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MBJ Marketplace Activity Aisle to entertain again this year

The Activity Aisle at the Mississippi Business Journal’s Business Marketplace was so popular the first year that it has been scheduled again this year. Back again this year is the opportunity to have a caricature drawn by one of the state’s top cartoonists, Ricky Nobile. The editorial cartoonist for the MBJ and 35 other Mississippi newspapers will be drawing quick, ...

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MBJ's Mississippi Marketplace begins Friday as it celebrates 31st year with new name

The MBJ Business Marketplace gets under way today at the Mississippi Trade Mart at the fairgrounds in Jackson with a new name and new features. EVENT TICKET (Download, fill out and get FREE admission to the MBJ Business Marketplace) Formerly the Mississippi Business & Technology EXPO, the revamped and renamed Marketplace still is the largest business-to-business gathering in the state.  ...

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Commerce Department: Some metro area economies grew faster than others

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The economy along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast grew rapidly in 2013, while growth slowed in the state’s other metropolitan areas. The figures, released by the U.S. Commerce Department, show that gross domestic product expanded by 4 percent in the Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula metropolitan area in 2013. That’s a big pickup from 0.1 percent growth in 2012. Growth in the Hattiesburg ...

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Kishia L. Powell new public works director for Jackson

Kishia L. Powell, P.E., has been named the city of Jackson’s public works director, making her the first woman to ever hold the position. Powell has 16 years of experience and expertise in sustainable infrastructure management and utility operations. She’s served municipal clients across the U.S. and London, England. In 2008, Powell was named head of the Bureau of Water ...

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Human Rights Campaign taps Rob Hill as state director

The Human Rights Campaign has named Rob Hill as state director or HRC Mississippi. Hill will lead the organization’s Project One America effort across the state to bring equality to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Hill has served as a United Methodist pastor for the past 12 years. He most recently led Broadmeadow United Methodist Church in Jackson ...

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Jobs for Jacksonians — Program has found employment for more than 1,000 people since 2011, and continues to build

The city of Jackson created an initiative in 2011 to help residents in the metro area find jobs during the economic downturn. The purpose of the Jobs for Jacksonians Program, which is free to participants, is to provide employment assistance and a single point of access to services to help job seekers enter or re-enter the workforce. The program has ...

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Jackson area’s Habitat revises methods to save money for itself and homeowners

Ever since Greg Buyan became construction manager of Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area about a year ago, the organization has been looking at the methods and principles it uses in the homes it builds. The nonprofit’s first goal is to ensure that its homes are affordable, safe and healthy, sustainable and responsible (less waste, environmentally friendly such as bamboo ...

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Katherine Capocelli, Emily Cutrer and Joshua McCrary sign on at Ramey Agency

The Ramey Agency has made three new hires — Katherine Capocelli, Emily Cutrer and Joshua McCrary. Capocelli, originally from Richmond, Virginia, earned her bachelor’s degree in mass communications/business and master’s degree in brand management at Virginia Commonwealth University. Before joining Ramey, she worked at Moroch and AKQA. She has joined Ramey as an account supervisor helping to lead and coordinate ...

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Michael Boerner added to 1-percent sales tax commission

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has named small business owner and local architect Michael Boerner to the 1-percent sales tax commission charged with overseeing expenditures from a recent sales tax increase in the city of Jackson. Boerner, AIA, LEED AP, is the principal of Wier+Boerner Architecture in Jackson. He has a bachelor of architecture degree from Mississippi State University and a ...

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