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Small business owner named to Jackson sales tax commission

July 7, 2014

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Special to the MBJ JACKSON, Mississippi – Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves today named small business owner and local architect Michael Boerner to the 1-percent sales tax commission charged with overseeing expenditures from a recent sales tax increase in the city of Jackson. The 10-member commission will develop a plan for infrastructure repairs and address how […]

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Redlaser earns 8(a) program certification from SBA

July 1, 2014

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The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Mississippi District Office has certified Redlaser Technology Inc. into the SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program 8(a) program. The 8(a) program is a nine-year program established to assist eligible socially and economically disadvantaged individuals to develop and grow their businesses. Business development assistance includes one-on-one counseling, training, matchmaking opportunities […]

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It’s showtime for MAGIC as state launches single accounting system

June 30, 2014

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MAGIC starts today but state officials aren’t relying on abracadabra stuff to make the $100 million accounting system work as designed. A dozen years of work, including around the clock shifts in recent weeks, went into today’s launch of MAGIC, officially known as Mississippi’s Accountability System for Government Information and Collaboration. If all goes as […]

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Mississippi State Fair gets new executive director

June 16, 2014

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Veteran venue manager Rick Reno has been named to replace Billy Orr as executive director of the Mississippi Fair Commission.   Reno is currently executive director of VenuWorks in Dodge City, Kan. The Louisiana native has more than 40 years in facilities management and is a certified facilities executive recognized by the International Association of […]

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McComb dairy farm wins national environmental award

June 16, 2014

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Special to the MBJ Mauthe’s Progress Milk Barn, an organic, 100 percent grass-fed dairy farm in McComb, is one of three national winners of the “People & Planet Award” presented by Green America, a national green economy organization. The award recognizes innovative entrepreneurial U.S. businesses that integrate environmental and social considerations into their strategies and […]

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C Spire in deal to acquire regional telecom MegaGate

June 11, 2014

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In a move to continue expanding services and diversifying its core telecommunications and technology services holdings,  C Spire says it will acquire Hattiesburg’s MegaGate Broadband, a regional provider of IP voice, data, and business telecommunications solutions. MegaGate serves most Mississippi business markets as a competitive local exchange telecommunications provider and as an Internet service provider.  […]

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C Spire draws new Ridgeland ‘fiberhood’ maps for 1 Gbps Fiber to Home service

May 23, 2014

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RIDGELAND, Mississippi  – C Spire says more areas in Ridgeland are poised to qualify for the company’s 100 times faster consumer broadband Internet service now that new “fiberhood” maps have been published on C Spire’s company’s fiber to the home website. The new maps, which debuted Friday, reduce the size of several fiberhoods and the […]

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Six business proposals win at Startup Weekend

May 22, 2014

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All eyes will be on a half-dozen winning ideas to see if the entrepreneurs behind those plans can get their businesses started. Innovate Mississippi held Startup Weekend Jackson May 16-18 at Millsaps College. Startup Weekend is an intense 54-hour event powered by Google for Entrepreneurs that operates worldwide and provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs to […]

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MSU student wins first place for fishing gear business

May 16, 2014

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Entrepreneurship can be like fishing — sometimes you don’t get even a nibble and sometimes you land a lunker. Indeed, one local college student might have just caught a world-beater. Mississippi State University wildlife and fisheries major Charles Parker hooked the $10,000 first place prize during MSU’s Office of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer Entrepreneurship Week […]

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Former McRae’s getting $35 million remake as Venyu data storage center

May 9, 2014

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Baton Rogue’s Venyu Solutions is set to convert the first McRae’s Department Store into the technology company’s fourth data storage and cloud-based data center. Venyu Solutions said data storage equipment purchases and the conversion of the circa 1960 former Fondren store property represent a $35million investment. The center that will open along the 300 block […]

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