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Steak ‘N Shake announces Clinton location

Steak ‘N Shake and the City of Clinton announce the location of a new Steak n’ Shake in Clinton at 4900 Hampstead Boulevard. This will be the second Steak ‘N Shake for the metro Jackson Area. The City of Clinton and Steak ‘N Shake held a Ground Breaking Ceremony on January 8, 2020 at the future location.. Steak ‘N Shake ...

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Williams joins Smith Shellnut Wilson

D. Dodd Williams, CFA, has joined Smith Shellnut Wilson Investment Counsel and Management in Madison as a senior vice president. Williams has over 27 years of experience in money management and investment portfolio strategy. He has spent the last 21 years working for investment banks, specializing in institutional fixed income portfolio management. He was previously a portfolio manager for Delta ...

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Ty Lambert named chief risk officer for BancorpSouth

BancorpSouth Bank announced the appointment of Ty Lambert as its chief risk officer, effective January 1, 2020. Lambert’s responsibilities include a broad portfolio of functions designed to maintain the integrity of the company’s continued efforts to identify, monitor and mitigate key risks facing the company and be accountable for enabling the efficient and effective governance of significant risks, and related ...

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Reunion Golf & Country Club culinary operations honored by Golf Inc. magazine

Reunion Golf & Country Club’s culinary operations led by Chef Billy Kistler have been named a Golden Fork award winner by Golf Inc. magazine. Golf Inc. annually recognizes the golf industry’s top dining facilities with its Golden Fork awards in their January/February issue. Reunion Golf & Country Club opened its 33,000 square foot clubhouse in August 2018 and features four ...

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Taste Buds Management promotes Paul Hutson to CEO

Taste Buds Management, restaurant group owner of Zea Rotisserie & Bar and Semolina, announced that Paul Hutson has been promoted from chief operating officer to chief executive officer. Hutson will assume the role effective immediately. Hutson has over 35 years of food, manufacturing and full-service restaurant experience. He joined Taste Buds in 2005 as vice president of operations and has ...

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Gulfport Chamber of Commerce announces board of directors and chair

The Gulfport Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2020 Chair is Ryan Goldin, vice president and director of operations at Florence Gardens, LLC, and a broker associate for Bayou Realty. Goldin is a lifelong resident of Gulfport. After graduating Gulfport High School, he went on to Florida State University, where he earned degrees in Real Estate and Finance, and later ...

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WBA Architecture announces promotions

The partners of WBA Architecture has announced the promotion of Molly Diffee to Associate and Russ Markle to Studio Manager. “Molly and Russ are an integral part of the WBA team,” says Jamie Wier, Principal. “Time and again, they have both proven their dedication to our firm and our clients.” Molly Diffee serves as an Interior Designer in the firm’s ...

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Pink Palace Family of Museums hires executive director

Memphis Museums, Incorporated has announced the hiring of Kevin Thompson as new Executive Director of the Pink Palace Family of Museums. Thompson has served as a Board Member for the past seven years and served as an officer for three of those years. He assisted in the development of the current Pink Palace Family of Museums strategic plan, fundraising for ...

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HUB International names Stephen Cali benefits consultant

Stephen Cali is joining HUB International’s Employee Benefits division, accepting the role of Sr. Vice President / Sr. Benefits Consultant. Cali joins HUB from his most recent post as Director of Sales for GILSBAR, where he was employed since 2006. Cali oversaw all business development efforts across the U.S. for GILSBAR’s benefit management segments, including population health, wellness and member ...

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Bradley elevates two Jackson attorneys to partner

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has announced that Simon Turner Bailey and Erin D. Saltaformaggio, attorneys in the firm’s Jackson office, have been elevated to partner, effective Jan. 1. Across all the firm’s offices, 19 Bradley attorneys have been elevated to partner. “We congratulate Simon and Erin who have earned promotions to partner for their outstanding work and successes on ...

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