Business of the Month

The Pearl Public Library was selected as the Pearl Chamber of Commerce August Business of the Month. The first library in Pearl opened its doors in 1966 in Bright’s Shopping Center and then later moved to the Hwy 80 location where the first headquarters of the Central Mississippi Regional Library System was established. The current library on Old Brandon Road near City Hall was built in 2005 and is a 25,000 square foot $3.8 million dollar state of the art facility. With a collection of more than 50,000 titles including books and an impressive large print collection, DVDs, books in MP3 and CD format, e-books and video games, there is something for everyone. The Pearl Public Library houses the only computer lab in the Central Mississippi Regional Library System. Wireless internet is available throughout the library and a meeting room that can accommodate 150 people is available for reservation. They also offer a conference room that can seat 12 people and 3 private study rooms. The Branch Manager at the Pearl Library is Maggie Bookman and the Executive Director of the CMRLS is Mara Villa Polk.

Ambassador of the Month

Congratulations to Ed Douglass of Coffee News for receiving the August Ambassador of the Month Award. Ed 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 proud to announce that the Pearl Police Department Officer of the Month in June is Officer Ruben Miles. Ruben has been a lifelong resident of Pearl, MS and graduated from Pearl High School in 2010.  He enlisted in the Mississippi Army National Guard and graduated Military Police School from Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and was assigned to the 113 Military Police Company in Brandon, MS.  Ruben deployed with the 112th Military Police Battalion in 2011 for support of Operation Enduring Freedom / Operation New Dawn with the 1st Brigade Combat Team 34th Infantry Division. While in the Army he completed numerous courses and received many awards such as the Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Global War on Terror Service Medal, and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal. Ruben was hired with the Pearl Police Department in May of 2012 as a dispatcher.  He graduated from the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officer Training Academy in 2013 and he now works on the Patrol Division and is also a part of the Pearl Police Department Honor Guard Team. 

Officer Miles responded to a call made by a man whose sister worked at a local Chevron store. The store had closed and he could not find her. The lady’s boyfriend called to say that she had texted him to say that she had cut her wrists. Officer Erwin and Corporal Miles arrived on the scene but could not locate her. Both officers refused to give up and continued the search until they found her in a small room behind the carwash with a red bandana wrapped tightly around her neck. She was gasping for air and almost unconscious. Corporal Miles pulled a pocket knife from his pocket and with surgical precision cut the bandana from around her throat. If it were not for Corporal Miles’ persistence and quick response the lady would not have survived.

The Pearl Chamber of Commerce presented Officer Miles with a framed certificate, a $100 Bass Pro Gift Card and a Cracker Barrel Gift Basket complete with a Gold Card for a meal for two. Moss Creek Fish House donated a $25 gift card; Buckley Security donated a $25 Kroger gift card; MedScreens donated a $25 Subway gift card; The Pearl Municipal Credit Union donated a $25 Visa Gift Card; McAlister’s Deli donated a meal for two; Jose’s Mexican Restaurant donated a $20 gift certificate and Signmark donated a soft side cooler.

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.

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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