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First Friday to feature Ray Perkins

Hey, if you haven’t already, be sure to register with the CDF for First Friday at the BancorpSouth Conference Center.  The speaker is Ray Perkins, head football coach of Jones County Community College, but you’ll likely remember him more as the guy who followed some coach named Bear Bryant at Alabama.   The Petal, Miss., […]

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Posted in BancorpSouth Conference Center, Business news, Community Development Foundation, Tupelo432 Comments

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Economic forecast conference in Tupelo today

Dennis and several other DJournal staffers are at the BancorpSouth Conference Center today for the 2013 Northeast Mississippi Economic Forecast Conference.  It started at 9 and ends at noon. Speakers: • David Copenhaver, chairman of CDF and retired Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi exec • Brent Christensen, the executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority • Ari Fleischer, former […]

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Posted in Agriculture & livestock, Automotive news, BancorpSouth Conference Center, Banking & Finance, Business news, Business newsmakers, Community Development Foundation, Education, Job info, Manufacturing, Mississippi Development Authority, National, Northeast Mississippi, Real estate, Retail News, State, Technology, tourism, Toyota, Tupelo, Unemployment, Workplace issues56 Comments

Joshua Simpson no longer exec chef at Hilton Garden Inn

The BancorpSouth Arena this week took over operations of the BancorpSouth Conference Center (previous coverage). After playing phone tag all week with Shari Long Neely, we finally talked yesterday. Neely oversaw the operations of the conference center since it opened. What we learned (accurate as of yesterday): • Neely remains director of sales for HGI/Master […]

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Live at Tupelo Coliseum Commission mtg (1/9/13)

We’re live at the Tupelo Coliseum Commission meeting. The board members meet inside the BancorpSouth Arena. The commission members govern the operations of the arena. The meeting is slated to start at 4:30 p.m. The board is expected to vote on the new management contract for the BancorpSouth Conference Center (previous coverage). The Tupelo Redevelopment […]

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Posted in BancorpSouth Conference Center, Business news, Business newsmakers, Downtown Tupelo, Fairpark District, Tupelo, Tupelo Redevelopment Agency9 Comments

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BancorpSouth Arena to take over conference center operations

The BancorpSouth Arena is on track to absorb operations of the BancorpSouth Conference Center. The Tupelo Redevelopment Agency on Tuesday (previous coverage) ended its contract with Master Hospitality Development Services, which has been leasing the conference center from the city and overseeing operations at the facility. Master Hospitality owns the Hilton Garden Inn location in […]

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Posted in BancorpSouth Conference Center, Business news, Business newsmakers, Downtown Tupelo, Fairpark District, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Tupelo Redevelopment Agency68 Comments

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Live at TRA (Fairpark) board mtg 1/8/13

We’re live at the Tupelo Redevelopment Agency board meeting. The board governs the development of Fairpark and meets inside the Downtown Tupelo Main Street office.   The meeting is slated to start at 4 p.m. Maybe we’ll find out today the topics of the recent executive sessions. Today’s agenda: executive session for potential lease negotiation […]

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Posted in BancorpSouth Conference Center, Business news, Business newsmakers, Downtown Tupelo, Fairpark District, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Tupelo Redevelopment Agency12 Comments

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Saturday event schedule for downtown Tupelo

Downtown Tupelo will be full of the holiday spirit Saturday. Guide to events for the day: 6:30 a.m.  The Kiwanis Club has its annual pancake breakfast at First United Methodist Church,  412 W. Main St. Tickets are $5 at the door or available from Kiwanians in advance. Ends at 12:30 p.m. Proceeds go to local […]

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Posted in BancorpSouth Conference Center, Business news, Business newsmakers, Downtown Tupelo, Fairpark District, Mall At Barnes Crossing, Northeast Mississippi, tourism, Tupelo1 Comment

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