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George Bell Rug Cleaning and Restoration has new owner

Greg C. Smith is the new owner of George Bell Rug Cleaning and Restoration, a 70-year-old Jackson-based specialty cleaning business. A native of Jackson, Smith graduated from Mississippi State University in 1983 with a degree in Business Administration. After a 22-year career in medical sales, Smith retired in 2016 to acquire the company. The George Bell Company employs skilled artisans ...

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J. Britt Lighting is honored for excellence by Home Accents Today magazine

Residential and commercial lighting source J. Britt Lighting in Tupelo has been named one of Home Accents Today’s 50 Retail Stars for 2017 by editors of the trade magazine for the home accents industry. The list recognizes independent brick-and-mortar retailers of home accents – including lighting retailers and interior design boutiques – that are creative in their merchandising, have a ...

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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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(WATCH) AN MBJ ORIGINAL FILM — Harkins takes art of furniture building to the days of old

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmNGUb2j_r4&feature=youtu.be By STEPHEN McDILL The old man was desperate. Tommy Bell had learned carpentry from German immigrants and had built his first rocking chair at the age of 11. By the time he reached his late 70’s, he knew that the Old World trade of furniture-making was fading away and he was eager to find a new apprentice. The country was changing ...

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