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Entergy takes home Blue Flame

JACKSON — The Mississippi Minority Business Alliance (MMBA) honored Entergy Mississippi Inc. with the Flame Award at the organization’s ninth-annual Awards Gala. The Flame Award is given in recognition of and appreciation for exceptional support of minority business efforts in Mississippi. “Such support greatly exceeds the norm and provides momentum for the growth and stability of Mississippi’s minority business community,” ...

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SBA introduces course for female entrepreneurs

WASHINGTON — Women who own small businesses will be able to use a new online U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) training course to learn how to identify and take advantage of federal contracting opportunities. The new training course, Winning Federal Contracts: A Guide for Women Entrepreneurs, is part of an ongoing government-wide initiative to promote opportunities for women-owned businesses in ...

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Contractor program coming to Delta town

MOUND BAYOU — On Oct. 14, the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) will open the latest round of the Model Contractor Development Program workshop series in the Delta town of Mound Bayou. The program orientation session is scheduled from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. in the Mound Bayou City Hall Board Room at 106 Green Avenue. 

The workshop series is designed to teach ...

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MABC gets diversity grant

JACKSON — The Mississippi Associated Builders & Contractors (MABC) has been awarded a $10,000 Chapter Diversity Initiative Grant from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) national office to assist in MABC’s efforts to develop long-term diversity programs. “ABC strives to develop programs that will enhance the construction industry in Mississippi,” said Buddy Edens, MABC president, “This grant will open a new ...

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