Home » NEWS » Small Business (page 30)

Small Business

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 the mail — yucky bills ...

Read More »

Small Business Spotlight: Buon Cibo, Hernando

A success on his own: After more than a year, Belenchia’s first solo  project, by all standards, has been a total hit After working for several restaurants in Memphis and North Mississippi, Josh Belenchia was ready to open his own place. When he toured a vacant restaurant property in Hernando, the concept of Buon Cibo, which opened March 15, was born. The ...

Read More »

Dining Out Spotlight: Gin Mill Galleries Inc, Indianola

Party atmosphere goes with Gin Mill Gallery Just as the patio for a restaurant in an old gin in Indianola was being poured, a tornado tore through and destroyed the building. For two decades, Tom Bingham had owned the property, doing custom woodworking from the space. For about a decade, he’d operated an art gallery from the building, where he’d ...

Read More »

Small Business Spotlight: Complete Mobile Home Supply, Pearl

Becoming a ‘complete’ success Mobile home supply is largest in state with an eye on higher goals Customers walk into Complete Mobile Home Supply and, on many occasions, aren’t sure what they need. “They make a lot of hand gestures,” said Jotham McCauley, director of e-commerce. “They say, ‘It’s about like this,’ and we have guys who have worked here ...

Read More »

Small Business Spotlight: Swirlz, Tupelo

Swirlz Girls: When you know, you know and we knew Daniel, Root have grown invitation business infinitely Kim Root and Shelly Daniel are best friends. They live next door to one another and go to the same church. Their husbands are both architects. When they’re seen together in Tupelo, people call them the Swirlz girls because they also own an ...

Read More »

Dining Out Spotlight: Parlor Market, Jackson

There is a reason for everything at the PM From the owner to the hostess stand and from the floors to the bar, nearly everything in Parlor Market tells a story. Owner Craig Noone got his start at the Palace Casino Resort on the coast after graduating from the Texas Culinary Academy. He then moved to Italy where he obtained ...

Read More »

Small Business Spotlight: SoDelta, Greenville

Idea for came to Hamilton ‘like a bolt of lightning’ The idea for SoDelta candles struck Lea Margaret Hamilton “like a bolt of lightning” one fall afternoon on a drive to the City of Greenwood. “Combines were on both sides of the highway cutting soybeans and I just thought, ‘nobody is doing candles made with Mississippi Delta soybeans,” she said. ...

Read More »

Dining Out Spotlight: Madidi, Clarksdale

A dream come true for Luckett and Freeman Ten years ago, when Bill Luckett and Morgan Freeman were preparing to open their Clarksdale restaurant, Madidi, they could park just about anywhere they wanted downtown. A few weeks ago as Luckett drove to the restaurant, he lucked out and got the only available parking spot on the block. “There used to ...

Read More »

Dining Out Spotlight: Fillin Station Grille, Southaven

Fillin Station Grille the fourth venture for RCM Four years after opening its first DeSoto County venture, Memphis-based River City Management Group has opened its fourth restaurant in the Northwest Mississippi County. The management group’s other DeSoto County properties include: the Mesquite Chophouse, a fine dining steakhouse; 10 Bones BBQ; and, Pa Pa Pia’s Authentic Italian Restaurant. Fillin Station Grille, ...

Read More »

Small Business Spotlight: Kelly's Kids, Natchez

Ashton James remembers standing on the front porch of his boyhood home with his cousin, Dan, as the only models for his mother’s new clothing company, Kelly’s Kids. The boys were paid a dollar an outfit — because they also had to try on the girls’ outfits, too. Today, the 32-year-old James serves as chief executive officer of the 28-year-old ...

Read More »