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February 2013

Tupelo Furniture Market goes after more buyers Inside

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Furniture industry looks to continue growth

or five years, we’ve been hearing about the “down economy,” the “fragile economy” and other similar terms. The Great Recession is still fresh on most people’s minds. Not that you could tell by looking at Wall Street. Last year was a very good year for investors in large-, mid- and small-cap stocks. How good was it? Consider: • The blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 7.26 percent. • The S&P 500 index gained 13.4 percent in 2013, its largest annual return since 2009 and the fourth-largest in the past decade. • The Nasdaq composite index rose nearly 16 percent, compared to a drop of 1.8 percent in 2011. • The Russell 2000 index gained 14.7 percent. Also, 128 companies went public, the second-highest number of IPOs in the past five years. Unemployment, while still relatively high, is no longer in double digits.

All these numbers suggest the economic trends are going in the right direction. Yet there still is lingering economic uncerDENNIS tainty. It’s as if we’re waiting SEID for that other shoe to drop. We just don’t know when or how big it is. Maybe we got some idea at the start of the year. We pulled back from the fiscal cliff, but our nation’s debt, spending and revenue plans are anything but settled. Washington seems to be headed toward another gridlock. Uncertainty in Washington leads to uncertainty on Wall Street, and that’s not good for consumer or investor confidence. We can take a look at any sector of the economy and talk about how it can be affected by uncertainty. In Northeast Mississippi, it’s manufacturing – particularly furniture manufacturing - to which we’re

most attuned. It employs some 20,000 people directly and indirectly. There’s no doubt the recession took its toll on the industry. With the housing market taking a beating during the downturn, the furniture industry suffered mightily. Fewer homes meant fewer furniture sales. But we’ve seen good signs of recovery in housing, welcome news for the furniture industry. Last year, existing home sales and new home sales rose at the highest level since 2007. Furniture Today anticipates another good year. In its 2013 economic forecast, Furniture

Today said overall sales should grow about 4.3 percent, to about $87.8 billion. This year should be the fourth consecutive year of sales increases. In fact, should the numbers hold up, sales will be the highest since the peak years of 2006 and 2007, when sales reached nearly $92 billion. Those big numbers bode well for Northeast Mississippi as well. Long the “upholstered furniture capital of the world,” the region boasts of more than 200 manufacturers and suppliers that provide nearly a third of the nation’s upholstered furniture. Think about that: From our

little area of the Deep South, our region puts furniture in homes and offices from coast to coast. That, according to Mississippi State University’s Franklin Furniture Institute, leads to the furniture industry contributing $2.1 billion of the state’s $84.3 billion in total economic output. So all the signs are pointing in the right direction. Now if we can get Washington to cooperate, we can keep them pointed that way. Contact DENNIS SEID at (662) 6781578 or dennis.seid@journalinc.com.

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Furniture market focusing on buyers BY DENNIS SEID BUSINESS JOURNAL

TUPELO – The fall Tupelo Furniture Market last August wasn’t even over when work began for the upcoming spring show. After what many consider one of the market’s best shows in several years, officials quickly latched on to the momentum generated by the silver anniversary celebration. The goal: bring more people, specifically buyers, to the market. “We’ve concentrated on buyer recruitment,” said TFM President Kevin Seddon. “We got everyone together to find the largest buyers, medium-range, regional, the top 100, etc. We wanted to know who the exhibitors wanted to see, who are the next 500 to 1,000 buyers.” With several hundred exhibitors already in place, the key to a successful market is having the people to visit and place orders in those showrooms. TFM officials hired additional staff, including Candice Hall, the new director of buyer recruitment. Their charge: to scour the country to introduce – or reintroduce – the Tupelo Furniture Market to buyers and retailers. The results so far have been very encouraging. Preregistration for the spring market are up more than 50 percent compared to last year, market officials said. Thirty percent of that number are coming to the market for the first time. “We’ve called people

across the country,” Seddon said. Part of the recruiting pitch to buyers has been to emphasize Tupelo’s niche. “We have 145 companies here that don’t show in either High Point or Las Vegas,” Seddon said. “So if you’re thinking you’ll see the same thing at the other markets, we can show that we do have something different.” In addition, the spring market has at least 70 companies showing for the first time. “Tupelo’s reach is national in scope, and many internationals attend this event,” said Chris Bray, vice president of sales and marketing for Pontotoc-based upholstered manufacturer Delta Furniture Manufacturing. “We have found over many years of participating in these events that if we show in Tupelo, which is located nearer the center of the United States, we can expect to draw buyers from throughout the country. And we have also determined, as have many other companies that exhibit in Tupelo, that we write a lot of orders during this event. We see just about everyone we need to see here in Tupelo.” Perhaps one of the biggest components of the buyer-centric focus has been the market’s “Matchmaker” initiative. The program has three main components overseen by the TFM sales staff, buyer recruitment personnel and marketing department: • Pre-show communica-

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SPRING MARKET • Feb. 28-March 3. • Open to registered buyers 8 a.m to 6 p.m. Feb. 28 to March 2 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 3. • National Buyer's Award is Feb 28 at 6 p.m. • National Manufacturer's Representative Award is March 1 at 6 p.m. • For more information, call (662) 842-4442 or visit www.tupelofurniture market.com. C. TODD SHERMAN | DAILY JOURNAL FILE

Glenn Moody, sales manager of Tennessee Enterprises, Inc., prepares his company's sales space outside its showrooom at the Tupelo Furniture Market last year. tion between exhibitors and preregistered buyers interested in meeting. • On-site meetings scheduled by the market’s buyer recruitment department. • Post-show communication and promotion between buyers and exhibitors. Hall said the program is designed with the buyer in mind. Rather than browsing through nearly 2 million square feet of exhibition space, buyers can use the Matchmaker program to find specific exhibitors. The program also helps exhibitors by bringing in additional buyers who might have overlooked them. “It gives buyers a road map,” Hall said. “The program is much like a concierge service.”

