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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 ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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Dining Out Spotlight: Purple Parrot, Hattiesburg

St. John: Restaurant biz was love at first site While sitting out a few semesters from his studies at the University of Southern Miss, Robert St. John took a job at a local restaurant. “I fell in love with it,” he said. “I knew from pretty much when I started working there that that was what I was supposed to ...

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Small Business Spotlight: Café Mike’s of Corinth

From dream to reality Couple makes success in Northeast Mississippi A Chicago couple’s dream has turned into a culinary boon for one North Mississippi city. In 16 years since moving from the Chicago suburbs to Corinth, Marcia and the late Mike Guare’s small barbecue joint has turned into a thriving café serving pizza, salads, appetizers, sandwiches and steaks. Mike and Marcia ...

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MBJ SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: The Candle and Gift Shoppe

Hobby turns into a success story Goodnight says six days a week and sometimes on Sundays is not too much for something you love Having sold the family furniture business in 1997 after 23 years in operation, Linda Goodnight needed a hobby. Her brother and his wife bought her a candle-making kit from a hobby store. Now, 13 years later, ...

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Small Business Spotlight: Lann Hardware, Aberdeen

A history in hardware The Lann family has been serving the people in and around Aberdeen for 130 years For more than 130 years, the Lann family in Aberdeen has been in the hardware business. The original store opened in 1879 with Capt. H.J.B. Lann and a man named Carter as the founders. “Capt. Lann was my great-grandfather, and he’d ...

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Small Business Spotlight: Cowboy Corner, Southaven

Keeping it in the family Tacketts continue to maintain relationships with generations of customers Charles Tackett’s father, George Tackett, opened a small saddle and leather repair shop in 1957 on Summer Avenue in Memphis. The shop remains in the family and in business today on Goodman Road in Southaven. The elder Tackett grew up on farms in Savannah, Tenn., during ...

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Small Business Spotlight: A Complete Flag Source

A true flag-flying patriot Business is a labor of love for the McIntyres A Complete Flag Source, which is set to move in several weeks to a new location outfitted with a showroom, storage and office space, comes from a much more humble beginning. The shop was originally operated inside a small enterprise called Jac Mac Ice Plant Co. as ...

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Small Business Spotlight: Delta Grind, Water Valley

Tatums find their way in making ground products, like grits, polenta and corn meal Becky and John Tatum were working in a restaurant that was due to close when they first heard about an opportunity that interested them. A friend was ready to retire from a homemade grit-making business that began in 2001, and the Tatums were intrigued by the ...

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