Archive for the ‘MBJ FEATURE’ Category

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Nick Taylor, Blair E. Batson are the big winners from the Sanderson Farms Championsip

by Published: November 13,2014

Tags: Business, Golf, Mississippi, NEWS, Sanderson Farms Championship, sports

After winning his first PGA Tour tournament Sunday at the Sanderson Farms Championship at the Country Club of Jackson, Nick Taylor called his wife, who was working a 12-hour shift at a hospital in his hometown of Abbotsford, British Colombia. She cried. Tears of joy. “It might be her last double shift for a while,” […] [...]

THE PENALTY PHASE — Project owners depend heavily on timely completion  

by Published: November 13,2014

Tags: Business, construction, Mississippi, NEWS

Nearly every large construction project is planned and financed based on a specified completion date. While many things can disrupt that plan ranging from bad weather to supply or labor shortages, failing to meet the deadline can result in significant penalties. “Owners of projects, especially in the private sector, depend upon timely completion so use […] [...]

FREE FROM APRON STRINGS — Brush with disaster leads Monroe Jackson to build a better apron

by Published: November 13,2014

Tags: Business, entrepreneur, innovation, Mississippi, NEWS, small business

Monroe Jackson wants a business with no strings attached. The Jackson doughnut entrepreneur and survivor of a near-fatal workplace accident has added “innovator” to his life accomplishments. Next up is a marketing role for the inventor and winner of a design patent for a string-free apron he says will make working around machinery far less […] [...]

JEFFREY GITOMER: There are lots of excuses for no success, but very few reasons

by Published: November 13,2014

Tags: advertising, Business, Jeffrey Gitomer, Mississippi, NEWS, PR

People who do not succeed have one distinguishing trait in common. They know all the reasons for failure, and have what they believe to be air-tight alibis to explain away their own lack of achievement. Some of these alibis are clever, and a few of them are justifiable by the facts. But alibis cannot be […] [...]

CINDY GRIFFIN — Community support is the heart of Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area

by Published: November 13,2014

Tags: Business, Habitat for Humanity, Mississippi, NEWS, NON PROFIT

O n a crisp Saturday morning in October, Father Mike O’ Brien of St. Richard Catholic Church stood with a group of Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area volunteers to bless Catholic Build 2014 – the future home of Carolyn Madlock and her son. “On this morning, I would like to share with you scripture, […] [...]

Four Seasons Produce finds growing customers across the Gulf Coast

By Tammy Leytham MOSS POINT — Customers who shop at Four Seasons Produce are greeted by colorful rows of tomatoes, oranges, grapes, corn, squash, pears and avocados. The refrigerated aisle holds sliced sweet potatoes, fresh greens and cut rutabagas. There’s a row of nuts — all types — almonds, walnuts, Brazil, peanuts and shelled pecans […] [...]

C Spire flips the switch — 1 gig Internet speeds available in Quitman, Starkville, Ridgeland

by Published: November 13,2014

Tags: 1 gig, Business, C Spire, Mississippi, Quitman, technology

Quitman is tiny in population but huge in terms of the technological advance it took on Tuesday as the first Mississippi community to activate C Spire’s ultra-high speed 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) broadband Internet network. The Clarke County town of 2,300 people was joined on Wednesday by Starkville and Ridgeland in turning on the […] [...]

November 14th Digital Edition

by Published: November 13,2014

Tags: construction, FOCUS, MBJ, Mississippi Business Journal, real estate

Click to view the November 14th Digital Edition of the Mississippi Business Journal. [...]

Molpus Woodlands buys Virginia acreage

The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC, a timberland investment management organization headquartered in Jackson announced Tuesday the purchase of 36,283 acres in Virginia. Located in 23 counties surrounding Richmond, the primarily southern pine plantation property has been in production for decades and is located in a stable timber market and a growing bioenergy market area, the […] [...]

Entergy to build $23 million operations center

by Published: November 11,2014

Tags: Entergy

Entergy Mississippi announced Tuesday it will build a $23 million, 24,775-square-foot transmission operations center in Jackson to monitor the transmissions system and coordinate outage repairs.  It is a twin to one announced this week in Little Rock for Entergy Corp.’s four-state service area. There had been five such facilities, but the two new centers will […] [...]

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