Posts Tagged ‘NEWS’

OUR VIEW: JRA evolving toward transparency? Maybe, maybe not

Some Jackson Redevelopment Authority board members may have had to fight back a groan Wednesday at the idea of spending money for an image makeover. One member even compared the idea to putting perfume on a pig. Maybe for him it is. He’s looking at things from the inside, after all. Here on the outside, […] [...]

Downtown the Sequel: Utilities consulting firm returning to CBD with Regions’ lease

by Published: October 27,2014

Tags: Business, energy, Mississippi, NEWS, utilities

Utility Management Corp. is returning to downtown Jackson after several years in Flowood. A utilities consulting firm and oil and gas broker, Utility Management had its offices in the 111 E. Capitol St. building from its inception in 1987 through 2009.  It will move into a 7,000 square-foot space on the 11th floor of Regions […] [...]

MISSISSIPPI 100 — Private business list is one-of-a-kind

by Published: October 23,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Mississippi 100, NEWS

It was 1989  when the Mississippi Business Journal first decided to compile a list of the top state’s top privately held business. It was published as the “Mississippi 100,” and it would become an annual event. The list ranks companies by sales revenue and has become a who’s who tip sheet on the Magnolia State […] [...]

MISSISSIPPI 100 — Staplcotn gives farmers advantage

by Published: October 23,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Mississippi 100, NEWS, Staplcotn

Grain farmers in Arkansas and Mississippi have faced a staggering blow this year due to the default of Turner Grain Merchandising and 10 related broker companies that have failed to pay farmers for their grains. Ag officials have said the total losses could range from between $20 to $50 million. Cotton growers in the region […] [...]

MISSISSIPPI 100 — SMEPA knows power is crucial

South Mississippi Electric Power Association, headquartered in Hattiesburg, is Mississippi’s only not-for-profit wholesale electric power cooperative. It generates and transmits electricity for 11 member systems, providing electrical service to more than 415,000 homes and businesses in 55 counties from the Delta to the Coast. The member systems tap into SMEPA’s generation sources with 1,740 miles […] [...]

Autograph seekers have easy access at Sanderson Farms Championship

by Published: October 23,2014

Tags: Business, Golf, Mississippi, NEWS, Sanderson Farms Championship, sports

By RUSTY HAMPTON  An area near the practice putting green at the Country Club of Jackson will be roped off as the autograph area during the Sanderson Farms Championship. Players are free to sign autographs at any point during Tuesday’s practice rounds and Wednesday’s Pro-Am, but under PGA Tour rules they can only sign autographs […] [...]

A plan for parking was a priority for the Sanderson Farms Championship

by Published: October 23,2014

Tags: Business, Golf, Mississippi, NEWS, Sanderson Farms Championship, sports

By RUSTY HAMPTON  When it was announced in April that the Sanderson Farms Championship PGA Tour event would be played at the Country Club of Jackson this fall, one of the first issues golf fans questioned was parking. Unlike Annandale Golf Club in Madison, where the tournament was played from 1994-2013, CCJ does not have […] [...]

Get your gear for the Sanderson Farms Championship

by Published: October 23,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Sanderson Farms Championships, sports

By Rusty Hampton In 2013, Jason Prendergast’s pro shop at the Country Club of Jackson was voted the best in Mississippi and Louisiana by his fellow club pros in the Gulf States Section of the PGA of America. That was one reason Steve Jent had no qualms about partnering with Prendergast to run the merchandise […] [...]

BOOK BIZ — Food snob spends dying hours looking for best flavor of his life

by Published: October 23,2014

Tags: books, Business, literature, Mississippi, NEWS

We can usually say that if you like one book by an author, you will like others by that same author. I’m not sure that’s the case with Gourmet Rhapsody, written by the author of The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Muriel Barbery. While it’s an entertaining read, Gourmet Rhapsody will not have the wide appeal […] [...]

TODD SMITH: Tech companies lead rankings of most valuable brands In 2014

by Published: October 23,2014

Tags: advertising, Business, COLUMNS, Mississippi, NEWS, PR

Madison Avenue continues at a frenzied, techy pace with a closely held annual report about how much brands are worth – and big name technology brands top the charts this year. The Interbrand Best Global Brands 2014 report shows Apple in first place, as the world’s most valuable brand, for a second straight year. Apple […] [...]

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