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Big Play Family Fun Center Now Open

Family fun is all set to get the ball bowling at the Big Play Center in Biloxi. The doors are now open to the fun center at the Big Play Race Track in Biloxi. Twelve brand new bowling lanes, bumper…

Levi’s Comes to Gulfport Premium Outlets

Gulfport Premium Outlets opened the doors over the weekend to what they say is their most highly requested store. Levi’s is now open on the north side of the shopping center, adding to the 70 stores Gulfport Premium Outlets has…

Self-Protection and Survival Store Opens in Ocean Springs

A local family takes survival of the fittest to the next level. Overwatch Supply opened this morning with a ribbon cutting ceremony in Ocean Springs. The store offers numerous survival and camping materials, along with self-protection supplies. Owner David Skelton…

Plans for FunTime USA Development

Groundbreaking for FunTime USA is planned for October and you could be riding the rides in early spring. The plan is to start with the rides and attractions people remember from the old park such as miniature golf, go-carts, bumper…

Economic Impact of USM Gulf Park Campus

Universities are an integral part of our state’s economy. Just how much money does our USM satellite campus generate for us on the Coast? That’s what University of Southern Mississippi officials addressed at an Economic Vibe meeting this morning. Some…

Labor Day Weekend Sales

Steals and deals are taking over stores around the country for the end of summer sales and South Mississippi is no exception. Just check out Gulfport Premium Outlets where BCBG Max is offering 50 percent off all sales and the…

Labor Day Sales

Today is Labor Day which means one thing: shoppers will be rushing to stores for the best deals! News 25’s Laurene Callander has the details.

New Starbucks Opens in Ocean Springs

If you’re a coffee addict in the Ocean Springs area, there is another spot to get your morning cup of Joe. Starbucks opened their new location off Highway 90 in Ocean Springs this morning. Cars lined up in the drive…

Businesses Prepare for Labor Day Crowds

Businesses all along the Coast are laboring to accommodate large crowds and shoppers as the Labor Day weekend draws near. From restaurants to boutiques, owners tell News 25 they hope locals and tourists take advantage of all the sales and…

Chiquita Returns to the Port of Gulfport

Chiquita Brands International returns to Gulfport after operating in New Orleans for the past two years. News 25’s Kendra Turley gives us an inside look at the arrival and expansion of the company’s return to the Port of Gulfport. Employees…

Business Incubator Coming to the Coast

A new opportunity for local professionals, businesses and startups is makings its way to Biloxi. Today, the Junction Coworking and Community open house was underway. The woman behind the idea, Jana Franco, hopes that she’ll be able to provide a…

Chiquita Returns to Gulfport

Chiquita Brands International returns to Gulfport after operating in New Orleans for the past two years. News 25’s Kendra Turley joins us from the Port of Gulfport where the first vessel is set to arrive this evening.

Local Business Offers Heritage from Coast

One local business invites you to stop in and take home a little piece of heritage from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Today Heritage House Gifts cut the ribbon to their new location on East Pass Road. The store serves as…

Gulfport Main Street Announces Grant Recipients

The Gulfport Main Street Association is helping Gulfport grow, one small business at a time. The association has announced the winners of their Small Business Grant Program. Out of 37 requests, 12 businesses in historic downtown Gulfport were chosen to…

Sales Tax Holiday Kicks Off

When the clock struck midnight this morning, shoppers across the state were ready to open their wallets and start shopping. The sales tax holiday gives shoppers a break from a seven percent sales tax until Saturday at midnight. Early this…

State Tax Free Holiday is this Weekend

The Mississippi Tax-Free Holiday is quickly approaching. Starting this Friday and into the weekend, shoppers will not have to pay the state’s seven percent sales tax on certain goods, namely most school supplies, which is good news for parents. News…

Mississippi Casinos Cash In

Casino revenue continued to grow statewide in Mississippi in June. Gamblers lost more at casinos along the Mississippi River and the Gulf Coast. Figures released this week by the State Revenue Department show casinos won $175 million in June, up…

Online Grocery Shopping at Wal-Mart

Three Wal-Mart locations on the Coast are switching up the typical grocery store trip with a digital twist. Starting today, you can order your groceries online, pull in to a pick up parking spot and have personal shoppers load your…

Chamber Discusses New Overtime Rule

Big changes to how businesses pay their employees and handle overtime are on the way. Today, the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce held an economic vibe discussion on how local businesses can prepare for that change. Starting December 1st,…

"Pokémon" Takes Over the Coast

“Pokémon Go” is sweeping the nation. People here on the Coast seem to love the new app. News 25’s Hank Davis tells us how businesses are benefitting from the frenzy. “Pokémon” have been around since the mid-90’s, but an app…

“Billion Dollar Buyer” Visits Pop Brothers

The “Billion Dollar Buyer” paved his way to a locally owned business and drew in quite the crowd on the Coast this afternoon. News 25’s Kendra Turley gives a look at Tilman Fertitta’s visit to Pop Brothers in Gulfport. Cheers…

Chiquita Returning to the Port of Gulfport

After only two years in New Orleans, Chiquita announced they will return to the Port of Gulfport. News 25’s Kristen Durand has more on the big move and why the produce distributor decided to come back. Chiquita’s move to the…

Veterans Gather to Discuss Business

Today, a group of veterans got together to network and hone their business skills. The Innovation Center in Biloxi hosts a meeting every other month where small businesses run by veterans meet to focus on improving their business practices, expand…