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Web site approval is appreciated


Your approval and acceptance of our new web site is appreciated.

Though we know there are dozens of ways to improve it, I must say we’re proud of the inaugural package, believe it better serves the Mississippi business community and have plans to expand it gradually as we seek to add to its value and usefulness to you.

Take a look at www.msbusiness.com.

The home page contains a wealth of information, data chosen specifically to inform, entertain and enlighten.

The day’s top story anchors the upper left hand corner of that page, balanced by often-revised blogs by managing editor Ross Reily, staff reporter Clay Chandler and veteran writer Phil Hardwick of the John C. Stennis Institute of Government and flanked by MBJ Insiders.

Under the lead story — which becomes a breaking news story when necessary — you’ll find headlines of the day’s business news, all accessible in depth with a single click of your mouse. Below those headlines is the electronic version of our popular Newsmakers feature. That’s where news of your business associates and friends who have earned promotions or been given awards or recognition for good work and creative ideas are featured.

And under Newsmakers, you’ll see (and read) Strictly Business, a smorgasbord of stories and briefs from around the state, each aimed at sharing progress reports, new developments and updates that link the Mississippi business community together under a single heading.

Look and participate in the Mississippi Business Journal’s regular opinion poll, too. Though admittedly unscientific, the poll seeks input on timely topics and matters of interest, tabulating participant opinion, and most likely leading to probing, locally-produced stories on those very subjects.

While you’re in the neighborhood, sign up for our daily e-mail alerts.

MBJ Insiders anchors the upper right hand corner of the home page, providing a collection of stories and topics exclusive to the section and available only to our growing family of regular subscribers, registered readers and contributors. It’s a unique combination of key articles and updates from a variety of Focus editions that appear weekly in the print version and zero in sharply on common topics, trends and viewpoints.

You’ll want to make certain you have access to that section, believe me.

We’re pleased to report several businesses have already joined our new partnership, convinced the site will help them deliver their own messages of commerce. Needless to say, we agree and proudly note the expanded format makes available other strategic spots as well. Contact advertising manager Kathy Arich at (601) 364-1011 or any of our customer service-oriented sales associates if you share that interest or simply seek details about those options.

There’s more, too.

Market sectors on finance, commerce, hospitality and real estate are updated regularly and contain not only a top story but headlines linked to other stories related to those specific topics.

A calendar of events will help you keep track of notable meetings, presentations and activities while a listing of key Mississippi stocks is updated virtually each minute the market is open.

We think it’s an active home page, one we trust will meet your needs and justify your time as a regular reader.

We hope you’ll also look inside, subscribing or registering to gain full use of our services, taking advantage of the archived stories, columns and features, tapping into the public notices published each week, learning more about the traditional events that recognize people and places of success and make us unique, ordering copies and updates of special publications we share, accessing our internet directory and becoming more familiar with both the Mississippi Business Journal family and our parent company, Dolan Media Co.

Today’s message is a simple one. Thanks. Our new web site, assembled for you by Ross Reily, Tacy Rayburn and a talented team of our corporate friends, is a source of pride for us all. We hope you like it and we openly solicit your ideas for making it even better.


Contact MBJ editor and publisher Ed Darling at ed.darling@msbusiness.com or by calling him at (601) 364-1021.


… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

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