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Small Business Spotlight: Red Magnet, Tupelo

Having a plan in place Red Magnet draws clients with talent and experience for IT Hoping to hedge against the sluggish economy two years ago, Red Magnet owner Eric Gibens slowly rolled out a proactive maintenance plan for his top three clients. The plan was informal at first and provided a way for Gibens to […] [...]

Small Business Spotlight: JBHM Architects

by Published: October 24,2010

Tags: JBHM Architects, Small Business Spotlight

40 years in the making JBHM finds itself going back to the basics in looking toward the next 40 As JBHM Architects celebrates its 40-year history, professionals at the firm are taking a back-to-basics approach to the future. “The firm has reflected in 2010 on the things that have made us successful,” said Kiley Ham, the firm’s […] [...]

Small Business Spotlight: Embellish, Meridian

‘It’s not the match… it’s the mix’ Group pulled together to make a go of downtown Meridian shop When Aimee Tramontana was considering closing her retail shop in Meridian, five of her friends jumped in with a new idea for the space. Tramontana owns a successful wholesale business, Aimee’s Handpainted Linens, which sells to vendors across […] [...]

Small Business Spotlight: Kepler’s Italian Grill, Greenville

From busboy to business owner Kepler says he’s made mistakes and will make more as boss of restaurant At nearly 28 years old, Kepler Martin has spent half his life in the restaurant business, working his way up from busboy to server and eventually managing restaurants in the Delta and in Tyler, Texas. This spring, […] [...]

Small Business Spotlight: Tara’s Cakes

In the mid-1990s, while in college, Tara Graham made a birthday cake for the child she was babysitting. But it would be nearly a decade after that Elmo-and Big Bird-iced cake that her college hobby became a thriving business in Hattiesburg. Her cake-decorating skills were soon in demand among parents of other children while she […] [...]

Small Business Spotlight: Buffalo Peak Outfitters

Trailblazers Outdoor retailer has something for hikers, hunters, Boy Scouts and other adventure junkies Buffalo Peak Outfitters has been Jackson’s premier “outdoor specialty retailer” since it first opened in the Highland Village shopping center in Northeast Jackson in 1986. Owner Bob McCain said that while he spent many youthful nights in a sleeping bag, he […] [...]

Small Business Spotlight: Mangia Bené Catering

A taste trifecta Good and Blumenthal celebrate 16 mouth-watering years in Jackson Jeff Good comes up with his greatest ideas in the shower, at the precise moment the water hits the back of his neck, stimulating the cerebral cortex portion of his brain. Whether it’s planning wine auctions or endorsing municipal ventures, there is always a project […] [...]

Small Business Spotlight: South Coast Paddling Company, Ocean Springs

Kayaking Capitol? Ecotourism guides outpaddle hurricanes, recession, oil spill After three debilitating strikes, Ocean Springs is still at bat and determined to hit a home run for marine and ecological tourism in the region, bracing itself against hurricanes, recessions and even oil spills. Kayaking, a popular aquatic activity similar to canoeing, could be one of the […] [...]

Small Business Spotlight: Summerhouse, Ridgeland

High Design Palmer and staff have unique ability to fit personal taste with originality and flair Summerhouse, a four-year-old upscale furniture store and interior design firm located on Highland Colony Parkway in Ridgeland, is quiet and still on a late Friday afternoon. The recession has tightened enough family budgets, even in Madison County, so that […] [...]

Small Business Spotlight: Harry Mayer Clothiers

40 years of family service Son and namesake running the business just like his dad The late Harry Mayer Sr. immigrated to the United States from Germany at 17. He couldn’t speak a word of English when he settled with relatives in Meridian. But after working for 34 years at a local department store, Mayer […] [...]

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