Home » MBJ FEATURE (page 20)

MBJ FEATURE

Creating a big event: Evans’ Karovan provides the atmosphere

By JULIA MILLER When Karey Evans found out her third son was getting married two years ago, she knew she wanted to do something fun for the rehearsal dinner. So, Evans did what any modern woman would do. She took to the Internet to look for inspiration. “I really wanted to do something different,” she said. “I found these mobile ...

Read More »

Dave’s Triple B brings ‘comfort food’ in a big way

By JACK WEATHERLY The restaurant has had a soft opening since March 21. A week later, a sign still isn’t up. Some passersby might think it’s the return of Chimneyville Smokehouse, which occupied the train terminal-style building at 970 High St. from 1989 till last November. But the inviting front-end deck and the refurbished, brightened and refurnished interior tell you ...

Read More »

Rocket startup signs agreement with Stennis Space Center

By LISA MONTI The first-ever Commercial Space Launch Act (CSLA) agreement between NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County and a privately funded company has been announced by Tim Ellis, CEO and co-founder of Relativity Space, an orbital launch company. The Los Angeles-based Relativity has created the world’s largest metal 3D printer to print their own rockets, and ...

Read More »

Phase 2 of Renaissance gets go-ahead in Ridgeland

By JACK WEATHERLY In simple counting, 2 comes before 3. But in a Ridgeland commercial development, it appeared for a while that the reverse was in order. Phase 3 of the Renaissance at Colony Park was proposed in 2015. Phase 2 didn’t go before the Ridgeland Board of Aldermen till last Tuesday, and it was approved. What scrambled the sequence ...

Read More »

TODD SMITH — Facebook finally responded to Cambridge Analytica crisis

The media, communications pros, lawmakers and investors – along with the rest of the world – continuously asked: where is Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in the wake of the spiraling Cambridge Analytica private data crisis. Zuckerberg and Facebook faced significant media criticism for not addressing reports that Cambridge Analytica obtained the private data of tens of millions of the platform’s ...

Read More »

Dependable Source places Mississippians in good jobs in trucking and home health care

By BECKY GILLETTE Dependable Source Corp. of Mississippi is a staffing firm owned by Willie Jones specializes in two diverse occupations commercial truck drivers and home health workers. “Although they are two different services, what they have in common is putting Mississippians to work,” Jones said. “We place a majority of men in trucking and a majority of personal care ...

Read More »

Board approves recommendation toward next step for new zoo

The board of directors for the Jackson Zoological Society has approved a recommendation to find a more optimal location for the animals and their visitors within the Mississippi city.News outlets reported Wednesday that the final recommendation was to investigate the adaption of 25 acres (10 hectares) of LeFleur’s Bluff State Park into a new zoological and family attraction. » HERE’S ...

Read More »

Community improvement district supporters rally for legislation

By JACK WEATHERLY jack.weatherly@msbusiness.com Supporters of a bill that would have created community improvement districts in cities across Mississippi rallied at the state Capitol Tuesday to urge Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves to reconsider the measure. Senate Bill 3045 died in the Senate Finance Committee because it was not called up for a vote. Reeves, who is president of the Senate, ...

Read More »