Posts Tagged ‘Small Business Spotlight’

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 […] [...]

Restaurant veteran brings Far East to Fondren

Exclamations of praise for Jackson’s newest Asian-themed dining spot have been flowing across the restaurant’s Facebook page since its May opening. “Drunken noodles and spring rolls are great,” says Carolyn Swanson. “Best red curry I’ve ever tasted. I’ll be back many, many times,” says Pamela Gressett. Miso owner Grant Nooe is happy to get back […] [...]

Froyo y’all: Couple brings ‘delicious’ dessert to Delta

The next time you’re on Cotton Row in Cleveland look for the two teachers serving frozen yogurt. Suzette Matthews and her fiancée Matty Bengloff decided to open up Delta Dairy Frozen Yogurt in April to introduce the region to a dessert that’s easily found in other college towns in Mississippi. “I dream of yogurt every […] [...]

Grass-roots process

Louise Burroughs is one part “Bonanza” and one part “Bath & Body Works.” While keeping books for the family cattle business has always been her first love, Burroughs decided last year to open up a business of her own. “I will always be a cowgirl,” the Terry wife and mother said. “Growing up I wanted […] [...]

Small Business Spotlight: Washington Square Thrift Store, Greenville

Fine china, home appliances, clothing, books and games are among the items meticulously displayed at the Washington Square Thrift Store in downtown Greenville. “The community has been really good to us,” said Ann Macvaugh, founder and executive director of Washington Square. “We get items from estates – fine china, televisions. This is upscale resale. It’s […] [...]

Small Business Spotlight: FRESH INK

After six years of owning Fresh Ink, the Jackson stationery, invitation and gift shop, Elizabeth Upchurch still gasps when she gets a beautiful invitation in the mail. That’s because occasionally, Upchurch won’t get to see a project from creation to fruition. “I will just gasp when I see it. People get so many things in […] [...]

Small Business Spotlight: Mississippi Music

Music plays on: Johnson team has made music business a powerhouse Mississippi Music has weathered nearly 65 years in business by adapting and evolving to meet market demands in the state. The company was founded in Hattiesburg by Jim Johnson and his wife, Mac, who are both now in their 90s. Jim Johnson, an Alabama […] [...]

Small Business Spotlight: Taylor Creek Farm, Taylor

Green practices, lush produce pay for Taylor farmers The owners of Taylor Creek Farm grow flowers, heirloom vegetables and herbs while fostering green growing practices, education and community spirit. In 2003, Michelle McAnally and Jared Spears founded Taylor Creek Farm with the purchase of a former cotton farm in Taylor. Within two years, McAnally quit […] [...]

Dining Out Spotlight: Sneaky Beans

by Published: November 14,2010

Tags: Byron Knight, Small Business Spotlight, Sneaky Beans

Music, drinks flow at Fondren’s Sneaky Beans Sneaky Beans opened in Sept. 2008, fusing the relaxed atmosphere of a coffee shop with a music venue while encouraging community development. Owner Byron Knight returned to Jackson after his 2006 graduation from Middle Tennessee State University and decided to open a coffee shop with live entertainment after […] [...]

Small Business Spotlight: Derrick and Jennifer Emerson

DOING BUSINESS THE RIGHT WAY Emerson culinary success based on devotion to employees and expectation of excellence Disaster struck Walker’s Drive-In twice in 2005, but owners Derek and Jennifer Emerson consider the calamities blessings in disguise. On Feb. 18, 2005, a fire caused enough smoke damage to force a three-month closure. Then, Hurricane Katrina hit […] [...]

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