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SBA honors North Mississippians as Small Business Person of the Year and for Lifetime Achievement

The U.S. Small Business Administration Mississippi District Office has named Mary Jennifer Russell, president and founder of Sugaree’s Bakery of New Albany, the 2017 SBA Mississippi Small Business Person of the Year and honored Three Rivers Planning and Development District Executive Director Vernon R. “Randy” Kelley III with a lifetime achievement award. Sugaree’s Bakery is a small batch bakery that ...

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Mercedes-Benz of Jackson named Official Automotive Partner of Highland Village

Highland Village has named Mercedes-Benz of Jackson its Official Automotive Partner. The partnership creates immediate cross promotional opportunities for both brands, including Mercedes-Benz of Jackson permanently displaying three luxury vehicles – two Mercedes-Benz and one Porsche – on-site throughout the Highland Village property. Mercedes-Benz of Jackson offers one of the largest inventories of Mercedes-Benz automobiles – including new and previously ...

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4 graduate from business incubator on coast

Four businesses recently graduated from the Jackson County Small Business Incubator: Dr. Myrtis Austin, PhD, licensed marriage and family therapist in Gautier; Jessica Mohler Creel, licensed occupational therapist in Ocean Springs; Luci Knotts, licensed speech pathologist, Moss Point; and Ange Godfrey, licensed speech pathologist, Moss Point. The mission of the Jackson County Small Business Incubator LLC is to develop and ...

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Mad Genius adds Pedigo

Advertising veteran and Emmy-nominated writer Jeff Pedigo has joined top creative firm Mad Genius as Senior Writer / Strategist. With over 30 years of experience in marketing, Pedigo has earned numerous awards at the local and national level, including Copywriter of the Year, many TELLYs and Best of Show ADDYs, all from producing momentum-building brand experiences in TV, radio, print, ...

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Dealership ‘Best of the Best’

Mercedes-Benz of Jackson has been recognized by the luxury automobile brand as a Best of the Best for 2016, placing it among the upper echelon of Mercedes-Benz dealerships nationally. The Best of the Best Program recognizes dealers based on exemplary performance in sales, service and parts as well as excellence in operations and customer experience. The top 15 percent of ...

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Whatley named top dealer

Mike Whatley, President of Mike Whatley Honda, was honored as the Mississippi TIME Dealer of the Year recently at a ceremony held in conjunction with the National Automobile Dealers Association annual convention. He was nominated by the Mississippi Automobile Dealers Association for his community service and industry accomplishments. The TIME Dealer of the Year award is one of the automobile ...

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‘Life changing chicken’ coming soon to Mississippi

By LISA MONTI Construction will begin soon on the first of six restaurant locations for a franchise new to Mississippi that promises “life changing chicken.” Father and son franchisees Ricky Bagwell and David Bagwell will build the first Slim Chickens store in Ridgeland. Two more are planned in the Jackson area, two in the Hattiesburg area and one in Oxford. ...

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Lott Furniture reaching 100th birthday during a time of downtown Laurel renaissance

By BECKY GILLETTE Back in the 1940s, Blues musician Blind Roosevelt Graves sang and played his guitar in front of Lott Furniture at 320 Front Street almost daily. “He and his brother, Uaroy, drew massive crowds to Front Street just to hear them play, locals and travelers alike,” said Rodney Rowell, who owns Lott Furniture with his wife, Angie. “It’s ...

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Coast Roast perking despite two hard blows

By LISA MONTI Shawn and Lynn Montella started their Coast Roast coffee business 16 years as a modest venture centered on Shawn’s interest in roasting coffee beans. “We never had big plans, we were just doing it on the fly, adjusting as we went,” Shawn Montella said. “It just grew on its own.” Grew it did. In spite of the ...

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