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The Made In Mississippi podcast will interview successful Mississippians to gain valuable insights into their approach to business, life as a busy entrepreneur and what they’ve learned throughout the course of their career. Collectively, we know this will be a dynamic resource to educate and encourage other Mississippians who may be feeling the negative connotations to launching, growing, or keeping their business in our state.

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The Made In Mississippi podcast will interview successful Mississippians to gain valuable insights into their approach to business, life as a busy entrepreneur and what they’ve learned throughout the course of their career. Collectively, we know this will be a dynamic resource to educate and encourage other Mississippians who may be feeling the negative connotations to launching, growing, or keeping their business in our state.

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Excellent Listen

By Hrevans11 - Jul 18 2018
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Inspiring podcast showcasing Mississippi’s best!

Great show!

By FlurryLLC - Sep 13 2016
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Look forward to hearing new episodes! Keep up the good work Casey!

iTunes Ratings

40 Ratings
Average Ratings
39
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1
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Excellent Listen

By Hrevans11 - Jul 18 2018
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Inspiring podcast showcasing Mississippi’s best!

Great show!

By FlurryLLC - Sep 13 2016
Read more
Look forward to hearing new episodes! Keep up the good work Casey!
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Made In Mississippi

Latest release on Jan 13, 2020

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The Made In Mississippi podcast will interview successful Mississippians to gain valuable insights into their approach to business, life as a busy entrepreneur and what they’ve learned throughout the course of their career. Collectively, we know this will be a dynamic resource to educate and encourage other Mississippians who may be feeling the negative connotations to launching, growing, or keeping their business in our state.

Rank #1: S1:E6 Will Primos on Made In Mississippi

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Will Primos is the founder and CEO of Primos Hunting. Primos Hunting manufactures calls for elk, deer, turkey, predator, and waterfowl as as blinds, shooting assessors, game cameras, attractants and supplements. They also produce the popular video series PRIMOS TRUTH ABOUT HUNTING.

Sep 21 2016

54mins

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Rank #2: S4E1 Ted Duckworth

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Ted J. Duckworth is Co-Manager of TDLDC, and President and CEO of Duckworth Realty, Inc. Ted has been the architect of the company's recent growth into development projects and has provided a vision for the company's downtown revitalization efforts in Jackson, Mississippi. This vision carries over into the overall company philosophy of making a difference in the community where we live and work. His $16 million renovation of the mixed-use Electric 308 Building in 2005 sparked an interest in downtown development and created an atmosphere of energy in the downtown market.

Ted has coordinated the acquisition of multiple investment properties throughout the southeast totaling over $150 million. The transactions have allowed Duckworth Realty to expand its operations across the region, with projects located in Jackson, Shreveport, Baton Rouge, Mobile, Pensacola, Gulf Breeze and Atlanta.

Ted is a recognized leader of economic development in Metro-Jackson. He has served as Chairman of The Board of Downtown Jackson Partners which manages the Central Business District, and on the Downtown Strategic Plan for the City of Jackson. He currently also serves as President of the Eastover Neighborhood Association.

Jul 11 2018

37mins

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Rank #3: S1:E2 Kristen Ley on Made In Mississippi

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Kristen Ley is the founder of Thimblepress in Jackson Mississippi. Kristen and her team sell prints, greeting cards, notepads, tote bags and many other fun and creative products. Through their products they want to encourage kindness and inspire fun with the colorful, happy, and innovative products they create. This interview was done in Kristins office, but we did have a guest appearance a few times by her awesome dog Willow.    Kristin tells of the transition from her day job to a dream, the ability to see trends in her life, and the value of being creative. She currently supplies her products to Urban Outfitters, Paper Source, and over 1000 independent retailers.

Aug 04 2016

57mins

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Rank #4: S2:E6 David Landrum on Made In Mississippi

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I know you guys will enjoy this episode with David Landrum founder of the (new) town of Livingston in Madison County, MS. 