In addition to the Matchmaker program, the market also has developed what it calls a “hosted buyer package” in which some of the market’s leading exhibitors provide a top buyers list. The market’s buyer recruit-

ment department puts together a package that might include airfare, transportation, hotel accommodations and other amenities. That doesn’t mean the market is springing all the bills, however. What the market does do is help coordinate the efforts to make a buyer’s visit to Tupelo as easy as possible. You make them happy, and they’ll come back.

And the Matchmaker program isn’t the only new initiative the market is using to entice buyers and retailers. The “Show Your Badge” program will allow registered market attendees to take advantage of specials and discounts at area hotels, restaurants and attractions participating in the program. And for the first time in several years, the market is offering free seminars and business consultations. Those events are geared toward retailers who might be looking for advice to run their furniture stores. The reaction to the market’s initiatives has been positive, Seddon said, with anticipation that the spring market will continue the excitement generated from last fall. “For me, I thought we had a great event,” he said. “We wanted to reach out to more buyers and focus on getting them here for this market.”

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VERONA – Ashley Furniture Industries, already employing about 3,000 workers at two manufacturing plants in Northeast Mississippi, will add more with a third plant. The Arcadia,Wisc.-based company recently acquired the former Morgan Fabrics warehouse in Verona. The 275,000-square-foot plant will be used to produce mattresses and sofa sleepers. It also will serve as a customer support center and will distribute replacement parts. Terms of the deal were undisclosed, but the company received financial assistance from the Mississippi Development Authority and the Tupelobased Community Development Foundation. MDA will help with road improvements with a $165,673 Community Development Block Grant. “We are always excited to see an existing Mississippi business expand its opera-

tions and create new jobs for our state’s workers,” MDA Executive Director Brent Christensen said. “I am pleased MDA was able to assist Ashley with this project, and I thank both the company for its ongoing investment in our state and our partners in Lee County who worked with us to make this project possible. We wish Ashley many more years of success in north Mississippi.” Ashley’s mattress and sofa operations in Verona will occupy about 150,000 square feet for manufacturing, with about 60 jobs during the first phase of development. Production will begin this summer, the company said. The call center and replacement parts operations will open by the end of the year. The company didn't say how many jobs might be created with the start of those operations. “Ashley Furniture Industries has been a valued business in Mississippi for nearly two decades and has

created thousands of jobs for our workers and contributed significantly to our state’s economy,” said Gov. Phil Bryant. “I am grateful to Ashley officials for once again expanding their Mississippi operations.” The Verona facility, once a distribution center for Morgan Fabrics, sits on 35 acres at the Tupelo Lee Industrial Park South and can be expanded if needed. Ashley President and CEO Todd Wanek, who attended Gov. Bryant's State of the State address, said the plant’s location was ideal since it “is close in proximity to Ashley’s existing facilities in Ripley and Ecru, serviced by a rail line, and located in a foreign trade zone.” Privately held Ashley is the largest furniture manufacturer, supplier and retailer in North America, with more than $3 billion in annual sales. It has been in Mississippi since 1994. The company says it has a $200 million annual economic impact in the state.

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Okla. company finds home in Tupelo BY DENNIS SEID BUSINESS JOURNAL

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Building I of the Furniture Market is open to everyone!

TUPELO – Once a month, in conjunction with the Tupelo Flea Market, FFO Home opens its doors. The furniture store is located in the former Mississippi Complex of theTupelo Furniture Market at the Coley Road/Chesterville Road intersection. But how does a furniture retailer stay in business when’s it’s open only three days a month? You have to know more about FFO Home. It’s not a Tupelo-only store. In fact, the company, based in Muldrow, Okla., has more than 30 stores in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Kansas. And all the other stores have more traditional hours. The Tupelo store is more of a prototype. Behind the store, filling more than 60,000 square feet, is a warehouse used by the company to sort, package and ship furniture to its other stores. Trucks roll out of the warehouse daily. The Tupelo retail store happened more by accident than design. “We were looking for a rebranding and identifying with our shoppers and how smart they are today and how they shop,” said Larry Rainwater, chief operating officer of FFO Home. That was in October 2011. At the time, the company was called Furniture Factory Outlet – the “FFO” in the name. And the old name pretty much said it all: The company was a factory outlet. That hasn’t really changed. The company still sells furniture that are manufacturers’ overruns or closeouts. But it’s also added bedding and accessories – a growing part of furniture retailing. By shortening the old name and adding “home,” the new name better matches what the company does, Rainwater said. “We opened the Tupelo store just to see what would happen, just to do a little selling,” he said. “A lot of the management team was here anyway during those weekends, and we decided why not go ahead and sell some of it while we’re already here.” Rainwater said FFO

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Larry Rainwater is chief operating officer of FFO Home. Home guarantees it will have the lowest price for its furniture because of the nature of its business model. Inventory is limited to what’s on hand. What is on the sales floor one day may be gone the next month or even the next day. It’s firstcome, first-serve. The oneof-a-kind merchandise is priced to sell. There are no rain checks, no special-order fabrics or custom design. “What you see is what you get,” Rainwater said. So sure that FFO Home has the lowest prices, Rainwater makes a bold guarantee. “If customers do find the same merchandise somewhere cheaper, we’ll refund your money. And you keep the furniture,” he said. Rainwater said nobody has taken him up on the offer yet in Tupelo. “That’s because we know we’ll have the lowest price.” Other stores have made good on the guarantee a few times, but Rainwater said they were rare occurrences. FFO Home’s Tupelo store covers about 60,000 square feet but Rainwater said it will expand later this year, as will its warehouse. FFO Home gets a steady supply of merchandise from furniture manufacturers. And being in the center of the upholstered furniture capital of the world has its advantages, too. The company works with many of the scores of manufacturers

