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The Hatch teams with 1 Million Cups to help start-ups grow

By TED CARTER Momentum for increased networking among Mississippi’s entrepreneurs and their supporters is growing one cup of coffee at a time in midtown Jackson. Central to the push is the Hub, an initiative by Jackson non-profit community enhancement organization Midtown Partners to support start-up businesses housed in incubators The Hatch and The Hangar. The Hatch at 126 Keener Ave. just ...

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Pork with a top prize — Shed BBQ wins Grand Championship in prestigious competition

By TED CARTER America’s best barbecue? If you’re in whole hog, look no farther than Ocean Springs, home of The Shed BBQ, whose pork perfectionists just laid claim to the Grand Championship of America title in the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest – long acclaimed as the Super Bowl of competitive barbecuing. The Shed beat out 35 other ...

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Magnolia Business Alliance awards grants

The Magnolia Business Alliance has made two grant awards to Mississippi woman-owned small businesses to support their start-up and growth. MBA designed the grants along with Mississippi entrepreneur Beverly Dale to stimulate growth among small, woman-owned businesses and create a positive impact on local communities. MBA awarded a $5,000 new business grant to Toni Natson to purchase restaurant equipment for ...

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Mississippi drops 2 notches in CEO survey of best states for business

Mississippi landed in 39th place in the 2015 Chief Executive magazine survey of best states to do business based on surveys of chief executive officers around the country. The ranking represented a drop of two spots from the 2014 list. While Mississippi found itself sandwiched between West Virginia and Maryland, neighboring Tennessee landed in fourth place and Louisiana in seventh. ...

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3 join GodwinGroup staff

GodwinGroup Chairman and CEO Philip Shirley has announced the integrated branding, marketing and communications firm has expanded its staff. Grace Devaney joins the agency as Content Writer. She will work as part of GodwinGroup’s social media and public relations teams to help clients establish an effective social media presence. She is a graduate of Auburn University where she earned a ...

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New HUD rules delay some foreclosures for a year

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has made significant changes to its Distressed Asset Stabilization Program (DASP) that will require loan servicers to take additional steps before initiating residential mortgage foreclosures. HUD said that in an effort to better serve homeowners looking to avoid foreclosure, loan servicers will now be required to delay foreclosure for a ...

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