Jul 12 2017

45mins

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Rank #5: S6E6 Alex Eaton of Restaurants Aplos and The Manship

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On this episode of Made in Mississippi Casey talks with Alex Eaton who owns two restaurants in Jackson, Aplos Simple Mediterranean and The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen. They discuss the commitment and grit that it takes to maintain a business even after having a great start. Having recently gone through some tough times Alex talks about building a successful team and how it has helped his business thrive more than ever.

Sep 12 2019

36mins

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Rank #6: S5E2 Doug Hederman of Hederman Brothers Printing

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Doug Hederman is the CEO of Hederman Brothers Printing founded in 1898 in Jackson, MS. 

Feb 05 2019

28mins

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Rank #7: S6E1 Scott Allen of A Plus Signs and Creative, Inc.

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On this episode, Casey talks with Scott Allen from A Plus Signs and Creative, Inc. about how he got his start as an entrepreneur here in Jackson. From public art to commercial success, Scott talks about balancing the intricacies of running a business with his own desire to continue to contribute creatively.

Jul 04 2019

39mins

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Rank #8: S2:E10 Stephen Johnston on Made In Mississippi

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We're so thankful to have Stephen Johnston on Made In Mississippi. Founder and CEO of smart energy company SmartSynch, that sold for 100 million in 2012, Stephen has a ton of great advance for companies and founders. After leaving the company, he now spends his days producing films. He is lead investor and a Producer of Same Kind of Different As Me, a major motion picture to be released in 2017 in partnership with Paramount Pictures Corporation. I trust you guys will enjoy this episode with Stephen Johnston. 

Aug 31 2017

47mins

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Rank #9: S6E2 Jamie Wier, Michael Boerner, and Jack Allin of WBA Architecture

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On this episode of Made in Mississippi Casey meets with Jamie, Michael, and Jack of Wier Boerner Allin Architecture. From the Brandon Amphitheater to Mississippi State's Dudy Noble Field in Starkville, these talented partners are making a lasting impact on our state. 

Jul 17 2019

50mins

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Rank #10: S3E9 Robert St. John

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From my guest on the show to listener request - Robert's name is constantly mentioned as a suggested feature. After this interview it was clear to me why so many Mississippians wanted to hear from him. Not only is he an accomplish restauranteur, but he's founded an amazing non-profit and somehow finds time to write a column each week in over 20 publications. I trust you guys will enjoy this interview with Robert St.John

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Robert St. John is a restaurateur, chef, columnist, and author. Robert St. John has spent almost four decades in the restaurant business. Thirty of those years have been as the owner of the Purple Parrot, Crescent City Grill, Mahogany Bar, Branch, Tabella, and Ed’s Burger Joint in Hattiesburg, MS. For 20 years he has written a weekly syndicated newspaper column.  

St. John was just named a part of the 2017 ‘Mississippi Top Fifty’ by Y’all Politics and Supertalk Mississippi.  St. John has been named the state’s top chef three consecutive years and was honored as Mississippi Restaurateur of the Year.   

His restaurant— The Purple Parrot Café— has been named the best fine dining restaurant in Mississippi and just received its sixth Four-Diamond rating from the AAA Travel Guide. Additionally, in 2011, AAA named Purple Parrot Café the second-best fine-dining restaurant in the South (just behind Commander’s Palace). Tabella has been voted “Best Italian” in Mississippi, Crescent City Grill has been voted one of “Mississippi’s Top Ten” restaurants, and the Mahogany Bar has been voted among the “Top 100 Beer Bars in America” for the past three consecutive years.

St. John is the author of ten books, including three previous collaborations with watercolorist Wyatt Waters. His 11th book, A Mississippi Palate, another collaboration with Waters was released November 1st. Their book, An Italian Palate, was written in Europe while St. John, his wife, and his two children traveled through 17 countries on two continents for six months. He and Waters lead group tours to Italy twice a year.

St. John is the creator, producer, and host of the Public Broadcasting series Palate to Palette with Robert St. John and Wyatt Waters which begins airing on October 12th.

St. John has been featured in USA TODAY and appeared on The Food NetworkThe Travel ChannelNational Public RadioMartha Stewart Living, and the Turner South network, among others.

