Along a stretch of businesses on Pass Road, one vacant building is nothing but empty halls and unfurnished rooms, but to the Mississippi Gulf Coast Black-Owned Business Network, it brings possibilities.
The Gulf Coast Produce Distributors warehouse in Biloxi would normally be packed with workers crisscrossing to fill restaurant orders for fresh produce, but this week, work has become a slow crawl because the supplies aren’t coming in for them to ship out.
Roses, teddy bears, and heart shaped balloons fill floral shops for one of the busiest holidays of the year, Valentine’s Day. Amy Cruse, Flower Basket manager, said that she’s been swamped preparing perfect arrangements for couples and families.
Administrators of both Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and Memorial Hospital at Gulfport celebrated an agreement Wednesday to create more ways to meet the need for trained healthcare professionals locally.
If all goes as planned, next week some Coast senior citizens will have a new assisted living option to ponder. The Blake, a $25 million assisted living facility on Popp’s Ferry Road in Biloxi is set to open Feb. 15.
The Taylor-Harris Drug Store is the first black-owned drug store along the Coast of Mississippi. The store first opened in 1926 and was named Taylor Drug Store, but once owner Andrew Taylor passed the store closed.
Last summer, businesses that met the requirements received money to help through the Paycheck Protection Program. On Jan. 11, the Small Business Association opened applications for the second draw of PPP loans.
On a quiet street in Mid-City, there’s one house that sparkles more than the rest-- NOLA Craft Culture, a shop for crafters and others looking for materials to make unique Mardi Gras throws and costumes.
So is raising the minimum wage scale up to $15 an hour a good idea? Well, that of course depends on who you ask. We posed that question to people at the Feeding the Gulf Coast Food Giveaway at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Biloxi.
The Lemoyne Plaza’s parking lot became gleefully packed today with people both young and old eager to meet Jason David Frank. Frank made his debut as the infamous green ranger from the 1990s hit tv-series ‘The Power Rangers.’
It’s cold, but business is hot for items to keep the chill at bay. Fazzio’s Home & Farm Center in Lizana has been stocking up on typical cold-weather items most people may need like pipe insulation, heat lamps and plastic sheeting.
The pandemic has caused many businesses to close but it has also helped some people fulfill their dreams to start one. Stefanie Jantz is an eight-year military veteran who has always had a passion to bake.
Many are set to celebrate not only the beginning of 2021, but the end of 2020. True to the rest of the year, nothing will be normal on the final day of 2020. This could be perhaps the most a unique night for bars in South Mississippi history.