Business News for the Mississippi Delta

Jason White

New Speaker Rises to the Occasion By Jack Criss  •  Photography by Greg Campbell  To hold one of the most powerful political roles in the state of Mississippi, Jason White is an unassuming man.    But beneath his outward friendliness and approachability—commented on several times by members of the state legislature from both parties in […]

Daniel Boggs

CEO of Greater Greenville and a Forward Thinking Visionary By Jack Criss  •  Photography by Johnny Jennings Daniel Boggs is a living refutation of Leo Derocher’s famous statement that “nice guys finish last.”     First of all, you couldn’t meet a nicer man than Boggs, currently the Chief Executive Officer of Greater Greenville—what he […]

John Murry Greenlee

Portrait of a Gentleman Banker By Jack Criss  •  Photography by Jamie Patterson As President of BankPlus in Yazoo City, John Murry Greenlee exemplifies the best of a traditional banker. A self-described true “people person,” Greenlee could be considered old-fashioned in that he puts the customer first at all times and believes that relationships—especially in […]

Anne Hall Brashier

Chief of Staff for Governor Tate Reeves By Jack Criss  •  Photography by Greg Campell Anne Hall Brashier’s path to becoming the Chief of Staff for Governor Tate Reeves in January, the first female in state history to ever assume that role, was something the Indianola native never would have imagined growing up in Indianola.  […]

Heaton Pecans

Clarksdale Family Business Success Spreads Across Region By Becky Gillette  •  Photography by Aaron Davis There is nothing that says Southern Hospitality with food better than a gift box from Heaton Pecans in Clarksdale. The family operation that started forty years ago has now grown tremendously to offer pecan products through some of the largest online […]

Cindy Tyler

Owner and Founder of The Mississippi Gift Company By Becky Gillette  •  Photography by Johnny Jennings When Cindy Tyler founded The Mississippi Gift Company in Greenwood thirty years ago, it was a very different retail market. Their niche was providing mail-ordered corporate gift baskets filled with Mississippi-made goodies. When The Mississippi Gift Company started out, […]

Danny Whalen

President and CEO of Cleveland State Bank By Becky Gillette  •  Photography by Holly Tharp Danny Whalen, president and CEO of Cleveland State Bank, is known as the consummate small-town banker. He not only knows banking regulations and operations inside and out, he knows many of his customers and their families, and they get VIP […]

Iris Stacker

Chief Executive Officer of Delta Health System By Becky Gillette  •  Photography by Johnny Jennings Delta Health System Chief Executive Officer Iris Yeldell Stacker started working at her father’s medical practice when she was only about fifteen. At age sixteen, her father told her she needed “a real job” working at the hospital, which was […]

Sarah Ozbun

Heads Largest Privately-Owned Hotel Group in the State By Becky Gillette  •  Photography by Johnny Jennings Sarah Ozbun moved to Greenville in June 2012 after taking a reporting job with the Delta Democrat-Times. It was a job she liked, moving up the ladder from city reporter to accent editor before becoming managing editor from 2016 […]

Carolyn McAdams

Leading Greenwood to Be the Best Possible By Becky Gillette  •  Photography by Johnny Jennings Small town politics anywhere in the country can be challenging, and Greenwood is no exception. However, Greenwood Mayor Carolyn McAdams has worked hard to avoid partisanship and encourage cooperation to meet Greenwood’s goals that has resulted in many notable achievements […]