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ACCORDING TO THE COMPANY, it "offers only topquality furniture and accessories from the most recognized manufacturers in the industry. Dealer cancellations, factory overruns and factory close-outs are just a few of the ways we purchase our furniture. ... The majority of our merchandise is first quality and backed by a full manufacturer's warranty. that have factories in the region. A company may have over-produced a certain line or seeks to quickly move a line that didn’t sell particularly well. Or another retailer may have canceled an order and a factory is looking to get rid of it. FFO Home swoops in to put the merchandise in its stores. Rainwater says FFO Home doesn’t carry the overhead and marketing costs traditional retailers have, another reason why his prices are lower. The Tupelo store in particular has done well because of the savvy buying public. “People are very familiar with the furniture industry, and they have a good idea of what it costs,” he said. “We’re not for everybody, but there are always people looking for good deals, and we think we have the best ones.”

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ChamberConnection A publication of Journal Publishing and the CDF Chamber Division – February 2013

2013 Business to Business Connection The 2013 Business to Business Connection (B2B) is a spotlight event for area businesses, offering businesses and restaurants an opportunity to showcase their products and services while participating in valuable networking opportunities. The annual event is held specifically for the promotion of local businesses and offers more than 90 businesses the opportunity to showcase their products and services to hundreds of attendees. Participants and attendees make new business contacts and network with hundreds of business professionals. The B2B is the largest exhibition of its kind in northeast Mississippi. Produced by the Community Development Foundation (CDF), the event is in it’s seventh year of providing a business-to-business and b u s i n e s s - t o consumer trade show venue for area businesses. Exhibitors offer product demonstrations, complimentary samples, and first-hand information about their goods and services. Throughout the day, attendees will register for door prizes offered by exhibitors, including two $100 gifts cards provided by CDF, for Downtown Dollars and Robbins Oil/Papa V’s. Doors for the B2B open to the public from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 5 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Open to the Public)

Lunch will be available for purchase from Chick-fil-A (Mall at Barnes Crossing), Fresh Market Café, Newk’s Express Café, and Old Venice Pizza Company from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Once the doors to the B2B are closed, exhibitors will gear up for the Taste of Tupelo, an invitation only event for CDF members and guests held from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. The evening event will features tastes of dishes, drinks, and desserts from participating restaurants and caterers. Last year, more than 1,500 attendees enjoyed sampling delicious tastes while continuing their business networking at the B2B exhibitor booths. For more information about the 2013 B2B and Taste of Tupelo, contact CDF at (662) 842-4521.

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch available for purchase from: Chick-fil-A (Mall at Barnes Crossing) Fresh Market Café

Newk’s Express Café Old Venice Pizza Company

Taste of Tupelo 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. (by Invitation only)

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Chamber Focus Is the Business to Business Connection on your calendar? Your Chamber of Commerce is working to make this event even better than in years past. Over 60 businesses will return this year, confirming the benefits of participation. The event will also feature 30 new exhibitors, and those there during lunch will have delicious items from four restaurants to choose from. Always present is the lively buzz of networking, door prize drawings, and giveaways. Attendees will spin for prizes, make new contacts, and stir up fresh ideas with fellow business networkers. If your business was not able to participate this year, you don’t have to miss this networking opportunity. Doors are open to the public from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Bring your business cards and take advantage of the opportunity to make new contacts and interact with old friends. Members of CDF will also look forward to the Taste of Tupelo, held from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. This invitation only event offers the

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same networking opportunities with an added flare. Free tastes from 21 Taste participants are combined with the Geddie business exhibitors, creating a fun atmosphere for the 1,500 attendees. I would also like to thank everyone who worked to put together the Economic Forecast Conference. It was a great success, and a special thank you goes out to the area financial institutions that sponsored the event. Ari Fleischer, Brent Christensen, and David Copenhaver offered inciteful and encouraging perspectives on the economy. If you have any questions about these events or your CDF membership, please contact us at (662) 842-4521.

Blue Moon Enterprises, LLC Ms. Marci Wagner 124 W Main St. Tupelo, MS 38804 (662) 549-6352 Apartments BNI – Northeast MS Marketing Group Mr. M. O. Harris 1621 Larkspur Cir. Tupelo, MS 38804 (662) 213-8808 www.bnimidsouth.com Organizations Direct Care Family Medical Clinic Dr. John C. Adams 105 Town Creek Dr. Saltillo, MS 38866 (662) 869-2148 Physicians and Surgeons Howie Chiropractic Dr. B. Reed Howie 1186 B Cliff Gookin Blvd. Tupelo, MS 38801 (662) 841-2775 www.howiechiropractic.com Chiropractic

Karen Geddie

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Community Development Foundation’s Board of Directors for 2012-2013

CDF is governed by a 60-member Board of Directors. The Executive Committee is composed of the CDF Officers and eleven additional members of the Board. CDF’s goals and objectives are accomplished through the efforts of members appointed to committees operating under one of CDF’s three divisions: Chamber Division, Economic Development Division, and Planning and Property Management Division.