In 2009, St. John founded Extra Table, a non-profit organization that purchases healthy foods and provides them to soup kitchens and mission pantries throughout Mississippi.

May 30 2018

1hr 5mins

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Rank #11: S6E8 Jason Ishee of Georgia Blue

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This week Casey, talks with Jason Ishee of Georgia Blue. After losing a football scholarship in California to an injury, Jason shifted his strong work ethic and determination to a new passion, the restaurant industry. Today he has 5 different locations, three of which are his Georgia Blue Restaurant and the remaining two are his GB Bakery. Listen as Jason shares his story of building a thriving business in such a competitive industry.

Oct 09 2019

34mins

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Rank #12: S5E1 Josh Norris of LeFleur Financial + Corkern & Norris

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Josh Norris, the Jackson Native, runs LeFleur Financial + Corkern & Norris CPA. 

Jan 23 2019

30mins

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Rank #13: S3E7 Philip Shirley of Godwin Group

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May 02 2018

47mins

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Rank #14: BONUS EPISODE: The 1 Common Thread of Vitality

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Dr.Rob Carmen Speaks about the 1 Common Thread of Vitality no matter what your age.

Mar 26 2018

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Rank #15: S1:E5 Jeff Good on Made In Mississippi

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Jeff Good is an extremely accomplished restaurateur. He spends his days running 3 of Mississippians most successful restaurants. After college, Jeff spent 7 years working as a computer salesman for a Fortune 100 technology company. After that time Jeff opened BRAVO! with his partner Dan Blumenthal in the spring of 1994. They later opened Broadstreet Bakery and Sal and Mookies. In this episode, you'll hear about the hard work and sacrifices that it takes to establish and run a restaurant. This episode is loaded with practical tips and advice that I know you will enjoy.

Sep 07 2016

46mins

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Rank #16: S2:E7 Chane of Studio Chane on Made In Mississippi

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Chane.com is not just a site. It’s a brand and an agent of change. Chane got their start in 1988 as a tee-shirt line and have exploded onto the indie lifestyle scene over the last 18 years with their retail stores: Swell-O-Phonic, Wilai Boutique and Studio Chane, and screen printing shop. Their retail philosophy is simple ‐ never sell out for a buck! I know you'll enjoy this interview with Chane.

Jul 26 2017

45mins

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Rank #17: S5E6 Gene Dent, Will White, and Walter Wofford Talk Real Estate - Part 1

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Real estate is a great place for aspiring entrepreneurs to learn what its like to manage their own business. Gene Dent, Will White, and Walter Wofford share their unique goals and experiences in real estate to talk pitfalls, successes, and what it takes to thrive in the fertile Mississippi real estate market. 

Apr 02 2019

37mins

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Rank #18: S4E9 David Dill of D+P Designs

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David and His partner have created a powerful brand that creates beauty for some of the biggest brands in the world. Including Whole Foods, Tesla, and Capri Blue Candles. 

Nov 20 2018

39mins

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Rank #19: S4E4 Hartley Peavey

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Hartley is a founder and CEO of Peavey Electronics Corporation and a well-known innovator in the musical equipment industry. Hartley Peavey founded Peavey Electronics, one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of musical and professional audio equipment, in 1964 after building his first amplifier in 1956. Since its foundation, Peavey Electronics has been privately owned, and has grown massively from their humble beginnings in Hartley's basement in the 1950s.

Aug 23 2018

41mins

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Rank #20: S1:E4 Tripp Douglas on Made In Mississippi

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Tripp Douglas is a graphic designer by trade, but as you'll hear, a serious entrepreneur. Running Crema Design Studio, and Fusion Coffeehouse keeps this Mississippi Entrepreneur busy. Crema Design Studio specializes in creating beautiful and effective web, print, and logo designs. Fusion Coffeehouse is located in Ridgeland, MS and offers an incredibly high level of coffee and cozy, but elegant atmosphere. Tripp and I discuss the struggles of running two business, creating intentional white space in our lives, and the importance of gratitude. 

