2018 Welcome

Business of the Month

Bob's Pool Service was selected as the Pearl Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month in July. Mr. Bob Atkisson opened Bob's Pool Service in 1964 in Bright's Shopping Center in Pearl and moved to the current location at 5014 Hwy 80 East in 1973. Bob's Pool Service continues to be a family owned and operated business with the late Mr. Bob's son Jim and his wife Karen managing the day to day operations. Of their 38 employees, they have many that have long tenures with the company, several of whom are family members. Bob's Pool Service has three departments within the company. They have the retail store that sells everything from chemicals and parts to pool floats and Primo smokers and grills that are made in the USA. They also have the largest service department in the state as well as a cleaning route that cleans and maintains over 400 pools on a regular basis. Bob's Pool Service specilaizes exclusively in gunite in-ground pools. They can make your backyard into a special place for outdoor entertaining and relaxing. They are well known for being a supplier for hard to find replacement parts and for exceptional customer service. Store hours are 8 am - 6 pm Monday through Saturday. For more information call 601-939-3388.

Ambassador of the Month

Congratulations to Tiffany Jimenez for earning the title of Ambassador of the Month in July. Tiffany is an active ambassador attending the ribbon cutting ceremonies and other chamber related events and is always willing to volunteer her time to work before during and after the events. Tiffany and her husband Jose own Jose’s Mexican Restaurant on Pearson Road in Pearl and they are celebrating 18 years in business this year! Tiffany was presented with a $25 Gift Certificate from the Alumni House Sports Bar & Grill at the Holiday Inn Trustmark Park.

Firefighter of the Month

We are pleased to announce that the Pearl Firefighter of the Month is Michael Fivecoat. He began his career with the Pearl Fire Department in September 1984 and has worked his way through the ranks of PFD and was appointed Chief of Fleet Maintenance in November 2014 where he is currently serving.

On Wednesday May 16th, 2018 around 11:30 AM Mike was in his FD truck driving east bound towards Station 4. As he passed the Airport Road intersection he noticed a Ford SUV driving very erratic. He notified Pearl PD of the situation by radio and continued to follow behind. As the two vehicles approached the intersection at Walmart he realized that the SUV was not stopping for the red light. Chief Fivecoat knew then that he was going to have to take action. Mike continued to notify PD over the radio as to which direction and speed the SUV was traveling as well as warning oncoming motorists of the dangerous situation. He was able to prevent a major collision at the intersection of Highway 80 and Crossgates Blvd as the two traveled into Brandon. Shortly after they went through the intersection, he noticed that the driver appeared unconscious and knew this was an even greater situation than what he initially realized. As the SUV crossed the median and began traveling east in the westbound lane, Fivecoat sensed the situation escalating quickly and put himself between the SUV and oncoming traffic. With red lights flashing and sirens wailing, once again a potential tragic situation was avoided with no collision. The SUV began slowing and Fivecoat exited his vehicle and was able to break out the driver’s window and turn the ignition off on the SUV. The SUV came to rest on the shoulder of the road after striking a barricade and a fence. Fivecoat summoned for EMS and began administering first-aid immediately. The driver was suffering from a diabetic emergency and her blood sugar had dropped so low that she was not able to function. The driver was transported to the hospital and was expected to recover. Without Chief Fivecoat’s quick actions, this situation could have turned out much different. Chief Fivecoat is part of the administrative staff operating under Chief Kibby at Central Fire Station. He shows dedication and hard work with his daily routine of maintaining the fire department’s vehicle fleet and equipment, but his true dedication to this community was demonstrated by his actions on May 16th, 2018.

The Pearl Chamber of Commerce presented Chief Fivecoat with a framed certificate, a $100 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card and a Cracker Barrel Gift Basket with a gift card for a meal for two people. Jose’s Mexican Restaurant donated a $25 Gift Certificate; Moss Creek Fish House donated a $25 Gift Card; The Pearl Municipal Federal Credit Union donated a $25 Visa Gift Card; Church’s Chicken donated a $20 Gift Certificate; McAlister’s Deli donated two complimentary meals; Eclipse Nutrition donated a certificate for 5 FREE Shakes; Focus Fit donated a 1 month FREE Pass; Scott’s Miracle Gro donated a Fit Bit and Great American Cookie Company donated a Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake.

Officer of the Month

We are proud to announce that the Pearl Police Department Officer of the Month in July is Investigator Greg Jones. Greg was born and raised in Columbus, MS where he graduated from New Hope High School in 2005. In 2006, Greg attended Itawamba Community College and in the same year enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. From 2006 – 2010, Greg was assigned to Travis Air Force Base as a Security Forces Member. While assigned to Travis Air Force Base, Greg received several awards to include his promotion to Senior Airmen six months early. Greg then served two tours in Iraq, once in 2007 in Tikrit, Iraq conducting duties on base such as routine police duties and base security. Secondly in 2009 in and around Bagdad, Iraq where he was assigned to an Iraqi Police Transition Team responsible with the training of Iraqi Police Forces while working hand-in-hand conducting patrols and other daily duties.

After his service in the Air Force, Greg was hired in 2010 by Madison PD. He received his Police Certificate in 2011 from the Southern Regional Public Safety Institute. In an attempt to move closer to home Greg became a Deputy Sheriff in 2012 at the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office, in Starkville, MS. Following the birth of his daughter, Greg began his service in Pearl in 2013. Continue Reading...

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: Scott Baldwin, Scotts Miracle Gro
President-Elect: Cindy Williams, Community Bank
1st Vice President: Tammy Karnes, T&D Furniture
2nd Vice President: Emily Fisher, Renasant Bank
3rd Vice President: Ron Bingham, Camp Pioneer Ministires
Past President: Ron Morgan, Acu Tax
Treasurer: Debby Jones, Bank of Yazoo


2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS​
Andy Eaton, Andy Eaton Insurance Agency
Brandy Hales, Hales CPA
Brian Hughes, Priority One Bank

Dave Burke, Mississippi Braves
Derek Havard, Havard Real Estate

Dunaway Rooks, Revell Hardware

Dr. Brad Hayes, Hayes Family Dentistry 
Dr. Norman Session, Hinds Community College 
Gene Newman, Newman Insurance Agency

Jake Windham, City of Pearl Mayor
Theressia McAlpin, Retired Pearl Public Schools


STAFF

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

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