Posts Tagged ‘JACKSON’

The do’s and dont’s of the MBJ’s Business Marketplace

by Published: September 18,2014

Tags: Business, JACKSON, marketplace, Mississippi, NEWS, Trade Mart

With a new name and new format, the state’s largest business-to-business networking event the Mississippi Business Marketplace, takes place today, September 19, at the Mississippi Trade Mart. It’s the 31st year for the event that was previously called the Mississippi Business & Technology EXPO. For the first time, vendors will be allowed to sell their […] [...]

Volunteers make MBJ’s Business Marketplace flow smoothly

by Published: September 18,2014

Tags: Business, JACKSON, marketplace, Mississippi, NEWS, Trade Mart

The MBJ’s Business Marketplace, formerly the Business & Technology EXPO, has a new name and format, but it still takes dedicated volunteers to make the event successful. These volunteers from the  Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership volunteer many hours of their time to ensure that things flow smoothly. “We […] [...]

Awards ceremonies highlight MBJ’s Business Marketplace

by Published: September 18,2014

Tags: Business, JACKSON, marketplace, Mississippi, NEWS, Trade Mart

The Mississippi Trade Mart will once again be humming with the activities that will accompany the Mississippi Business Journal (MBJ) Marketplace (formerly known as the MBJ Business & Technology Expo) as thousands of people gather for the state’s premier business networking event. The Marketplace is being co-sponsored by Comcast Business Class. MBJ is also partnering […] [...]

MBJ Marketplace Activity Aisle to entertain again this year

by Published: September 18,2014

Tags: Business, JACKSON, marketplace, Mississippi, Trade Mart

The Activity Aisle at the Mississippi Business Journal’s Business Marketplace was so popular the first year that it has been scheduled again this year. Back again this year is the opportunity to have a caricature drawn by one of the state’s top cartoonists, Ricky Nobile. The editorial cartoonist for the MBJ and 35 other Mississippi […] [...]

MBJ’s Mississippi Marketplace begins Friday as it celebrates 31st year with new name

by Published: September 18,2014

Tags: Business, JACKSON, marketplace, Mississippi, NEWS, Trade Mart

The MBJ Business Marketplace gets under way today at the Mississippi Trade Mart at the fairgrounds in Jackson with a new name and new features. EVENT TICKET (Download, fill out and get FREE admission to the MBJ Business Marketplace) Formerly the Mississippi Business & Technology EXPO, the revamped and renamed Marketplace still is the largest […] [...]

Commerce Department: Some metro area economies grew faster than others

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The economy along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast grew rapidly in 2013, while growth slowed in the state’s other metropolitan areas. The figures, released by the U.S. Commerce Department, show that gross domestic product expanded by 4 percent in the Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula metropolitan area in 2013. That’s a big pickup from 0.1 percent growth in […] [...]

Kishia L. Powell new public works director for Jackson

by Published: September 8,2014

Tags: Business, JACKSON, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Kishia L. Powell, P.E., has been named the city of Jackson’s public works director, making her the first woman to ever hold the position. Powell has 16 years of experience and expertise in sustainable infrastructure management and utility operations. She’s served municipal clients across the U.S. and London, England. In 2008, Powell was named head […] [...]

Human Rights Campaign taps Rob Hill as state director

by Published: September 4,2014

Tags: Business, JACKSON, Mississippi, Washington DC

The Human Rights Campaign has named Rob Hill as state director or HRC Mississippi. Hill will lead the organization’s Project One America effort across the state to bring equality to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Hill has served as a United Methodist pastor for the past 12 years. He most recently led Broadmeadow […] [...]

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, […] [...]

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