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TODD SMITH: Tech companies lead rankings of most valuable brands In 2014

by Published: October 23,2014

Tags: advertising, Business, COLUMNS, Mississippi, NEWS, PR

Madison Avenue continues at a frenzied, techy pace with a closely held annual report about how much brands are worth – and big name technology brands top the charts this year. The Interbrand Best Global Brands 2014 report shows Apple in first place, as the world’s most valuable brand, for a second straight year. Apple […] [...]

PHIL HARDWICK: Ten business lessons from Monica Harrigill

by Published: October 23,2014

Tags: Business, COLUMNS, Mississippi, NEWS, win

Some businesspeople exude enthusiasm. It inspires other people. Then there are businesspeople who radiate contagious enthusiasm, which the kind that infects others with enthusiasm. Such is the case with Monica Harrigill, vice president of Jackie’s International and a 2004 winner of the Mississippi Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40. In addition to currently managing eight […] [...]

JEFFREY GITOMER: How’s your networking working? Better if you follow the rules

by Published: October 23,2014

Tags: advertising, Business, Mississippi, NEWS, PR

I went to a networking meeting last week hosted by a formal networking organization called Business Network International. Many of you know this group. They have meetings all over the world. This particular chapter meeting was in New York City, and is populated by sophisticated business people who are on fire. NOTE WELL: NYC business […] [...]

Fed: Mississippi, other states in Atlanta District expected to sustain modest economic growth

by Published: October 23,2014

Tags: Atlanta, Business, Mississippi

Expect to see more of the growth in economic activity that is occurring in Central and South Mississippi, says a new Federal Reserve Beige Book that periodically assesses the economic health of the Atlanta Fed district and the 11 other districts. The Beige Book, released Oct. 15, leads off with a note that the “modest […] [...]

NEW IN MADISON COUNTY — Mississippi Bio-Medical Business Collaboratory to be introduced Friday

by Published: October 23,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi, real estate

This week, Madison County will take a giant step forward in the world of high-tech health care.   The Mississippi Bio-Medical Business Collaboratory will be introduced Friday with visits from the governor and other luminaries. Located at 152 Watford Parkway Drive in Canton, the Collaboratory will be home to a diverse array of health care […] [...]

‘Little Boogaloo’ Eden Brent happy singing the blues

by Published: October 23,2014

Tags: Blues, Business, Greenville, Mississippi, music

Mississippi recording artist Eden Brent knew early on that she had musical talent, but it was only after getting her college degree and learning the basics of performing from one of the Delta’s most-respected and loved bluesmen that she realized music would be her career. “When I was in grade school, every morning we would […] [...]

Turner Grain’s bankruptcy will help consolidate lawsuits alleging breach of contract

by Published: October 23,2014

Tags: Arkansas, Business, grain, Mississippi, Mississippi Delta

A group of Mississippi Delta farmers will join their counterparts in Arkansas and Louisiana in seeking to recoup millions of dollars Turner Grain Merchandising owes them now that the Brinkley, Arkansas, commodities broker has filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Greenville lawyer Scott Phillips, who represents Leland farmer Harper Ross and five other Delta farmers who say Turner […] [...]

JRA plans image makeover, hires crisis manager

by Published: October 23,2014

Tags: Business, Farish Street, HUD, Mississippi, money, NEWS, real estate

The Jackson Redevelopment Authority has conceded it has an image problem and is getting professional help to fix it. The agency widely known for the low priority it puts on transparency wants a makeover in public perception. It’s hired Yellow Brick Media Concepts of Jackson to provide it. The board received a proposal from Yellow […] [...]

Watkins says JRA out to block him from Farish by repaying HUD $1.5M

Former Farish Street developer David Watkins says he suspects bad faith motives are behind the Jackson Redevelopment Authority’s agreement to cover a $1.5 million repayment the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has demanded from the City of Jackson. Watkins says the motive is clear to him:  Paying HUD could clear the way for […] [...]

League of Women Voters to hold meeting focusing on healthcare

by Published: October 20,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi, NEWS, women

The League of Women Voters of the Jackson Area will hold a meeting at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Willie Morris Branch Library at 4912 Old Canton Rd in Jackson The topic of the meeting will focus on health and medicine. For more information, click here … [...]

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