Business of the Month

The Pearl Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month in July is the Outlets of Mississippi located at 200 Bass Pro Drive in Pearl. The Outlets of Mississippi is the largest outlet mall in the state boasting 80 stores that offer dramatic savings off of the regular retail price every day. They have been involved in their local community since opening in 2013. The Outlets of Mississippi is currently promoting the “Stuff The Bus” campaign collecting school supplies for the Girls and Boys Club of Central Mississippi. With a donation of a back to school item you can be entered to win a $250 shopping spree! The Back to School Sale is underway now through the month of July when every weekend will feature something exciting and fun. On July 16th a live band will perform outside near the food court and on July 23rd the 2016 Jackson Rhythm & Blues IDOL Competition will be held on the Plaza. Tax Free Weekend is coming up on July 29th and 30th. Mark your calendars! For more info call 769-972-3000. Pictured are General Manager Kathy Hackshaw and Marketing Director Mona Delia.

Ambassador of the Month

Congratulations to Lacy LaBorde of McAlister's Deli for receiving the July Ambassador of the Month Award. Lacy received a $25 Gift Certificate from the Alumni House Sports Bar & Grill.

Firefighter of the Month

We are proud to announce that the Pearl Fire Department Firefighter of the Month is Firefighter Phillip Ohlis.  Phillip is currently a firefighter on C Shift at Station 1.  Phillip began work with the Pearl Fire Department 3 years ago on June 10, 2013.  Phillip is a Nationally Registered EMT and has already documented 1000 training hours at the State Fire Academy. Phillip is a highly dedicated firefighter who has that a passion for the job that is contagious. Phillip also serves our country in the National Guard as a Black Hawk Helicopter Pilot. He has served both war time and state time. Since joining the fire department Phillip has set an example as being a leader who loves his job and takes pride in his work.

The Pearl Chamber of Commerce presented Firefighter Ohlis with a framed certificate, a $100 Bass Pro Gift Card and a Cracker Barrel Gift Basket complete with a dinner for two people. Buckley Security donated a $25 Kroger gift card, The Pearl Municipal Credit Union donated a $25 Visa Gift Card; MedScreens donated a $25 Subway gift card; Moss Creek Fish House donated a $25 gift card; McAlister’s Deli donated a meal for two; Jose’s Mexican Restaurant donated a $20 gift certificate and Signmark donated a soft side cooler.

Officer of the Month

We are proud to announce that the Pearl Police Department Officer of the Month in June is Officer Ruben Miles. Ruben has been a lifelong resident of Pearl, MS and graduated from Pearl High School in 2010.  He enlisted in the Mississippi Army National Guard and graduated Military Police School from Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and was assigned to the 113 Military Police Company in Brandon, MS.  Ruben deployed with the 112th Military Police Battalion in 2011 for support of Operation Enduring Freedom / Operation New Dawn with the 1st Brigade Combat Team 34th Infantry Division. While in the Army he completed numerous courses and received many awards such as the Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Global War on Terror Service Medal, and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal. Ruben was hired with the Pearl Police Department in May of 2012 as a dispatcher.  He graduated from the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officer Training Academy in 2013 and he now works on the Patrol Division and is also a part of the Pearl Police Department Honor Guard Team. 

Officer Miles responded to a call made by a man whose sister worked at a local Chevron store. The store had closed and he could not find her. The lady’s boyfriend called to say that she had texted him to say that she had cut her wrists. Officer Erwin and Corporal Miles arrived on the scene but could not locate her. Both officers refused to give up and continued the search until they found her in a small room behind the carwash with a red bandana wrapped tightly around her neck. She was gasping for air and almost unconscious. Corporal Miles pulled a pocket knife from his pocket and with surgical precision cut the bandana from around her throat. If it were not for Corporal Miles’ persistence and quick response the lady would not have survived.

The Pearl Chamber of Commerce presented Officer Miles with a framed certificate, a $100 Bass Pro Gift Card and a Cracker Barrel Gift Basket complete with a Gold Card for a meal for two. Moss Creek Fish House donated a $25 gift card; Buckley Security donated a $25 Kroger gift card; MedScreens donated a $25 Subway gift card; The Pearl Municipal Credit Union donated a $25 Visa Gift Card; McAlister’s Deli donated a meal for two; Jose’s Mexican Restaurant donated a $20 gift certificate and Signmark donated a soft side cooler.

Membership Levels:
Individual: (retired or not representing a business)  $50
Non-Profit: $100
1-5 Employees: $150
6-25 Employees: $250
26-50 Employees: $300
51 or more Employees: $500

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 54125
Pearl, MS 39288

Telephone  
(601) 939 3338
Fax
(601) 936 5717
Email
pearlchamberofcommerce@pearlms.org

The mission of the Pearl Chamber of Commerce is to promote our business community, education, and assist with economic development in the city of Pearl.

2016  EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
President: Gene Newman, Mississippi Bonding Company
President-Elect: Ron Morgan, AcuTax
1st Vice President: Steve DeSalvo, Mississippi Braves
2nd Vice President: Cindy Williams, Community Bank
3rd Vice President: Scott Baldwin, Scott Miracle Gro
Past President: Terry Rast, Alphagraphics
Treasurer: Debby Jones, Bank of Yazoo


2016 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Tammy Armstrong, T&D Furniture
Ron Bingham, Camp Pioneer
Andy Eaton, Andy Eaton Insurance
Emily Fisher, Renasant Bank
Tommie Hill, Retired Educator
Rick Lacey, Spring Lake Event Venue
Dr. Ray Morgigno, Pearl Public School District
Dunaway Rooks, Revell Hardware
Phil Sanderson, Fads & Frames
Dr. Norman Session, Hinds Community College
Melissa Wade, Southern Society Real Estate


STAFF

Kathy Deer, Executive Director   
Brande Lewis, Administrative Assistant
Jerry Hester, Member Services

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