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MBJ wins General Excellence, 25 awards in MPA newspaper contest; 5 more at APME

MBJ staff writer Frank Brown won a first place awards for Best Graphic on the history of the Mississippi Banking Association. On the graphics winner, the judges said, " Love it! This is very easy to read and really works. The readership must have been very happy with these pages.

The Mississippi Business Journal won 25 awards, including seven first place awards and finished first in General Excellence Saturday at the Mississippi Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest in New Orleans at the Loew’s Hotel as part of the joint convention with the Louisiana Press Association. The MBJ won five more awards, including three first place at the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Managing Editors Awards earlier in the day. ...

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MBJ wins 14 awards in MPA newspaper contest

The Mississippi Business Journal won 14 awards, including eight first place awards and finished second in General Excellence Saturday at the Mississippi Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest at the IP Biloxi Resort and Casino. The MBJ competed in the Weekly Division B category along with other mid-size weeklies. Contest entries were from newspapers in Mississippi for work published in 2013. Staff writer ...

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REILY: Report from Disney offers interesting tidbits

My family and I just got back from a Spring Break trip to Disney World, and I have few observations to report. First, if you were to tell me the economy has hurt the bottom line of the “Happiest Place on Earth” I would say you need an extended stay at the Mississippi State Hospital. Second, as a sports fans, ...

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REILY: Dogs like Daisy Mae are part of our family forever

Daisy Mae was a great dog. Yeah, she barked too much, couldn’t control her enthusiasm when she was in the house and had a tendency to knock kids over with her ever-wagging tail, but Daisy Mae was one great dog. We recently lost our lab to illness, leaving a void in our family and a hole in all our hearts. ...

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Hope springs eternal for everyone of us

As I look back at 2012 and forward into 2013, the one thing that keeps coming to mind is hope and one of my favorite movie quotes. At the end of the movie Shawshank Redemption, Andy Dufresne — in a letter to Red, played by Morgan Freeman — writes “Remember Red, hope is a good thing. maybe the best of ...

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ROSS REILY: A new day may be dawning for Mississippi cotton

When construction began a couple of weeks ago on a $6.5 million cotton gin in Noxubee County, it may have signaled a change in Mississippi agriculture that experts have been pointing to nationally for more than a year. Bogue Chitto Gin Inc. was created by a group of 25 cotton farmers from Aliceville, Ala., and from Lowndes, Clay and Noxubee ...

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Making of the Mississippi 100

Back in the early 1990s in an effort to improve the Mississippi 100 ranking of the state’s most successful private companies, a Mississippi Business Journal staffer went to the Eudora Welty Library in Jackson looking for research material. When asked for a good resource of privately held companies in the state, the librarian smiled broadly and said, “Oh, I have ...

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Leading business women really mean business

There was a book written in 2007 that could be a manual for those who care to know anything about the 2010 class of 50 Leading Business Women named by the Mississippi Business Journal. “Why Women Mean Business” tackles the point that gender is a business issue, not a women’s issue. According to a review of the book, “Never before ...

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Reader momentum is gaining for Twitter

The addition of Twitter to our collection of ways to reach readers has been a great success. Despite only having an account for just a few months, we have garnered more than 1,200 followers. It has allowed us to branch out in ways that we might not have been able to do. Twitter, combined with our Facebook fan page is ...

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