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Turning over a new LEAF: Columbus gets first glimpse at Nissan's new fully electric car

Posted 10/13/2011 in Business

It was hard to tell whether Christmas had arrived early or Columbus Nissan had been completely launched into an even further-reaching future Wednesday afternoon as customers and employees got their first glimpse of the automobile dealership's latest offering: An all-electric car which carries a sporty look -- and an equally ambitious price tag.

Biofuels plant produces power from your garbage

Posted 10/12/2011 in Business

Each week, dumpsters line the curbs of neighborhoods across the Golden Triangle. Garbage trucks comb through towns and rural areas, collecting our throwaways to take to the dump.


The World-Changer: Steve Jobs knew what we wanted

Posted 10/5/2011 in Business

Jobs the CEO, Jobs the technologist and futurist, Jobs the inventor and innovator and refiner of others' ideas: All of them, in the end, relied upon another Steve Jobs who sewed the others together and bottled their lightning: Steve Jobs the storyteller, spinning the tale of our age and of his own success, and making it happen as he went.



Expert to give advice on business in the changing economy

Posted 10/4/2011 in Business

Business owners interested in learning new strategies for the changing economic times will have the opportunity to work with a customer service and business development expert Thursday as the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link concludes its "ABCs of Business" seminar series.


Local landfiill to use methane gas to produce electricty

Posted 9/30/2011 in Business

Gov. Haley Barbour took a tour of the Golden Triangle Regional Landfill on Thursday where local officials will be building an operation to capture methane gas to produce electricity.


Building Permits 9-29-11

Posted 9/29/2011 in Business

Building Permits Sept. 20 - Sept. 26



Starkville business receives design awards

Posted 9/29/2011 in Business

Blufish Design Studio, a graphic design and advertising agency, received three American Graphic Design Awards from Graphic Design USA for their design work.



Marriages and divorces 9-29-11

Posted 9/29/2011 in Business

Marriages and divorces Sept. 20-Sept. 29


Gilmer Inn, new industry discussed at Link luncheon

Posted 9/29/2011 in Business

By next Christmas, Columbus could have a shiny new package to unveil -- an upscale hotel in the heart of downtown. It's an idea people have bandied about for years: Demolish the Gilmer Inn -- along with its sometimes colorful reputation -- and clear the slate for a boutique chain hotel with historic charm and modern amenities.

Severstal VP remembered as 'a prince of a man'

Posted 9/28/2011 in Business

John Bell, Severstal executive vice president and manager of operations, was remembered Tuesday for both his passion to the steelmaking industry and his dedication to his colleagues during his tenure at the company.


Boutique boom: Shop owners share a common goal - keep shoppers in Starkville

Posted 9/25/2011 in Business

While small businesses have bared the brunt of economic recession and an unstable economy, the market for women's clothing and accessories has welcomed new boutique owners with open arms.



Building permits 9-22-11

Posted 9/22/2011 in Business

Building permits Sept. 13 - Sept. 21



Marriages and divorces 9-22-11

Posted 9/22/2011 in Business

Marriages and divorces Sept. 7 - Sept. 21



Peter Imes: The accuracy of Wikipedia

Posted 9/22/2011 in Business

I'm teaching a class on social media for Mississippi University for Women's Life Enrichment Program this semester. Our first class was Tuesday night, and we started by reviewing some staggering statistics: 48 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute, more than 600 million people actively use Facebook, 1 billion tweets are sent per week.


Church's plans for downtown theater on hold

Posted 9/21/2011 in Business

Hope Community Church received the go-ahead in June to relocate to the old Varsity Twin Theater in downtown Columbus, but it may be a while before the church -- and the coffee shop they planned to operate -- becomes reality.


Cadence Bank gives $60,000 to Lowndes Habitat for Humanity

Posted 9/20/2011 in Business

Cadence Bank has announced it is investing $60,000 during the next three years in Columbus Lowndes Habitat for Humanity. Cadence Bank will contribute $20,000 per year to help eliminate poverty housing in Lowndes County.


Bryant stops at steel mill as part of Jobs Tour

Posted 9/16/2011 in Business

Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant, the Republican gubernatorial nominee, spoke at Severstal Thursday as part of his Jobs Tour, a multi-city jaunt which has led him from furniture factories to solar panel plants to chemical companies across the state.

Senator: Correnti made solar deal more attractive

Posted 9/15/2011 in Business

Sen. Terry Brown, R-Columbus, had high praise for Lowndes County's latest economic development projects, telling members of the Kiwanis Club of Columbus Wednesday afternoon that the county is "the envy of the state of Mississippi."


Columbus starts crime alert system for local businesses

Posted 9/9/2011 in Business

Thanks to the Columbus Police Department, local businesses now can be a step ahead of area crime. The CPD released a statement Wednesday announcing the beginning of the Columbus Business Alert initiative, an effort to inform local businesses of crime information as it is happening.



Local farmers fare well through summer

Posted 9/8/2011 in Business

More than 40 years of farming will change a man. Teach him to watch the clouds and pray for rain. Teach him to watch the rain and pray it stops before he's standing knee-deep in a muddy field, staring at too much of a good thing.



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