Archive for the ‘MBJ FEATURE’ Category

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A BIG CHANGE: New mortgage rules seen bringing increase in pricey mobile home loans

by Published: November 26,2014

Tags: manufactured home, mortgage, Qualified mortgages, waiver

National lenders who make loans on new manufactured homes appear to be a growing option for Mississippi borrowers with credit histories too risky for traditional banks in today’s stringent regulatory climate. While credit-challenged borrowers are buying the dwellings at about half the square-foot cost of site built homes, financing them takes a much larger bite […] [...]

November 28th Digital Edition

by Published: November 26,2014

Tags: Banking & Finance, FOCUS, MBJ, Mississippi Business Journal

Click to view the November 28th Digital Edition of the Mississippi Business Journal. [...]

DAVID DALLAS: Savor this Thanksgiving and be grateful

Could we be more Thankful? Thanksgiving is the greatest of American holidays. Its initial observance is older than the nation itself. The Pilgrims, of course, viewed it more as a time of prayer and reflection, than today’s feasting and football frenzy. But let’s just admit it, with the Egg Bowl approaching most of us are […] [...]

BILL CRAWFORD: Bryant’s tax cut won’t stop spending growth

Did you catch the drift of the news stories about the extra money the Legislature expects to have for next year? Andrea Williams, WTOK-TV, “Next year Mississippi lawmakers will have more money to spend.” Bobby Harrison, the Daily Journal, “The Mississippi Legislature will have $170 million more to spend during the 2015 session.” Iris Barnes, […] [...]

Former MDEQ Executive Director Trudy Fisher joins Butler Snow

by Published: November 21,2014

Tags: Business, Butler Snow, Mississippi, NEWS, Ridgeland

RIDGELAND — Butler Snow has announced, that Trudy D. Fisher has joined the firm as a member of the Government and Regulatory practice group. Fisher will focus her practice on environmental, energy, regulatory, and government relations matters, including permitting and compliance issues around air, water, mining and wetlands. She will also focus on state and federal property […] [...]

November 21st Digital Edition

by Published: November 21,2014

Tags: FOCUS, Law & Accounting, MBJ, Mississippi Business Journal

Click to view the November 21st Digital Edition of the Mississippi Business Journal. [...]

Air service to resume in Greenville

by Published: November 20,2014

Tags: Business, Greenville, Mississippi, NEWS, SeaPort Airlines

SeaPort Airlines will offer 18 flights a week between Greenville and Memphis starting Jan. 12, the Portland, Ore.-based carrier announced earlier this month. Greenville has been without scheduled commercial flights since Sept. 30, when Silver Airways stopped its service due to Greenville’s Mid-Delta Airport’s loss of a federal subsidy. SeaPort is offering a special fare […] [...]

Court hits David Watkins with $600,000 order over Retro Metro issues

  Jackson developer David Watkins must pay more than $600,000 in restitution and penalties for diverting money from a bond issue for converting the Metrocenter Mall’s former Belk’s store into City of Jackson office space. Chancery Judge Hollis McGehee ruled Thursday that Watkins had no authority to divert any of the $2.5 million in bond […] [...]

TODD SMITH’S SPIN CYCLE — 10 essential tips for B2B marketing success in a digital economy

If you’re a small-to midsize-sized business (SMB) and in the business-to-business (B2B) space, you know how challenging the digital revolution has been for marketing and branding. Not long ago, a sale needed some sort of human interaction – even with the web. Now, from fact-finding to brand-relationship building, your customers rely on the Internet to […] [...]

BOOK BIZ — War brides’ true stories are meaningful and inspiring

by Published: November 20,2014

Tags: books, Business, literature, Mississippi, NEWS

This book tells the compelling stories of four English women who married American servicemen during World War II and immigrated to the U.S. when the war was over.  Being addicted to books about WW II, I started reading this book without realizing the stories are true. Learning that the four women are real — with […] [...]

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