Archive for the ‘Small Business Spotlight’ Category

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, […] [...]

Coast has wave of worries as federally subsidized flood insurance nears end

by Published: September 20,2013

Tags: Business, flood, Gulf Coast, insurance, Mississippi, real estate

Just as hurricanes Camille and Katrina altered where people built houses and businesses on the Mississippi coast, the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 promises to significantly change the makeup of home and business ownership along the state’s 45-mile expanse below Interstate 10. The state felt some of the first effects in July 2012 […] [...]

Old-fashioned speakeasy jazzes up Fondren nightlife

Something is brewing in the back of the landmark Brent’s Drugs eatery that has the whole Fondren Arts District buzzing with a clandestine excitement not seen since the Roaring Twenties. It is 8:30 on a warm July weeknight and the parking lot of the Woodland Hills Shopping District in Jackson is dark and mostly empty […] [...]

Life in Sebastopol is like a jar of fudge

Something creamy and dreamy is stirring in rural Scott County. Just off Mississippi 21 in Sebastopol, SpoonFudge is working on homemade desserts for local residents, online customers and anyone lucky enough to come into their tasty shop. Co-owners Tarah Boykin and Aleisa Johnson took over the business in 2011 from a local photographer who had […] [...]

Summer is a business bonanza at the Inflatable Kingdom

When Brian Sparrow and his team members test their equipment they usually flip a coin to decide who gets the opportunity to bounce around in it. “Sometimes its rock, paper, scissors,” Sparrow says. As the owner and operator of Inflatable Kingdom, a space jump and party equipment vendor in Jackson, Sparrow says he finds himself […] [...]

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