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Economic woes thwart snowbird migration

With numbing cold weather on tap, many Canadians typically migrate to the Deep South every winter in search of balmy breezes and daily rounds of golf. But, this year they are sticking close to home, further exacerbating the toll the economy has taken on southern tourism. Even in trendy Cocoa Beach, Fla., only half the rental property is occupied this ...

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Rethinking the American dream: Economy the key

Homeownership has long been considered one of life’s benchmarks, earning the moniker The American Dream. But in today’s economic climate, realizing that dream is no longer an option for many people. “There’s no question that we have a Realtor credit crisis,” said Lynette Magee-Praytor, president of the Mississippi Association of Realtors (MAR) and also general manager of Crye-Leike Realtors’ Mississippi ...

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Jackson avoids personal wealth loss

So far, so good. Investors in the capital city of Mississippi seem to be avoiding the personal wealth loss affecting other Southern cities, particularly Birmingham, Ala., and Memphis, Tenn. “The housing crisis evaporated an estimated $7 trillion of wealth across the United States,” said Stacey Wall, CEO of Pinnacle Trust, a wealth management firm in Ridgeland. “Combine that with an ...

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Networking party has ‘CHILLing’ feature

Cash bar. Motown grooves. Business folks. Mix together to serve up Mississippi’s biggest annual networking party — Business After Hours — at the Mississippi Business & Technology EXPO 2009. This year, the special mid-week event begins at 5 p.m. on Jan. 15 as a seamless transition from the exhibition gallery, which will remain open throughout the two-and-a-half hour event. “We ...

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Mississippi’s leading business women to be honored at luncheon

The women who nurture Mississippi business will be celebrated at the annual Business Woman of the Year Luncheon slated for Jan. 15, beginning at 11:30 a.m. More than 525 statewide business leaders are expected to attend the luncheon, which represents the culmination of an annual special project established by the Mississippi Business Journal. “The Business Woman of the Year program ...

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