2017 Welcome

Business of the Month

The Pearl Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month in February is Alpha Specialties LLC. located at 1670 Hwy 80 in Pearl. Alpha Specialties has over 150 trailers in stock and can custom build any trailer to your specifications. From a 4x6 utility trailer to a 50 foot gooseneck trailer, both flatbed and enclosed, they are headquarters for all of your trailer needs. They have THE best prices on Load Trail Trailers in Central Mississippi and they also carry the well known Norstar Truck Beds. They also stock all trailer parts and a wide selection of trailer hitches and accessories. They are #7 in the NATION in trailer sales and they have customers from all over the country. They also specialize in truck uplifting and have everything that you can dream of to customize your truck such as light bars, winches, lift kits, wheels, tires and steps. Alpha Specialties has been a great community partner since they moved to Pearl participating in chamber and city events such as The Pearl Day Festival Antique Car Show and the Pearl Christmas Parade! Their hours are Mon - Fri 8 - 5:30 and Saturday 9 - 2. For more info call 601-932-9798. Pictured are owners Chris and Lindsey Barron.

Ambassador of the Month

Congratulations to Lacy Windham LaBorde, Catering Manager at McAlister's Deli in Pearl for earning the title of Ambassador of the Month. Lacy is a very active ambassador who attends almost every ribbon cutting ceremony that the chamber hosts and volunteers her time at the many events that are held. Lacy was presented with a $25 Gift Certificate to the Alumni House Sports Bar and Grill at the Holiday Inn Trustmark Park in Pearl.

Firefighter of the Month

We are pleased to announce that the City of Pearl Firefighter of the Month in December is Captain James Byrd. James began working at Pearl Fire Department 20 years ago on December 24, 1997. James has documented over 1000 training hours at the Fire Academy and is also a nationally registered paramedic. James became the department’s second paramedic in August 2001 and has been a part of building the paramedic program to what it is today. James also completed the very rigoro...us and demanding smoke diver program at the State Fire Academy in March of 2007 and still assists in training candidates for upcoming smoke diver classes. James was promoted to Captain in January 2009 and serves on C Shift at Station 1. James also moves into the Battalion Chief’s position as needed. James is married to Jodi and they have two children, Brendon (12) and Addison (10).

The Pearl Chamber of Commerce presented Captain Byrd with a framed certificate, a $100 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card, a $50 Visa Gift Card and a Cracker Barrel basket with a gift card for a meal for two people. Jose’s Mexican Restaurant donated a $25 Gift Card; The Pearl Municipal Credit Union donated a $25 Visa Gift Card; Moss Creek Fish House donated a $25 Gift Card; McAlister’s Deli donated two complimentary meals; Eclipse Nutrition donated a $25 Gift Card; Great American Cookie donated a cookie cake. Focus Fit donated a one month FREE pass and Scotts Miracle Grow donated a soft side cooler.

Officer of the Month

We are very proud to announce that the Pearl Police Department Officer of the Month is Officer Ryan Erwin. Ryan is a 2010 Pearl High School graduate and graduated from the University of Mississippi and the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers’ Training Academy in 2015. Officer Erwin served in the Army National Guard and was deployed with the 113th Military Police Unit in 2011 under Operation Enduring Freedom on the border of Kuwait and Iraq. Ryan and his wife Kristin live in Pearl and have a 4 month old baby boy named Lewis.
On November 28, 2017 Officer Erwin overheard on radio traffic that a stolen trailer was entering the city limits of Pearl. He spotted the trailer on Hwy 80 and detained the male subjects that were occupying the vehicle. He also learned from the Clinton Police Department that the tag was stolen. Through the investigation it was learned that the trailer was stolen 3 years ago from Bogue Chitto, Mississippi. Clinton PD Investigators were able to use the information in Officer Erwin’s traffic stop to aid in their investigation. A search warrant was obtained for an address in Jackson where parts from the stolen trailer were found. Other arrests were also made that led to the closure of a grand larceny case in our jurisdiction. If it had not been for Officer Erwin investigating further than the initial probable cause, several cases would still remain unsolved. Officer Erwin goes above and beyond his duties as a Patrol Officer and is a true asset to the city of Pearl and the Pearl Police Department.
The Pearl Chamber of Commerce presented Officer Erwin with a framed certificate, a $100 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card and a Cracker Barrel Gift Basket that includes a complete meal for two people. Great American Cookie donated a cookie cake; Cavender’s Western Wear donated a $75 Gift Card; The Pearl Municipal Credit Union donated a $25 Visa Gift Card; Moss Creek Fish House donated a $25 Gift Card; Jose’s Mexican Restaurant donated a $25 Gift Certificate; Eclipse Nutrition donated a $25 Gift Certificate; McAlister’s Deli donated two complimentary meals; Focus Fit donated a FREE month’s pass and Scotts Miracle Gro donated a Fit Bit. Kristin Erwin Ryan Erwin

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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