Who is this Red Samurai? Serving Hibachi and Sushi!

Madison’s First High End Hibachi and Sushi Express


A Mississippi Original

Kam Ni, who has been featured locally on Fox 40 giving Sushi demonstrations, and his sister and business partner Ling, are owners of the Ichiban Dining Group. They are well known in the community for their Ichiban restaurants in Flowood (www.ichibandining.com), and most recently several Berry Berry Good Yogurt shops (www.berryberrygoodyogurt.com). The Ichiban Buffet is widely known as arguably the best Chinese and Sushi buffet in the area, and has been recognized as such by winning a national award for TOP 100 Chinese / Asian Restaurant and the 2011 & 2012 Jackson Free Press Awards for “Best Buffet.” The Ichiban Grill offers hibachi dining, great for the whole family, and high end sushi in an upscale, date-friendly atmosphere. The thing that is in common with all of their restaurants is impeccable attention to quality and detail. The Nis are now bringing their culinary arts to a new concept: Red Samurai. (more…)

M&F Bank’s No Hassle Consultations

Local Bank Offers Simple Consultations for Loans of All Types


Lending Today

There is a general misconception in the current American mindset regarding the banking industry. Many people believe that banks have locked down their funds and are no longer interested in the usual types of lending that they were involved with in past years. The truth is actually the exact opposite and that’s where M&F bank’s no hassle consultations come into play! While there was a short period in the economic downturn when many banks were much tighter with funds, “banks are open and lending, ready for business as usual,” says M&F Bank President Jeff Lacey. Rates are historically low, so now is an ideal time for people to seek out the loans they need. (more…)

Campbell’s Bakery Jackson MS – Delicacies from Scratch

Making delicious morsels one tray at a time

Campbell’s Bakery is not new to the Jackson dessert scene. It was first opened in the early 1950’s in a location by the the old Jitney Jungle, now McDade’s on Duling Street. In 1963, Louis Campbell purchased and moved the bakery around the corner to its current location on North State Street in Fondren. (more…)

IT Support Jackson MS – Yes, We Have an IT Department!

Advanced MicroSystems offers alternative solutions to full time IT staff

Had we told our parents or grandparents 20 years ago that businesses would be crippled if the Internet went out, we would have been thought absurd. However, today’s businesses are dependent on power, technology and network infrastructures just to operate. Who would have imagined? Not our grandparents! (more…)

Dental Hygiene Habits and the Changing Summer Routine

Maintaining Dental Hygiene Habits Amidst Changing Routines

As the school year winds down and summer approaches, many of us are looking at some rather significant changes in our daily and weekly routines. Children will be out of school, staying home or with sitters or going to camps. Parents will be dealing with the energy of their out-of-school children, going on vacation and, of course, still keeping to their work schedules. Summer is the season where everyone seems to change up their regular way of doing things, from vacations to work schedules to how we spend our free time. (more…)

Direct Messaging

Direct Messaging: Are you missing the opportunity to communicate with your customers? If your focus is on being creative and out of the box at the expense of common sense connecting then you may be suffering from Adsy-Creative syndrome.

When we think of great advertising we often think of very clever ads that run on TV. There is a popular notion that great advertising is always something extremely creative, or even over-the-top. This misconception is reinforced through the commercials we see regularly on television, produced by business moguls like Coke™, Nike™, and Nestle™. While huge agencies cleverly representing enormous companies are real, this top fractional segment represents only the smallest percentage of businesses and the smallest percentage of advertising. (more…)

Berry Berry Good Yogurt: Healthy and Delicious

Berry Berry Good Yogurt: This shop tauts both.

When you step into the newly opened Berry Berry Good Yogurt on Highway 51, you’re immediately struck by the futuristic decor of the shop. White curved ceiling, textured wall coverings, mother of pearl styled tile around the yogurt machines – the feeling is clean and modern. In fact, all three local locations of Berry Berry Good Yogurt are similarly laid out. The decor strikes even the casual observer, but the benefits of a stop at Berry Berry Good Yogurt goes far beyond the aesthetic. The treat you have stopped to enjoy is “berry berry” good for you in so many other ways. (more…)

Local Banks Lending Money

Is there light at the end of the tunnel? If lending is an indicator, then we may be seeing brighter days ahead with banks lending money.

We are all familiar with the recent news stories of the downturn in the American economy, especially the shake up of the US housing market. Home foreclosures have been at record highs, and home values and mortgage rates are at record lows. Everyone has been waiting for the light at the end of the tunnel and it looks like that light may finally be here! There are local banks lending money. (more…)

First Lady Deborah Bryant Takes Steps to Help Cure Breast Cancer

The First Lady Deborah Bryant is directly involved with Susan G. Komen for the Cure® sending a strong and positive message to Mississippi.

Deborah BryantA heartfelt source of inspiration for Mississippi’s First Lady comes from personal experiences. Thirty-two years ago Susan Goodman Komen passed away at the young age of 36 from breast cancer. She had been diagnosed only three years prior. Four years later, inspired by a promise to her sister, Nancy Goodman Brinker launched The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation® now officially known as Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, and also referred to simply as Komen. Today, Komen has become the largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists in the nation and has invested nearly two billion dollars in health care services, education, advocacy, and research. (more…)

Georgia Blue Restaurant

New Year, New Focus, New Food for Madison Georgia Blue Restaurant

After becoming known for serving great food in a warm, friendly family environment, Georgia Blue has decided to up the stakes. With a new year and new ideas, the Georgia Blue restaurant in Colony Crossing in Madison is embracing the new while keeping its familiar favorites around. Owner Jason Ishee said the new approach is sure to make existing customers happy, and bring new fans in the door. (more…)