Posts Tagged ‘Business’

MDA grants KiOR forbearance after biofuels maker defaults on payment

by Published: July 10,2014

Tags: Business, energy, Khosla, KIOR, Mississippi

In a sign that biofuel maker KiOR Inc.’s money troubles aren’t letting up, the start-up company will make a $250,000 forbearance payment to the Mississippi Development Authority in exchange for 120 days to get current on its nearly $70 million debt to the MDA. KiOR defaulted on a $1.87 million payment that was scheduled for […] [...]

It’s summer — party time! A list of Mississippi festivals

by Published: July 10,2014

Tags: Blues, Business, festivals, food, Mississippi, music

» The Oxford Blues Festival is certainly not the only event scheduled this summer. Local culture, food, music, art and more will be offered across the state this month and into August. “Throughout the summer, communities host festivals and fairs that showcase the authentic sights and sounds of our state’s culture and invite residents and […] [...]

EATING UP THE BLUES — 5th Annual Oxford Blues Festival adds food to the lineup

Darryl Parker, organizer of the 5th Annual Oxford Blues Festival, recently received some inspiration — and validation — on a lonely stretch of Mississippi highway. “I was traveling along when I saw a van full of people that had pulled off of the side of the road,” Parker remembered. “The folks had stopped at a […] [...]

Neely Carlton joins Butler Snow

RIDGELAND, Mississippi — Butler Snow is pleased to announce Neely C. Carlton has  joined the firm’s Ridgeland office. Carlton is a member of the firm’s Government Relations Group and will focus her practice on lobbying and government relations, as well as federal, state and local government matters. “Neely is a great addition to the firm and our Government […] [...]

DAVID DALLAS: Fight on, Chris McDaniel, fight on!

Heaven help us, this Republican Primary really is ugly and in full view of a nosy nation who long suspected this southern neighbor to be full-blown crazy. As we move forward, let’s consider a variety of realities, because several exist. The prevailing reality is “there is no story here.” Cochran won. McDaniel lost. Democrats voted […] [...]

Jackson’s new mayor vows to make city better for business

by Published: July 10,2014

Tags: Business, city hall, climate, Duckworth Realty, JACKSON, Mississippi

Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber says he will soon launch a “technical assistance shop” to help the city become more of a partner rather than a hindrance to both new businesses and current ones. It’s part of a strategy, he said, to end Jackson’s tendency to be “its own problem.” Yarber said he has handed the […] [...]

Obama’s proposals for colleges get an ‘F’ from state education leaders

President Barack Obama has drawn the fire from college presidents around the country for a proposal to adopt a rating system for the nation’s colleges and universities that the President says its designed to combat rising college tuition costs and make colleges more accountable providing a quality education that results in students being able to […] [...]

Miss. GOP to file Senate runoff certified results

JACKSON, Mississippi — The Mississippi Republican Party faces a Monday deadline to file certified results from the June 24 runoff in which six-term Sen. Thad Cochran defeated Chris McDaniel. Party spokesman Bobby Morgan said results will be filed with the secretary of state’s office by the 5 p.m. deadline. It wasn’t immediately clear whether the numbers […] [...]

GITOMER — Really, ‘close’ the sale? Eh, no Sparky. It’s ‘earn’ the sale

It never ceases to amaze me how many people still ask me, “What’s the best way to close a sale?” Other than cold calling and finding the pain, this is one of the biggest misconceptions in sales. It’s not a technique. It’s not a manipulation. It’s not something that you wait until the end of […] [...]

TODD SMITH’S SPIN CYCLE: New PR and marketing study busts myths on industries

By Todd Smith Some commonly held beliefs about PR and marketing – especially content marketing and SEO adoption – are more myth than reality according to a comprehensive study on industry trends conducted recently by Vocus, a public relations and marketing software company, and Market Connections Inc., a research firm based in Virginia. The results […] [...]

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