Posts Tagged ‘JACKSON’

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, […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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