2012-2013 Executive Committee David Copenhaver, Chairman Chauncey Godwin, First Vice Chairman Shane Hooper, Second Vice Chairman David Rumbarger, President/Secretary David Irwin, Immediate Past Chairman

Steve Altmiller Mark Burleson Tillmon Calvert Scott Cochran Blair Hughes

Guy Mitchell Harry Rayburn Barry Smith Jane Spain Buddy Stubbs

2012-2013 Board of Directors Mike Armour Bernard Bean Jim Beane Roger Bland David Brevard Gary Carnathan Mike Clayborne V.M. Cleveland David Cole Joe Estess Clay Foster Tom Foy Sue Gardner Julianne Goodwin Frank Hodges

Trentice Imbler Octavius Ivy Jamie Kennedy Bob Kerley Jeff King Gearl Loden Jerry Maxcy Neal McCoy Larry Michael Paul Mize Mabel Murphree Mary Pace Jim Pate Greg Pirkle Fred Pitts

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Darrell Rankin Jack Reed, Jr. Scott Reed Eddie Richey Cathy Robertson Drew Robertson Tom Robinson Ty Robinson Chris Rogers Bobby Smith Kiyoshi Tsuchiya Gabriela Ungo Mitch Waycaster Jimmy Weeks Dick White

Maloney Glass & Overhead Door Mr. John Evers 711 Robert E. Lee Dr. Tupelo, MS 38801 (662) 844-3331 Contractors, Construction Companies, & Building Materials Ms. Ruth’s Diner Ms. Johnette Bramlett 307 College Ave. Verona, MS 38879 (662) 566-1600 www.msruths.com Restaurants & Catering OptiProducts, Inc. Mr. Robert Edwards 398 E Main St., Ste. 115 Tupelo, MS 38804 (214) 341-2442 www.optiproducts.net Consulting Unique Treets Cheesecake & Candies Ms. Benae Stephen 5335 Cliff Gookin Blvd. Tupelo, MS 38801 (662) 844-7787 Bakeries

2012-2013 Ambassadors Club Mr. Enrique Amador . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Plexus Slm Mr. Jesse Bandre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Exceed Technologies Ms. Britni Beasley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BancorpSouth Ms Kelly Jo Brewer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gentiva Hospice Ms. Stephanie Browning . . . . . . . . . . . Hampton Inn & Suites Tupelo/Barnes Crossing Ms. Cindy Childs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mall at Barnes Crossing Ms. Molly Crews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Express Employment Professionals Ms. Kim Crump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LIFT, Incorporated Ms. Shirley Curry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crye-Leike, Realtors Ms. Sheila Davis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PPI, Inc. Mr. Greg Deakle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Exceed Technologies Ms. Karen Dickey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Community Bank Ms. Barbara Doles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trustmark National Bank Ms. Becki Duffie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kelly Services Ms. Cheryl Foster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Econo Lodge Ms. Dwana Golliday. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Renasant Bank Mr. M.O. Harris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Water Depot of Tupelo Mr. Toby Hedges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shelter Insurance Ms. Daphene Hendricks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tupelo Parks and Recreation Ms. Shirley Hendrix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Our Time Hourly Drop-In Child Care Mr. Jim Jolly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Ms. Carman Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BancorpSouth Ms. Brandy Lancaster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SnyderMedia Ms. Tracy Lauderdale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BancorpSouth Ms. Dana Lewis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crye-Leike, Realtors Ms. Bea Luckett. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TRI, Inc Realtors Mr. Brad McCully . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sportsman Lawn & Landscape Ms. Amanda McKeown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SnyderMedia Ms. Katie McMillan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Key Staff Source Mr. Bill McNutt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sprint Print of Tupelo/S.N.A.P Ms. Holley Meriweather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Community Bank Ms. Haley Monaghan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alliance Collection Service, Inc. Ms. Carolyn Moss. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Quality Inn Mr. Ricky Orr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M&F Bank Mr. Allen Pegues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Premium Productions Ms. Rachael Potts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gum Tree Mortgage Mr. John Paul Rhea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . First American National Bank Ms. Torrie Robertson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . URBan Radio Broadcasting Ms. Mary Sue Tudor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lamar Advertising Mr. Kevin Wallace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JaK’s Services and Vending Ms. Tammy Wise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Comcast Spotlight

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D’CASA PRESENTS MURAL TO CITY

TYP EVENT AT THE HEALTH FOOD STORE

A Tupelo mural was recently presented to the City of Tupelo, and is now displayed at the Tupelo Regional Airport. D’Casa owner Fidel Cubillo discovered the mural while renovating their South Gloster location. Pictured at the presentation are: Mayor Jack Reed, Jr., City of Tupelo; Fidel Cubillo, Owner, D’Casa; and Josh Abramson, Executive Director, Tupelo Airport Authority.

Tupelo Young Professionals enjoyed networking at The Health Food Store during the January TYP Networking Social. The Health Food Store is located at 1715 McCullough Blvd., Ste. B in Tupelo.

MS. RUTH’S DINER

SCOREPLUS ACADEMICS

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the grand reopening of Ms. Ruth’s Diner in Verona. Ms. Ruth’s Diner, known for their delicious desserts, amazing casseroles, and the sweetest sweet tea, is now serving customers for lunch Tuesday through Thursday. Visit Ms. Ruth’s Diner at 307 College Ave. in Verona, call (662) 5661600, or find them online at www.msruths.com.

ScorePlus Academics celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting at their new location at 1176 Cross Creek Dr. in Saltillo. ScorePlus Academics specializes in individualized ACT Prep, academic coaching, and school support services. They can be contacted at (662) 810-4100, or visit www.scoreplusacademics.com.

Business Journal THE NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI

A MONTHLY PUBLICATION OF JOURNAL PUBLISHING AND THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION

For Advertising Information Contact Your Advertising Consultant, or Call

662.842.2614

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JANUARY FIRST FRIDAY

January’s First Friday networking event featured cartoonist and author Marshall Ramsey, who provided a hilariously entertaining program. Pictured are John Oxford of Renasant Bank, sponsor of the event; David Copenhaver, CDF board Chairman; Marshall Ramsey; and Chauncey Godwin, CDF board First Vice Chairman.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

EVENTS Thursday, February 21, 2013 Networking Social @ Transport Trailer/Fast Wrapz 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. 502 Crossover Rd. Thursday, March 21, 2013 Lunch with Leaders Speaker: Mr. Shane Hooper, Owner, Success Learning, Inc. 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. CDF Boardroom 398 E Main St., CDF Center Thursday, April 18, 2013 Networking Social @ Exceed Technologies 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. 499 Gloster Creek Village, Ste. I-8 For more information, visit www.typs.biz.

