Judd Wilson

Wilson named vice president of chamber of commerce for CDF

Judd Wilson has been named vice president of the Chamber of Commerce for the Community Development Foundation. He has been the CDF’s director of small business development for the Renasant Center for IDEAs since October 2012. He will continue in that position as well In his new role, he’ll lead the chamber division in the recruitment and […]

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Posted in Business news, Community Development Foundation, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments


Margarete’s Fine Chocolates mulling airport shop

Margarete’s Fine Chocolates is working out details with the Tupelo Airport Authority to open a small gift shop inside the terminal at the Tupelo Regional Airport. The space owner Henry Daniels is considering is next to the Budget and Hertz rental car spaces, and adjacent to the board room. The shop, which would be called […]

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Posted in Business news, New business, New Retailers, Northeast Mississippi, Retail News, Tupelo, Tupelo Regional Airport0 Comments

MS Food Inspection

On the menu: Food inspection report for 04.10.15

Not too many inspections in Tupelo and Lee County last week, but inspectors were out and about Northeast Mississippi.  There is one “C” to report, and that’s at Pizza Den in Oxford. There was only one violation – no certified manager when the inspector came  through. And it was a repeat violation. The state Department […]

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Sara Evans

Paul Thorn, Sara Evans to headline Elvis Festival entertainment

Paul Thorn and Sara Evans will be the headline acts at the 17th annual Tupelo Elvis Festival June 4-7 in downtown Tupelo The lineup for Friday, June 5 has Memphis Jones as the opening act, followed by Thorn. On Saturday, June 6, the opener is Charlie Worsham, followed by Evans. The Fairpark stage will kick each night off with an Elvis […]

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Posted in Business news, Elvis Presley, Northeast Mississippi, tourism, Tupelo, Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau, Tupelo Elvis Festival0 Comments

VIP seating

VIP Cinema Seating in New Albany doubling capacity

VIP Cinema Seating, which touts itself as the world’s largest manufacturer of premium cinema seating, announced a major production expansion that will double the company’s manufacturing capacity “while maintaining VIP’s commitment to made-in-the-U.S.A. quality.”  Says the company: The move came in response to growing customer demand. When VIP introduced the concept of luxury reclining seating to […]

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Posted in Business news, Furniture, Manufacturing, National, New Albany, Northeast Mississippi0 Comments

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United Furniture returning to Tupelo Furniture Market

According to Furniture Today, United Furniture Industries, is returning to the Tupelo Furniture Market and has signed a three-year lease on a 17,000-square foot showroom.  “We feel the Tupelo Furniture Market is a very viable market and a crucial market in our long-term marketing strategy of servicing our Southeast and Midwest customer base,” said Jay Quimby, […]

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Mid South Auto Supply opening seventh NAPA store

Tupelo-based Mid South Auto Supply is expanding its operations in Northeast Mississippi, opening its seventh NAPA Auto Parts store at 1105 S Gloster Street in Tupelo. NAPA is the only locally owned parts store in the All-America City The 10,000-square-foot facility also will house the company’s corporate offices and will serve as a redistribution center […]

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Posted in Business news, Employment and jobs, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

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