Archive | January, 2013

VIKING_LOGO

New Viking Range owner cuts 20 percent of workers

New Viking Range Corp. owner Middleby Corp., laid off about 140 of  Viking’s 700 workers, or 20 percent of its workforce, on Thursday, the Associated Press reported. Middleby, based near Chicago, bought Greenwood-based Viking earlier this month for $380 million. The company said it could see growing Viking’s market share 25 percent to 30 percent, […]

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Posted in Business news, Manufacturing, National, Unemployment1 Comment

Room to Room adds Bassett Furniture

Room to Room Furniture in Tupelo has added another brand to its portfolio – Bassett.  “We are so excited about bringing the Bassett line to Room to Room Furniture,” said owner Lisa Hawkins. “This is a tremendous opportunity  for both us and the customer as Bassett is one of the most trusted brands in America.” […]

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Posted in Business news, Retail News, Tupelo1 Comment

Inspections: Pizza Hut, Taco Bell 1/31/13

Good news. We are on our second straight week of all A’s. – The state Department of Health regularly inspects restaurants and food facilities. The facilities are graded from A to C. “A” is the best. “C” is the equivalent of failing, but the inspection isn’t bad enough to merit the closure of the restaurant. […]

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Posted in Business news, Food & Dining, Northeast Mississippi, Restaurant inspections, Tupelo0 Comments

Sonic opens in Nettleton

Press release from Sonic Drive-in:  (Oklahoma City)  – Sonic Restaurants, Inc., franchisor of America’s largest chain of drive-in fast food restaurants, today announced the opening of a new SONIC Drive-In in Nettleton, Miss. “We are very excited to open a new SONIC in Nettleton,” said Trey Ellison, manager. “We are looking forward to serving the […]

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Posted in Business news, Business newsmakers, Food & Dining, New business, New restaurants, Northeast Mississippi463 Comments

Chickasaw museum meeting draws a crowd in Tupelo

More than 100 people today visited the Natchez Trace Parkway headquarters to offer their opinions about the proposed Chickasaw heritage center and museum. The come-and-go event was geared at explaining the proposed project to the public and getting feedback. The project is in the preliminary stages, according to Dale Wilkerson, acting superintendent of the Natchez […]

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Posted in Business news, Business newsmakers, Natchez Trace Parkway, Northeast Mississippi, tourism, Tupelo0 Comments

Gap Factory Store open; new bank opens Friday

UPDATE: On Wednesday, I mistakenly wrote that Farmers & Merchants Bank would be opening today. It’s actually Friday. The headline on this post reflects that. Sorry about that! ———– New openings are always a good thing, and while it’s old news if you’ve been following on Biz Buzz and the Daily Journal, you’ll be happy […]

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Posted in Banking & Finance, Business news, New business, Retail News, Tupelo52 Comments

Chickasaw Nation seal

Natchez Trace to have Chickasaw Museum meeting today

Reminder:   The Natchez Trace Parkway and the Chickasaw Nation have a public meeting scheduled today from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. At these meetings, the National Park Service and the Chickasaw Nation will discuss the proposal to establish a museum and cultural center at the Chickasaw Village site along the Natchez Trace Parkway near […]

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Posted in Business news, Business newsmakers, Natchez Trace Parkway, Northeast Mississippi, tourism, Tupelo0 Comments

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