FIRST FRIDAY

Friday, March 1, 2013 BancorpSouth Conference Center 387 E Main St. 7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast Will Be Served.

Sponsor:

Thank you to our coporate sponsors

Speaker: Coach Ray Perkins Head Football Coach Jones County Junior College Thank you to our host: For more information, call: 662.842.4521

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NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI ECONOMIC FORECAST CONFERENCE

The tenth annual Northeast Mississippi Economic Forecast Conference featured perspectives on the economy by Ari Fleischer, former White House press secretary; Brent Christensen, Mississippi Development Authority Executive Director; and David Copenhaver, CDF Board Chairman. Bill Johnson, recently named President and CEO of the Tennessee Valley Authority, also shared brief remarks in his first visit to North Mississippi. The conference was held January 29 at the BancorpSouth Conference Center and was sponsored by area financial institutions.

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e-BEAT Seminars for Small Business

A seminar series created to assist local business owners enhance their internet skills is soon to begin in Lee County. The Lee County Library and Community Development Foundation (CDF) are combining efforts to provide residents a series of four seminars that will address the basics of using broadband technology to promote their business. The seminars are part of a state initiative designed to help Mississippians use broadband and information technology to further community and economic development opportuni-

ties. The Extension Broadband Education and Adoption Team (e-BEAT) was created as part of a grant from the Governor's office and made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Regional broadband coordinators on the team bring training directly to Mississippi communities. Training is tailored to the specific needs of the area, and in this series will focus on e-commerce strategies for small businesses. The broadband coordinator for Region 6, which includes Lee County, is Charles “Chip” Templeton,

a Starkville native and longtime businessman. Templeton serves as regional coordinator for 19 northeast Mississippi counties, and will lead the training sessions. A 1977 MSU marketing graduate, Templeton owned and operated Templeton Motors, Inc. in Starkville for 28 years. The e-BEAT seminars will begin in March, and will be held from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month. The Lee County Library and CDF will each host two seminars. To register, go to www.cdfms.org/events or call CDF at (662) 842-4521.

e-BEAT Seminar Series Speaker: Chip Templeton

Region 6 Broadband Coordinator, Extension Broadband Education and Adoption Team (e-BEAT) Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Tuesday, April 2, 2013 Tuesday, May 7, 2013 Tuesday, June 4, 2013 Getting Your Doing Business Marketing Your Mobile e-Commerce Business in the Cloud Business Online 4:00 p.m. on the Map 4:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 398 E Main St. 4:00 p.m. 219 N Madison St. 219 N Madison St. CDF Center 398 E Main St. Lee County Library Lee County Library CDF Boardroom CDF Center Helen Foster Auditorium Helen Foster Auditorium CDF Boardroom

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MARY MCGUIRE’S CAKES

Watch the latest edition of CDF “THREADS,” a monthly 30-minute TV show that airs the fourth Saturday of each month on WTVA at 5:00 p.m. The show features news about economic development activity and chamber of commerce events.

Great Investment

350 Walmart Drive, Pontotoc, MS

72,000 square feet, fully sprinklered, loading docks, large parking lot, 10+acres. Great investment property.

JAMES R. HUNTER 662-841-1557

www.huntergroupms.com

1547 MCCULLOUGH BLVD • TUPELO, MS 38804

A ribbon cutting was held at Mary McGuire’s Cakes, located at 2204 W Main St. in Tupelo. Owner Mary McGuire Smith specializes in creating some of the finest custom cakes, cookies, and cupcakes in the area. Contact Mary McGuire’s Cakes at (662) 269-3357.

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2013 Business to Business Connection & Taste of Tupelo Tuesday, February 5 BancorpSouth Arena • 378 E Main St. • Tupelo, MS Register f $100 – or door prizes! Downtow n Dollar $100 – s Robbins Oil Co. /Pap a V’s And man y, many more!

2013 B2B EXHIBITORS • Any Lab Test Now/InShapeMD • ASI • BancorpSouth • BATH FITTER • BNA Bank • BNI - Northeast MS Marketing Group • Brightview Federal Credit Union • Busylad Rent-All • C Spire Wireless • Caron Gallery • Challenge Automation • ChamberPlus • Comcast Business Class • Community Bank • Community Development Foundation • Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association • Exceed Technologies • Express Employment Professionals • FAA Federal Credit Union • First American National Bank • Fisher Brown Bottrell Insurance, Inc. • Franklin Collection Service Inc. • Havoline Xpress Lube • Health Link • Heartland Payment Systems North, MS • Holder Accounting Firm

• Hospice Advantage • Hunter Douglas • Innovative Coating Solutions, LLC • Invitation Tupelo • Itawamba Community College • J.T. Ray Co. • JESCO, Inc. • Journal, Inc. • Key Staff Source • Langner Management Services • Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital • Magnolia Business Centre • Methodist Senior Services • Mississippi Radio Group • Mud & Magnolias • My Office Products • New Beginnings International Children’s and Family Services • Northeast MS Contract Procurement Center • Pain Management Center of North MS • Parents & Kids Magazine • Plan House Printing and Signs • PPI • PuroClean Disaster Restoration Services • Renasant Bank • Reggie White Sleep Disorder Clinic • Rich Potter State Farm Insurance

• Room to Room • Rotary Club of Tupelo • Safeguard Business Systems • ScorePlus Academics • Servpro of Tupelo • Sitter’s LLC • Snyder & Company • SnyderMedia • Southern LED Solutions, LLC • Sprint Print of Tupelo/S.N.A.P. • Sportsman Lawn & Landscape • SRG • Staggs Interiors • TeleSouth Communications • Tennessee Valley Authority • The DJ • The Imaging Center • The University of Mississippi - Tupelo • TruGreen Midsouth • Trustmark National Bank • Tull Brothers, Inc. • Tupelo Automobile Museum • Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau • Tupelo Radio Broadcasting, LLC • Tupelo Sports Council • U.S. Lawns of Northeast Mississippi

