Posts Tagged ‘NEWS’

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 […] [...]

MBJ Marketplace the venue for state’s businesses

by Published: September 24,2014

Tags: Business, MBJ Marketplace, Mississippi, NEWS, Trade Mart

Dozens of Mississippi businesses showcased their goods and services last Friday as the Mississippi Business Journal held its inaugural Business Marketplace at the Trademart in Jackson. Formerly the Business Expo, the Marketplace featured some vendors selling products on the showroom floor — a move the MBJ made to accommodate visitors who wanted to shop as […] [...]

WHAT’S THE PLAN? Map to market for GreenTech’s MyCar not yet clear

by Published: September 24,2014

Tags: Automotive, Business, Mississippi, NEWS

Automotive startup GreenTech will soon be sending its MyCar to a “Neighborhood Electric Vehicle” market experts say is still in its infancy, at least outside of California. The two-seater MyCar is limited to speeds of 35 mph and prohibited on major highways. The car is expected to begin coming off the assembly line at GreenTech’s […] [...]

TAKING OFF — Delta Group finds ready market for drones

by Published: September 24,2014

Tags: agriculture, Business, Mississippi, NEWS

Though its roots go all the way back to the 1920s, Delta Group has shown that it is not afraid to embrace new technology. As example, the company that is best known as a farm equipment dealer began offering precision agriculture products when the high-tech devices first arrived on the market in the 1980s. Now, […] [...]

JRA will cover $1.5 million HUD repayment for Farish St. blunders

by Published: September 24,2014

Tags: Business, economic development, Mississippi, NEWS

The Jackson Redevelopment Authority agreed Wednesday to cover a demand from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for repayment of $1.5 million HUD invested in downtown’s dead Farish Street project. The City of Jackson had agreed to repay the money over three years starting in December 2016. But that could have left in […] [...]

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