Aug 17 2016

37mins

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S7E4 Brent Moreno Real Estate Investor And Coach

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Brent Moreno sits down with Casey to talk about how he learned to counter the idea of needing to have money to make money using real estate. Listen as he talks about making connections with the right people, managing his business, and his hope for the future of Mississippi.

Jan 13 2020

29mins

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S7E3 Hunter Evans and Cody McCain of Elvie's Restaurant

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Elvie's is a new restaurant in the Historic Belhaven Neighborhood that is inspired by French cafes and aims to provide an exceptional culinary experience any time of day. Listen as Hunter, the owner and head chef, and his business partner Cody, the restaurant's general manager, talk about starting a business here in Jackson. 

Dec 24 2019

38mins

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S7E2 Melissa Medley of VisionFirst Advisors

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Melissa Medley is a hard working entrepreneur who has moved into an advising position with VisionFirst that helps communities grow with the business that support them. Listen to how she has learned to share her knowledge and experience to make a difference on a large scale.

Dec 10 2019

34mins

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S7E1 Dan Confait of DC Guitar Studio

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Dan is a Mississippi native musician turned business owner. He has always loved performing music, but now that passion drives him to share that experience with his students. Listen as Dan and Casey discuss the success story of DC Guitar Studio.

Nov 21 2019

20mins

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S6E10 Andrew Wamble of Plum Creek Environmental Technologies

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Today Casey speaks with Andrew Wamble about Plum Creek Environmental Technologies. His father started the company after being laid off in a recent recession. Now the company has been around for 10 years and employs about 65 people. Come hear Andrew's story and gain insight on what has caused such remarkable growth.

Nov 06 2019

24mins

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S6E9 Carla Kirkland of The Kirkland Group

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This week Casey interviews Carla Kirkland the owner of The Kirkland Group a company that specializes in college and career readiness. After starting a career in education she found that she desired to have more control over her schedule for her family. Today her hard work has developed her one woman operation into a thriving business offering multiple services. Listen here as she shares her story and her insight.

Nov 04 2019

27mins

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S6E8 Jason Ishee of Georgia Blue

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This week Casey, talks with Jason Ishee of Georgia Blue. After losing a football scholarship in California to an injury, Jason shifted his strong work ethic and determination to a new passion, the restaurant industry. Today he has 5 different locations, three of which are his Georgia Blue Restaurant and the remaining two are his GB Bakery. Listen as Jason shares his story of building a thriving business in such a competitive industry.

Oct 09 2019

34mins

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S6E7 Laura Johns of The Small Town Creative

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This week Casey interviews Laura Johns of The Small Town Creative. This name may sound familiar if you have listened to the podcast before. Laura has given some great advice on tackling social media and branding at the end of a lot of our episodes. We are excited to have Laura share her story.

Sep 25 2019

35mins

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S6E6 Alex Eaton of Restaurants Aplos and The Manship

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On this episode of Made in Mississippi Casey talks with Alex Eaton who owns two restaurants in Jackson, Aplos Simple Mediterranean and The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen. They discuss the commitment and grit that it takes to maintain a business even after having a great start. Having recently gone through some tough times Alex talks about building a successful team and how it has helped his business thrive more than ever.

Sep 12 2019

36mins

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S6E5 Doug and Susan Williams of Kalalou

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Doug and Susan are a husband and wife duo who have thrived as business owners in Mississippi. Their story in entrepreneurship starts with a $500 vacation to Jamaica and a simple wicker basket. Listen to their story of how their business has grown more than they could have dreamed and has stood the test of time, thriving in recession and times of plenty.

Aug 29 2019

40mins

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S6E4 Paul Moak Jr. of Paul Moak Honda

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If you have ever driven around Jackson, MS you have probably already seen his name on someone's bumper, if not the back of your own car. Paul Moak Jr., Dealer Principal at Paul Moak Honda, has worked with his family to build and maintain the first Honda Dealership in Mississippi. In their conversation Casey and Paul discuss the history of his family's involvement in the car dealership world as well as how they have continued to overcome adversity in the midst of fire and floods. Literally, fires and floods.

