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Jameson Inn Named for Top Service

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Jameson Inn of Grenada

Jameson Inn Named for Top Service
Hotel in Grenada is recognized by the Market Metrix Hospitality Index
Grenada, MS 09/20/11 – The Jameson Inn hotel brand was ranked #1 in customer service for the first half of 2011 by the Market Metrix Hospitality Index (MMHI) among its segment of hotels.
“It is great to know our dedication to our guests has been recognized again,” said Ben Evans, General Manager of the Jameson Inn in Grenada. “Even in a struggling economy, our commitment to an excellent lodging experience is our overriding goal” Evans went on to say.
Jameson Inn hotels feature double-sided pillow top Dreamium™ Beds and new in 2011, Jameson also added in-room gourmet coffees and teas with new, single cup coffee makers in every room. “What could be better than a comfortable bed with fresh linens and lots of pillows and a great cup of coffee to get you going in the morning.” said Dan Burdakin, President of Park Management Group.
Based on 35,000 customer interviews each quarter, the Market Metrix Hospitality Index prides itself on being the largest and most in-depth measure of hotel, airline and car rental performance available today. No other customer satisfaction index offers MMHI’s reporting frequency, volume of customer interviews, cross-industry results or innovative satisfaction measures, according to Burdakin.
The Jameson Inn in Grenada is located at 1575 Jameson Drive next to Wal-Mart. Ben Evans can be reached at 662-226-9897 or 800-JAMESON (526-3766).

About Jameson Inn
Jameson Inn hotels provide classic southern colonial charm in a quaint country inn setting while offering all of the modern conveniences that travelers expect. There are 103 Jameson Inn properties located in 12 Southeastern and Midwestern states.. For more information, visit the company’s newly released web site at http://www.jamesoninns.com.

First Book-Grenada and Entergy Join Together to Promote Literacy

First Book-Grenada and Entergy Join Together to Promote Literacy
The Grenada Area Chamber of Commerce First Book Advisory Board recently received a grant from Entergy Mississippi to help promote Literacy in Grenada.

With the support of Entergy and the community, First Book-Grenada is working to put new books into the hands of children in need.

“We are delighted to partner with Entergy to bring books to the children in this community”, stated Gwen Woodson, community development director. “By working together, we can increase the literacy rate in Grenada.”

First Book-Grenada is part of First Book’s national network of volunteer-led Advisory Boards who provide new books to children in need in communities across the country. Comprised of volunteers from all sectors of the community, First Book - Grenada works to promote and facilitate the distribution of new books to children of literacy programs in the Grenada area.

“In order for our children to love reading and learning, they need to have access to books,” said Phillis Stinson, Chair, First Book – Advisory Board. “With the help of leaders in our community like Jim Lyles from Entergy, more children will receive more books to take home and keep.”

Access to books is essential to reading development. However, 61 percent of low-income families have no books for children in their homes. Additionally, over 80 percent of childcare centers serving low-income children lack age-appropriate books and other print materials. By providing children from low-income families with books they can take home and keep, First Book targets the only variable that correlates significantly with reading scores—the number of books in the home.

About First Book - Grenada
First Book - Grenada has been distributing books to programs serving low-income children since 2006. The First Book Advisory Board is comprised of individuals from the community representing organizations and businesses such as ACI Glass, Grenada School District, Comfort Inn & Suite, Entergy, Chamber, and Retirees. In 2010, First Book - Grenada distributed 2100 books to children participating in programs serving children from low-income families. For more information or to become a sponsor, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Entergy Focuses Funds on Education in Mississippi

Lion’s share of grant money targeted at students

GRENADA, Miss. — Seven of Mississippi’s nonprofit groups will share nearly $120,000 in grants from the Entergy Charitable Foundation. Most of the dollars are going to educational institutions.
A grant for $50,000 went to Teach for America, an organization working towards educational reform in the Mississippi Delta. For more than a decade, Entergy has championed Teach for America’s efforts in the at-risk communities Entergy serves. The funds were awarded as part of Entergy’s long-term support for the group. Teach for America has a six-year plan to triple the number of its teachers in the Delta to 550 and partner with high-needs districts.

Another $50,000 grant will support Entergy Mississippi’s continuing relationship with Jackson State University. Funds will maintain the Entergy Power Systems Laboratory in the College of Science, Technology, and Engineering. Funds will also support an Entergy scholarship program for students in the power systems track.

“We hope these contributions will improve the quality of education in our state,” said Jim Lyles, customer service manager for Entergy Mississippi, Inc. in Grenada. “So many important factors – our state economy, our ability to hire qualified employees – are impacted by how well we’re educating Mississippi children.”
Grants were also awarded to the Public Education Forum of Mississippi, the Mississippi Council on Economic Education, the University of Mississippi Foundation, Gateway Rescue Mission and Mount Olive Ministry’s Rural Robotics program.

Entergy Charitable Foundation is a private, nonprofit foundation wholly funded by Entergy Corporation shareholders. The goal of the foundation is to support initiatives that help create and sustain thriving communities. ECF has a special focus on low-income initiatives as well as educational and literacy programs, and efforts to protect the environment. ECF accepts applications three times per year. For more information or to access an application form from ECF, look under “Our Community/Corporate and Foundation Giving” at entergy.com.

Entergy Mississippi, Inc. provides electricity to more than 435,000 customers in 45 counties. It is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation. Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, and it is the second-largest nuclear generator in the United States. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.7 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
Entergy Mississippi’s online address is entergy-mississippi.com

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