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DAVID DALLAS: You say “Obama”, I say “Ebola”

by Published: October 20,2014

Tags: Africa, Barack Obama, Business, ebola, healthcare, Mississippi

No one wants to suggest their neighbors here in Mississippi are guilty of overreacting to the Ebola scare, after all, it doesn’t hurt anyone to be cautious. No one wants to suggest their neighbors might seem even the slightest bit racist in their reaction to the Ebola crisis, not in our current age of super […] [...]

October 17th Digital Edition

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Designing success: AIA Mississippi holds annual awards celebration

The Mississippi chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Mississippi) held its annual Design Awards Celebration Thursday, Oct. 16 at Duling Hall in Jackson. The Design Awards Celebration “seeks to applaud architecture and design by bringing attention to all components of the program through an event which highlights the art in the architectural profession.” […] [...]

MISSISSIPPI RISING: Time to sell the image

by Jack Weatherly A Harvard professor said long ago: “Nothing happens until somebody sells something.”That was pretty profound, still is.Here’s something else pretty profound. Mississippi State is No. 1 and Ole Miss is No. 3 in college football. State has never been in that position. Ole Miss has been at the top of the heap a […] [...]

Dak Prescott’s autograph fetches a pretty penny

Mississippi State star Dak Prescott says he is taking steps to avoid being the next college football star to be accused of exchanging autographs for cash. “I’ve started just personalizing things — making sure I write to the person that they’re asking for. And I don’t sign things in bundles — just being a lot […] [...]

JEFFREY GITOMER: What investment in your business are you REALLY making?

”Return on Investment” (ROI) in business is predicated on the ability of the company to deliver as promised in product, profit, and its accompanying service. It’s amazing to me that everyone measures ROI to the penny, and no one measures ROS (return on service) at all. Most companies are too busy pissing their money away […] [...]

BOOK BIZ — Once again enjoy the company of the residents of Mitford

by Published: October 16,2014

Tags: BookBiz, Business, Mississippi, NEWS

Welcome back to Mitford. The many fans of Jan Karon’s popular series will enjoy this tenth book about Father Tim and the colorful inhabitants of Mitford, North Carolina. Karon is back with an update of the now-retired Father Tim Kavanagh, his wife Cynthia, Dooley, Lace and all the other inhabitants we’ve come to know and […] [...]

MARTIN WILLOUGHBY: Andrew Adams helps grow Addicus

by Published: October 16,2014

Tags: Business, Martin Willoughby, Mississippi, NEWS

Great businesses are built around knowing what the customer wants, understanding what your company does best, and delivering exceptional value. This is much easier said than done.  Hall of Fame quarterback turned business mogul Roger Staubach once said, “There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.” It takes great intentionality and skilled execution to […] [...]

ALAN TURNER: Raising the walls: Habitat’s latest build (and homeowner)

by Published: October 16,2014

Tags: Business, Habitat for Humanity, Mississippi, NEWS

C arolyn Madlock, 37, and her son Jimmy, 11, are excited about the prospects of moving into their own home soon, thanks to the folks at Habitat for Humanity / Mississippi Capital Area. We talked with Carolyn recently about her new home, and how the process works. She has worked for St. Dominic’s since she […] [...]

STAYING POSITIVE — Career attitude help Brynn Joachim to fight disease at 41

by Published: October 16,2014

Tags: Brynn Joachim, Business, healthcare, Mississippi, NEWS

Known for “her bubbly personality and drive” is how the bio on the website of Focus Group Advertising describes Advertising Operations Manager Brynn Joachim. Those words do aptly describe Joachim, who kept a sunny profile through previous jobs at the Harrison County Development Commission and Traditions Properties Inc. — and even when faced with dealing […] [...]

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