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Just what is the market for a Jackson convention center hotel?

The Jackson Redevelopment Authority is moving ahead with selecting a developer for a convention center hotel, though at this point it can only guess at the soundness of the investment. The latest invitation for developers to propose how they would build a hotel adjacent to the Jackson Convention Complex – the third in the past five years – shares with ...

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STS names Museum of Natural Science as year's best attraction

JACKSON — The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science has received a Southeast Tourism Society Shining Example Award as the Escape to the Southeast Travel Attraction of the Year. The museum was recognized for its cooperative work with the Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau and other attractions that boosted attendance, helped market the entire city and earned statewide publicity for promotions ...

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IBC means numbers, positive image for state tourism

View the digital edition of ‘COME SEE US’ – The MBJ’s annual Meetings, Conventions and Tourism magazine (Spring 2014 edition) During two weeks in late June, dancers, instructors, and spectators from around the world will visit the state’s capital city for the International Ballet Competition, bringing their dollars and opinions of Mississippi with them. From a tourism aspect, it’s hoped ...

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Cackett high on potential for new tourism support program

Marika Cackett is the communications and public relations manager for the Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau. The CVB has launched Team Jackson, an initiative to bring stakeholders around the city together on a regular basis to share ideas about how to improve Jackson.   Q — What can you tell us about Team Jackson?   A — At Team Jackson, ...

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Challenges await new Jackson Convention Center manager

After two decades in managing arenas and convention centers, Kelvin Moore next month will step into perhaps his biggest challenge yet — making the Jackson Convention Complex the designation of choice for Mississippi trade and professional organizations that have long flocked to Florida for their annual gatherings. It’s not just the Florida sun and surf Moore is up against. >>> ...

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Challenges await new Jackson Convention Center manager

After two decades in managing arenas and convention centers, Kelvin Moore next month will step into perhaps his biggest challenge yet — making the Jackson Convention Complex the designation of choice for Mississippi trade and professional organizations that have long flocked to Florida for their annual gatherings. It’s not just the Florida sun and surf Moore is up against. He ...

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Q&A: Wanda Collier-Wilson, President & CEO, Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau

Inviting the world Collier-Wilson rolls out Jackson’s welcome mat Wanda Collier-Wilson joined the Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau as a receptionist during the agency’s third month of operation in the early 1980s.  She was named president and CEO in 1998, becoming the first African American female to hold the position.  She recently sat down with the Mississippi Business Journal to ...

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