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Quail Ridge Press finds recipe for sweet success

Brandon — It is somewhat ironic that Quail Ridge Press, which started on a kitchen table, has grown into a successful publishing company primarily by getting its books on, yes, kitchen tables. Known for its regional and specialty cookbooks, Quail Ridge has expanded its offering of authors and titles over its history that goes back to the 1970s, and it ...

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Ridgeland exploration company hits the natural gas jackpot

Ridgeland — Twenty years ago, only the big oil companies and their room-sized computers could afford the technology to find oil and gas hiding far below the earth and sea. Today, little companies like the three-man oil and gas exploration firm of LyMac, LLC, are using technology breakthroughs to uncover oil and gas on desktop computers. The two-year-old company is ...

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Bridge unites community working toward common goal

Ocean Springs — When is a bridge more than a bridge? When it serves to unite a cross-section of a community working to achieve a common goal: maintain the unique ambience of a small, coastal town. Such is the story of the Shearwater Bridge — a concrete conduit connecting “old” Ocean Springs to the well-traveled East Beach area. The bridge ...

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K&A Corporate Design’s policy: keep overhead low

Rienzi — When her husband was stationed in the military, Sonya Kerr read an article about a woman who started a gift basket business out of her garage. “I just loved the novelty of it,” said Kerr, who established Rienzi-based K&A Corporate Design, makers of creative gifts and gourmet gift baskets, in 2000. “I’d had this in the back of ...

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