Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi’

George Schloegel, Mary Jane Jackson receive MGA Awards

On Sept. 4, George Schloegel and Mary Jane Jackson were honored at a luncheon hosted by the Mississippi Geographic Alliance. Schloegel, formerly CEO of Hancock Bank and Mayor of Gulfport, received the MGA Geographic Visionary Award, while Jackson was honored for her 30-plus years in teaching and leadership in the field of geography education. On […] [...]

Madison County’s Creative Economy Council to host after-hours event

by Published: September 15,2014

Tags: Business, Jan Collins, Madison, Madison County, Mississippi, NEWS

The Madison County Creative Economy Council (MCCEC) will host a business after hours event on Thursday, Sept. 25 featuring music, exhibitors, refreshments and networking at the Farmer’s Table Cooking School at the Town of Livingston. The group’s goal is to build business-to-business relationships within Madison County, and it works to promote and celebrate Madison County’s […] [...]

ALAN TURNER: The good and bad news from the economic front

by Published: September 15,2014

Tags: Business, column, MBJ, Mississippi

A t a dinner hosted by Regions Bank on Sept. 3 at the Jackson Country Club, Regions Senior Vice President and Chief Economist Richard Moody was joined by Senior Vice President for Public Policy Chris Scribner to present some of their prognostications for both the state and national economic scene, and the political picture as […] [...]

PHIL HARDWICK: Change — you must embrace it and learn to manage it

by Published: September 15,2014

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi, Phil Hardwick

Before reading this column, complete the following sentence with the very first thing that comes to your mind: I never dreamed I’d see the day that … Over the past 20 years or more I have opened many a presentation with that little exercise. It is fascinating to see how the responses have changed. When […] [...]

Fed’s Beige Book notes moderate economic growth in Mississippi’s 2 districts

by Published: September 15,2014

Tags: banking, Business, finance, Metropolitan Bank, Mississippi, Ridgeland

Federal Reserve banks in Atlanta and St. Louis, both of which have Mississippi jurisdictions, report modest gains in economic activity since mid July. Reporting in the Federal Reserve’s Sept. 4 Beige Book, the Atlanta Fed said business optimism for 2014 exceeds actual gains to this point. “Regardless of the outlook, most firms continue to be […] [...]

Bigger looks better for Mississippi’s banks

by Published: September 15,2014

Tags: banking, Business, finance, Mississippi

Mississippi’s banks netted profits of $369 million in the second quarter, but the state’s small banks with less than $100 in assets continued a two-year decline in profits, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. reports. While banks above $100 million in assets earned nearly $100 million more over the same quarter last year, going from $266 […] [...]

Court tosses challenge to Miss. Silicon’s clean air permit

by Published: September 15,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, technology

An Alabama competitor to Mississippi Silicon, which is building a $200 million  plant in Burnsville, came in too late with its challenge to an air quality permit for the plant, the Tishomingo County Chancery Court has ruled. In an Aug. 29 summary judgment, Chancery Judge Michael Malski said Globe Metallurgical of Selma let too much […] [...]

A Stitch in Time — The Southern Needle looks to spark renaissance

by Published: September 15,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, sewing

While Beverly Anglin is a risk-taker, she is not your typical entrepreneur. Ask most small business owners about their goals, they usually will talk about revenues, profits, market share. Anglin, owner of The Southern Needle in the Trace Station Shopping Center in Ridgeland, talks little about any of those things. In fact, she has few […] [...]

A Q&A with the SBA

by Published: September 15,2014

Tags: banking, Business, Mississippi, Q&A, SBA

(Q) Media reports and some surveys in the last six months say it seems business lending is resurgent in most parts of the country.  Would you say that is true for Mississippi small business lending? (A) Yes, there has been a resurgence for small business lending as a whole. Lending in Mississippi thus far this […] [...]

For SBA fixed-asset lending, think 504

by Published: September 15,2014

Tags: banking, Business, Mississippi, SBA

Mississippi’s small businesses looking to buy land, build a building, physically expand or buy new equipment often turn to the Small Business Administration’s 504 loans. The fixed-asset loans offer fixed rates of from 10 to 20 years in amounts up to $5.5 million. They are administered through a pair of subsidiaries of the state’s regional […] [...]

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