Business News for the Mississippi Delta

Q&A With Arthur Calderon

What was your first job?   My very first job was as a cashier at B. Dalton Bookseller in Ridgeland, MS. It was fantastic, because I was a teenager getting paid to talk about and sell books.     Where did you go to school?   For undergrad, I went to Mississippi State University (go […]

Milestone Election Year

By Delbert Hosemann 2016 was a milestone election year for Mississippi. In 2011, 62 percent of Mississippians  approved a citizen-initiated State Constitutional Amendment requiring voters to show photo ID at the polls. This year, 99.9 percent of voters came to the polls on Election Day with acceptable ID. While many other states re-main embroiled in […]

2017: Full Steam Ahead

We at Delta Business Journal wish all of our readers a happy and prosperous 2017. Hope and optimism are always at the forefront of every new year when old calendars are tossed to the side and new ones are put in place to welcome in a new year. We hope the DBJ’s readers are optimistic […]

Special Report: Healthcare

Healthcare in the Delta   An overview of 2016     By Angela Rogalski     W  ith the New Year’s arrival and the challenges and triumphs it’s sure to bring all of us, the year that we leave behind, 2016, was a memorable one in many ways. From the presidential election to the many […]

Sartin’s Soulshine

Spreading good vibes, one pie at a time     By Amile Wilson     Though not from the Delta, Mississippi restaurateur Chris Sartin spent some of his most formative years as a college student and young adult in Cleveland giving him the skills he needed to build a successful business.   “My senior year […]

Delta Legislators

Planning for the new year     By Angela Rogalski     The New Year is upon us and with that comes a new dialogue in the Mississippi Legislature. What are some of the key topics up for discussion this time around that will positively affect the Delta?   Senator Willie Simmons (Democrat) serves District […]

CEO Bryan Thornhill

Oversees major expansion at Bank of Commerce     By Becky Gillette   Photography by Johnny Jennings     Some people work in order to have time off to do what they love. Others, like Bryan Thornhill, president and CEO Bank of Commerce in Greenwood, love work so much that their job is also their […]