Posts Tagged ‘JACKSON’

Jobs for Jacksonians — Program has found employment for more than 1,000 people since 2011, and continues to build

by Published: September 4,2014

Tags: Business, economic development, Hinds County, JACKSON, Mississippi

The city of Jackson created an initiative in 2011 to help residents in the metro area find jobs during the economic downturn. The purpose of the Jobs for Jacksonians Program, which is free to participants, is to provide employment assistance and a single point of access to services to help job seekers enter or re-enter […] [...]

Jackson area’s Habitat revises methods to save money for itself and homeowners

by Published: August 29,2014

Tags: Business, Habitat for Humanity, JACKSON, Jimmy Carter, Mississippi

Ever since Greg Buyan became construction manager of Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area about a year ago, the organization has been looking at the methods and principles it uses in the homes it builds. The nonprofit’s first goal is to ensure that its homes are affordable, safe and healthy, sustainable and responsible (less waste, […] [...]

Returning life to Fondren After 5 — Sept. 4 event features dog park, music, wall painting

by Published: August 29,2014

Tags: Business, Fondren, JACKSON, Mississippi

What has four block parties, 30-plus musicians, dog park, skateboard demos, local  artists and craftsmen, food, boutique shopping and Ron Chane smiling? The new and improved Fondren After 5, of course. Always the first Thursdays of each month, the next Fondren After 5 is Sept. 4 and will feature a dog park and the “live” […] [...]

Katherine Capocelli, Emily Cutrer and Joshua McCrary sign on at Ramey Agency

by Published: August 22,2014

Tags: advertising, Business, Fondren, JACKSON, Mississippi, PR

The Ramey Agency has made three new hires — Katherine Capocelli, Emily Cutrer and Joshua McCrary. Capocelli, originally from Richmond, Virginia, earned her bachelor’s degree in mass communications/business and master’s degree in brand management at Virginia Commonwealth University. Before joining Ramey, she worked at Moroch and AKQA. She has joined Ramey as an account supervisor […] [...]

Michael Boerner added to 1-percent sales tax commission

by Published: August 22,2014

Tags: architecture, Business, economy, JACKSON, Mississippi

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has named small business owner and local architect Michael Boerner to the 1-percent sales tax commission charged with overseeing expenditures from a recent sales tax increase in the city of Jackson. Boerner, AIA, LEED AP, is the principal of Wier+Boerner Architecture in Jackson. He has a bachelor of architecture degree from […] [...]

TODD SMITH’S SPIN CYCLE — ‘Newsjacking’ is latest social media phenom

Anyone remember this famous tweet from Waffle House – “We don’t believe in Belgium Waffles”? It happened during Team USA’s run in the World Cup. As you know, Waffle House got a little notoriety from that soccer success as well. This act of genius coined a new term used frequently by David Meerman Scott, a […] [...]

State’s MAGIC accounting system works, albeit with glitches

by Published: August 21,2014

Tags: accounting, Business, JACKSON, Mississippi

Mississippi state government’s $100 million accounting system that launched July 1 made nearly 100,000 employee and vendor payments in July, but came in late on slightly more than two dozen contract worker payments. Human error caused the 26 contract payments to be a few days late, the Department of Finance & Administration said. In the […] [...]

QUIRKY? NO, JERKY — Whatever your craving, Beef Jerky Outlets likely has the flavor among 200+ choices

by Published: August 21,2014

Tags: Beef Jerky, Business, Flowood, JACKSON, Mississippi, small business

Don’t let the sign on the front of the building fool you. Certainly, the new Beef Jerky Outlet in Flowood offers beef jerky in a mind-numbing, 200-plus variety of flavors — from traditional sweet, hot and teriyaki to Moonshine, Boiled Crawfish and 3 Beer BBQ Rub. However, the Beef Jerky Outlet that opened about a […] [...]

IKE TROTTER: Retirement age decision becomes more difficult

by Published: August 14,2014

Tags: Business, Greenville, Ike Trotter, JACKSON, Mississippi

WHY DO SOME PEOPLE CHOOSE to claim Social Security retirement benefits at the earliest possible age of 62, rather than waiting until their full retirement age (66 to 67 for anyone born in 1943 or later) when doing so would reduce their monthly benefit by as much as 30 percent? Well, there actually are many reasons, […] [...]

Jackson-Orlando air service depends on how low Allegiant can keep its costs

Prospects for Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport landing ultra-low-cost carrier Allegiant Air  for service to Orlando hinge on how well the airport can help the carrier shave its operating costs at the airport. A U.S. Department of Transportation grant subsidy the airport expects to receive would ease the cost burden early. But  the Las […] [...]

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