Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association’

West Point voters approve additional 1 percent excise tax

Voters in West Point recently approved an additional one percent tax on hotels, motels and restaurants. Combined with the existing one percent excise tax, the two percent total is expected to generate about $400,000 per year in revenue. Half of that revenue will be used to retire bonds issued for West Point’s sportsplex. The other […] [...]

Connecting growers, restaurants

The new Eat Healthy Mississippi initiative, which will connect local growers to restaurants and promote healthy eating, is underway. The Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association (MHRA) recently learned it had received a grant of more than $83,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. With the help of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture, MHRA has already […] [...]

Despite gusher, Gulf Coast open for business

For Laura Allen, the waiting is the hardest part. An employee at Mississippi State Hospital in Whitfield, Allen booked a condo on the Alabama Gulf Coast months ago, well before the Deepwater Horizon explosion that is still spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico. As her refund deadline approached, she agonized over whether or not […] [...]

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