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Women's Fund of Mississippi to honor 10 'Women of Vision' Oct. 24

The Women’s Fund of Mississippi will celebrate 10 years of enhancing the economic security of girls and women by honoring 10 “Women of Vision” at an Oct. 24 luncheon at the Jackson Convention Complex. Women’s Fund of Mississippi selected the honorees for the differences they have made in the lives of women and girls, said Carol Penick, Women’s Fund executive ...

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Women's group says 'Engage. Learn. Find Success!'

The Women’s Business Enterprise Council South is presenting a program titled ‘Engage. Learn. Find Success!” The event will be held Thursday, May 23, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in Belhaven College’s Center for the Arts in Jackson. The program will provide attendees an opportunity to meet, network and engage with corporate representatives. The Meet & Greet session will be ...

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SBA publishes interim rule on women-owned business program

WASHINGTON — An interim final rule published in the Federal Register and effective immediately will amend regulations to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program. According to the SBA, the interim final rule allows for greater access to federal contracting opportunities for women-owned businesses as a result of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 (NDAA) ...

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MDA launches new tool to identify minority businesses

JACKSON — The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) has launched the Mississippi Minority Business Registry, a resource for businesses and public entities looking for prospective suppliers or contractors that can meet their procurement needs. The new registry can be accessed online at www.mmbr.org. A component of MDA’s Diversity in Contracting initiative, which focuses on increasing minority- and women-owned business participation in ...

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Thirteen arrested in prostitution sting in Biloxi

BILOXI — Biloxi police have arrested 13 people, seven women and six men, in a prostitution sting detectives said targeted people advertising as independent escorts for sexually oriented services. Sgt. Aldon Helmert says twelve of them were arrested on one or more counts of prostitution or solicitation. That includes the men who drove the women to meet clients at a ...

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Adams and Reese recognized for diversity

JACKSON — The law firm of Adams and Reese has been named a recipient of the Corporate Counsel Women of Color Diversity Award of Excellence, an inaugural award given by the CCWC as a recognition of the firm’s initiatives, outstanding achievement in commitment to diversity and advancement of women attorneys of color. The CCWC is an international organization of women ...

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New women's group to hold kick-off event

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Women Entrepreneurs Gulf Coast (WE), a program of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, will host its kick-off event June 18 at The Innovation Center. WE meetings are a forum for shared resources and experiences, while networking and growing business through ongoing connections over a lunch program. WE’s aim is to give business women and ...

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Labor offering funding to 'nontraditional' women

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor has announced the availability of approximately $1.8 million in funds for up to six Women in Apprenticeship and Non-traditional Occupations grants. The grants, jointly administered by the department’s Women’s Bureau and its Employment and Training Administration’s Office of Apprenticeship, will support preparatory apprenticeship opportunities for women entering the construction industry and other non-traditional ...

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