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Q&A: Janita R. Stewart, SBA Mississippi District Director

The role of the SBA Helping small business when it needs it most Janita Stewart is Mississippi district director for the Small Business Administration in Jackson.  She recently sat down with the Mississippi Business Journal’s Nash Nunnery to discuss the SBA and other topics relating to small business in our state. Q – What exactly is the role and functions ...

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Q&A: Dr. Reid Cotten, M.D., Jackson Heart Clinic at St. Dominic’s Hospital

Heart of the matter Cotten on front line of war on cardiovascular disease Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Reid Cotten is a cardiovascular physician with the Jackson Heart Clinic and serves as medical director of St. Dominic’s Healthy Heart Advantage.  The Carthage native recently sat down with the Mississippi Business Journal’s Nash Nunnery for a conversation ...

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Q&A: Haley Barbour, Governor of Mississippi

CEO of Mississippi Barbour tackles toughest issues facing the state The youngest of three sons, Yazoo City native Haley Barbour is currently serving his second term as governor of Mississippi.  Prior to being elected in 2003, Barbour served as a lobbyist and was chairman of the Republican National Convention from 1993 to 1997.  He recently sat down for a conversation ...

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Q&A: Tony James, Fitness Specialist, Baptist Healthplex, Jackson

Keeping you fit his goal Former MSU standout believes industry moving forward After enjoying a stellar college  football career as a wide receiver and punt return specialist at Mississippi State University, Tony James is now the head fitness specialist at Baptist Healthplex in Jackson.  He recently sat down with the Mississippi Business Journal’s Nash Nunnery to discuss the fitness industry ...

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Q&A: Mary Beth Wilkerson, deputy director, Tourism Division, Mississippi Development Authority

Taking the reins ‘Tourism is economic development’ Mary Beth Wilkerson is currently the deputy director of tourism for the Mississippi Development Authority and has operational oversight of all division programs.  A Mississippi State University graduate, Wilkerson was recently appointed MDA’s director of tourism, a post she will assume effective Jan. 1, 2010.  She recently sat down with the Mississippi Business ...

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Q&A: Preston Derivaux, State Farm Insurance agent, Jackson

A changing time People must put together their own formula Vicksburg native Preston Derivaux is a second-generation State Farm Insurance agent and has operated the Preston Derivaux Agency in Jackson since 1985.  He recently sat down with the Mississippi Business Journal’s Nash Nunnery to discuss the insurance industry. Q —  How has the insurance industry changed since you became an ...

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