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Read August 6 issue of the MBJ

>> NAMING RIGHTS Marketing pros see upside and risk to linking corporate name to Mississippi Coliseum— By Ted Carter Also in this week’s paper: >> ANALYSIS ABA chief says Weill ‘misguided’ in wanting big banks broken up— by Ted Carter >> PHIL HARDWICK Where do economic developers come from? >> EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Report criticizes Mississippi on its security at the ...

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Muppets dump Chick-Fil-A in favor of same-sex marriage

  Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and the rest of the Muppets have weighed in on same-sex marriage. Or at least their employer has. The Jim Henson Company, a multiple Emmy and Grammy Award winning puppet company founded by Mississippi native Jim Henson, says on its official Facebook page that it is no longer affiliated with the equally popular Chick-fil-A restaurant ...

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Texting Leader, Pearl River Glass win big at MTA venture challenge

Ridgeland-based Texting Leader LLC and Jackson-based Pearl River Glass Studio Inc. both placed first in separate divisions of the Mississippi Technology Alliance’s (MTA) Fifth Annual Mississippi New Venture Challenge last Tuesday at the Jackson Convention Complex. The conference-style annual meeting gives start-ups an opportunity to make real pitches to an angel investor panel. Competing against six other teams in the ...

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Keeping our eye on: Derek Schiefer

Age: 26 Hometown: Birmingham, Ala. Education: BA in economics, Auburn University Current Position: Owner/Operator, Chick-fil-A Regions Plaza Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy, an Atlanta businessman, once wrote, “It’s easier to succeed than to fail.” Derek Schiefer, a native of Alabama, says he began working for the fast food restaurant chain in his junior year of college. “Working (my way up) from team ...

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Leadership class introduced

On Sept. 10, a reception was held at the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art to introduce the 2009-2010 Leadership Jones County Class. Class members are (back row, left to right): Scott French, Wayne Farms; Darrel Speir, SCRMC; Stacy Tucker, alderman of Ellisville; and, Ryan Maki, Verizon Wireless. (middle row, left to right): Tony Hales, Mississippi Army National Guard; Anna McLeod, ...

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Free sandwiches score big

We hollered, cheered and clapped in excitement as Alabama won over Virginia Tech in a much anticipated battle of national powers. It was first meaningful football game of the new season and was billed as the second annual Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Atlanta’s Georgia Dome last Saturday. Then, just as instructed during the ABC telecast, we ate as guests of ...

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