2017 Welcome

Business of the Month

Congratulations to Crossgates Jewelers for being selected as the Pearl Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month in November. Crossgates Jewelers is celebrating 35 years in business with many specials from now until Christmas. They specialize in diamond and colored stone rings, bridal jewelry, Citizen watches and cultured pearls. Crossgates Jewelers offers jewelry and watch repair as well as ear piercing and GIA Certified Appraisals. The hours are 9:30 - 6:00 M - F, closing at 5:00 on Wednesday and 3:00 on Saturday. They are located in the Cross Park Plaza Shopping Center at 401 Cross Park Drive in Pearl. Pictured is owner, Tammy Frazier and Sales Manager Angela Patti. Like Crossgates Jewelers, Inc. on Facebook and Instagram, Fore more info call 601-939-9313.

Ambassador of the Month

Congratulations to Lacy Laborde, Catering Manager at McAlister's Deli for earning the title of Ambassador of the Month. Lacy attends the ribbon cutting ceremonies and works at all of the many events of the chamber. Thank you Lacy for all of your hard work not only at the Pearl Chamber of Commerce but at McAlister's Deli as well. McAlister's Deli of Pearl recently scored the highest in the whole region in the secret shopper competition. Lacy received a $25 Gift Certificate from the Alumni House Sports Bar & Grill at the Holiday Inn Trustmark Park.

Firefighter of the Month

We are proud to announce that the October Firefighter of the Month is Captain Stacey Underwood. Stacey began working at the Pearl Fire Department on December 4, 2000. Since breaking through the gender barrier and becoming the city’s first and only female firefighter, Stacey has not slowed down on her stride to be the best firefighter she can be. Not only does she have over 1000 hours of Fire Academy training, but she also became a Nationally Registered Paramedic in 2013. ...Stacy’s most recent promotion to Captain came in June 2016. Prior to becoming a firefighter, Stacey had obtained a B.S. degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and also obtained her pilot’s license. Stacey works on “B” shift at Station 2. Stacey is married to Phillip Underwood who is a Juvenile Detective at the Pearl Police Department and they have one child, Caleb.

The Pearl Chamber of Commerce presented Captain Underwood with a framed certificate, a $100 Cavender’s Western Wear Gift Card and a Cracker Barrel Gift Basket along with a Gift Card for a meal for two people. Bullock Investigations and Security donated a $25 Shell Gas Card; Flawless Boutique donated a $20 Gift Certificate; The Pearl Municipal Credit Union donated a $25 Visa Gift Card; Jose’s Mexican Restaurant donated a $25 Gift Certificate; TempStaff donated a $25 Dickie’s BBQ Gift Card; McAlister’s Deli donated two Complimentary lunches; Eclipse Nutrition donated a $25 Gift Card; Focus Fit donated a Pass for a FREE Membership for a Month; Signmark donated a duffle bag and Great American Cookie Company donated a cookie cake.

Officer of the Month

We are proud to announce that the Pearl Police Department Officer of the Month in September is Corporal Josh Craig. Josh graduated high school from the MS National Guard Youth Academy at Camp Shelby. Following graduation he joined the United States Marine Corp where he served from 2001 until 2005. Josh was decorated for Combat Action, Global War on Terrorism, War on Terrorism Expeditionary, Armed Forces, Sea Service and the National Defense Presidential Unit Citation. He also... earned Recruit Training, Armored Vehicle Training and completed the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program where he also became an Instructor. Corporal Craig went to work at the Florence Police Department in 2005 and graduated from MLETA in 2006. He was with Florence PD until he began work at the Ridgeland Police Department in 2008 and then came to work at the Pearl Police Department in 2010.

Corporal Craig was selected as Officer of the Month due to his commitment to his daily tasks including serving outstanding warrants, transport of daily prisoners, and managing logistics of running the Pearl Municipal Court system on each court day. Josh maintains persistence in dealing with the sometimes overwhelming case load while maintaining order within the court between prosecutors, attorneys, and defendants. He is a tremendous asset to the department not only for his role in ensuring collection of delinquent fines but also for his ability to work with others and maintain working relationships with other agencies.

The Pearl Chamber of Commerce presented him with a framed certificate, a $100 Cavender’s Western Wear Gift Card and a Cracker Barrel Gift Basket along with a gift card for a meal for two people. Bullock Investigations and Security donated a $25 Buffalo Wild Wings Gift Card; Jose’s Mexican Restaurant donated a $25 Gift Certificate; The Pearl Municipal Credit Union donated a $25 Visa Gift Card; Eclipse Nutrition donated a $25 Gift Certificate, McAlister’s Deli donated 2 Complimentary Meals; Scotts Miracle Gro donated a Fit Bit; Focus Fit donated a 1 Month FREE Pass and Signmark donated a gym bag. Pearl Police Department

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.

2017  EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
President: Ron Morgan, Acu Tax
President-Elect: Steve DeSalvo, Mississippi Braves
1st Vice President: Cindy Williams, Community Bank
2nd Vice President: Scott Baldwin, Scotts Miracle Gro
3rd Vice President: Tammy Karnes, T&D Furniture
Past President: Gene Newman, Mississippi Bonding Company
Treasurer: Debby Jones, Bank of Yazoo


2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Ron Bingham, Camp Pioneer Ministries
Andy Eaton, Andy Eaton Insurance Agency
Emily Fisher, Renasant Bank
Brian Hughes, Priority One Bank
Rick Lacey, Spring Lake Event Venue
Dr. Ray Morgigno, Pearl Public School District
Edd Rogers, Edd Rogers Insurance Agency
Dunaway Rooks, Revell Hardware
Phil Sanderson, Fads & Frames
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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