2018 Welcome

Business of the Month

Congratulations to Crossgates Veterinary Clinic for being selected as the Pearl Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month in April. CVC is one of the very few veterinary clinics in the state that is AAHA Accredited, which is the highest level of excellence that can be obtained for a veterinary clinic. CVC offers a wide range of services that most other clinics are not equipped for such as ultrasounds, digital x-rays, echocardiograms, pathology and they have state of the art dental equipment. CVC is proud of their new mobile clinic that serves Rankin and Simpson County. Any service that they offer in the clinic can also be performed in the mobile clinic. They also offer hospice care and excellent boarding facilities. CVC is celebrating 40 years in business this year. Dr. Jim Anderson and Dr. Gail Anderson opened the business in 1978 and have recently retired. Dr. Jenny Sowell was selected as the MVMA Young Veterinarian of the Year this year and Dr. Todd Sullivan received the same award in 2017! Shown in the pictures are Dr. Todd Sullivan, Dr. Jenny Sowell, Dr. Anne Holloway, Client Care Specialist and Licensed Pharmacy Tech Connie Ordonez, Client Care Manager Sheryl Kennedy, Licensed Vet Tech Cierra Abney, Licensed Vet Tech Wes Browne and Amber Sistrunk who is about to finish her degree in Vet Tech. Not pictured is Amanda Luckett who is a Licensed Practical Nurse and also holds a B.S. Degree in Animal Science and Dr. Stacie Sullivan who is a Pharmacist and Co-Owner of Crossgates Veterinary Clinic. CVC has a very impressive staff! Congratulations!!

Ambassador of the Month

Congratulations to Cameran W. Webb for earning the title of Ambassador of the Month. Cameran is the Customer Service Representative at PriorityOne Bank in Pearl. She has been in banking for 6 years and is also a volunteer firefighter and a Nationally registered EMT. Cameran is very active with the Pearl Chamber and enjoys attending and volunteering at all of the events that the chamber hosts.

Firefighter of the Month

We are proud to announce that the Firefighter of the Month for February is Captain Justin Priest.  Justin joined the Pearl Fire Department on May 7, 2007 and works at Station 1 on A Shift.  Since joining the department, Justin has documented nearly 1000 training hours at the fire academy along with completing the paramedic program in August 2017.  Justin lives in Florence, MS and graduated from Simpson Academy in 2005.  Prior to joining the fire department, Justin had attended Hinds Community College.  Justin was promoted to the rank of Captain in March of 2017.  Justin is married to Emily and they have two children, Anna Grace (7), and Brantley (5).  Justin is being recognized for his work ethic and the level of care and concern he has for the citizens that he serves.  Justin is also a great example to new firefighters. 

 

The Pearl Chamber of Commerce presented Captain Priest with a framed certificate, a $100 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card, a Cracker Barrel Basket with a gift certificate for a meal for two people and a $20 Frisco Deli Gift Certificate. Cavender’s Western Wear donated a $50 Gift Card; Scotts Miracle Gro donated a Fit Bit; The Pearl Municipal Credit Union donated a $25 Visa Gift Card; Great American Cookie donated a Cookie Cake; McAlister’s Deli donated a meal for two and Focus Fit donated a 1 Months Free Pass.

Officer of the Month

We are proud to announce that the Pearl Police Department Officer of the Month is Officer Randy Newell. He is a native of Meridian where he graduated from Meridian High School and Meridian Community College. Randy obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Marketing at the University of West Alabama. He began his law enforcement career in June 1993 with the MS Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks where he worked as a conservation officer in Rankin County as well as a Public Relations Officer for the state of Mississippi. He was also the host of Mississippi Outdoors television program and Mississippi Outdoors radio. He was employed with the MS Department of Wildlife for 25 years. Newell also worked at the Flowood Police Department for 11 years and began working at the Pearl PD in February 2017 where he presently works as a patrol officer. Randy has been honored to serve the public through the years but he feels that his greatest accomplishments in life have been his son, Addison and his personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
On February 24, 2018, at approximately 1:45 am, officers with the Pearl PD were conducting a safety checkpoint on Highway 80 near the Jackson city limits. During the checkpoint, a yellow Camaro approached the checkpoint. Officer Randy Newell asked for the individual’s driver’s license. Unable to provide one, Officer Newell became suspicious of the behavior of the actions of both the passenger and driver. Remaining calm and able to work under pressure, Officer Newell asked other officers to assist him. After checking the driver’s license through the National Crime Information Computer, it was learned that the passenger had an active warrant for homicide through Shelby County Sheriff’s Office in Tennessee. With the direction of Officer Newell, officers were able to assist in the removal of the wanted suspect from the vehicle and place him into custody without incident. The suspect was arrested and transferred to the custody of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department. This is just one example of how Officer Newell exemplifies dedication to his job and his ability to remain calm under pressure when faced with a harmful threat to society standing before him. Officer Newell is an asset to this city for his service and commitment to public safety.

The Pearl Chamber of Commerce presented Officer Newell with a framed certificate, a $100 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card, a $20 Frisco Deli Gift Certificate and a Cracker Barrel Gift Basket along with a meal for two people. Moss Creek Fish House donated a $25 Gift Card; Pearl Municipal Federal Credit Union donated a $25 Visa Gift Card; McAlister’s Deli donated a complimentary meal for two; Great American Cookie donated a cookie cake; Focus Fit donated a FREE month pass; Scotts Miracle Gro donated a Fit Bit and Signmark donated a rain jacket. City of Pearl Government

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: Steve DeSalvo, Mississippi Braves
President-Elect: Scott Baldwin, Scotts Miracle Gro
1st Vice President: Cindy Williams, Community Bank
2nd Vice President: Tammy Karnes, T&D Furniture
3rd Vice President: Emily Fisher, Renasant Bank

4th Vice President: Rick Lacey, Spring Lake Event Venue

Past President: Ron Morgan, Acu Tax
Treasurer: Debby Jones, Bank of Yazoo


2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Ron Bingham, Camp Pioneer Ministries
Andy Eaton, Andy Eaton Insurance Agency
Brandy Hales, Hales CPA
Brian Hughes, Priority One Bank
Theresa McAlpin, Retired Pearl Public School District
Edd Rogers, Edd Rogers Insurance Agency
Dunaway Rooks, Revell Hardware
Dr. Brad Hayes, Hayes Family Dentistry
Dr. Norman Session, Hinds Community College
Derek Harvard, McIntosh & Associates


STAFF

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

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