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2017 Leadership Greater Jackson class

The Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership has selected 41 professionals for the Leadership Greater Jackson class of 2017. The program is designed to develop existing and emerging leaders in the metro area from diverse sectors of the local community. The class will explore areas such as healthcare, economic development, diversity training, the criminal and justice system, the political culture and education. ...

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2015 Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership awards

Sanderson Farms Championship was recently honored as the Outstanding Business of the Year by the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership at its annual meeting. Pictured, from left, are Diana Gustafson, John Waits, Donna Sims, Jeff Hubbard, Marilyn Wright, John Mercer, Renee D’Agostino, Jonah Beck, Peter Marks, Hilary Burroughs, David Gates, Joe Sanderson, and Duane O’Neill. The Pat Yarborough Outstanding Business Leader ...

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SCORE back in business in Jackson

  By Ted Carter SCORE, formerly the Service Corps of Retired Executives, has returned to mentoring small business owners and entrepreneurs in metro Jackson after a 12-year absence. SCORE of Metro Jackson will operate from an office at the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership, 201 South President St., in Jackson.  The new chapter held its installation Tuesday morning at the Chamber ...

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Greg Word named senior vice president of Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership

Greg Word has has been named senior vice president of the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership. Word will lead the organization’s economic development activities, as well as facilitate the Greater Jackson Alliance, the four-county economic development arm of the parent organization. Word has been with the Mississippi Development Authority the past two years.  Prior to his work with MDA, Word held positions with the ...

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Whitehurst: Oysters, rivers and state government contradictions

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant recently announced the formation of the Governor’s Oyster Council to help the coast’s oyster industry restore a fishery that has been hurt and diminished over just a few years by hurricanes, the BP drilling disaster and its aftermath, and oyster reef mortality due to salinity changes. The fresh water from rivers feeding the bays and marshes on ...

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Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership annual meeting is Wednesday

The Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership (GJCP) will host its 2014 annual meeting from 11:30 a.m. 6to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Jackson Convention Complex. Investors, volunteers and the general public will receive updates on the progress of the Partnership’s recent strategic plan initiatives for the Greater Jackson area.  Chairman Andy Taggart, Chairman-Elect David Gates and President Duane O’Neill will provide ...

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City of Jackson, C Spire look to boost signup for Fiber to the Home service

JACKSON and RIDGELAND — The city of Jackson is upping its bid to bring 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) Fiber to the Home broadband Internet access from C Spire. Yesterday, municipal leaders and C Spire executives unveiled plans at a Convention Center news conference that promise to boost efforts to qualify more of the city’s neighborhoods sooner for C Spire’s ...

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Ford, Perry chosen to manage Capitol City's new tax

JACKSON — A former speaker of the Mississippi House and a prominent Republican will help oversee how the city of Jackson spends money generated by a 1 percent sales tax that took effect earlier this year. The Clarion-Ledger reports that former Speaker Tim Ford and Hinds County Republican chairman Pete Perry will serve on a board that will develop a ...

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Officials to present Metro Jackson 10-year economic plan

Vision 2022/One-Voice, a 10-year economic plan for Metro Jackson, will be unveiled at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Jackson Convention Center. Metro area city officials and business leaders will be on hand to discuss the multi-year plan to transform the Greater Jackson Region into a destination community attracting businesses, families, and tourists for its quality of life “Place” and economic ...

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Two named to Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership council

Flood People Lease’s Paul Bowers and Fran Flood have been named to the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership’s 2011 Chairman’s Council. The Chairman’s Council is made up of elite ambassadors who have best involved themselves in activities and events that grow the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership. A People Lease employee since 2005, Bowers specializes in tailoring employee administration services to the ...

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