* The Olive Branch Chamber of Commerce offers a Lunch and Learn series for its members on “Growing Your Small Business” on Wednesday, March 4. The session with Brad Vellum of Buff City Soap will be held in the Chamber Business Center off Pigeon Roost Road. Register by emailed invitation or f…

Crye-Leike Real Estate Services Southaven branch has added Justin McAlaster as a licensed Realtor. McAlaster will serve the residential real estate needs of buyers and sellers throughout DeSoto, Tate, Panola and surrounding counties. New to the real estate industry, McAlaster has worked as a…

Master Lawn, a division of Michael Hatcher & Associates (a landscape industry leader in the Memphis market) has announced the acquisition of Mid-South Turf and Ornamental, a well-known lawn spray business in the Memphis market for over 30 years. The announcement was made by Trey Ball, CF…

Ken Purvis, a past chairman of the DeSoto County Convention and Visitors Bureau, DeSoto County Economic Development Council, and past President of the Hernando Rotary Club, has been named President of the Greenville branch of Guaranty Bank and Trust Company. Most recently, Purvis was affilia…

Anna Brooke Warren has been named Palmer Home for Children Vice President of Children’s Services. Warren was previously Director of Social Services for the Hernando-based home for children in need. She has also worked with the Mississippi Department of Human Services, North Mississippi Medic…

Southern Bancorp has announced the retirement of Alan Sims, DeSoto County Market President. Sims joined the Southern Bancorp team in 2007, and has helped lead operations and expand Southern’s lending footprint in North Mississippi. He will complete his 40-year banking career at the end of January.

The Olive Branch Family YMCA has opened a new functional fitness area at its facility, located at 8555 Goodman Road. The YMCA, part of the YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South network, recently celebrated the opening of the area and renovation of its adjacent gymnasium area by a ribbon cutting …

Kimberly Remak has been named the new Trinity Health Center Inc. Executive Director. Trinity Health Center is a newly-formed nonprofit that will operate inside the DeSoto County Dream Center and will provide primary healthcare to the working underserved/uninsured in DeSoto County. The Dream …

YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South President and CEO Jerry Martin, along with Vice President and District Executive Justin Inskeep, cut the ribbon to open the new Olive Branch Family YMCA Functional Fitness and Strength space and gymnasium renovation. The Olive Branch Family YMCA facility is …

Southern Bancorp has announced the promotion of Wendy Von Kanel to Regional President, a leadership position in which she will help manage operations in Phillips and Mississippi County, Arkansas as well as DeSoto County, Mississippi. Von Kanel previously served as Market President for Philli…

Owner Tina Tatum (right, with scissors) and head barista Hannah Birmingham (left, with scissors) celebrated the grand opening of Coffee Central Squared’s location inside Side Alley Gifts and Cafe, at 2438 Highway 51 in Hernando. It is the second Coffee Central location after its store on Get…

Leah Thompson is the new Marketing Coordinator for the Southaven Chamber of Commerce. From Olive Branch, Thompson is currently a student at Ole Miss-DeSoto Center in Southaven set to graduate in May 2020 with a Marketing and Communications degree.

Leah Thompson is the new Marketing Coordinator for the Southaven Chamber of Commerce. From Olive Branch, Thompson is currently a student at Ole Miss-DeSoto Center in Southaven set to graduate in May 2020 with a Marketing and Communications degree.

Attorney Amy Pietrowski has been granted membership into the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys. Pietrowski provides strategic legal representation to clients across North Mississippi. Pietrowski Law Practice focuses on DUI defense, criminal defense and family law.

The Olive Branch Chamber of Commerce welcomes entries for the annual Christmas Parade, set for Saturday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. The theme of this year’s parade is “I’ll Be Home For Christmas.” For more information, contact the Chamber offices at 662-895-2600. Nov. 20 is the deadline for entry app…

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Chandra Moore has become a licensed Realtor with real estate agency Crye-Leike at the company’s Olive Branch office at 6397 Goodman Road. Moore is a 20-year veteran of the corporate world and comes to Crye-Leike from an environmental consulting firm.

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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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