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Saltillo joins Main Street


The Mississippi Main Street Association has designate the city of Saltillo as an official Mississippi Main Street community. Saltillo Community Director Lindsey Roper Hines will direct the Saltillo Main Street program. Speakers at the designation incuded Saltillo Mayor Rex Smith; Suzanne Smith, MMSA Board President, Joy Foy, Director of Asset Development Division, Mississippi Development Authority; and Jan Miller, MMSA Director ...

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3 join Main Street board

Three new members have been elected to the Mississippi Main Street Association Board of Directors. Ed Gardner, Jr., Director of Business and Economic Development of Entergy in Jackson and Keith A. Williams, Mississippi Regional President of Hancock Bank in Gulfport have both been elected to the state board. Also, Jennifer Gregory, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership ...

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Tucker gets Mississippi Main Street post

Lori Tucker of Baldwyn, Miss. has been elected the 2015-2016 Manager Representative of the Mississippi Main Street Association Board of Directors. Tucker has served as the Director of the Baldwyn Main Street Chamber since 2008. The MMSA board is made up of a statewide group of business, government and community leaders. Two positions on the board are reserved for manager ...

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MSU Extension named Intelligent Community Institute

STARKVILLE — A New York-based think tank has designated the Mississippi State University Extension Service an Intelligent Community Institute, the second of its kind in the country. The goal of the partnership between MSU and the Intelligent Community Forum is to help rural communities thrive in the digital economy. The Intelligent Community Forum examines best practices and researches the impact ...

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UM-CTI names board members

The Center for Traveler Information at the University of Mississippi has selected several academic, governmental and industry leaders as members of its new advisory board. The board will provide guidance as the center, known as UM-CTI, moves forward with its education, research and technology transfer activities. Incoming UM-CTI advisory board members include: Tim Akers, city planner for the City of ...

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MMSA board officers, members set

The Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) recently held its annual meeting and awards luncheon in downtown Jackson. Among the agenda was the passing of the gavel to new MMSA board president Randy Burchfield of Tupelo. Burchfield will serve a two-year term (2010-2012), following Chuck Ueltschey of Gulfport, 2008-2010 board president. Burchfield serves as senior vice president and director of marketing ...

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Women own 25% of state’s small businesses

Foy says mothering skills serve women well as professionals in the workplace   Sonja Dunaway is an independent contract real estate broker in Jackson who has been in the workforce since 1968. Her reason for entering the workforce at a time when many women were staying home was relatively simple: money. Recently divorced and with children to raise, Dunaway said, ...

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