Posts Tagged ‘Ross Reily’

EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: Hello, Mr. President, can you hear me now?

My kids, all three of them, are really big fans of President Obama. It has nothing to do with their political affiliation, mind you, considering they are all 8 and under. My 7- and 8-year-olds got to meet him and shake his hand when he was running for president back in ’08, and, from then […] [...]

REILY: Report from Disney offers interesting tidbits

My family and I just got back from a Spring Break trip to Disney World, and I have few observations to report. First, if you were to tell me the economy has hurt the bottom line of the “Happiest Place on Earth” I would say you need an extended stay at the Mississippi State Hospital. […] [...]

Hope springs eternal for everyone of us

by Published: December 28,2012

Tags: 2012, New Years, Ross Reily

As I look back at 2012 and forward into 2013, the one thing that keeps coming to mind is hope and one of my favorite movie quotes. At the end of the movie Shawshank Redemption, Andy Dufresne — in a letter to Red, played by Morgan Freeman — writes “Remember Red, hope is a good […] [...]

Making of the Mississippi 100

Back in the early 1990s in an effort to improve the Mississippi 100 ranking of the state’s most successful private companies, a Mississippi Business Journal staffer went to the Eudora Welty Library in Jackson looking for research material. When asked for a good resource of privately held companies in the state, the librarian smiled broadly […] [...]

Leading business women really mean business

by Published: September 26,2010

Tags: 50 Women, Editor's note, Ross Reily

There was a book written in 2007 that could be a manual for those who care to know anything about the 2010 class of 50 Leading Business Women named by the Mississippi Business Journal. “Why Women Mean Business” tackles the point that gender is a business issue, not a women’s issue. According to a review […] [...]

Perspective still needed five years after Katrina

by Published: August 22,2010

Tags: Katrina, MBJ column, perspective, Ross Reily

Even five years later, it’s hard to put into words what Hurricane Katrina did to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. People throw around statistics that include millions of cubic yards of debris as compared to other hurricanes. It kind of all runs together after a while. Pictures and video don’t do it justice, because many of […] [...]

Reader momentum is gaining for Twitter

by Published: March 7,2010

Tags: editor, Ross Reily, Twitter

The addition of Twitter to our collection of ways to reach readers has been a great success. Despite only having an account for just a few months, we have garnered more than 1,200 followers. It has allowed us to branch out in ways that we might not have been able to do. Twitter, combined with […] [...]

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