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Shelter Insurance agent Scott Sims (with scissors) is joined by members of the Southaven Chamber of Commerce in cutting the ribbon to his new office location, 5699 Getwell Road in Southaven. Sims recently opened the office and shares it with another Shelter Insurance agent, Josh Wilson.

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Members of the Olive Branch business community and Chamber of Commerce welcomed Counseling Associates to its new location, 7155 Kerr Place, in the Olive Branch Old Towne. Julie Parker, LPC, MHSP, is the owner and a counselor for Counseling Associates, which outgrew its former location on Cru…

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The path Adrienne Ezell took to get where she now owns and operates a creative agency called “Her Designs” was not a direct journey, but one that now allows her to tap into her business savvy and creativity to help businesses with their marketing needs.

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Culpepper Place, a new assisted living community on Pleasant Hill Road in Olive Branch, was recently welcomed with a ribbon cutting event. Olive Branch Mayor Scott Phillips (right, with scissors) and Foster Hospitality Group President Robert (Tony) Foster cut the ribbon at the new facility.

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Founded in 1988 as The Car Phone Store, the Wireless Zone is the nation's largest wireless retail franchiser and was ranked the No. 1 franchise in its category. Wireless Zone just opened in its new stand-alone store in the Highland Shopping Plaza, Suite 130, 2631 McIngvale Road in Hernando. …

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Taking on a major restoration project and giving new life to a structure more than 125 years old would seem like a daunting challenge to any prospective entrepreneur.

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Global beauty retailer Sephora officially opened a new distribution operations facility during a ceremony in Olive Branch on Thursday, Aug. 30. The ribbon cutting marked the official opening of the project, the fourth distribution center for Sephora in the United States, providing an estimat…

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Lori Payne has the become the Community Ambassador for Coleman Funeral Home in Southaven. In her role, Lori helps connect local families with information about Coleman Funeral Home's services. Payne is also the owner of LRP Studios, a performing arts school which she has led for more than 25 years.

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Dr. Stanley Thompson, Regional Medical Director for TeamHealth’s Southeast Group, which oversees and assists emergency departments at 13 client hospitals in North Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas, talks about the expanded ER facilities at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto. Thompson was amo…

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The new person in charge of promoting the benefits of living and doing business in Horn Lake knows very well the challenges to be faced. But Laura Taylor’s business background positions her well to help meet those challenges in a city that is excited about what lies ahead for it in the future. 

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She’s seen the good times and the bad times of the housing market and for Adams Home Area Sales Manager/Broker Sandy Richardson, now is a pretty good time for DeSoto County, especially since she remembers what it was like during the building downturn of 2008.

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Becoming likely the first business entity in DeSoto County to do so, the Southaven Chamber of Commerce has added a solar energy array and will use power from the sun to operate its building functions in the future.

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A joint ribbon cutting event with Southaven and Horn Lake Chambers of Commerce was held Tuesday, July 18 at Coleman Funeral Home, which has a new location on Church Road in Southaven. Coleman Funeral Home also has locations in Oxford and Olive Branch.

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Dr. Jason Mackey has been named as Spiritual Life Director for Northpoint Christian School. Mackey will also be teaching Honors Algebra I at the Southaven school. He comes to Northpoint from Portland Christian Academy in Louisville, Ky., where he was high school principal and taught mathematics.

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Greg Kiddy has joined Renasant Bank as a Commercial Relationship Officer Kiddy will be responsible for building relationships and assisting clients with their various financial needs. Kiddy is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and Managemen…

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Representatives of Chambers of Commerce from all four DeSoto County cities and from Byhalia, along with the DeSoto County Economic Development Council, joined Southgroup Insurance in celebrating their new office location at 5740 Getwell Road in Southaven. President Sarah Edmiston and Vice Pr…

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New officers have been named for the 2018-19 year of the DeSoto County Business Women and introduced June 5 at the inaugural Lotus Awards event at the Southaven Holiday Inn. They are (from left) Varina Hopper, President; Hayley Perkins, Treasurer; Shirley Dean, Secretary; Kacy Dixon, Vice Pr…

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Dr. Brittany Kasparik of Mid-South Chiropractic has been named the winner of the Emerging Woman in Business Award by the DeSoto County Business Women. Kasparik was honored the group’s inaugural Lotus Awards event at the Holiday Inn in Southaven on Tuesday, June 5. The event also honored outs…

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SouthGroup Insurance Services, sponsor and host of the annual Make-A-Difference 5K Race in Ridgeland, presented a check to Friends of Children’s Hospital in Jackson last week for $30,000 from the proceeds of the 2018 race. SouthGroup has teamed with Friends of Children’s Hospital for the pas…

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Willie Davidson is the new Planning Director for the City of Horn Lake. Davidson, a West Point native, comes to Horn Lake from Meridian, where he served as City Planner there for two-and-a-half years. He has also worked with the Engineering Department for the City of Hattiesburg.

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Bobby Burton has been named as the new Director of Public Works for the City of Hernando. Burton has served in the capacity of assistant public works director for the past eight years.

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A joint ribbon cutting event with the Horn Lake and Southaven Chambers of Commerce welcomed the new Car Wash USA location, which has been open at 3091 Goodman Road West in Horn Lake since October of last year. Location manager Ambrea Williams cut the ribbon as Car Wash USA district manager R…

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