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When it comes to landing industries, restaurants and retail locations, there are franchise reps and site managers looking for locations far before communication is made with local representatives. That information begins with data derived from the census.

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ABERDEEN – Continuing to adjust with the times, a facial shield production line through Allmond’s Printing is steadily outgrowing space thanks to demand mostly from the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency.

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ABERDEEN – Robin’s Unique Boutique Owner Robin Bounds shared her experience of Mississippi’s soft retail opening on national news through a guest spot April 30 on “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on FOX News. She believes she was picked for the Skype interview because of show reps finding one o…

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ABERDEEN – Even though federal assistance to help small businesses through COVID-19 is highly competitive and uncertain, a small town’s sense of helping one another out is more of a guarantee. So is the case of eight downtown Aberdeen commercial property owners who granted rent forgiveness f…

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) resumed accepting Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan applications on Monday from approved lenders on behalf of any eligible borrower. This will ensure that SBA has properly coded the system to account for changes made by the legislation.

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Small businesses across the country, the backbone of our nation's economy, are facing potentially devastating economic pressure as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have already been forced to shut temporarily, and even those operating remotely still face major revenue shortfalls. With…

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ABERDEEN – The recent sale of the former Central Insurance building at the intersection of Commerce and Meridian streets isn’t as much a sign of confidence for downtown development but rather a continuation of momentum for Main Street.

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With hospitals’ growing need for personal protection equipment, two local businesses are tapping into their resources to fill the demand for face shields. American Controls Technology in Amory and Allmond Printing in Aberdeen have both adapted their work days to making a different type of pr…

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The Monroe County Chamber of Commerce is aware that the U.S. Chamber’s Save Small Business Grant site has been hit hard with a heavy load due to so many people trying to access the site at once. There has been communication with the U.S. Chamber for a work around, and the Monroe County Chamb…

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As the price of commodities is currently unpredictable, so are the costs people pay for them. Supply and demand at grocery stores, in particular, has forced the price of some products to increase because of lack of product.

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According to the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce, small businesses are the foundation of our communities and our economy. Employing nearly half the American workforce, they keep our neighborhoods running and make them feel like home. The impacts of the coronavirus pandemic have wrought unp…

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The Monroe County Chamber of Commerce knows trying to decide if you should apply for assistance is hard enough, but which one to apply for can be overwhelming. The Mississippi Economic Development Council hosted a webinar this week with the U.S. Chamber the chamber hopes might help you as yo…

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KANSAS CITY – Conexon, the nation’s leader in assisting electric cooperatives to deploy broadband networks, has been selected by the Monroe County Electric Power Association to deliver comprehensive broadband management services, including network design and engineering, construction managem…

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ABERDEEN – Aberdeen Main Street was selected for a 2020 Mississippi Main Street Association community development grant, which will go towards a courtyard and information station to go along with ongoing improvements at the former Cooperwood Service Station at the corner of Commerce and Mapl…

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CASON – Dollar General’s newest store at 30421 Highway 371 is now open. In its new location, Dollar General will offer area residents a convenient new place to shop for everyday essentials at low prices.

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NETTLETON – When HomeStretch opened a decade ago, its 35 employees made three reclining chair styles and three motion group styles. Now, its approximately 460 workers manufacture 20 styles of recliners and 15 motion groups, with multiple cover options.

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AMORY – Shoppers wanting to save time and avoid crowds in the Walmart grocery aisles can now do so through the Amory location’s newly added online pickup option. Products applicable include staples such as groceries, cleaning supplies, diapers and pet supplies.

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Administrator Richard Fordyce designated 11 Mississippi counties as the primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Amite, Clarke, Franklin, Jasper, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Lawrence, Lee, Lincoln, Smith, and Tishomingo counties who suffered physical damage and losses caused by high winds an…

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President Donald Trump designated 16 Mississippi counties as the primary natural disaster area. Producers in Alcorn, Covington, Itawamba, Jasper, Jefferson Davis, Leake, Lee, Marion, Neshoba, Newton, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Scott, Simpson, Smith and Tippah counties who suffered losses caused by …

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AMORY – Relias Healthcare is excited to announce that it will be furthering its partnership with North Mississippi Health Services by providing emergency medicine and hospitalist medicine services for NMMC Gilmore-Amory, a Level IV Trauma Center with a 95-bed facility featuring high-tech equ…

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Five Monroe County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors members are rolling off, and five new board members are coming in for a term that expires in 2022.

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Small Business Saturday follows on the heels of Black Friday, giving shoppers the opportunity to support local businesses. The mission of Small Business Saturday calls attention to the importance of small businesses and encourages support for small companies, especially at the beginning of t…

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ABERDEEN – Switching gears for the holiday season, Aberdeen Main Street will host its annual Christmas Open House Nov. 3. The afternoon-long event, from 1 to 5 p.m., gives attendees opportunities to shop, mingle and eat local at businesses alongside Commerce Street and Highway 145.

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President Donald Trump designated one Mississippi county as the primary natural disaster area. Producers in Monroe County who suffered losses caused by severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding that occurred Feb. 22 through March 29, 2019 may be eligible for U.S. Department …

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AMORY – The Monroe County Chamber of Commerce, Mississippi Development Authority and Itawamba Community Center sponsored a homeowner’s workshop Sept. 10 at Tabernacle of Faith Church. Program host Paul McCreary of Cadence Bank’s Amory office deemed the evening a success, although attendance …

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WASHINGTON, D.C.– Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is pleased to announce that Kelly Martin, community development director of the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce, has recently completed her second year …

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue designated 45 Mississippi counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Adams, Alcorn, Benton, Calhoun, Carroll, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Claiborne, Clay, Covington, Forrest, Grenada, Harrison, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Itawamba, Jefferson…

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President Donald Trump designated eight Mississippi counties as the primary natural disaster area. Producers in Clarke, Clay, Itawamba, Kemper, Monroe, Oktibbeha, Warren and Yazoo counties which suffered losses caused by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that occurre…

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AMORY – A suggestion submitted to Amory Main Street Manager Alyssa Benedict is resulting in some beautiful ornamental iron benches being placed alongside Main Street to commemorate merchants from the city’s past.

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AMORY – United Furniture Industries kicked off a partnership with Families First of Mississippi Aug. 26 with a cookout for the furniture manufacturer’s employees. Families First is a nonprofit organization that has worked to strengthen families statewide for more than 20 years.