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Trade Mart construction to start in the spring

By JACK WEATHERLY Construction of the Mississippi Trade Mart will start in the spring, with expected completion about two years later, Cindy Hyde-Smith, commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce said Tuesday. The 105,000-square-foot building will replace the 67,000-square-foot free-standing structure erected in 1975 that has become outmoded and has a leaky roof. The new mart will be attached to the east ...

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Trade Mart to be razed and replaced

By JACK WEATHERLY With the receipt of the last installment of a $30 million bond issue, the Mississippi Trade Mart will be razed and replaced by a facility attached to the Mississippi Coliseum. The 66,000-square-foot exhibit hall built in 1975 is outmoded and its flat roof tends to leak, according to Cindy Hyde-Smith, commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce. A new ...

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Backers confident money for Trade Mart will make bond bill

By TED CARTER This year’s state bond bill has the final $20 million needed for construction of a new Trade Mart on the Mississippi State Fairgrounds. Legislators last year whittled a proposed $50 million for upgrades to both the Mississippi Coliseum and Trade Mart to $10 million. That allocation will be combined with the expected $20 million, giving fairgrounds management enough ...

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MBJ Marketplace the venue for state’s businesses

Dozens of Mississippi businesses showcased their goods and services last Friday as the Mississippi Business Journal held its inaugural Business Marketplace at the Trademart in Jackson. Formerly the Business Expo, the Marketplace featured some vendors selling products on the showroom floor — a move the MBJ made to accommodate visitors who wanted to shop as well as get acquainted with ...

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MBJ Business Marketplace — Business meets pleasure at After Hours

Participants at the popular Marketplace Business After Hours will be talking business, networking and getting a taste of some of what Jackson’s best restaurants and caterers offer. Mangia Bene Catering, the catering arm of  BRAVO! Italian Restaurant, Broad Street Baking Company and Sal & Mookie’s New York Pizza, is a longtime participant in the Marketplace. Aven Whittington, the group’s catering ...

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The do's and dont's of the MBJ's Business Marketplace

With a new name and new format, the state’s largest business-to-business networking event the Mississippi Business Marketplace, takes place today, September 19, at the Mississippi Trade Mart. It’s the 31st year for the event that was previously called the Mississippi Business & Technology EXPO. For the first time, vendors will be allowed to sell their wares at the event. What ...

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Volunteers make MBJ's Business Marketplace flow smoothly

The MBJ’s Business Marketplace, formerly the Business & Technology EXPO, has a new name and format, but it still takes dedicated volunteers to make the event successful. These volunteers from the  Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership volunteer many hours of their time to ensure that things flow smoothly. “We have seasoned ladies who are ...

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Awards ceremonies highlight MBJ's Business Marketplace

The Mississippi Trade Mart will once again be humming with the activities that will accompany the Mississippi Business Journal (MBJ) Marketplace (formerly known as the MBJ Business & Technology Expo) as thousands of people gather for the state’s premier business networking event. The Marketplace is being co-sponsored by Comcast Business Class. MBJ is also partnering with WAPT Channel 16 in ...

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MBJ Marketplace Activity Aisle to entertain again this year

The Activity Aisle at the Mississippi Business Journal’s Business Marketplace was so popular the first year that it has been scheduled again this year. Back again this year is the opportunity to have a caricature drawn by one of the state’s top cartoonists, Ricky Nobile. The editorial cartoonist for the MBJ and 35 other Mississippi newspapers will be drawing quick, ...

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