Tallahatchie General’s listing on auditor’s ‘watchline’ an image set back, CEO says

It takes time and money to turn around a publicly owned rural hospital’s image once it is seen as troubled and cash-strapped. That’s why the chief administrator of Tallahatchie General Hospital says he fears his work to convince Charleston and the surrounding communities to think differently about Tallahatchie General sustained an unnecessary set back in […]

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Bomgar Insider honored for effective use of social media

Joel Bomgar JACKSON — Bomgar has been named a winner in the 2014 Forrester Groundswell Awards for its customer advocacy program, the Bomgar Insider. The Forrester Groundswell Awards recognize excellence in the effective use of social technologies to drive business success. Bomgar was named the winner in the Social Reach Marketing (B2B) category during the…

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Panther Creek’s location in medical industry zone boosts bio-med prospects

The Mississippi Business JournalCanton’s Panther Creek Commerce Center, a megasite of around 1,000 development-ready acres and nearly 1,000 additional acres for future expansion, is just around the corner from the 10-year-old Nissan plant. Canton’s Panther Creek Commerce Center has an attraction no other Mississippi mega site can offer — inclusion in a state Health Care…

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BRENT CHRISTENSEN — Entrepreneurs: A vital fuel for Mississippi’s Economy

If you surveyed a hundred people and asked them what economic development is, I’m confident you would receive nearly 100 different answers. While they may be varied, the answers will likely be correct, just not complete. BRENT CHRISTENSEN As the state’s lead economic development organization, Mississippi Development Authority is a lot of things to a…

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TVA president/CEO Johnson tours Techumseh, Yokohama plants

NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI — Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) president and CEO Bill Johnson visited northeast Mississippi yesterday for a series of meetings and industrial tours to support and encourage continuing economic growth in the region. TVA works with local power companies and regional, state and community partners to promote economic development. These efforts have resulted in…

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Tallahatchie General’s listing on auditor’s ‘watchline’ an image set back, CEO says

It takes time and money to turn around a publicly owned rural hospital’s image once it is seen as troubled and cash-strapped. That’s why the chief administrator of Tallahatchie General Hospital says he fears his work to convince Charleston and the surrounding communities to think differently about Tallahatchie General sustained an unnecessary set back in…

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ALAN TURNER — McClain Lodge is an entrepreneurial family affair

Joni and Buddy McClain are tested, successful entrepreneurs after forming a company operating more than 60 Sonic locations and opening the McClain Lodge. Joni and Buddy McClain are a great Mississippi success story. When we met recently at their property, the McClain Lodge (located on Clark Creek Road in Brandon), we discussed their various business…

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BBB issues warning involving asphalt paving scam

JACKSON — The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is urging consumers to beware of a scam involving door-to-door salesmen offering low-cost quotes on asphalt paving. Over the past week, BBB has received calls and complaints from local consumers who were approached by salesmen offering to pave driveways for very low costs, claiming to use asphalt “left-over”…

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Cotton to take center stage during MSU summit

STARKVILLE — From entrepreneurs to designers, anyone interested in cotton textiles will learn something more about the market at Mississippi State University’s upcoming Cotton Summit. The three-day free educational opportunity, April 22-24, will be held at locations throughout campus. Sessions will be led by a range of professionals who know the ins and outs of…

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Cotton to take center stage during MSU summit

STARKVILLE — From entrepreneurs to designers, anyone interested in cotton textiles will learn something more about the market at Mississippi State University’s upcoming Cotton Summit. The three-day free educational opportunity, April 22-24, will be held at locations throughout campus. Sessions will be led by a range of professionals who know the ins and outs of…

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