2013 Taste of Tupelo Participants

• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

• • • •

BBQ by Jim Bishop’s BBQ Grill Chick-fil-A (Mall at Barnes Crossing) D’Casa Fairpark Grill Fresh Market Café Gigi’s Cupcakes of Tupelo Harvey’s La Vino, Inc. Magnolia BBQ & Fish Mitchell Distributing Newks Express Café Old Venice Pizza Company Park Heights Pepsi Beverages Company Professional Coffee Service Rosie’s Cookies, Cakes, & Cream Sweet Pepper’s Deli, Inc. Tellini’s Pasta Market Tupelo Coca-Cola Unique Treets Cheesecakes & Candies

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Business Directory Antiques/Auctions

Automotive Services

Automotive Commercial Vehicles

RICK’S CHASSIS WORKS

Licensed Real Estate Broker & Auctioneers

Foreign - Domestic

Full Time Professional Auction Service

Free Auction Consultation Alabama • Mississippi • Tennessee Auction Types: Call or email to be placed Court Ordered, Foreclosures, Houses, on our mailing list. Land, Buildings, Business, Personal or

Family Estates, Business Inventory, Vehicles, Equipment, Personal Collections (i.e. guns, coins, gold, silver, jewelry, rugs, collectibles, antiques, furniture, primitives)

bandb@sonet.net • 800-890-5130

Whether you’re hauling or delivering...Call

DWAYNE BLACKMON CHEVROLET for your commercial vehicle needs!

1410 SOUTH GLOSTER / TUPELO / 842-3611

Apartments Homes

• Insurance Claims Welcome • Free Estimates • Body & Paint Repair

1608 S. GLOSTER TUPELO

1, 2 & 3 Bedroom

Bank Of Okolona

111 Grand Ole Oaks Drive Belden, MS 38826 Carey Wilson Manager

office: 662.823.1470 • fax: 662.823.1474 • cell:662.231.7508

THE FAST LANE FOR SMALL BUSINESS

www.GrandOleOaks.com

CALL JIM BROWN 662.231.2392

Apartments Homes

Automotive Professional

NEED A CAR? Nancy Oliver Site Manager

508 Lumpkin Avenue Tupelo, Mississippi 38801 Telephone: (662) 844-2370 Fax: (662) 844-2345 E-mail: oakcreeka@comcast.net

Attorney

844-0260

Bank

Automotive Commercial Vehicles

Affordable Luxury Apartment Homes

1875 Nelle St. Tupelo, MS

“We Specialize in Frame Work”

Okolona P.O. Box 306 Okolona, Mississippi 38860

(662) 447-5403

Houston Banking Center 321 W. Madison St. Houston, Mississippi

(662) 456-3347

www.bankofokolona.com

Bank

Your 5-Star, A Rated Bank

I CAN HELP!

Dashmond Daniel 346-3222

by Bauer Financial and Weiss Ratings

We take care of your money.

We take care of you.

L E E M OTO R S 2710 SOUTH GLOSTER

Bank

Automotive Services

Jason Lee Shelton Attorney-At-Law

Shelton & Associates P.A. 218 N. Spring St. P. O. Box 1362 Tupelo, MS 38802-1362 Phone (662) 842-5051 Res. (662) 842-5321 Toll Free 1-888-537-5051 •

Fax (662) 841-1941

Your Vehicle at

662-841-8743 rbarnett@trustmark.com

COOPER

4006 West Main • Tupelo, MS

Email: jshelton@dixie-net.com

844-1852

Mon.-Fri. 7:30-5:30 • Sat. 7:30 - Noon

Licensed In Mississippi & Alabama

Auto Rental

Call Robin Barnett today!

• Routine Maintenance • Tires • Alignment • Balancing • Brakes • Suspension • FREE ESTIMATES

Bank

Automotive Services

Tupelo Lending Office

Body Repair • Auto Glass •Insurance Claims

PH: 662-842-5404 FAX: 662-842-0909

1480 EAST MAIN ST. TUPELO, MS 38804 Email: discountrentcar@gmail.com

Ratliff Body and Glass 365-8245

“You pay the premiums, you choose the shop.” www.ratliffbodyandglass.com

431 W Main Suite 201 Jamie Osbirn Ron Roper Leslie Stacy

662.844.3419 Member

FDIC

fanb.net

Equal Housing

LENDER

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Business Directory Blinds

Commercial Cleaning Services

MR. JANITOR

Budget

Blinds a style for every point of view

Budget Blinds of Tupelo

FREE In-Home Consultation Shutters, Wood Blinds, Draperies and more!

inc.

heavyonthemr.com

Tupelo: 662.823.6455 Oxford: 662.281.0586 cell: 662.380.0958 fax: 662.281.0585

Carpet • Upholstery • Oriental/Natural Fiber Rugs Hardwood Floors • Ceramic Tile and Grout Cleaning All Your Indoor Cleaning Needs!

