Posts Tagged ‘JACKSON’

Neel-Schaffer hires Duhe, Huggins

by MBJ Staff Published: December 6,2013

Tags: accounting, Business, JACKSON, Mississippi

Neel-Schaffer has hired Jonathan Duhe and Warren Huggins as engineers in training in the firm’s Louisiana operation. Duhe is working in the traffic division in Neel-Schaffer’s Baton Rouge office. He graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. The Lutcher, La., native worked for the Louisiana […] [...]

Joint Legislative panel’s $5.86 billion budget leaves 2,000 jobs vacant

by Ted Carter Published: December 6,2013

Tags: Business, JACKSON, Mississippi, money, Politics

Who is the big spender here? The tag goes to Gov. Phil Bryant based on his $6.1 billion 2014 spending plan. In fairness to Bryant, Mississippi’s Joint Legislative Budget Committee was aware of an opportunity to undercut the governor and did just that when the Tate Reeves-led panel presented a $5.86 billion budget Tuesday morning. […] [...]

Keeping our eye on… Liz Lancaster

by Stephen McDill Published: December 6,2013

Tags: Business, JACKSON, Jeff Good, Mangia Bene, Mississippi

While she doesn’t prepare and serve the food, Liz Lancaster still has a seat at Mississippi’s dining room table. As the marketing, promotions and event planning coordinator for Mangia Bene, Lancaster helps channel the creativity and energy of executive partners Dan Blumenthal and Jeff Good into the group’s acclaimed catering service and restaurants Broad Street […] [...]

CertainTeed says $103M settlement won’t hamper Meridian restart

by Ted Carter Published: December 6,2013

Tags: Business, CertainTeed, JACKSON, Meridian, Mississippi

Building materials maker CertainTeed says a defective product settlement that leaves the company on the hook for $103 million won’t jeopardize plans to reopen a ceiling materials plant in Meridian in 2014. The Valley Forge-Pa. based CertainTeed says work is on track for a July reopening of the ceiling tile plant the company closed in […] [...]

Greater Jackson Alliance pushes assets of whole region

by Lisa Monti Published: November 29,2013

Tags: Business, economic development, JACKSON, Mississippi

When it comes to selling points, the Greater Jackson Alliance members lay claim to an impressive list, according to Ross Tucker, the GJA director and its chief salesman. “We have the largest population base in the state. We have the most colleges and universities within our area. We have a highly educated workforce and a […] [...]

KEEPING OUR EYE ON … Spencer Ritchie

by Stephen McDill Published: November 22,2013

Tags: Business, JACKSON, law, Mississippi

Jackson attorney Spencer Ritchie may have spent his childhood and young adult years in Texas and Washington, D.C., but he is happy now to make his home in the Magnolia State. Growing up in Midland, Texas, Ritchie earned a BA in history from Texas Tech University and later his JD from the University of Mississippi […] [...]

Strike two for Farish Street development — Two developers at odds on what unfolded but agree success can be achieved

by Ted Carter Published: November 15,2013

Tags: Business, crime, entertainment, JACKSON, Mississippi

Both John Elkington and David Watkins took stabs at transforming a downtown portion of Jackson’s historic Farish Street into an entertainment district. Each of the developers hit dead ends, Elkington in 2008 and Watkins earlier this fall. Neither has lost faith that the street can become the entertainment and cultural draw they set out to […] [...]

WILLOUGHBY: Treating with kindness as Christina Treppendahl grows center

by Martin Willoughby Published: November 1,2013

Tags: Business, JACKSON, leaders, Mississippi

One of the biggest challenges today in the marketplace is employee engagement. National surveys tell us that 70 percent of employees are not engaged in their work. This lack of engagement has a significant impact on the bottom line of businesses and our national economy. One of the key reasons for this lack of engagement […] [...]

DESIGNING WINNERS — American Institute of Architects-Mississippi celebrates excellence

by Wally Northway Published: November 1,2013

Tags: architecture, Business, design, JACKSON, Mississippi

On Oct. 17, the American Institute of Architects-Mississippi held its Mississippi Celebrates Architecture, which included this year’s Design Excellence Awards presentation. Perhaps the event itself was as important as the winners. For the first time in recent memory, the program, which was held in Jackson, included the presentation of the Design Excellence Awards and Community […] [...]

Liens are first battleground in Watkins fight with JRA

by Ted Carter Published: November 1,2013

Tags: business downtown, Farish Street, JACKSON, Mississippi

The Jackson Redevelopment Authority has countered a lien filed recently by Watkins Development on behalf of the Farish Street Group and another by Dale Architects against the Farish Street redevelopment project with a court claim that the publicly property is immune from liens. The JRA further claims that Watkins Development has no standing to initiate […] [...]

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