Posts Tagged ‘NEWS’

Pearl ordering rental properties to retrofit with sprinklers, build storm shelters

by Published: September 30,2014

Tags: Business, economics, Mississippi, NEWS, Politics

Owners of Pearl’s multi-family rental complexes and mobile home parks have joined to fight a city mandate requiring rental property owners to install interior sprinklers in each rental unit and build storm shelters to accommodate each resident. Representatives of the owners say they face millions of dollars in retrofitting costs and displacement of tenants to […] [...]

Wal-Mart Markets invading small neighborhoods in Northeast Mississippi

by Published: September 25,2014

Tags: Business, Itawamba County, Lee County, Mantachie, Mississippi, NEWS, Tupelo

TUPELO – Some Tupelo businesses and residents aren’t too thrilled about the possibility of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. building three of its smaller-format Walmart Neighborhood Markets in the city, but they may not be able to halt what appears to be inevitable. The retailer is quickly making good on its pledge to open 300 Neighborhood Markets […] [...]

JEFFREY GITOMER: Why your sales process or sales system doesn’t work

by Published: September 24,2014

Tags: advertising, Business, Jeffrey Gitomer, Mississippi, NEWS, PR

Are you being forced to sell someone else’s way? Are you uncomfortable using a “system” of selling? I read a report yesterday stating that 70% of all sales systems and sales initiatives fail. I have no idea who created that number (personally, I use 74% for all my statistical reports), but the point is clear. […] [...]

TODD SMITH’S SPIN CYCLE — Measurement plus metrics equals PR success & branding relevance

Measurement and metrics are integral and complex parts of our PR world, and it’s increasingly being driven by social media in the digital domain. In fact, the branding, PR, marketing and ad industries recently converged in Measurement Week 2014 in New York, a four-day conference focused on all things measurement, analytics, media success and ROI. […] [...]

BOOK BIZ — Embracing a different approach to end-of-life care

by Published: September 24,2014

Tags: Book Biz, books, Business, Louann Lofton, Mississippi, NEWS

I won’t sugarcoat it: if you’re looking for a fun, lighthearted read, this is not the book for you. However, if you’re interested in how our society and medical community treat end-of-life decisions in the 21st century, Katy Butler’s remarkable Knocking on Heaven’s Door is enlightening, heartbreaking and, at times, enraging. Butler is a journalist […] [...]

Martin Willoughby talks to Joel Bomgar

by Published: September 24,2014

Tags: Business, Martin Willoughby, Mississippi, NEWS

Joel Bomgar is the founder of Bomgar Corporation, a leading provider of enterprise remote support solutions.  The company had an ownership change in May when TA Associates, a global private equity firm, acquired a majority interest in the company.   MW: Joel, what has life been like for you after the Bomgar ownership change?   […] [...]

ALAN TURNER: After 30 Years as GM of WLBT, Dan Modisett is ready for new adventures

by Published: September 24,2014

Tags: Business, media, Mississippi, NEWS

Recently, we had the opportunity to visit with Dan Modisett, general manager of WLBT for the past 30 years. Dan is getting ready to celebrate his retirement at the close of the year, and shared some of his recollections from a long career in Jackson television. Born and raised in Jackson, he received his B.A. […] [...]

Technology an enhancement for HR — not a replacement

by Published: September 24,2014

Tags: Business, human resources, Mississippi, NEWS

Like just about everything else, human resources management has been increasingly computerized in recent years. But has that made human resources less “human?” Not everything can be done by sending an email. “We have to look at technology as an enhancement for, not a replacement of, the human element in what we do,” said Lynn […] [...]

LIFE CHANGES — Insurance re-enrollment time is near; make sure your coverage reflects your changing needs

by Published: September 24,2014

Tags: Business, human resources, insurance, Mississippi, NEWS

When annual enrollment time for employer-sponsored insurance plans comes around, it can be difficult to drum up much interest by employees in evaluating their insurance plans and making adjustments. According to a survey by MetLife, often employees aren’t all that excited by the prospect of annual benefits enrollment. “In fact, their annual encounter with the […] [...]

PHIL HARDWICK — Buy and flip or buy and hold?

by Published: September 24,2014

Tags: Business, column, Mississippi, NEWS, Phil Hardwick

Dear Phil: My husband and I have an opportunity to buy a rather run-down house in a nearby neighborhood. I feel like it is just too good an opportunity to pass up. We are undecided on whether to buy it and resell it as is, buy it and have a contractor make the necessary repairs […] [...]

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