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Busy executives can get lost and find perspective at Tara

What business executive does not harbor a secret wish to play Huck Finn for a day? Part of the marketing strategy at Tara Wildlife Inc. in Vicksburg is to help movers and shakers shift gears during corporate retreats. Guests are encouraged to “get lost” in 20,000 acres bordering the Mississippi River, said Sidney Montgomery, marketing director. “After working at a ...

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Fun at Mississippi’s state parks creates million-dollar payoff

Having fun outdoors at Mississippi’s state parks is a big business. Visitation at the state parks is on the rise with about 4 million visitors expected in 1998, creating about $10 million in revenue. “We are having an extremely good spring,” said director of state parks Latrelle Ashley. “We feel like we are on a record pace. This might be ...

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