662-844-7713

rlloomis@budgetblinds.com

Helping To Keep Northeast Mississippi Clean and Beautiful

www.budgetblinds.com

David Stephens President mrjanitor1984@yahoo.com 1835 Nelle Street • Tupelo, MS 38801 Fax 662-844-7169 Cell 662-321-0275

An Independently Owned and Operated Franchise

Concrete

Building Supplies Rex & Diannah Coggins, Owners

Event Venue

T h e G o o d l e tt M a n o r

Available for Weddings, Receptions, Parties and Meetings For Information Call 844-2772

219 N o r t h B ro a d way • Tu p e l o

Event Venue

Ph: (662) 365-7021

N H A R Fax: (662) 365-8902 Y DW & DW AR L E SUPPLY, INC. BA • Full Service • Hardware • Building Supplies • Plumbing • Hydraulic Hoses

• Electrical • Glass • Valspar Paints • Welding Supplies • Portable Carports

401 Elizabeth St. • Tupelo 662-842-7305

1187 North 4th St. • Baldwyn, MS 38824

Dentist

Building Supplies

Lumbe ville e n o o r B Company Full Line of Lumber, Hardware, Plumbing and Electrical Supplies

NORTH MISSISSIPPI

Periodontal Clinic

2300 E. Chambers Dr. • Booneville • 728-0094

J. Michael Robertson, D.M.D. (662) 842.2448 / 800.840.2449

Booneville Hardware & Supply

www.northmsperio.com

"For all your hardware needs"

103 Parkgate Ext. / Tupelo

Collision Repair

Employment Opportunities

403 Church St. • Booneville • 728-0032

24 Hour Wrecker Service

589 N. Coley Rd. Tupelo, MS

◆ Junior Burns - Cell 662-728-0524 ◆ David Denson - Cell 662-416-5591 100 W. Veterans Drive • Booneville, MS 38829

Phone 662-728-4459 • Fax (662) 728-4150

Great Employment Opportunities

Commercial Cleaning Services

Engineering

Meetings • Weddings Sanctuary Space • Reception Hall • Catering Concerts • Special Events 1800 West Main St. • Tupelo • 662-690-4011 • www.link-centre.org

Flowers & Gifts

Lacoles Flower & Gift "Arrangements for All Occassions" WE ALSO HAVE BALLOONS!

230 CR 51 • Tupelo PALMETTO COMMUNITY

Phone 566-2514 Lenora Sorrell ~ Owner

Foundation Repair

Concrete Bell Bottom Pier System • Helical Steel Pier System • Conventional Flooring Leveling • Sill, Joist and Beam Repairs • Totally Rebuild Floor Foundation • Wood Floor Deterioration - mold, mildew, fungi, dry rot, brown rot - wet rot • Specializing in Bathroom Repair • Moisture Proofing Airvents - improper ventilation & additional foundation vents Force Air Blower fans, (increase circulation)

Roger Rakestraw

1-877-288-7395 • 662-534-6698 New Albany, Ms 38652 www.advancedfoundationrepairms.com Insured, Licensed, Bonded Certified

Furniture

DABBS ENGINEERING CO., INC.

Tupelo, MS

Land Surveyors ■ ■

Boundary ■ Topo ■ Alta Construction Layout ■ Subdivisions

Engineers

224 Starlyn Ave. New Albany, MS 38652

662-534-4448

Civil

Environmental-Testing

Geotechnical

Thomas R. Dabbs, P.E. Fax 662-841-0431

E-mail: tdabbs@dabbsengineering.com P.O. Box 7064 / 1050 N. Eason, Tupelo, MS 662-841-0162 www.dabbsengineeringinc.com

We’ve got all your

home furnishings at affordable prices.

662-489-1176

7540 Veterans Hwy. West • Pontotoc, MS 38863

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Business Directory

Okolona Drug Co.

Complete Prescription Service

We Accept All Medicare Part D Plans • • • • •

Gifts & Fenton Glass Tyler Candles Aromatique Arthur Court Lenox & Gorham China

• Adora Dolls & Lee Middleton Dolls • Ole Miss & Miss. State Collegiate Items • NEW Casseroles to Go!

210 West Main Street Okolona, MS (662) 447-5471

Medical

Livestock

Gifts

WE GE

ICE T THE BEST PR Owner, Ron Herndon

PONTOTOC STOCKYARD SATURDAYS

FOR ALL LIVESTOCK NEEDS

568 RockyFord Rd. • Hwy 76 West, Pontotoc 489-4385 or 213-7080

Goats, Hogs, and Horses at 11:00 am, Cattle at 1:00 pm

Locksmith

Glass & Overhead Doors

MILLER’S SAFE & LOCK SERVICE, INC.

Store Fronts • Mirrors Shower Doors • Garage Doors Commercial Doors Hollow Metal Doors

Serving Tupelo for 3 Generations

24 Hour Emergency Service

662-844-4540

“Serving Tupelo for 3 Generations”

711 ROBERT E. LEE DR. • TUPELO, MS

“Experience Is The Difference”

FAX:662-620-7754

Home Improvement

NEW & USED SAFES

FRIENDSHIP MEDICAL CLINIC, LLC. Walkins Welcome

Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Sunday: 1:00 - 5:00 pm

5482 Hwy 15 N. • Ecru, MS 38841

662-488-8799

Medical Equipment

MOBILITY MEDICAL www.mobilitymedicalinc.com

Home Accessibility Modifications Adult & Pediatric

• Safes Serviced & Installed • Locks Installed • Locksets • Combinations Changed • Locks Rekeyed • Lost Keys Replaced • Master Key Systems • High Security Keys AUTO RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL

• Power Wheelchairs • Manual Wheelchairs • Custom Rehab Equipment • Scooters • Oxygen • Custom Ramps & Lifts • Lift Chairs "We

(662) 842-7720

1219 1⁄2 NELLE STREET • TUPELO

• Hospital Beds • Diabetic Shoes & Supplies • Nebulizers & Meds • Vehicle Wheelchair Lifts • Hard to Find Products

We Accept All Insurances Registered Nurses Certified Assistive Technology are a Mississippi Owned & Operated Company" Provider & NRRTS Member On Staff

662-844-9212

609 S. Gloster St. Tupelo, MS 38801

Moving

Manufactured Homes For Sale

WHEEL ESTATE HOMES TUPELO • SALTILLO • NEW ALBANY

Tour!! to Tour os to Repos and Rep Used,, and New,, Used 90 New Over Over 90

Call for a Free Estimate

Bronzie Morgan

Family Owned & Operated Since 1967

Relocation Specialist

662-842-1120

www.wheelestate.net

(662) 963-2825

rafcomhs@gmail.com

Windows, Doors, Tubs, Skirting, Fixtures, and More!! Installation available!!!

