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* Olive Branch Chamber of Commerce hosts its 43rd annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 7. Entry applications for the parade are now being taken. Visit olivebranchms.com to download entry information, or call the Chamber office at 662-895-2600. 

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* The Olive Branch Chamber of Commerce hosts a Glow Golf and Chili Cook Off event on Nov. 7 at Wedgewood Golf Club in Olive Branch. Tee time is 5:30 p.m. with a fee of $75 per player. There is a $15 Business After Hours for spectators. Sponsorships are available and for more information, con…

Versant Staffing has opened a new office at 1046 Church Road West in Southaven. Larry Russell, Executive Vice-President of Finance for the career staffing company, cut a ribbon as Southaven Chamber of Commerce leaders welcomed the office, which has been open for about one month. Amanda Chron…

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Jennifer Stroupe has been named the 2019 Beverly Roberts Paraoptometric of the Year by the Mississippi Optometric Association. Stroupe is the Practice Manager for Olive Branch Eyecare Clinic and Horn Lake Eyecare clinics. The association presents the award annually to recognize significant c…

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LongHorn Steakhouse Director of Operations Jason St. Germaine (left), and Senior Vice President Janicka Green (right) congratulate Culinary Manager Tim Twit with the Southaven LongHorn Steakhouse restaurant on being named the franchise’s Manager of the Year. Twit was selected by senior leade…

Carrah Grandi has been named a new Consumer Loan Officer for the Southern Bancorp location in Hernando. Grandi joined the Southern Bancorp team in 2010 and previously held the position of Senior Lending Assistant. Grandi, a Memphis native, has been an ambassador for the Hernando Main Street …

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* The Horn Lake Chamber of Commerce annual Member Appreciation Breakfast is set for Oct. 23, 8-9 a.m. at First Choice Catering, 5905 Scott Blvd. in Horn Lake, featuring John Woods and the Northwest Mississippi Community College Culinary Department students. RSVP to rsvp@hornlakechamber.com.

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Graeber has been named Banking Officer for the Southaven branch of Guaranty Bank and Trust Company. Graeber is a native of Oxford, where he was a 2012 graduate of Oxford High School and was a 2016 graduate of the University of Mississippi. Currently, he is a second-year student at the Missis…

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Vicky Barham has been named Assistant Vice President/Personal Banker for the Hernando branch of Guaranty Bank and Trust Company. Barham is a native of Horn Lake and graduated from Horn Lake High School. She is a member of the Hernando United Methodist Church and a member of the HGRC Ladies G…

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* The Hernando Main Street Chamber of Commerce hosts its Better Business Breakfast on Oct. 17 at the DeSoto County Museum, 111 East Commerce Street in Hernando. Tina Tatum will be the featured speaker, touching on commerce and community/relational business. Hours are from 9-10:15 a.m. For mo…

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* Final preparations are being made for the annual Olive Branch Chamber of Commerce Business Expo, set for Oct. 9 at Northcentral Electric Power Association, 4600 Northcentral Way in Olive Branch.  Stop by and visit local businesses to see how they can work for you and your employees. Hours …

JLL announces IDI Logistics, an Atlanta-based investor and developer of logistics warehouses and distribution parks, has awarded the firm the exclusive leasing assignment for 12815 Stateline Road, a 766,080-square-foot speculative industrial facility located at Crossroads Distribution Center…

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* The Olive Branch Chamber of Commerce hosts a Lunch and Learn, entitled, “Cloud Accounting: Is Quickbooks Online for me?” on Sept. 24 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Chamber Business Center. The program is presented by Williams, Pitts, and Beard, CPA. For registration information, call the Ch…

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What was Surplus Warehouse in Olive Branch has now been rebranded and has become Barton's Home Improvement at the corner of Pigeon Roost and Highway 305. Bob Thomas returns to the Olive Branch store as manager with the move of Robin Schermerhorn to a similar position with a Jackson, Tennesse…

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Robert “Bobby” Breland Jr. is now affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Southaven branch office as a licensed Realtor. Breland will specialize in residential, first-time homebuyer and new home construction real estate services throughout Desoto, Tate, Marshall and Tunica counties. After serving in th…

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Brenda Street, Bakery/Deli Manager and Jeff Churchwell, Store Manager of the Southaven Supremo Foods store, the only Superlo Foods store in Mississippi, celebrate the 8-store chain's 75th anniversary all this month. Ms. Street came up with the 2,000 cupcake display honoring the Stepherson fa…

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Jennifer Ward has been named Senior Vice President with Community Bank. A native of Southaven, Ward recently served as Vice President and has been in banking for 24 years. In her new role, Ward will continue lending and managing the Hernando office.

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Trustmark Bank has a new location to serve Southaven and DeSoto County bank customers. The bank held a ribbon cutting to officially open its recently completed branch building at 2853 Goodman Road East, located just west of Getwell Road. 

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A large gathering celebrated the DeSoto Family Theatre's new business office, rehearsal and audition space located in the Tanger Outlets in Southaven. The community theater group previously did not have a specific location for rehearsals and auditions ahead of performances at the Landers Cen…

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Drew Fondren is the new Member Services Coordinator at the Hernando Main Street Chamber of Commerce. Fondren has lived in Hernando for 21 years and is a part of promoting and growing membership in the Chamber.

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Tish Clark Dunning has been named the new Public Communications Officer for the City of Southaven. Dunning brings more than 20 years experience in television news reporting to the position. In her new role, she will be the liaison for city government and the police department in contact with…

Medline Industries Inc., a healthcare business that manufactures and distributes medical supplies, has announced its plans to construct a new distribution center in Southaven. It will be a facility projected to be a $46 million corporate investment and bring about 450 jobs to the Southaven/M…

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Connie’s Custom Cleaning has been welcomed into the Horn Lake Chamber of Commerce during a ribbon cutting event held at Horn Lake City Hall. Connie Berryhill operates the home-based business that offers commercial and residential cleaning services. For more information, call 901-650-5823.  

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Sims Furniture was welcomed to the Horn Lake Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Aug. 1 with a ribbon cutting event. DeShawn Sims is the owner of the store located at 7060 Highway 51 at Bullfrog Corner in Horn Lake. Phone number is 662-760-9014.

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