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Tyner appointed Senior Adviser/Director of Regional Affairs

Mississippi’s Mitch Tyner, a lawyer and previous small business owner and investor, has joined the Office of Advocacy as a Senior Adviser to the Chief Counsel and Director of Regional Affairs. Tyner will work closely with the office’s Regional Advocates, who serve as the direct links between their region’s small business owners, state and local government agencies, state legislators, small ...

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Golf carts keep Bay St. Louis moving

By LISA MONTI Given the fact that golf carts have become such a popular way to get around Bay St. Louis, especially on sunny weekends when Old Town’s bars, restaurants and shops are in full swing, the Mississippi Coast city’s motto “A Place Apart” could easily morph into “A Place of Carts.” They’re everywhere. People drive them to work, parents ...

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Vicksburg couple gains exposure and a partner during visit to Shark Tank

By NASH NUNNERY It’s been said that most aspiring entrepreneurs live their fears and not their dreams. Not Juli and Richard Rhett. The Vicksburg couple turned Richard’s desire to improve outdoor camping gear and help solve the world’s water crisis into Sierra Madre Research and a coveted appearance on ABC-TV’s hit series Shark Tank Oct. 1. The Rhetts’ appearance was ...

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Cannon Elected to NADA Board of Directors

Michael Joe Cannon has been elected to serve a three-year term on the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Board of Directors as the Mississippi representative. Cannon is the owner of Cannon Motors of Mississippi. Cannon was elected by the Mississippi franchised dealers and will begin serving his second term in March. In his role as the NADA Director, Cannon sits ...

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Reed’s store in Columbus closing next year

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal  COLUMBUS – After working with the Reed family for nearly five decades, Lex Jackson is retiring next year. And with his retirement will be the closing of Reed’s department store in the city. “Family businesses go through rhythms, and this is one of those,” said Jack Reed Jr., the president of the iconic department ...

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Networking leads to Walmart deal for Oxford businesswoman

By LISA MONTI Oxford businesswoman Karen Kurr took her Southern-style frozen casseroles up to Bentonville, Ark., and landed a deal in her first meeting with Walmart. Starting in the fall of 2018, Kurr’s No Time 2 Cook family-size meals will be introduced in the frozen food aisles of 250 Walmarts throughout the Deep South. Kurr’s winning combination of fresh ingredients ...

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