From working in a family-owned restaurant at age 16, to taking a desk job in corporate America, Brooke Krizbai realized working for someone wasn’t an option anymore. Today, she owns two Oxford restaurants – Volta Taverna and Track 61.
One of the best things about Oxford is there is a shop for almost anything you could want or need, but up until August, there were no specialty ice cream stores.
Wearing cool jewelry is a Mood. Sometimes it’s also a Vibe. Just ask Conner Neill, 20, a University of Mississippi student majoring in marketing with a minor in management information systems and accounting, who started her own business in 2018 with her sister, Caitlin Neill, called Moodz & Vibez Designs.
The famous tagline “Workin’ 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin’…” from one of the many hits sung by Dolly Parton reminds listeners about career struggles.
Living Music Resource, a University of Mississippi internship program, reminds students about music career opportunities.
Fashion boutique owner Mary Catherine Strider-Logan, 26, is one of the latest business owners in growing Hernando, a city between Oxford and Memphis with a population of about 16,000.
If you’ve ever wanted to explore your creative side, but weren’t sure where to start, you may want to visit the Clay Canvas in Oxford.
Mississippi MUTTS is a non-profit animal rescue and transport team based in Oxford that works to mitigate the overpopulation of stray cats and dogs across the state and provide relief for overcrowded shelters.
University of Mississippi mechanical engineering students are shaping our future with technology by creating coding programs that help business save money and track production, and researching the creation of nanobots that may someday save lives.
Georgia native Clint Jordan was introduced to music at age 5 when his mother made him take piano lessons. His first gig at age 12 performing for the Turner County Stockyard Cattlemen’s Association dinner foreshadowed a long and successful career in the music industry. Today, he helps people fall in love with music.
Brewster is just one example of many Mississippi entrepreneurs who use Instagram to market their merchandise. Instagram and other social media sites have become a new marketplace for small businesses.
Liza Grace Bailey, 21, began taking photos professionally two years ago after attending the Bodock Festival in Pontotoc where musician Trent Harmon was performing.
My Michelle’s, an Oxford restaurant, is the place to grab a home-cooked meal, order one for tailgating in the Grove, or to relax and get creative on Wine Wednesday.
Oxford antique stores hold many treasures that you have to see in person to appreciate, but they face challenges competing with online shopping and websites like Ebay and Etsy.
There are 14 Small Business Development Centers located throughout Mississippi, all housed at universities or colleges. A new center is set to open in November in Jackson.
Nicole Harlow has always liked jewelry that tells a unique story. From going through her mom’s jewelry box, to visiting New Mexico’s finest leather shops with her dad, Harlow knew she wanted to pursue jewelry-making as a career.
Local electricity cooperative plans to offer fiber-optic internet service to 24,000 North Mississippians
North East Mississippi Electric Power Association has a new project in the works that will provide high-speed, fiber-optic internet service to 100 percent of its members.
To many outsiders, the South is racist, uneducated, country, and uninformed about events outside Mississippi. At first, these were my opinions too, but living here and experiencing it, the outside world has their views wrong.
Mental abuse is very subtle. My sensitivities were studied and specifically targeted through subtle manipulations, and this successfully instilled doubt within me. I was dependent. I felt there was no way out even though I knew I was unhappy. I was convinced the relationship I had was all I was worth.
I came here with a certain perception of Mississippi, and I didn’t think that would change over my four years as a student. However, now as I’m about to leave Mississippi forever, I have such a fond view of this state. Even though there may be some aspects of the state’s past and present political views that I may not agree with, Mississippi has changed my life forever.
We like to think growing up in the LGBT community today is “heaven” compared to the past, and while I agree in some aspects, over the years, society has ignored the pain our LGBT brothers and sisters endure.