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Ashley Furniture ownership to stay in the family

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Ashley Furniture Industries, the world’s largest furniture manufacturer and retailer, is keeping the business family-owned: The company said in a statement Monday that its shareholders, “after exploring potential investment options earlier this year, have decided to retain all of their Ashley stock.” “After many discussions with several great firms, […]

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Posted in Business news, Ecru, Furniture, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, Ripley, State, Verona0 Comments

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Ashley Furniture exploring possibility of sale

Ashley Furniture Industries, the world’s largest furniture manufacturer and retailer, could be putting itself up for sale. Or, according to the Wall Street Journal, at least looking at the possibilities. From the WSJ: Ashley Furniture Industries Inc. confirmed Tuesday that it has hired investment bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to explore “a variety of investment alternatives and other opportunities.” The […]

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Posted in Business news, Ecru, Furniture, International, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, Ripley, Verona0 Comments

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Tippah County Development Foundation names new exec

Matthew Harrison has been named executive director of the Tippah County Development Foundation, effective Feb. 2.  According to the TCDF: Harrison will work closely with the  board of directors, local officials and local businesses to further their mission of promoting economic development in Tippah County. The TCDF utilizes strategic partnering to bring new businesses and jobs […]

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State Main Street programs get national accreditation

The Mississippi Main Street Association announced that the following members cities have been designated as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center:   Aberdeen               Corinth                    Pascagoula Amory                    Greenville                […]

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Posted in Aberdeen, Amory, Baldwyn, Booneville, Business news, Corinth, National, New Albany, Northeast Mississippi, Oxford, Pontotoc, Ripley, Starkville, tourism, Tupelo, Water Valley, West Point0 Comments



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