This morning, the East Mississippi Business Development Corporation hosted a ribbon cutting for a new, local salon. HAVEN Salon is now open for business on North Hills Street. The owner is a Meridian native who wanted to create a certain atmosphere for those who come in for the salon experience. “What we love about Haven is that this is a place of “includers.” So, we love for anybody to feel welcome and anybody to feel good when they come in here. We want it to be a haven, truly, for people to come in and leave feeling better than they did and more loved than they did when they came in,” says owner Jamie Ainsworth. The EMBDC emphasizes how important small businesses are to meridian and reminds everyone to shop local when possible.