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Ken Cyree readies Gillespie Business Plan Competition

Q — What is the Gillespie Business Plan Competition? A — The Gillespie Business Plan Competition is a contest that allows students to craft and present their business plans to a group of business professionals. Through this process, students can hone their business ideas and create a persuasive presentation that mimics a pitch to fund […] [...]

Jennifer Gregory believes in consistency at Greater Starkville

Jennifer Gregory was recently named CEO of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership. Gregory, who graduated from Mississippi State with a BBA in marketing, has been with the Partnership for almost four years. She and her husband live in Starkville with their three children. Q — What are some of your immediate goals, now that you’re […] [...]

Rachel Canter on doing the right thing

Rachel Canter is executive director of Mississippi First. A Starkville native, she has a B.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a M.P.P. from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Q —How did Mississippi First get its start? A —In 2002, Sanford Johnson, my co-founder, and I each had summer internships in Jackson. We would […] [...]

Tim Mask tries to stop the ‘brain drain’

Tim Mask is vice president of brand planning and development with Maris, West & Baker advertising. He is the founder of the Mississippi Brain Drain Commission, which is devoted to keeping Mississippi’s homegrown intellectual capital in Mississippi. Q — What is the mission of the Mississippi Brain Drain Commission? A — The direct mission of […] [...]

Cackett high on potential for new tourism support program

Marika Cackett is the communications and public relations manager for the Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau. The CVB has launched Team Jackson, an initiative to bring stakeholders around the city together on a regular basis to share ideas about how to improve Jackson.   Q — What can you tell us about Team Jackson?   […] [...]

Kyle Veazey realizes life goal of writing sports book

Kyle Veazey, an Ole Miss journalism graduate and a sports enterprise reporter for the Commercial Appeal in Memphis, has written a book about Mississippi State University’s 1962-63 men’s basketball team, which defied an unwritten Mississippi law that forbade the state’s college teams from competing against integrated squads. “Champions for Change” is Veazey’s first book. Q […] [...]

Andrew Young continues making windows of opportunity

by Published: November 16,2012

Tags: Andrew Young, Pearl River Glass Studio, stained glass art

Andrew Young opened Pearl River Glass Studio in 1975 in Jackson. His Millsaps Avenue studio is currently undergoing an expansion that will increase the styles of stained glass it can produce, and the services Young and his staff can provide. Q — You’ve been in business nearly 40 years. Has the process you use to […] [...]

Sheena Allen making life easier with apps

University of Southern Mississippi graduate Sheena Allen has founded three digital media companies – Sheena Allen Apps, Geek and Brain Media Group and PartyTell. She has also developed four different apps available for iOS. Allen, who lives in Byram, plans to expand her app lineup to the Android platform soon. Q — How did you […] [...]

Scott Crawford creates Lego Halloween

by Published: October 21,2012

Tags: Halloween, LEGO, LEGO Jackson, multiple sclerosis, Scott Crawford

Scott Crawford’s LEGO Jackson Halloween Display will be available for public viewing at the Mississippi Arts Center (right under the Planetarium) until Nov. 1. Starting Dec. 8, a bigger version of LEGO Jackson will be on display. The Arts Center is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon-5 p.m. on Sundays. Q […] [...]

Lynn Darling takes over responsibility for early childhood program

by Published: October 15,2012

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Lynn Darling was named in September as the director of Mississippi State University’s Early Childhood Institute. Interim director since 2011, she has worked for the ECI in different capacities for the past decade, including teaching, curriculum writing and coordinating training. Darling is an Emory University anthropology graduate who went on to complete master’s and doctoral […] [...]

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