Posts Tagged ‘Lisa Monti’

Nick Coughlin matches innovators with investors

Nicholas Coughlin is the angel network manager for Innovate Mississippi, a nonprofit organization dedicated to growing and strengthening the state’s technology culture. Coughlin’s job is recruiting and managing high net worth individuals who are interested in entrepreneurship and new technology businesses here. He calls it “a high-end dating service.” Coughlin himself was recruited from the […] [...]

Keesler AFB’s impact is measured in more than dollars

Keesler Air Force Base’s presence in Biloxi and South Mississippi is so extensive that it has to be measured from several angles, including historical, economic and community service. The base is rooted in the region’s history, dating back to June 1941 when the War Department activated Army Air Corps Station No. 8, Aviation Mechanics School […] [...]

Casinos on the watch for thieves, cheats and scams

by Published: May 17,2013

Tags: BILOXI, casinos, gaming, Gulf Coast, Lake Charles, Lisa Monti

The side of a casino operation familiar to most people is the one that aims to keep customers playing, entertained and well fed. On the other, less visible side is a full out effort to protect the casino’s bottom line by catching cheaters and fighting against fraud. Panelists at last week’s Southern Gaming Summit session […] [...]

Errors and record mismanagement can be costly

It’s the little things that can get taxpayers. Simple math errors, poor penmanship or hurriedly filling out your tax form at the last minute account for loads of filing errors. And those slip ups, which typically happen with paper returns, give the Internal Revenue Service another opportunity to tout the benefits of filing taxes electronically. […] [...]

It’s all about food and friendship

by Published: March 29,2013

Tags: EXPO, Lisa Monti, Mississippi Business Journal

As always, the dishes will be delicious and the presentations will be pleasing to the eyes at this year’s EXPO Business After Hours. It all begins on Thursday at 5 p.m. and goes until around 7:30 p.m. at the Mississippi Trade Mart. About a dozen restaurants and caterers will participate in the Business and Technology […] [...]

Previous Business Women honorees continue to make contributions

by Published: March 29,2013

Tags: EXPO, Lisa Monti, Mississippi Business Journal

This year’s Mississippi Business and Technology EXPO will feature the first 50 Women Alumni Breakfast on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. The annual 50 Women program honors a group of dynamic business leaders for their significant contributions to the state’s economy and quality of life. Not surprisingly, these powerful decision-makers continue using their talent and influence […] [...]

EXPO marks 30-year milestone

by Published: March 29,2013

Tags: EXPO, Lisa Monti, Mississippi Business Journal

The 2013 Mississippi Business and Technology EXPO, the state’s largest business-to-business networking event, will mark its 30th anniversary milestone April 4 at the Trade Mart Building in Jackson. Thousands of attendees are expected to take in more than 100 exhibits, attend free seminars and take part in several special events throughout the day. The EXPO […] [...]

Women & the wage gap

For all of the progress made to close the wage gap between men and women, there’s still a big gap when paychecks are compared. Women who worked full time year-round earned 74 percent of what men earned in Mississippi in 2009. For black and Hispanic women in the state, the gap is even wider. That’s […] [...]

Retro fit program finds takers on Gulf Coast

The Coastal Retrofit Mississippi program, funded by $27 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, covers about 90 percent of the retrofit costs. MEMA’s Mike Ferdinand said the program has about 1,354 active applicants and about 100 retrofits have been completed. Sixty-five homes are awaiting final FEMA approval before going to construction. Thirty retrofits are […] [...]

Ship Island still popular, vulnerable

by Published: December 28,2012

Tags: Gulf Islands National Seashore, Lisa Monti, Ship Island

Ship Island has long been a popular attraction for visitors who come from as far away as Europe and Canada to enjoy the sun, surf, marine life and wildlife 11 miles off the Mississippi Coast. The island, one of five barrier islands in the Gulf Islands National Seashore, is known for its natural beauty – […] [...]

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