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OSHA fines H.M. Richards for death of maintenance worker

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is recommending a $55,100 fine for furniture manufacturer H.M. Richards. The company, founded in 1997, has 15 business days to respond. Last Oct. 1, Raymond Reece, a 46-year-old maintenance worker at H.M. Richards Inc., was fatally electrocuted, as he disconnected wiring on a saw at the company’s frame shop on […]

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Posted in Baldwyn, Business news, Furniture, Manufacturing, Northeast Mississippi, Workplace issues0 Comments

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Crye-Leike marks reopening of Tupelo office

After nearly nine months, Crye-Leike’s Tupelo office will reopen their doors at Crye-Leike Plaza. The office will celebrate its homecoming with a grand reopening ceremony and open house today form 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. A ribbon-cutting will be held at 10 a.m. The office was heavily damaged in last April’s tornado, with parts of its […]

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Posted in Business news, Disaster relief/recovery, Northeast Mississippi, Real estate, Tupelo0 Comments

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Neon Pig’s Smash Burger named best burger in Mississippi

Thrillist discovered what many people in Tupelo and Northeast Mississippi have long known – the Neon Pig Cafe knows burgers.  In fact Thrillist, which proudly proclaims that it’s “obsessed with everything that’s worth caring about in food, drink and travel” picked Neon Pig’s Smash Burger as the Best Burger in Mississippi in its list of the “Best Burgers in […]

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TVA CEO Johnson highlights efforts, economic development impact

Tennessee Valley Authority CEO Bill Johnson is making a couple of stops in Tupelo today, bringing updates about the utility’s efforts to cut costs and to better serve the public. He also talked about the TVA’s economic development efforts. A few highlights of our interview with Johnson: In 2014 alone, TVA helped attract or maintain […]

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Posted in Business news, Economic development, Energy, Northeast Mississippi, TVA0 Comments

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Mississippi to mark Automotive Industry Week March 1-7

Gov. Phil Bryant has proclaimed March 1-7 as “Automotive Industry Week” in Mississippi to honor the industry’s “vital role” in the state’s economy.  More from the governor’s office: From the production of the first vehicle in Mississippi more than 10 years ago until now, automotive manufacturing in the state has grown into an industry that includes 89 […]

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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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Mall at Barnes Crossing, other businesses open

The meltdown (for snow, that is) has begun, and businesses are slowly getting back on track. Not everyone is open, and this isn’t meant to be a complete list, so feel free to post on here or let Biz Buzz know what’s open. From The Mall at Barnes Crossing we have this: The Mall at […]

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Posted in Business news, Food & Dining, Northeast Mississippi, Retail News0 Comments

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