Archive for the ‘Small Business Spotlight’ Category

Tay’s Barbecue grows its family-style restaurant, catering business in Pascagoula

by Published: December 12,2014

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, Jackson County, Mississippi, NEWS

By Tammy Leytham It’s not the sauce that holds the secret to Tay’s Barbecue. It’s the dry rub. It’s a recipe passed to Ramsay Taylor from his grandfather, Millard, who started the first Tay’s Barbecue after World War II in Columbia, Miss. Ramsay Taylor re-started the family business after graduating from Ole Miss in 2000. […] [...]

Jackson County small businesses prepare for busy shopping season

By Tammy Leytham On a recent November day, Ashley Knecht was preparing her store, Gourmet Gurl, in Pascagoula for its one-year anniversary followed by the Christmas shopping season. She has give-a-ways and food samples planned and has shelves stocked with big sellers — like Captain Rodney’s Boucan Glaze, coffees and teas. And a new item […] [...]

It’s all about the customers at Delo’s House of Coffee in Gautier

by Published: October 30,2014

Tags: Business, coffee, Gautier, Gulf Coast, Mississippi

By TAMMY LEYTHAM GAUTIER — Ask Delorise Nettles what makes a business successful and she doesn’t hesitate to answer. “Relationships.” It’s all about knowing your customers, said Nettles, owner of Delo’s Heavenly House of Coffee in Gautier. And it’s obvious she does. She chit chats with customers, asks about their school work, encourages their artistic […] [...]

REVVING UP — Motorcars of Jackson is preparing to open its first-ever showroom on I-55

by Published: August 29,2014

Tags: automobiles, Business, Chip Chudy, Mississippi, transportation

The husband-and-wife team of Chip and Wendy Chudy are living the American dream. They have parlayed their love for automobiles and the art of the deal into Motorcars of Jackson, offering fine, pre-owned vehicles that have found buyers all over the nation and the world. Now, the couple is looking to launch a new chapter […] [...]

QUIRKY? NO, JERKY — Whatever your craving, Beef Jerky Outlets likely has the flavor among 200+ choices

by Published: August 21,2014

Tags: Beef Jerky, Business, Flowood, JACKSON, Mississippi, small business

Don’t let the sign on the front of the building fool you. Certainly, the new Beef Jerky Outlet in Flowood offers beef jerky in a mind-numbing, 200-plus variety of flavors — from traditional sweet, hot and teriyaki to Moonshine, Boiled Crawfish and 3 Beer BBQ Rub. However, the Beef Jerky Outlet that opened about a […] [...]

Olde Towne Drugs open in Brandon

by Published: August 11,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Small Business Spotlight

Dreams do come true — just not always on schedule. Ask Anna Claire Heindl, Pharm.D., owner of the new Olde Towne Drugs on West Government Street in Brandon. She is all smiles these days, and why not. Olde Towne Drugs, which is both a full-service and compounding pharmacy, provides hormone replacement consultation and offers a […] [...]

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Ink on paper still has its charms for The Book Rack

by Published: July 7,2014

Tags: Book Rack, Business, JACKSON, Mississippi

While we’ve seen the decline and in some cases (a la Borders Books) the demise of the big chain bookstore, there has been something of a revival of smaller neighborhood bookshops.  That’s true in the Jackson area, as in many other places.  A good example is the Book Rack, located in the Canton Mart Square […] [...]

George’s Girls put shopping skills to work

by Published: March 7,2014

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, retail

Ann Yarbrough and her three daughters have poured their passion and talent for shopping into a growing boutique on the beach in Old Town Bay St. Louis. Their shop, George’s Girls, started out modestly in November 2011 in a tiny portion of the rambling Maggie May’s collection of shops around the corner on Main Street. […] [...]

Lost Pizza discovered — Restaurateurs begin franchising

by Published: December 13,2013

Tags: Business, Delta, Mississippi, pizza

In 2007, longtime friends Brooks Roberts and Preston Lott opened a unique, small restaurant in the Delta city of Indianola with no plans past that one eatery. But Lost Pizza Co.’s menu and campy atmosphere has quickly won patrons, and today the partners are casting their eyes on ever-expanding horizons. “We never intended to open […] [...]

Pass Christian Olive Oils and Vinegars has taken off

A Minnesota couple with Coast ties is opening a gourmet olive oil and vinegar shop in Pass Christian just like the successful one they opened a year ago in Northfield, Minn. After Sherry and Joe Morgan opened Northfield Olive Oils and Vinegars in Sherry’s home state, both have left their careers — she in banking, […] [...]

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