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Jackson area’s Habitat revises methods to save money for itself and homeowners

by Published: August 29,2014

Tags: Business, Habitat for Humanity, JACKSON, Jimmy Carter, Mississippi

Ever since Greg Buyan became construction manager of Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area about a year ago, the organization has been looking at the methods and principles it uses in the homes it builds. The nonprofit’s first goal is to ensure that its homes are affordable, safe and healthy, sustainable and responsible (less waste, […] [...]

TREY DELLINGER: Employers, get a handle now on compliance

by Published: August 29,2014

Tags: accounting, Business, law, Mississippi

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), most employees in the United States must be paid the federal minimum wage or greater for all hours worked and overtime pay at time and one-half their regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of forty (40) hours in a workweek. The FLSA provides an […] [...]

Pro-Am openings, hospitality suites going fast for Sanderson Farms tournament

by Published: August 29,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, PGA, Sanderson Farms

By JON WIENER Want your corporation and clients to spend an afternoon playing golf with a PGA Tour pro on a championship golf course? Better hurry. Availabile spots are filling up quickly for the PGA Tour’s Sanderson Farms Championship Wednesday Heritage Bag Pro-Am at the Country Club of Jackson on Nov. 5. Fewer than seven […] [...]

DAVID DALLAS — Mississippi needs one university

by Published: August 25,2014

Tags: Business, David Dallas, education, IHL, leadership, Mississippi

Football season is here and what better time to consider consolidating our public universities in Mississippi as we strive for that coveted spot in the BCS national championship. After all, what is the value of higher education if alums can only brag about Rhodes Scholars. While school consolidation in many ways has proven detrimental to […] [...]

BOOK BIZ — An inspiring, instructive look at a value-investing great with Investing the Templeton Way

by Published: August 22,2014

Tags: Book Biz, Business, Mississippi, Sir John Templeton

One word sprung to mind repeatedly as I read Investing the Templeton Way: courage. Simply put, courage defined the life and times of the renowned global value investor Sir John Templeton, and reading about how he approached investing left me both impressed and inspired. Born in 1912 in the small town of Winchester, Tennessee, Templeton […] [...]

Venture Tech merges with ISC, acquires SAT

RIDGELAND, Mississippi — Venture Technologies has announced that its merger with Information Systems Consulting, Inc. (ISC), headquartered in Denver, Colo., is complete. The newly formed company will continue to operate under the name of Venture Technologies. This transaction creates a leading technology and cloud solutions provider, consistent with the emergence of hybrid technology partners. The company is […] [...]

BOOK BIZ — Differences in confidence decoded and deconstructed

The Confidence Code, at first glance, may seem like a book only relevant to women, thanks to its subtitle. While it is geared towards them, I’d argue that anyone who works with or manages women, or teaches young girls, or has women they care about in their lives, could learn a lot from reading this […] [...]

Jackson native Brad Edwards signs new 3-year contract with ESPN

College football’s Bowl Championship Series was retired following the 2013 season, but ESPN’s BCS expert will continue to offer commentary on the sport this fall — in a revamped role. Jackson native Brad Edwards has signed a new three-year contract with ESPN and said this week that he will continue to fill a variety of […] [...]

DAVID DALLAS — Mission: Hemp possible

You don’t have to inhale.  You don’t even have to put it in your mouth.  We don’t need it for recreational use, we need it for work, jobs, and a more productive Mississippi. Our great agricultural state needs to take the lead in Industrial Hemp production.  And we need to do it quickly. The New […] [...]

MDOT names Westerfield new Hydraulics Division director

JACKSON, Mississippi — The Mississippi Department of Transportation has announced the appointment of Rachel Westerfield to the position of director of the newly created Hydraulics Division, according to MDOT Executive Director Melinda McGrath. In her new position, Rachel will be responsible for performing project management and administration duties to ensure the successful completion of hydraulic […] [...]

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