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New Deep South Pops, Brent's Anniversary, Baker Donelson and Cuba Business Seminar

Deep South Pops, an artisanal shop that sells organic ice pops made with local ingredients, will open a new location at Highland Village (pictured) in two weeks. Photo courtesy Emmi Sprayberry

Deep South Pops, an artisanal shop that sells organic ice pops made with local ingredients, will open a new location at Highland Village (pictured) in two weeks. Photo courtesy Emmi Sprayberry

— Deep South Pops (1800 N. State St.), an artisanal shop that sells organic ice pops made with local ingredients, in addition to coffee, gelato, baked goods and more, will open a new location at Highland Village in two weeks. The new location will offer the same menu as the original, including Mississippi Coffee Company coffee and nitro coffee and kombucha tea from Cascade on Tap, ice cream and sorbet from Sweet Magnolia Ice Cream Company, and pastries from La Brioche bakery in Fondren.

The new Deep South Pops, which is about 700 square feet and includes outdoor seating, will be located in Suite 173 at Highland Village.

Owners Jake and Kristy Franklin will host a bingo night for the grand opening of the new location, with plans to make bingo nights a monthly event. The Highland Village location will also periodically feature live music in the courtyard.

For more information, contact Deep South Pops at 601-573-5645 or visit deepsouthpops.com.

Brent's Drugs Celebrating 70th Anniversary

On Sept. 29, Brent's Drugs (655 Duling Ave.) in Fondren will host a party to mark the popular Jackson restaurant's 70-year anniversary. The restaurant, which was once a pharmacy and soda fountain opened by Jackson pharmacist Alvin Brent, has been in business since 1946. Brad Reeves, the current owner of Brent's, opened The Apothecary, a 1,000-square-foot "speakeasy"-style lounge, as an addition to the restaurant in June 2013.

Brent owned and ran the pharmacy until 1977, when he sold it to pharmacists Paul Heflin and Bob Grantham, who had worked at Brent's since 1951. Pharmacist Randy Calvert acquired Brent's in 1995 and sold the pharmacy in April 2009. Reeves obtained Brent's in July 2009, and partners Jonathan Shull and Amanda and Nathan Wells came on board in 2014.

For the anniversary party, the restaurant will remain open until 8 p.m. and the Apothecary will be open until 10 p.m. that night.

The celebration will include a birthday cake from Campbell's Bakery, specialty "boozy" alcoholic milkshakes for adults, face painting for children and live music from The Hustlers.

"It's a big deal for a restaurant to last this long," Wells said. "For us, it's all thanks to the community support we've received, and we're celebrating that."

For more information, call 601-366-3427 or visit the restaurant's Facebook page.

Baker Donelson Law Firm Ranks among Top 10 in the Country

Baker Donelson, a Jackson-based law firm that focuses on recruiting, developing and retaining employees from diverse backgrounds, was ranked ninth in the country in the 2017 edition of Vault, Inc.'s "Best Law Firms for Diversity," a release from the law firm said.

The Vault, Inc., national ranking is based on five categories for diversity, with the overall ranking determined by a formula that weighs all the categories evenly. Baker Donelson ranked sixth in the Diversity for Women category, ninth in the Diversity for Military Veterans category and 10th in the Diversity for Individuals with Disabilities category. The law firm also ranked 13th in the Best Law Firms to Work For list and was ranked first in the country for transparency for the fourth consecutive year.

For more information on Baker Donelson, visit bakerdonelson.com. See the complete Vault, Inc., rankings list.

MDA to Host Cuba Business Seminar

The Mississippi Development Authority will host Doing Business with Cuba, a one-day seminar on taking advantage of newly available trade opportunities with Cuba in light of normalized relations with the country. The seminar is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The South Warehouse (627 E. Silas Brown St.) in Jackson.

Speakers at the summit include leaders in Cuba's corporate banking and international trade sectors, infrastructure and energy sectors, and agriculture, commodities and mining sectors, an MDA release says.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Legal Environment: Doing Business in Cuba
  • Business Opportunities in Cuba's Agriculture, Mining, Construction and Energy Sectors
  • Business Opportunities in Cuba's Infrastructure: Ports, Roads, Rails and Airports
  • Business Opportunities in Cuba's Telecommunications

The cost to attend is $40, which includes lunch. Space is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so early registration is recommended. The deadline to register is Oct. 3. To register, visit http://bit.ly/2c1jyjM.

For more information, contact MDA's Latin America Trade Specialist Luigi Dominighini at 601-359-9429 or [email protected], or visit mississippi.org to learn more about the agency's international marketing services and events, or to request a consultation with an international trade specialist.

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