800-846-6670

Insurance

“The Morgan Family has been moving families like yours for over 50 years”

Medical

Paint

Medical

Pet Grooming

Hancock Insurance Agency INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES ATV • Life • Health Annuities • RV • Automobile Motorcycle • Home Mobile Home Medicare Supplements

Scott Hancock

Allen Hancock

662-534-2661

Monthly Rates Available

720 W . Bankhead St. New Albany

Landscaping

SCRUGGS

LAWN

CARE

LANDSCAPING IRRIGATION FREE ESTIMATES REASONABLE RATES

397-6486

, PA

Comprehensive Medical Care For Your Family or Business Appointments & Walk-Ins Welcome

Mon-Fri. 8 - 6:30 Sat. 9 - 6 Sun. 1 - 6

1154 Cross Creek Dr. (Next to Home Depot)

840-8010

Lil’ Darlins Grooming

By Appointment Only

Call for your appointment today!! 347 South Thomas St. Tupelo, MS 38801

662-205-4302

Lee Wallace, CFNP

Call for Weekly Specials

David W. Bell, MD

lildarlinsgroomin@comcast.net

Leigh Ann Weatherly, CFNP

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Business Directory Plumbing

Restaurant

Party Trays for all Occasions!

RH PLUMBING, INC.

W

Commercial Plumbing, Gas & Industrial Piping RICHARD HANLON (662) 447-3213

P.O. BOX 417 Okolona, MS 38860

1101 W. Main • Tupelo 842-3774

Thank you for choosing RH Plumbing. We appreciate your business

Real Estate

Roofing

Restaurant

HE

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INC.

OF

ING

“A Family Business Since 1946”

• Residential • Commercial • Industrial FREE Estimates LICENSED & INSURED

411 CLARK ST. ❖ TUPELO ❖ 844-4481

Technology Achieve greater network per for mance with less. It's time to get more performance from your network with far less. As in less bandwidth utilization, fewer resources, and less cost.

499 Gloster Creek Village, Tupelo, MS 38801 Phone: (662) 844-4888 Fax: (662) 844-3006

Real Estate

ADVANCED RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT FACILITY 1150 SOUTH GREEN ST • BUILDING 1, SUITE E • TUPELO,MS 662-821-2500 • www.circadence.com

Restaurant

Thinking of Selling Your Home or Property?

East Main Tire

We Have Six Full-Time Agents Pontotoc Ridge Realty, Ltd. Who Call MOSSY OAK PROPERTIES OFFICE Pontotoc Home. ISEACH INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED

Call Us Today 662-489-2848

Tupelo’s Source for New & Used Tires at Competitive Prices!

at

• Max 2 FREE Kids with Adult Entree • 12 Years and Under

• Drink Not Included • Kid's Menu Only

Tupelo • Tuesdays 3 - 9 pm • 495 S. Gloster • 680-3354 New Albany • Thursdays 5 - 9 pm • 534-2700 Corinth • Tuesdays 4 - 9 pm • 286-9007

Restaurant

Restaurant

• Dining • Carryout • Catering 203 Commerce St. • Tupelo, MS • 840-1524 fax

Across from BancorpSouth Arena Mon.- Wed. 6:00 am - 6:00 pm • Thu. - Sat. 6:00 am. - Until

Restaurant Come See Us at

Thu., Fri. & Sat. Nights 5:00 – 9:00 pm

Lunch Specials & Pizza

Call 591-2900 for take-out orders

Monday–Friday 7:30am - 5:00pm

844-4222

1425 East Main • Tupelo

Tobacco & Beer

Monday-Saturday 7 am -10 pm • Sunday 10 am -6 pm

• Pizza Spaghetti • Salad Bar • Sandwich

365-7059

709 S 4th St. • Baldwyn, MS Mon.-Thurs. 11-10 • Fri.-Sat. 11-11 • Sun. 12-10

Restaurant

The Rib Shack

Country Store (2) Can Eat for $1899 Specializing in Ribs & BBQ! MS Farm Raised & Restaurant C(2A) 2TPc.FWhole ISH PLATES Served w/salad & potato. Price includes drinks & tax.

• Same Day Alignment in Most Cases • Computer Wheel Balance • Mounting Tire Repair • Oil Change / Brakes / Shocks & Struts • CV Joints & Axel Repair • Transmission and Radiator Fluid Change

2 LOCATIONS

WE Roast, You Boast

Hwy. 6, 4.5 mi. from Nettleton & Plantersville In front of Pettigrew Cabinets

Tire Service

Fried Pickles, Cheese and Sausage Plate, Cheese Steaks, Hoagies, Chicken Salad, Fish, Steaks, Kid Menu, BBQ Nachos, Homemade Desserts and much, much more. We’re a family owned business and appreciate all of our customers

3061 Tupelo Commons • Tupelo, MS • 840-1700 920 Hwy 72 East • Corinth, MS • 284-4646

Town Creek Center

2546 Hwy 145 #A Saltillo • 662-869-0086

Monday-Saturday 7 am -10 pm • Sunday 1 pm -8 pm

204 Starlyn Avenue • New Albany, MS

662-534-4500

Uniforms

Keeping Professional People Looking Professional 795 S. Gloster, Tupelo • (662) 844-4272 2316 Hwy. 45 N. Columbus • (662) 328-7777 1151 D. Frontage Rd. Oxford • (662) 513-0341

www.scrubsandco.com

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