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Tupelo CVB wins several tourism awards at state conference

At the 2014 Governor’s Conference on Tourism at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, which wrapped up today, the City of Tupelo was well represented, winning four awards via the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau.  • CVB of the Year • Promotion of the Year for its “Center of Positivity” campaign • Attraction of the Year for […]

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Posted in Business news, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau0 Comments

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UAM’s disassembly operations, facility in Tupelo get accreditation

Microsoft Word – UAM Receives AFRA Certification.docx Universal Asset Management‘s disassembly processes and its facility at the Tupelo Regional Airport have received accreditation from the Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association, the company announced. Here’s the press release: Universal Asset Management, Inc. (UAM), a leader in aviation asset management, aircraft disassembly and commercial aviation aftermarket component sales, […]

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Posted in Business news, International, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Tupelo Regional Airport, Universal Asset Management0 Comments


Williams-Sonoma expanding in Olive Branch, adding 900 jobs

Gov. Phil Bryant and Williams-Sonoma Inc. announced today the company is expanding operations at its 2 million-square-foot distribution center in Olive Branch. The project is creating approximately 900 new jobs, in addition to the over 650 current employees. Additionally, the facility employs between 2,000 and 3,000 seasonal workers each year during peak periods. “Williams-Sonom, Inc. […]

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Posted in Business news, Economic development, Mississippi Development Authority, National0 Comments


Nine Miss. catfish and poultry operations get financial help

Nine poultry and catfish producers in Mississippi have been selected to receive a total of $288,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to make energy efficiency improvements to their operations, U.S. Senator Thad Cochran today reported.  The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grants were approved for operations in Bay Springs, Brooksville, Carthage, Indianola, Magnolia, […]

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Posted in Agriculture & livestock, Business news, National, Northeast Mississippi, State1 Comment


Dessert and coffee cafe, restaurant coming to downtown Tupelo

Biz Buzz has a two-for-one post for you today. First, there’s a dessert and coffee cafe opening soon in downtown Tupelo. Then, the second bit of news is that an old spot near the Lee County Justice Center on Spring Street will be the new home of a restaurant that opened last year and went through […]

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Posted in Business news, Downtown Tupelo, Food & Dining, New business, New restaurants, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

Elvis Trail

Elvis Presley Birthplace Trail work to begin in October

The long-awaited Elvis Presley Birthplace Trail connecting downtown Tupelo to the birthplace and museum should be completed in 18 months, officials said today at a groundbreaking ceremony.  Work on the project will begin the first weekend in October and should be finished by the spring of 2016. The $11.5 million project includes repaving and widening East Main […]

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Posted in Construction, Downtown Tupelo, Elvis Presley Birthplace, Fairpark District, Northeast Mississippi, tourism, Tupelo, West Point0 Comments

Tupelo Oktoberfest

Tupelo Oktoberfest to be held Oct. 30 in Fairpark

Ready for some music, beer and food, German style?  Then prepare for Tupelo Oktoberfest. Details are just now being rolled out, but Fairpark will be the site of the Tupelo Oktoberfest on Oct. 30 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. There’s no admission charge, but a $30 wristband for adults over 21 gives them access to […]

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Posted in Downtown Tupelo, Fairpark District, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau1 Comment

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