Aug 14 2019

56mins

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S6E3 Amy Head of Amy Head Cosmetics

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Amy Head of Amy Head Cosmetics talks with Casey about her journey of becoming an entrepreneur. Amy discusses the unexpected joy found in being wrong and closing doors, as these experiences have helped point her in the direction of where she has found success. She started out studying medicine and quickly shifted to establishing herself as a consultant and practicer in the field of make-up and cosmetics, living out her mission to help her clients look as beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside.

Jul 31 2019

54mins

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S6E2 Jamie Wier, Michael Boerner, and Jack Allin of WBA Architecture

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On this episode of Made in Mississippi Casey meets with Jamie, Michael, and Jack of Wier Boerner Allin Architecture. From the Brandon Amphitheater to Mississippi State's Dudy Noble Field in Starkville, these talented partners are making a lasting impact on our state. 

Jul 17 2019

50mins

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S6E1 Scott Allen of A Plus Signs and Creative, Inc.

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On this episode, Casey talks with Scott Allen from A Plus Signs and Creative, Inc. about how he got his start as an entrepreneur here in Jackson. From public art to commercial success, Scott talks about balancing the intricacies of running a business with his own desire to continue to contribute creatively.

Jul 04 2019

39mins

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Made in Mississippi: Casey Combest on Future Plans

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Casey takes time to thank sponsors and you, the viewers, for making this podcast possible while also sharing about plans for the future of Made in Mississippi. In addition, Casey interviews Amanda Wells from Wells & Co. about public relations.

Jun 25 2019

9mins

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S5E10 Harry Crumpler of T-Bones Records & Cafe

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This episode of Made in Mississippi comes from the City of Hattiesburg. Harry Crumpler Jr talks about continuing to thrive as a record store owner while the music industry becomes less and less friendly for hard-copy retailers. T-Bones perseveres as a full scale record store while simultaneously operating as a full-menu cafe. We know you'll be challenged and encouraged by this episode of Made In Mississippi!

Jun 05 2019

45mins

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S5E9 Janice Cameron of Cups an Espresso Cafe

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In 1993 a couple from Chicago who fell in love with Mississippi's rich and diverse culture decided they would buy a small cafe in Jackson. Today, we know that cafe as Cups. Now they have 11 different locations across the state. On this episode, Janice Cameron, who owns Cups with her husband, talks about using her love for art, coffee, music, and community as a catalyst for building a thriving local business here in Mississippi.

May 20 2019

33mins

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S5E8 Mary Sanders Ferriss of Ferriss+Co

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Here in Jackson, Ferriss+Co founder and interior designer Mary Sanders Ferris is making her mark. Her knack for creative and functional aesthetics have really set the stage for the growing restaurant scene in the Jackson Metro area. Babalu, Fine and Dandy, and Cultivation Food Hall are just a part of her impressive portfolio. Mary Sanders discusses thriving in a competitive and volatile career field and gives insight on how she and her team make it happen.

May 03 2019

32mins

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S5E7 Gene Dent, Will White, and Walter Wofford Talk Real Estate - Part 2

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Real estate is a great place for aspiring entrepreneurs to learn what its like to manage their own business. Gene Dent, Will White, and Walter Wofford share their unique goals and experiences in real estate to talk pitfalls, successes, and what it takes to thrive in the fertile Mississippi real estate market. 

Apr 17 2019

33mins

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S5E6 Gene Dent, Will White, and Walter Wofford Talk Real Estate - Part 1

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Real estate is a great place for aspiring entrepreneurs to learn what its like to manage their own business. Gene Dent, Will White, and Walter Wofford share their unique goals and experiences in real estate to talk pitfalls, successes, and what it takes to thrive in the fertile Mississippi real estate market. 

Apr 02 2019

37mins

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iTunes Ratings

40 Ratings
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Excellent Listen

By Hrevans11 - Jul 18 2018
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Inspiring podcast showcasing Mississippi’s best!

Great show!

By FlurryLLC - Sep 13 2016
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Look forward to hearing new episodes! Keep up the good work Casey!