Archive | February, 2011

An ‘enHanced’ view of the environment

February 8, 2011

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By Wally Northway In the late 1980s I was part of a group of students in the MBA program at William Carey University conducting a case study of a company that was planning a major expansion. The site selected for the expansion was a tract of wetlands. When I raised concerns about the potential negative […]

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MS should call Jackson the District of Magnolia, take it over

February 7, 2011

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By Amy McCullough * UPDATE – Feb. 8, 12:15 p.m. — Jackson Police detectives just showed up at our office to collect prints from yesterday’s break-in. Would have been nice if they had shown up yesterday, before we all disinfected our desks and the prints were still here. The state of Mississippi needs to take […]

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Haley Barbour and Khosla Ventures

February 4, 2011

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By Amy McCullough Gov. Haley Barbour and a venture capital firm backing three of the most recent green energy startups purchased by the state of Mississippi will both be speaking at a California energy conference for high-rollers hosted by the editors of The Wall Street Journal. ECO:nomics “will bring together the world’s top CEOs, policymakers, […]

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Renasant enters Atlanta suburbs with purchase of distressed Roswell bank

February 4, 2011

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Tupelo-based Renasant Corp., parent of Renasant Bank, extended its regional reach with completion of a Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.-assisted acquisition of troubled American Trust Bank of Roswell, Ga. American Trust’s three suburban Atlanta locations will reopen Monday as Renasant Bank. The acquisition expands the $4.5 billion Renasant to 14 full-service locations in North Georgia, providing […]

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IT takes the stage Feb. 17 with Lockheed Martin’s ‘IT Day’ in Jackson

February 4, 2011

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By Stephen McDill Aviation giant Lockheed Martin has scheduled its third annual “IT Day” for Feb. 17 at the Jackson Convention Complex. Lockheed is a leading provider of information technology to the U.S. government and company representatives say they hope the day long event will encourage growth in the IT industry in Mississippi. “By learning […]

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MBJ-TV: ‘Social Super Bowl’

February 3, 2011

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By Stephen McDill See related video: http://msbusiness.com/blog/2011/02/social-super-bowl/ Popular Super Bowl commercial titans like Mercedes, E-Trade and Coca-Cola are now chasing after audiences on the Internet through YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Randy Lynn, creative director for Jackson advertising agency Maris, West & Baker, tells MBJ-TV that many familiar brands are adding social media to their annual […]

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One size doesn’t fit all in the Delta

February 3, 2011

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By Wally Northway In the spring of 1968, my family and I spent a tense night huddled at my grandmother’s house in Greenville. All the lights were doused, the only sound a radio turned down so low it was barely audible. Every now and then somebody would pull a curtain back and peak out a […]

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