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Todd Smith's 'The Spin Cycle' — The Brand Is King

In today’s connected society, branding is much more than a campaign. It’s greater than a slick logo and cool color scheme. It’s a way of life. It’s a promise. It’s awareness. It’s an identity. It’s a differentiator. It’s iconic. In a nod to its old West heritage, it’s a lasting impression seared into our collective minds. An effective brand cements ...

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BOOK BIZ — Learn how local companies can make the best investments

Think that money-making market-beating investment opportunities are only to be found in far-off places? Or that Wall Street’s got a lock on uncovering great companies with excellent long-term prospects? Peter Ricchiuti, who’s been teaching finance and investing at Tulane for the past 27 years, would ask you, politely, to think again. In his new book, Stocks Under Rocks, Ricchiuti details ...

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Projects a boost to D’Iberville — Casino approval, new retail growth adding to coast city’s economy

Two large projects are in the works that will add to the economic vitality of the city of D’Iberville. A busy interchange of Interstate 10 is located in this Harrison County city and is at the hub of recent retail growth. Now another shopping complex is on the drawing board for the southwest side of the interchange. Also near the ...

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HARDWICK — The only thing there is that’s left to sell

“The only things left to sell are convenience and an experience.” I heard those words over 10 years ago at a conference about future trends. The idea fascinated me so I’ve been observing the market, especially the retail market, to determine if the concept played out. It turns out that there are plenty of examples to support the statement. From ...

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‘Made in Mississippi’ has strong future in value-added ag exports, trade group says

The appetite for Mississippi’s packaged agricultural products overseas is expected to grow along with packaged produce from other Southern states over the next decade. This presents potentially lucrative opportunities for Mississippi’s small specialty farmers and packagers, says Jerry Hingle, executive director of the Southern United States Trade Association, a non-profit agricultural export trade development organization comprised of the Departments of ...

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