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Cashion pushing first-ever 'Mississippi Seafood Trail'

GULFPORT — Mike Cashion, executive director of the Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association, will be on the Gulf Coast today to host a briefing for area restaurant owners and managers about a new summer Gulf seafood campaign and the creation of the first “Mississippi Seafood Trail.” The effort is designed to promote and drive business to participating restaurants that sell ...

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Restaurants beating back the recession

The Mississippi restaurant industry has climbed back from the hit it took during the recent recession to show $3.2 billion in sales in the most recent fiscal year, up six percent from the previous year. Employment was up by 2.9 percent to a total of 80,835. “The rest of the story is that 80,835 figure puts us only back to ...

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West Point voters approve additional 1 percent excise tax

Voters in West Point recently approved an additional one percent tax on hotels, motels and restaurants. Combined with the existing one percent excise tax, the two percent total is expected to generate about $400,000 per year in revenue. Half of that revenue will be used to retire bonds issued for West Point’s sportsplex. The other half will be used to ...

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Savannah getting double – possibly triple – scrutiny on its convention hotel plans

When an initial market study for a convention hotel in Savannah, Ga., made rosy predictions for occupancy rates for the proposed 500-room hotel, the board that governs the city’s convention center responded with a “not so fast.” Like Jackson, Savannah has concluded that its convention center, known officially as the International Trade & Convention Center, can’t reach its potential without ...

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