Posts Tagged ‘JACKSON’

MASK: TEDx could be big for Jackson

By TIM MASK  For the MBJ Any of you who are familiar with much of the work I do or the efforts in which I am involved know that I am a huge advocate of Mississippi. I see our potential and all the innovative aspects of our society and it gets me really excited about […] [...]

Dirk Vanderleest ready to deplane after quarter century at the control

Dirk Vanderleest and Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport have shared nearly half their lifetimes together. The airport situated in Rankin County had just turned 25 when Vanderleest arrived from Huntsville, Ala., where he managed that city’s airport under an executive director. Vanderleest’s arrival in Jackson at 29 gave him the distinction of being one […] [...]

TODD SMITH’S SPIN CYCLE — Total ad spending to see largest increase since 2004

Total media ad spending in the U.S. this year will see its largest increase in a decade, according to new figures from eMarketer. On the strength of gains in mobile and TV advertising, total ad investments will jump 5.3 percent to reach $180.12 billion, achieving 5 percent growth for the first time since 2004, when […] [...]

A match set to happen: Conn’s and Jackson

by Published: July 17,2014

Tags: Business, Conn's, County Line Road, JACKSON, Mississippi

The head of retail for Conn’s HomePlus says the matchup of the retailer’s prototype customer and Jackson’s abundance of working class households made the Capital City an easy choice as the Texas company’s 85th store location. Having gone on a growth spree that extended the retailer’s reach from its Western origins into South Carolina and […] [...]

A Passion For Food — After early challenges, owner of Cookin’ up a Storm has no regrets

by Published: July 17,2014

Tags: Business, JACKSON, Mississippi, small business

One thing which typically characterizes entrepreneurs of all ages and persuasions is a passion for what they do.  This is certainly true for Robin DeVos, owner of Cookin’ up a Storm located in Canton Mart Square in north Jackson. In a recent meeting, Robin talked about how she came to start the business. “Early in […] [...]

How Mississippi hospitals scored in U.S. News & World report’s rankings

The Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto in Southaven is the best hospital in Mississippi, according to the 2014-2015 U.S News and World Report Best Hospital rankings Memorial Hospital-Gulfport and University of Mississippi Healthcare tied for second best ranked hospital in the state. The Best Hospital rankings are updated every July and the hospitals are grouped into 16 individual specialty lists that range […] [...]

MBJ July 11th Digital Edition

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‘Branch rationalization’ guiding Hancock, Regions branching strategies

Fresh off of closing more than two dozen branches and selling a handful of others in its five-state market, Hancock Bank is back in the branching business with the opening of  a full service location in West Hattiesburg. The 5,300-square-foot Oak Grove branch at 12 Newtowne Loop is among several branches and financial centers the […] [...]

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 […] [...]

BOOK BIZ: New book provides photographic tour of capital city

by Published: July 7,2014

Tags: Book Biz, books, Business, JACKSON, Mississippi

Prolific Bay St. Louis photographer Ken Murphy presents another beautiful book of photos that is sure to become a collector’s item. This time the subject is Jackson, Mississippi’s largest and capital city and hub of political and business activity. Jackson is a 183-page photography book with a foreword by Lemuria Bookstore owner John Evans and […] [...]

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