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Olde Towne Drugs open in Brandon

Dreams do come true — just not always on schedule. Ask Anna Claire Heindl, Pharm.D., owner of the new Olde Towne Drugs on West Government Street in Brandon. She is all smiles these days, and why not. Olde Towne Drugs, which is both a full-service and compounding pharmacy, provides hormone replacement consultation and offers a throwback soda fountain with malts ...

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Small Business Spotlight: Washington Square Thrift Store, Greenville

Fine china, home appliances, clothing, books and games are among the items meticulously displayed at the Washington Square Thrift Store in downtown Greenville. “The community has been really good to us,” said Ann Macvaugh, founder and executive director of Washington Square. “We get items from estates – fine china, televisions. This is upscale resale. It’s not your average thrift store.” ...

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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 ...

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Small Business Spotlight: Mississippi Music

Music plays on: Johnson team has made music business a powerhouse Mississippi Music has weathered nearly 65 years in business by adapting and evolving to meet market demands in the state. The company was founded in Hattiesburg by Jim Johnson and his wife, Mac, who are both now in their 90s. Jim Johnson, an Alabama native, was a trombone player ...

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Small Business Spotlight: Taylor Creek Farm, Taylor

Green practices, lush produce pay for Taylor farmers The owners of Taylor Creek Farm grow flowers, heirloom vegetables and herbs while fostering green growing practices, education and community spirit. In 2003, Michelle McAnally and Jared Spears founded Taylor Creek Farm with the purchase of a former cotton farm in Taylor. Within two years, McAnally quit her full-time job as an ...

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Dining Out Spotlight: Sneaky Beans

Music, drinks flow at Fondren’s Sneaky Beans Sneaky Beans opened in Sept. 2008, fusing the relaxed atmosphere of a coffee shop with a music venue while encouraging community development. Owner Byron Knight returned to Jackson after his 2006 graduation from Middle Tennessee State University and decided to open a coffee shop with live entertainment after talking with developer Mike Peters. ...

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Small Business Spotlight: Derrick and Jennifer Emerson

DOING BUSINESS THE RIGHT WAY Emerson culinary success based on devotion to employees and expectation of excellence Disaster struck Walker’s Drive-In twice in 2005, but owners Derek and Jennifer Emerson consider the calamities blessings in disguise. On Feb. 18, 2005, a fire caused enough smoke damage to force a three-month closure. Then, Hurricane Katrina hit and power outages forced the ...

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Small Business Spotlight: Red Magnet, Tupelo

Having a plan in place Red Magnet draws clients with talent and experience for IT Hoping to hedge against the sluggish economy two years ago, Red Magnet owner Eric Gibens slowly rolled out a proactive maintenance plan for his top three clients. The plan was informal at first and provided a way for Gibens to save both his company and ...

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Small Business Spotlight: JBHM Architects

40 years in the making JBHM finds itself going back to the basics in looking toward the next 40 As JBHM Architects celebrates its 40-year history, professionals at the firm are taking a back-to-basics approach to the future. “The firm has reflected in 2010 on the things that have made us successful,” said Kiley Ham, the firm’s marketing director. “And we’ve found ...

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Small Business Spotlight: Embellish, Meridian

‘It’s not the match… it’s the mix’ Group pulled together to make a go of downtown Meridian shop When Aimee Tramontana was considering closing her retail shop in Meridian, five of her friends jumped in with a new idea for the space. Tramontana owns a successful wholesale business, Aimee’s Handpainted Linens, which sells to vendors across the nation. By January, she’d ...

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