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Westin throws open its doors in downtown Jackson

By JACK WEATHERLY Seven years since planning and financing started and two years under construction, the Jackson Westin hotel opened its doors Thursday morning. But first a gathering of about 150 seated in padded white folding chairs beneath the slatted porte cochere offering dappled shade from sunny skies, though not from humidity,  put Westin hand fans to good use as speakers ...

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Smith takes Weston post

Jan Smith has been appointed by Wischermann Partners as Director of Sales and Marketing of The Westin Jackson, which is set to open in late summer in downtown Jackson. With more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Smith will oversee all aspects of sales and marketing of the newly constructed hotel. A resident of Jackson, Smith most recently served as ...

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Manufacturer holds open house at Senatobia plant

By JACK WEATHERLY ABB held an open house on Friday to show off its Senatobia operations that have been going on for about a month. The Swiss-Swedish manufacturer of power and automation equipment expects to have about 100 workers by year’s end and aims for 300 at the end of five years. The Senatobia facility takes the place of an ABB ...

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