Jackson, Mississippi Lands One Million Cups

Jackson will soon be the newest home of a national program to engage, educate and connect local entrepreneurs. 1 Million Cups — based on the notion that entrepreneurs network and discover solutions over a million cups of coffee — is a free, weekly gathering that helps to build startup communities on a grassroots level. Beginning [...]
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Creating A Domino Effect

Here is my most recent article from Pointe Innovation magazine: http://innovatems.uberflip.com/i/381919/11      

To Preserve and Protect

Originally posted on Preservation in Mississippi:
John Poros with MSU School of Architecture sums it up-the Meridian Police Department matters. ? Designed by eminent Mississippi architect Chris Risher, the Meridian Police Department is a watershed of modernist design worthy of preservation. Reflecting international trends in architecture, the building represents Meridian’s aspirations in the 1970s to…

Our Cities Are Telling Us Stories…

One evening, you and your significant other decide to try a new restaurant in a trendy Jackson neighborhood before heading to a performance at Thalia Mara Hall. As you make your way through the pothole-ridden streets of Jackson, you hit a particularly bad pothole completely throwing off your alignment. Nonetheless, you continue towards the restaurant [...]
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Be The Change Jackson

Jackson is no different than many other capital cities that fell victim to the rampant suburbanization of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. We are living in a time of extreme financial strain and have been dealing with a declining tax base for years. We have lost jobs due to the internationalization of manufacturing. Our grossly [...]
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Incubating Craft Beer

  A North Carolina mill that produced Confederate uniforms during the Civil War will soon be converted into a craft brewery incubator. Constructed in 1817, Rocky Mount Mills operated until 1996. After various ownership changes and remaining largely unused since 2007, developers have proposed the idea of using the abandoned mill to house a craft [...]
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Craft Brewers See Production Increase

The Brewers Association released a report saying American craft beer production volume during the first half of 2014 rose 18 percent from last year’s numbers. The following is from the Brewers Association press release. Small and independent craft brewers enjoyed continued growth in the first half of 2014, according to new mid-year data released by [...]
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Craft Beer Work Group

Governor Andrew Cuomo has created a legislative work group to formulate ideas to help the craft brewing industry in the State of New York. This group, composed of leaders from the industry, academia, and the public sector will craft solutions (pun intended) in order to aid in the expansion and development of the craft brewing [...]
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Craft Brewers Increase Market Share

Before exploring the shift in the beer market and the growth of the craft beer segment, it might be helpful to have a better understanding of the definition of craft beer. The Brewers Association defines United States craft breweries as small – producing under 6 million barrels a year – and independently owned – no [...]
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The Capacity to Endure

Here is an article I wrote that was recently published in Innovate Mississippi’s Summer issue of Pointe Innovation magazine. http://innovatems.uberflip.com/i/344393/10    

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