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Officials held a dedication ceremony this morning in Fairpark near the Elvis statue, planting a Yoshino cherry tree.

Tupelo, Japanese team up for Cherry Blossom Festival

Cherry blossoms (sakura in Japanese) have long been a symbol of joy  and hope of rebirth, used by the Japanese as a token of friendship. With that in mind, Tupelo next year will host its first North Mississippi Cherry Blossom Festival – in fact, it will be the first in the state. Today, city and county […]

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Posted in Business news, Fairpark District, International, Northeast Mississippi, tourism, Tupelo0 Comments

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AC’s Coffee soft opening under way at Midtown Pointe

Last month we told you about AC’s Coffee of New Albany opening in Midtown Pointe (the former Gloster Creek Village) in Tupelo. We’re happy to report it is now open in the food court of the center. Well, call it a soft-opening, as all the needed items haven’t quite made it to the store yet. […]

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Posted in Business news, Food & Dining, Midtown District, Midtown Pointe, New Albany, New business, New restaurants, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

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Tupelo Wine Downtown ticket sales start Wednesday

The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association  and Trustmark Bank are sponsoring 2015 Wine Downtown on April 23.  The progressive wine tasting will be held at more than 10 downtown retail shops and studios. Each stop will offer a different wine and food pairing. Following the tasting, attendees are invited to an After Party on the rooftop of Park […]

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Posted in Business news, Downtown Tupelo, Northeast Mississippi, tourism, Tupelo0 Comments

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International tourists spent record $222 billion in U.S.

The folks at the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Elvis Presley Birthplace will tell you just how important international tourists are to Tupelo.  According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, international visitors spent a record $222 billion last year. Tupelo only makes up a small share of that, of course,  but the visitors from the UK, […]

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Posted in Business news, Elvis Presley, Elvis Presley Birthplace, International, National, Northeast Mississippi, tourism, Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau0 Comments

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Three Rivers’ Kelley named among top 50 economic developers

Three Rivers Planning and Development District Executive Director Vernon R. “Randy” Kelley III has been named one of North America’s top 50 economic developers for 2015. Kelley was named to the list by Consultant Connect, a Kalamazoo, Michigan-based consulting agency that links economic developers and site consultants. The economic developers selected were nominated by their […]

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Posted in Business news, Business newsmakers, Community development, Economic development, Mississippi Development Authority, Northeast Mississippi, Pontotoc, State, Tennessee Valley Authority, TVA0 Comments

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Former Stanford Financial adviser must return money

A federal jury in Dallas on Friday concluded a former financial adviser to former Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford must return nearly $800,000 in fees and expenses paid to him before Stanford’s multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme collapsed in early 2009. The jury also concluded Friday that Peter Romero may keep the $300,000 in funds he invested […]

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Posted in Baldwyn, Banking & Finance, Business news, International, National, Northeast Mississippi, Stanford Financial, Tupelo0 Comments

There would be more buyers at the market if more companies – Mississippi-based in particular – would show i Tupelo. Just sayin'

OPINION: Mississippi furniture manufacturers should show at market

I wrote a column in today’s Daily Journal, suggesting that companies that make furniture in Mississippi should show at the Tupelo Furniture Market.  I was out of town for much of the day, but I received some calls with people agreeing with me. Now, you may not, and that’s fine – that’s what opinions are for. And no, […]

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Posted in Business news, Community development, Economic development, Furniture, International, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Tupelo Furniture Market1 Comment

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