Encore Multimedia, a full-service advertising agency based in Longview, is a name you might be hearing in Marshall more frequently since the company conceived, scripted and produced a high-profile DVD video production for the Marshall Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO), for use by the entire Marshall community.
Wiley College to expand the number of self-learning majors this fall.
The college, through a Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program grant from the U.S. Department of Education, is teaching the next generation of college students how to be self-sufficent learners in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through blogging and student-recorded videos.
The goal is to create a repository of video demonstrations of common STEM topics that allow the students to learn on their own over time.
Success stories have grown from humble roots inside the Business Development Center and the Center for Applied Technology, but the success of the two centers uses falls to Marshall Economic Development Corporation to assure.
One success story comes immediately to mind for property manager Gaye Hobbs, who took over the buildings in 2002.
Marshall saw an increase in sales tax rebates over 2009 for the third month in a row, reported Executive Director Donna Maisel at Tuesday's regular meeting of the Marshall Economic Development Corporation.
"We're hopeful that some of those increases will remain the same and we will recover," said Ms. Maisel.
Ms. Maisel said the July report on sales tax reflects May sales were up 7.9 percent over the July 2009 report. Year-to-date collections are at 11.58 percent below the same period last year.
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The Texas Department of Agriculture has awarded $1 million to Harrison County for the construction of a million-gallon water storage tank for Norit Americas Inc., according to a press release.