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Payday lender expects clean bill from regulators

All American Check Cashing owner Michael Gray expects the Mississippi Department of Banking to renew his check cashing store license at the end of this month and close its investigation into illegal payday loan rollovers with no finding of wrongdoing. Gray, in his first public comments since state regulators raided more than a dozen of […] [...]

Payday lender, fired executive exchanging blame for lender’s regulatory woes

Lawyers for payday lender All American Check Cashing and a fired executive of the Madison company are trading accusations of criminal activity. All-American blames the former executive for the hot water it is in with state regulators; the out-of-work executive alleges the company fired him for not participating in illegal activities that included under-the-table payments […] [...]

Multi-family, health care construction are backbone of mid-range lending

Ben Williams, real estate law specialist and Watkins & Eager managing member, has been hopping the past year helping Mississippi developers put together projects requiring mid-range loans of $5 million to $50 million. But next month? “I’m not prepared to tell you I’ll be busy,” said Williams, who is in his 28th year practicing real […] [...]

UPDATED: Jackson agrees to repay HUD $1.5 million for Farish Street blunders

by Published: September 18,2014

Tags: Business, Farish Street Entertainment District, Mississippi, NEWS

The City of Jackson has agreed to repay the federal government $503,603 a year over the next three years to settle violations claimed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development regarding the stalled Farish Street Entertainment District project. Further, HUD has suspended the Jackson Redevelopment Authority and Farish Street Group headed by developer David […] [...]

MBJ Business Marketplace — Business meets pleasure at After Hours

by Published: September 18,2014

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

Participants at the popular Marketplace Business After Hours will be talking business, networking and getting a taste of some of what Jackson’s best restaurants and caterers offer. Mangia Bene Catering, the catering arm of  BRAVO! Italian Restaurant, Broad Street Baking Company and Sal & Mookie’s New York Pizza, is a longtime participant in the Marketplace. […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Awards ceremonies highlight MBJ’s Business Marketplace

by Published: September 18,2014

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

The Mississippi Trade Mart will once again be humming with the activities that will accompany the Mississippi Business Journal (MBJ) Marketplace (formerly known as the MBJ Business & Technology Expo) as thousands of people gather for the state’s premier business networking event. The Marketplace is being co-sponsored by Comcast Business Class. MBJ is also partnering […] [...]

MBJ Marketplace Activity Aisle to entertain again this year

by Published: September 18,2014

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

The Activity Aisle at the Mississippi Business Journal’s Business Marketplace was so popular the first year that it has been scheduled again this year. Back again this year is the opportunity to have a caricature drawn by one of the state’s top cartoonists, Ricky Nobile. The editorial cartoonist for the MBJ and 35 other Mississippi […] [...]

MBJ’s Mississippi Marketplace begins Friday as it celebrates 31st year with new name

by Published: September 18,2014

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

The MBJ Business Marketplace gets under way today at the Mississippi Trade Mart at the fairgrounds in Jackson with a new name and new features. EVENT TICKET (Download, fill out and get FREE admission to the MBJ Business Marketplace) Formerly the Mississippi Business & Technology EXPO, the revamped and renamed Marketplace still is the largest […] [...]

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