Business of the Month

The Pearl Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month in September is El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant. El Sombrero serves only fresh authentic Mexican cuisine and also offers a large selection of beer and light wine. They are located at 5746 Hwy 80 East in Pearl near Crossgates. El Sombrero offers daily lunch specials and an extensive list of mouthwatering house specialties. They have a variety of delicious non-traditional menu items such as hot wings, hamburgers and shrimp cocktail and they offer a kid’s menu with all of their favorites included. They also have a spacious party room that can be reserved for private parties and meetings. For more information call 601-664-6764.

Ambassador of the Month

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

Firefighter of the Month

We are pleased to announce that the city of Pearl Firefighter of the Month is Lieutenant Keith Hall. He began working with Pearl Fire Department in 2008 and promoted to Lieutenant in August 2013.  He is on the A Shift at Station 1 where he has proven that he is a great asset to the Pearl Fire Department and the community that he serves.  Keith has logged over 1500 hours at the State Fire Academy and is a Certified MS Smoke Diver and a Nationally Registered Paramedic.  Not only is he a vital part of the EMS delivery program that the city has implemented, but he also spends countless hours passing on his knowledge and sharing experiences with new recruits.  Keith lives in Pearl with his wife Angela and their four children: Hailey, Bradley, Preston, and Bailey.

The Pearl Chamber of Commerce presented Lt. Hall with a framed certificate, a $100 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card and a Cracker Barrel Gift Basket along with a complete dinner for two; 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; Jose’s Mexican Restaurant donated a $20 Gift Certificate; McAlister’s Deli donated a meal for two and Signmark donated a soft side cooler.

Officer of the Month

We are pleased to announce that the Pearl Police Department Officer of the Month in August was Officer Steven Culberson. Officer Culberson has been in law enforcement since 2006 and with the Pearl Police Department since 2016. He responded to a call where an elderly man was choking on food. When the officers first arrived the man was unconscious and not breathing. Officer Culberson performed the Heimlich maneuver with no results, then an abdominal thrust to try to dislodge the blockage and finally a finger rake with no success. He then began CPR and finally the man took a gasping breath. He was then transferred to the local hospital and on last check he was listed in stable condition. In addition, Officer Culberson was patrolling an area after a residential burglary when he spotted the suspect’s vehicle. Upon checking the vehicle, the suspect was found to have stolen items from the burglary in the front seat. After getting him in handcuffs, with help from Sergeant Race Gordon and Detective Jim Brown, they proceeded to the residence where they also found three juveniles with drugs and arrested all persons involved. These are just two of the cases that demonstrate Officer Culberson’s dedication and commitment to his job and the city of Pearl.

The Pearl Chamber of Commerce presented Officer Culberson with a framed certificate, a $100 Bass Pro Gift Card and a Cracker Barrel Gift Basket complete with a gift card for a meal for two. Mickey Anderson Photography donated a complimentary Family Photo Session; Coffee News donated a $25 gift card to Moss Creek Fish House; The Pearl Municipal Credit Union donated a $25 Visa Gift Card; Jose’s Mexican Restaurant donated a $20 Gift Certificate; Pizza Inn donated 2 complimentary buffet meals; The Alumni House Sports Bar & Grill donated 2 complimentary lunches; McAlister’s Deli donated 2 complimentary meals and Signmark donated a soft side cooler.

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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
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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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