Branding is important. It represents who you are in some way, projecting an image for all to see. It doesn’t tell the entire story of who or what you are, but it is a starting point. And it isn’t unusual for companies to tweak and change their brands. So begins the conversation of changing the […]

Q. I’m currently a senior in college. I’m completely debt-free right now, and I am wondering what I should do to stay this way after graduation. A. You’re already primed for a great start. Doesn’t it feel great to know you won’t have a bunch of payments hanging over your head when you walk out […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal Plans have been submitted to add more retail space next to Bargain Hunt in Tupelo. The store, which opened last November, has another 10,000-square-foot retail space adjacent to it. The third phase of the development would add 15,000 square feet south of the other space. There’s no word on when […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – Hotel tax receipts for April were up a whopping 39 percent over the same month in 2014, and food and beverage tax collections were up 11 percent. The $27,569 brought in by the 2 percent tax paid by hotel and motel guests in April set a new record […]

Daily Journal Northeast Mississippi’s unemployment rate rose in May, primarily caused by the increase in the labor force as schools closed for the summer break. The jobless rates for the counties are not adjusted to reflect seasonal changes like school and holidays, so the figures will reflect big swings. Seasonally adjusted numbers smooth out those […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal BALDWYN – The West Coast port shutdown and severe winter weather early on contributed to Hancock Fabrics posting a loss during its first quarter. The Baldwyn-based fabrics and craft retailer said last week its sales for the period fell 2 percent to $61.7 million, compared to sales of $63 million […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times A mistake in town’s tax books has very likely cost the town of Mantachie thousands in sales tax dollars. During this month’s meeting of the town’s board of aldermen, Mantachie officials discussed a boost in the month’s sales tax collection diversion from the State of Mississippi. The check, they […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal The Mississippi Economic Council led the way to change the state’s flag 14 years ago, but this time the organization, which bills itself as the voice of Mississippi business and the statewide chamber of commerce, is sitting on the sidelines – at least for now. “We led the charge then, […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal Five months after opening a new manufacturing plant in Verona, United Furniture Industries is adding another 100 employees. United has moved its distribution operations to the former Lane Furniture Industries distribution facility in Wren, the company said Tuesday. Fifty employees will be hired for that facility, while the remaining 50 […]