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Expert: Social media isn’t a free way to advertise

The biggest recent development in social media is the conversion of all pages to what Facebook calls the Timeline. Previously individual and business profiles were similar. But on March 30, Facebook began instituting the Timeline format for individual users and a separate pages function for businesses. Frank Owen, social media director, Mad Genius, Ridgeland, said “pages”’ for businesses is a ...

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GodwinGroup at 75 has longer reach, wider range of services

When Louisville Slugger lost its swing, the venerable baseball bat maker called on Jackson’s GodwinGroup to help get it back. That was 1997, a year the Kentucky baseball bat maker decided it must do something to turnaround its diminishing market share. The call went to Godwin, an established Mississippi marketing and advertising company beginning to emerge as a regional operation. ...

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Yates always on list of top U.S. contractors

    For more than 45 years, W. G. Yates & Sons Construction Company, based in Philadelphia, has been a leader in the construction industry. The company has built its reputation with a commitment to on-time construction, within budget and to the clients’ satisfaction. And while the company has grown continually since it was founded in 1963, it has always ...

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150 YEARS

State’s first insurance company celebrates a milestone event   For some companies, a major milestone may be 10, 25 or even 50 years in business. But the milestone for Ross & Yerger Insurance Inc. is much more impressive. The company, which was the first insurance company in the state, is celebrating 150 years as a risk-management company, and a proud ...

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Re-made and re-charged

Hancock has perfected approach for company founded in 1957   Sometimes, the best way for a company to remain successful is to redefine itself. Such is the case with Hancock Fabrics.  Founded in 1957, Hancock Fabrics developed the concept of a total fabric retailer. More than just a specialty shop, the first stores opened by Hancock Fabrics were cost-efficient and ...

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Management salaries averaging more than $75K

Occupational employment and wage estimates from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security for May 2009 show the highest-paying positions to be in management, while those in food preparation earn the lowest wages. Figures available from MDES, according to information created by the Labor Market Information Department and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, show the average salary for those in ...

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Healthcare expected to have biggest job growth

Mississippi will see a 14.2 percent increase in jobs between 2006 and 2016, according to occupational employment projection information from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) and the Labor Market Information Department. The percentage represents an increase of 195,900 jobs in the 10-year span, and the total projected average annual job openings will be 54,325. The highest growth rate ...

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