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Tunica unveils 10-year anniversary plans to state

TUNICA — Today, the Tunica Convention & Visitors Bureau will launch its 10-year anniversary promotion campaign at a press conference coinciding with the annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism. “Tunica County, once labeled ‘America’s Ethiopia,’ has been transformed in the last decade and we want to celebrate our progress,” said Webster Franklin, executive director of the Tunica CVB. The statistics are ...

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Wall: economic recovery should be steady, slow

RIDGELAND — Look for a slower than normal economy recovery, rising long-term bond yields, stocks to break out of a two-year losing streak and inflation to remain low in 2002. “We began (2001) bruised,” said Stacey Wall, an economist and investment advisor, and president and CEO of Pinnacle Trust in Ridgeland. “And we ended the year battered — a year ...

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Get organized and quit looking for things

Stephanie Davis of Jackson, a professional organizer, has a simple formula for helping businesspeople realize the costs of poor organization and time management skills: “The average executive will spend an average of 150 hours per year looking for things,” Davis asserted. Work out those costs per hour on an executive salary, Davis said, and people begin to regard organizational skills ...

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Bulls run at Northeast Mississippi Economic Forecast Conference

TUPELO — National economists were bullish about the Northeast Mississippi economy, particularly the furniture sector, at the economic forecast conference held Jan. 24 in Tupelo. “The South may already be in the beginning phase of a rebound,” said Donald Ratajczak, CEO of BrainWorks Ventures in Atlanta, which invests in new technology-based businesses. “2003 could be a very interesting year. 2002, ...

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Mardi Gras worth millions to Coast businesses

The Ocean Springs Mardi Gras parade was held Jan. 19. The season ends with Fat Tuesday on Feb. 12. MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Those plastic beads, aluminum doubloons and other colorful throws eagerly sought by Mardi Gras revelers may not seem worth much on the surface, but their real value is undisputed: the multitudes of parade-goers they attract have a ...

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