2018 Welcome

Business of the Month

The Pearl Chamber of Commerce October Business of the Month is Flawless Boutique! They are located at 3823 Hwy 80 East in the College Crossing Shopping Center next to Hinds Community College in Pearl. Congratulations to owners Emily McGairty and Lauren Coley! Flawless is headquarters for everything that a trendy shopper is looking for from cute dresses and kimonos to the latest jeggins and must have jewelry and gift items. Follow them on Facebook for their great live sales and to see all of the hot new arrivals before they fly out the door!

Ambassador of the Month

Congratulations to Taylor Whitlock, Operations & Marketing Assistant at Havard Real Estate Group, for earning the title of Ambassador of the Month. Taylor is a Pearl High School graduate and has a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from the University of Mississippi. She was presented with a $25 gift certificate from the Alumni House Sports Bar and Grill in Pearl. Havard Real Estate Group is a local team of experienced brokers and realtors that are committed to the families that put their trust in them when buying or selling a home. For more info call 601-340-9656.

Firefighter of the Month

We are pleased to announce that the Pearl Firefighter of the Month is Michael Fivecoat. He began his career with the Pearl Fire Department in September 1984 and has worked his way through the ranks of PFD and was appointed Chief of Fleet Maintenance in November 2014 where he is currently serving.

On Wednesday May 16th, 2018 around 11:30 AM Mike was in his FD truck driving east bound towards Station 4. As he passed the Airport Road intersection he noticed a Ford SUV driving very erratic. He notified Pearl PD of the situation by radio and continued to follow behind. As the two vehicles approached the intersection at Walmart he realized that the SUV was not stopping for the red light. Chief Fivecoat knew then that he was going to have to take action. Mike continued to notify PD over the radio as to which direction and speed the SUV was traveling as well as warning oncoming motorists of the dangerous situation. He was able to prevent a major collision at the intersection of Highway 80 and Crossgates Blvd as the two traveled into Brandon. Shortly after they went through the intersection, he noticed that the driver appeared unconscious and knew this was an even greater situation than what he initially realized. As the SUV crossed the median and began traveling east in the westbound lane, Fivecoat sensed the situation escalating quickly and put himself between the SUV and oncoming traffic. With red lights flashing and sirens wailing, once again a potential tragic situation was avoided with no collision. The SUV began slowing and Fivecoat exited his vehicle and was able to break out the driver’s window and turn the ignition off on the SUV. The SUV came to rest on the shoulder of the road after striking a barricade and a fence. Fivecoat summoned for EMS and began administering first-aid immediately. The driver was suffering from a diabetic emergency and her blood sugar had dropped so low that she was not able to function. The driver was transported to the hospital and was expected to recover. Without Chief Fivecoat’s quick actions, this situation could have turned out much different. Chief Fivecoat is part of the administrative staff operating under Chief Kibby at Central Fire Station. He shows dedication and hard work with his daily routine of maintaining the fire department’s vehicle fleet and equipment, but his true dedication to this community was demonstrated by his actions on May 16th, 2018.

The Pearl Chamber of Commerce presented Chief Fivecoat with a framed certificate, a $100 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card and a Cracker Barrel Gift Basket with a gift card for a meal for two people. Jose’s Mexican Restaurant donated a $25 Gift Certificate; Moss Creek Fish House donated a $25 Gift Card; The Pearl Municipal Federal Credit Union donated a $25 Visa Gift Card; Church’s Chicken donated a $20 Gift Certificate; McAlister’s Deli donated two complimentary meals; Eclipse Nutrition donated a certificate for 5 FREE Shakes; Focus Fit donated a 1 month FREE Pass; Scott’s Miracle Gro donated a Fit Bit and Great American Cookie Company donated a Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake.

Officer of the Month

The Pearl Police Department Officer of the Month is Officer Mandy Dearman. Mandy is a Pearl High School graduate and graduated from MLEOTA in 2013. She has worked on patrol, code enforcement and warrants and is presently the School Resource Officer at Northside Elementary. The parents, teachers and principal all appreciate her support and protection to the children of Northside. A letter of recommendation from Northside Principal Nikki Graham w...as received to nominate her for this award.

The Pearl Chamber of Commerce presented Officer Dearman with a framed certificate, a $100 Walmart Gift Card, a Cracker Barrel gift basket along with a certificate for a meal for 2 and a $25 gift card to the Outlets of Mississippi. The Pearl Municipal Federal Credit Union donated a $25 VISA gift card; Jose’s Mexican Restaurant donated a $25 gift certificate; Rivertrust Federal Credit Union donated a $25 VISA gift card; McAlister’s Deli donated 2 FREE meals; Eclipse Nutrition donated a $25 gift certificate; Scotts Miracle Gro donated a Fit Bit and Great American Cookie donated a chocolate chip cookie cake.

 

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

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.

2018  EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
President: Scott Baldwin, Scotts Miracle Gro
President-Elect: Cindy Williams, Community Bank
1st Vice President: Tammy Karnes, T&D Furniture
2nd Vice President: Emily Fisher, Renasant Bank
3rd Vice President: Ron Bingham, Camp Pioneer Ministires
Past President: Ron Morgan, Acu Tax
Treasurer: Debby Jones, Bank of Yazoo


2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS​
Andy Eaton, Andy Eaton Insurance Agency
Brandy Hales, Hales CPA
Brian Hughes, Priority One Bank

Dave Burke, Mississippi Braves
Derek Havard, Havard Real Estate

Dunaway Rooks, Revell Hardware

Dr. Brad Hayes, Hayes Family Dentistry 
Dr. Norman Session, Hinds Community College 
Gene Newman, Newman Insurance Agency

Jake Windham, City of Pearl Mayor
Theressia McAlpin, Retired Pearl Public Schools


STAFF

Kathy Deer, Executive Director   
Katie Watson, Administrative Assistant
Carrie Frierdich, Member Services

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