Josh & Stephanie Gilmer’s The Pet Shop of Fondren

Since Josh and Stephanie Gilmer opened The Pet Shop of Fondren in July 2016, their store has welcomed all kinds of wagging tails through their door. And bull terrier, Moo, is often in the store, ready to greet customers.

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Cinnamon Roll Cravings

Michael Harris’ business, Your Cravings Gourmet Cinnamon Rolls, sprung from a family tradition. “My grandma taught me how to make them,” he says. “It’s something that everyone enjoyed, and she would try to make them for our family when we gathered at her house.”

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Christopher Lockhart of Capital City Kayaks

Christopher Lockhart, owner of Capital City Kayaks, says he has always enjoyed being out on the water. The 27-year-old Jackson native grew up kayaking during the summer and continued the hobby into adulthood. He started buying boats so friends could join him. Soon, he says, “I had a whole fleet.”

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