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FOR THE RECORD: Court reporters’ transcripts of proceedings invaluable

by Published: September 19,2014

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Court reporters are an important spoke in the wheels of justice. Using a steno machine, voice writer or pen, they write down word for word what is spoken in court proceedings to provide an official record of what occurred and provide verbatim transcripts. “Court reporters are in the courtrooms for criminal and civil proceedings; they […] [...]

The do’s and dont’s of the MBJ’s Business Marketplace

by Published: September 18,2014

Tags: Business, JACKSON, marketplace, Mississippi, NEWS, Trade Mart

With a new name and new format, the state’s largest business-to-business networking event the Mississippi Business Marketplace, takes place today, September 19, at the Mississippi Trade Mart. It’s the 31st year for the event that was previously called the Mississippi Business & Technology EXPO. For the first time, vendors will be allowed to sell their […] [...]

Volunteers make MBJ’s Business Marketplace flow smoothly

by Published: September 18,2014

Tags: Business, JACKSON, marketplace, Mississippi, NEWS, Trade Mart

The MBJ’s Business Marketplace, formerly the Business & Technology EXPO, has a new name and format, but it still takes dedicated volunteers to make the event successful. These volunteers from the  Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership volunteer many hours of their time to ensure that things flow smoothly. “We […] [...]

Former MDA employee, Jay McCarthy, returns as CFO

by Published: September 5,2014

Tags: Business, economic development, FOCUS, MDA, Mississippi

With 30 years experience in finance, banking and economic development, Jay McCarthy is prepared for his new position as chief financial officer for the Mississippi Development Authority. His experience has included previous stints with MDA along with work in the private sector. As chief financial officer, he oversees MDA’s Financial Resources and Accounting and Finance […] [...]

BOOK BIZ — Learning the realities of life after college with My Salinger Year

by Published: September 4,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, My Salinger Year, New York

Any reading, word-loving, literary-minded person will identify with Joanna Rakoff and her desire to immerse herself in the literary world of books, authors and publishing. And where to fulfill this dream? New York City, of course. In the 1990s, Rakoff leaves graduate school and takes a job as a poorly paid assistant at a famous […] [...]

Former MDA employee, Jay McCarthy, returns as CFO

by Published: September 4,2014

Tags: Business, economic development, FOCUS, MDA, Mississippi

With 30 years experience in finance, banking and economic development, Jay McCarthy is prepared for his new position as chief financial officer for the Mississippi Development Authority. His experience has included previous stints with MDA along with work in the private sector. As chief financial officer, he oversees MDA’s Financial Resources and Accounting and Finance […] [...]

Honoring the best in building — Engineering council selects 2014 excellence award winners

by Published: August 29,2014

Tags: Business, construction, Mississippi

Six Mississippi firms were awarded 2014 top honors for their excellence in engineering by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Mississippi. CEC/MS annually recognizes the year’s most outstanding engineering accomplishments by awarding projects that demonstrate the highest degree of achievement, value, innovation, and integrity. “We have a lot of engineering talent in Mississippi that […] [...]

BOOK BIZ: A fascinating look at historical characters

by Published: August 29,2014

Tags: Business, literature, Mississippi

Sigmund Freud,  an Austrian neurologist who became known as the founding father of psychoanalysis, is one of the most famous names in medicine. His break through research led to major changes in the treatment of psychiatry. Not a lot of information is documented about his relationship with Minna Bernays, his wife’s sister, thought to have […] [...]

Trustmark’s military internship program helps military veterans make transitions

by Published: August 14,2014

Tags: banking and finance, Business, Mississippi, Trustmark Bank

Trustmark Bank is recruiting heroes for its military internship program. The bank recognizes the desirable work traits of those who have served in the armed forces and honors their commitment to service. “We are proud to express our gratitude and exercise our commitment to military service by offering professional assistance to former and current military […] [...]

BOOK BIZ: The Beautiful American weaves in and out of real and unreal

Readers may be surprised to find they enjoy this book. I usually cringe at the historical fiction genre and probably wouldn’t have read this book if I’d realized it falls into that category. But does it? One of the main characters, Lee Miller, was a real person and the other, Nora Tours, is not. Certainly […] [...]

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