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MBJ’s Business & Technology EXPO celebrates 30 years with big bump in exhibitors

Nearly 100 Mississippi businesses showcased their products and services Thursday at the Mississippi Business Journal’s Business & Technology EXPO, the state’s largest business-to-business networking event. Visitors filled the exhibition aisles at the Mississippi Trade Mart throughout the daylong EXPO which reached its 30-year milestone this year with a 20 percent increase in exhibitors over last year.  Some of the visitors ...

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Entry deadline for MDA’s Deck Boat giveaway is Sunday

Are you interested in owning a NauticStar 203 SC Deck Boat? If so, then you have only a three  days remaining to register in the Mississippi Development Authority’s “Find Your True South” sweepstakes. Midnight Sunday is the entry deadline for a chance to win the grand prize of the Amory-built boat. To register for the sweepstakes and to view contest ...

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Three Roberts hotels sold at bankruptcy auction; Walthall not included

A hearing is set for April 3 in St. Louis to finalize the sale of three hotels owned by St. Louis-based Roberts Cos., owners of downtown Jackson’s shuttered Roberts Vista Hotel. The Jackson property, known for several decades as The Walthall, is not among the Roberts hotels to be sold April 3. The 85-year-old East Capitol Street landmark is in ...

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Coast casino fined for shortage of cash

The last problem you would expect from a casino would be for it to be short on cash, but that’s exactly what happened to Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville Casino and Restaurant in Biloxi — and it will pay for it. The Mississippi Gaming Commission fined Margaritaville $10,000 during today’s monthly commission meeting because wasn’t keeping enough cash on site to bankroll ...

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Coast casino awaits disciplinary vote at commission meeting

The Mississippi Gaming Commission moves its March meeting to the Gulf Coast on Friday, but other than a disciplinary vote there is little on the agenda concerning South Mississippi casinos. A few routine items will be brought up at the 11 a.m. meeting at Palace Casino in Biloxi. Next month’s meeting will return to the commission’s headquarters in Jackson on ...

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Sequester could ground subsidized commercial service to state’s regional airports

Air travelers accustomed to catching Silver Airways flights out of Hattiesburg, Meridian, Greenville and Tupelo may soon have to rethink their travel plans. As with a series of other disruptions occurring at airports large and small around the country, the culprit is the federal budget sequester, a series of across-the-board cuts brought about by the failure of Congress and the ...

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Senator wants ‘Cruise Ship Bill of Rights’

  U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York wants to command the high seas with a “Cruise Ship Bill of Rights” that would force the cruise ship industry to adopt a plan that would “guarantee sanitary conditions, backup power and medical staff in case of emergencies. Schumer’s plan was revealed after at least three incidents involving Carnival Cruise Lines in ...

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