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CVB, Chamber keep EXPO smooth

When the doors open for the Mississippi Business & Technology EXPO 2013, an industrious cadre of volunteers will ensure things run smoothly. Volunteers from the Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership donate many hours of their time to make the yearly event a success. Some of them will serve as registration assistants. Others help perform ...

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Learning can be fun at EXPO

Learning new things is fun! That’s the significant message about educational seminars available at the EXPO. These breakout sessions are offered at the Trademart site by trainers from the Eagle Ridge Conference Center of Hinds Community College. Even the names of the six sessions sound like fun. They include: » Get Your Hop On – exceptional customer service skills for ...

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Make the most of your time

It’s always a good idea for businesses to know what other businesses are doing. The Mississippi Business & Technology EXPO was founded on that principle, and the 2013 event is no exception. Information will be exchanged and valuable networking will take place through face-to-face communication. In short, the EXPO is good for business. Becky White, marketing director of Eubank Betts ...

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Small town life told in stories of family dynamics, gossip, grief

“Olive Kitteridge” This book is called a novel in stories. The stories are strung together by Olive Kitteridge with the common thread of taking place in Crosby, Maine, a coastal town that’s quintessentially New England. The town can also be described as hardscrabble and may seem like nowhere perched on the edge of the continent as it is. Although not ...

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Major is thoroughly English but not thoroughly modern

Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired) lives in the small village of Edgecombe St. Mary in the English countryside. He is a man after my own heart. He is courtly — a word not used much anymore — witty, opinionated, intelligent and endearing. His humor is the dry British style of humor that often has a bite to it. The good major ...

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N.C. mountains are the main characters of Thirteen Moons

Although we mostly feature newly released books in Book Biz, that’s not a requirement for a mention here. I sometimes go to my bookshelves in search of something to read and discover a book I’ve previously passed over for one reason or another. If I enjoy it, I wonder why I didn’t read it sooner. Such is the case with ...

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Levens is synonymous with accounting on Gulf Coast

On the Mississippi Gulf Coast the Levens name is synonymous with accounting. It began when high school sweethearts Mary and Gene Levens married. He was a financial planner and also prepared tax returns, and she became a self-taught public accountant. Together they had nine children, three of whom are accountants – Bernadette Levens Tolson, CPA, Jerry L. Levens, CPA, CFE, ...

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Here's a look at the opulence of first-class travel in the 1920s

While “Crossing On the Paris” is certainly not great literature, it is an entertaining and charming read. It flows, is easy to read and won’t send you scurrying to look up any big words. What I liked about it is the glimpse into life aboard a huge ocean liner during the Golden Age of trans-Atlantic travel. There are no security ...

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"Spring training" for the business people

Spring training isn’t just for athletes. It’s a good time to jumpstart work performance too. Jason Selk, Ph.D. and director of mental training for the St. Louis Cardinals, is a top-tier executive coach and knows everything there is to know about developing the mental toughness required for achieving goals. The techniques he outlines in this book are the same ones ...

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