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New restaurant set to start R’evolution in Ridgeland

By Sarah Dill Reily Gov. Phil Bryant admitted he doesn’t make it to many restaurant announcements to sample gumbo. “This one is very special,” he said. One day earlier the governor was photographed cutting the ribbon on the NASA SpaceX testing partnership in Hancock County. This day, Bryant welcomed iconic chefs John Folse and Rick […] [...]

Seafood R’evolution set to make Mississippi ‘the new culinary epicenter of the South’

by Published: April 23,2014

Tags: Business, Madison, Mississippi, New Orleans, Ridgeland, seafood

During a press conference today in Ridgeland, chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto unveiled plans for Seafood R’evolution, an upscale restaurant offering a cultural fusion of foods and flavors that have shaped the Gulf Coast culinary landscape for generations. Seafood R’evolution, with a select menu of items paying homage to Mississippi’s rich culinary heritage, will […] [...]

Drs. Nora Corrigan and Deborah Miranda win grants at MUW

by Published: April 22,2014

Tags: business education, Columbus, Mississippi

The Mississippi University for Women Alumni Association recently presented faculty awards. Wesley Garrett won the New Faculty Award while Drs. Nora Corrigan and Deborah Miranda are the Faculty Enhancement Grant winners. Garrett, assistant professor of legal studies, began teaching for the legal studies program in 2009 and became the program director in 2011. She was […] [...]

BLACKWELL: Modern wealth management — Looking at the bigger picture

by Published: April 21,2014

Tags: Business, finance, Mississippi

Anyone who had an investment portfolio five or six years ago understands, at least in a general sense, the nature of market risk.  A position that goes up in value can also go down.  The factors that create the “up” tend to be anticipated — a company increases its earnings or the economy improves, for […] [...]

BRENT CHRISTENSEN — Entrepreneurs: A vital fuel for Mississippi’s Economy

If you surveyed a hundred people and asked them what economic development is, I’m confident you would receive nearly 100 different answers. While they may be varied, the answers will likely be correct, just not complete. As the state’s lead economic development organization, Mississippi Development Authority is a lot of things to a lot of […] [...]

BOOL BIZ — An old literary form gets new life from a writer on the rise

by Published: April 14,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, reading, writing

For many of us, the word “essay” conjures up thoughts of college application essays or the essay portions from exams in middle school and beyond. Or, perhaps we remember the assigned readings of essays by thinkers like Frenchman Michel de Montaigne (who was the first person to describe his writing as essays back in the […] [...]

BOOK BIZ: Learn how eight successful CEOs ran their companies in good times and bad

Suppose someone asked you to name the most successful chief executive officer of the last 50 years. There’s a good chance you’d answer Jack Welch, who served as CEO of General Electric for 20 years (1981 to 2001). Welch became famous for his brash, no-nonsense style of management, his tough attitude and his relentless focus […] [...]

JOHN SCOTT: Tax code, meet today’s reality

by Published: April 7,2014

Tags: Business, column, finances, Mississippi, taxes

As springtime blooms and a seemingly never-ending winter fades, a noteworthy but broadly overlooked set of tax proposals was released by the House Ways and Means Committee in Washington. These serve as an opening bid on how Republicans view the future of the Internal Revenue Code. They are interesting as much for what they say […] [...]

SWARTZFAGER: Teens are helping to protect the investments of our elders

by Published: March 28,2014

Tags: Business, column, education, Mississippi

Mississippi is the first state in the nation to use intergenerational learning to combat elder investment fraud. While this is not a true statement yet, the Mississippi Council on Economic Education is certainly working on it. If you are wondering why this is one of our missions you should know that the peak age, on […] [...]

International Ballet Competition – Schedule and Tickets

by Published: March 27,2014

Tags: International Ballet Competition

‘COME SEE US’ – The MBJ’s annual Meetings, Conventions and Tourism magazine (Spring 2014 edition) INTERNATIONAL BALLET COMPETITION RETURN TO JACKSON IN JUNE IBC MEANS NUMBERS, POSITIVE IMAGE FOR STATE TOURISM USA IBC Schedule June 14 Opening Ceremony: 7:30 p.m. Parade of Nations & Performance by Complexions Contemporary Ballet. June 15-18 Round One: Competitor performances, 2 […] [...]

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