboring Tennessee landed in fourth place and Louisiana in seventh. ...

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Reed’s Metals hires Linda Netterville

Metal manufacturer Reed’s Metals recently hired Linda Netterville as Vice President of Operations.  Netterville, a resident of Summit who grew up in Vicksburg, has professional experience in business consulting for over 20 years. Netterville’s consulting specialty is in accounting software support, database design and implementation, software and employee training and development. She has serviced a variety of businesses in a ...

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EastGroup makes ‘trustworthy’ list again

By LISA MONTI  EastGroup Properties Inc. of Jackson has once again earned a spot among Forbes Magazine’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America. EastGroup, a self-administered equity real estate investment trust that focuses on industrial properties in major Sunbelt markets, also made the list in 2010 and 2012. The annual list is produced by MSCI ESG Research which screened more ...

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MISSISSIPPI 100 — SMEPA knows power is crucial

South Mississippi Electric Power Association, headquartered in Hattiesburg, is Mississippi’s only not-for-profit wholesale electric power cooperative. It generates and transmits electricity for 11 member systems, providing electrical service to more than 415,000 homes and businesses in 55 counties from the Delta to the Coast. The member systems tap into SMEPA’s generation sources with 1,740 miles of high-voltage transmission lines and ...

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Cal-Maine Foods is country’s largest producer of eggs

Cal-Maine Foods, based in Jackson, is one of Mississippi’s leading business success stories. It began in 1957 when Fred Adams became involved with broiler and egg production and started Adam Enterprises. The 1969 merger with Dairy Fresh of California and Maine Egg Farm formed Cal-Maine with 14 locations. Since that time, Cal-Maine Foods has grown primarily through acquisition. Today, Cal-Maine ...

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