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.

Congratulations to Sutherlands Pearl for being chosen as the Pearl Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month in June. Sutherlands has been in Pearl for 22 years specializing in building material, floor covering, plumbing and electrical supplies, paint, lawn and garden and sporting goods. They also stock a wide selecton of residential and commercial mowers, UTVs and ATVs. Sutherlands offers a large variety of furniture and appliances and will deliver to your home or office. They have a staff of over 30 employees, many of whom have long tenures with the company and extensive knowledge of their products. The General Manager, Chuck Ellis has been with the company for 39 years. Store hours are 7:30 am - 8 pm Monday through Saturday and 10 am - 5 pm on Sunday. For more information call 601-939-9450.

Congratulations to Pioneer Ministries on being selected as the Pearl Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month. Camp Pioneer is located on Old Whitfield Road in Pearl and is celebrating their 70th anniversary this year. Kids from all over the state and some from out of state enjoy coming to Camp Pioneer for a time of Christian fun and learning. They are taught values, character development, respect for others and other life lessons as well as how to dress, speak and be a leader. They have so much fun camping in the log cabins, swimming in the in ground pool, playing basketball in the gym and playing on the challenge course that has zip lines, a climbing wall and so much more. They enjoy campfires and learning about nature but most importantly they learn about Jesus Christ and grow spiritually. Camp Pioneer is a non-denominational non-profit that has several fundraisers throughout the year to help with scholarships. Their annual golf tournament is coming up on Thursday May 10th at the Pearl Municipal Golf Course. They are accepting teams and hole sponsors at this time. For more information call 601-939-3659. Pictured are Executive Director Ronald Bingham, Lisa Cummings Willis, Program Director and Ann Bingham, retired Camp Pioneer Director.

Congratulations to Crossgates Veterinary Clinic for being selected as the Pearl Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month in April. CVC is one of the very few veterinary clinics in the state that is AAHA Accredited, which is the highest level of excellence that can be obtained for a veterinary clinic. CVC offers a wide range of services that most other clinics are not equipped for such as ultrasounds, digital x-rays, echocardiograms, pathology and they have state of the art dental equipment. CVC is proud of their new mobile clinic that serves Rankin and Simpson County. Any service that they offer in the clinic can also be performed in the mobile clinic. They also offer hospice care and excellent boarding facilities. CVC is celebrating 40 years in business this year. Dr. Jim Anderson and Dr. Gail Anderson opened the business in 1978 and have recently retired. Dr. Jenny Sowell was selected as the MVMA Young Veterinarian of the Year this year and Dr. Todd Sullivan received the same award in 2017! Shown in the pictures are Dr. Todd Sullivan, Dr. Jenny Sowell, Dr. Anne Holloway, Client Care Specialist and Licensed Pharmacy Tech Connie Ordonez, Client Care Manager Sheryl Kennedy, Licensed Vet Tech Cierra Abney, Licensed Vet Tech Wes Browne and Amber Sistrunk who is about to finish her degree in Vet Tech. Not pictured is Amanda Luckett who is a Licensed Practical Nurse and also holds a B.S. Degree in Animal Science and Dr. Stacie Sullivan who is a Pharmacist and Co-Owner of Crossgates Veterinary Clinic. CVC has a very impressive staff! Congratulations!!

Congratulations to Wood Heating & Cooling Contractors, LLC for being selected as the Pearl Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month in March. Mr. Johnnie Wood started the business in 1964 and moved to the current location at 3607 Hwy 80 East in Pearl in 1980. They are still family owned and operated by Mr. Wood’s son, Craig Wood. Mr. Earl Beverly is the chief mechanic and has been employed by the company for over 28 years. Wood Heating & Cooling specializes in residential heating & air and services all makes and models. For more information call 601-939-0738

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.

We are happy to announce that the Pearl Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month in December is Great American Cookies at the Outlets of Mississippi. GAC is locally owned and operated and strives to bake the best cookies ever made by using premium ingredients and offering excellent customer service.  The most popular item at GAC is their cookie cakes. They offer several different sizes and they can be ordered and picked up on the same day. Other than gourmet cookies, double doozies and brownies, they also offer delicious fresh pretzels and pretzel bites with your choice of dips. Our local GAC is a great community partner and is one of the proud sponsors of the Officer and Firefighter of the Month Program of the Pearl Chamber of Commerce. The Manager of Great American Cookies is Lonnie Cater and the store hours are 10 am – 9:30 pm Monday through Saturday and 12 pm – 7:30 pm on Sunday. For more info call 769-230-4745.

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.

The Pearl Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month in October is Southern Glitz Formal Wear located in Pearl at 190 Riverwind Drive Suite 204 in the new shopping center with Pizza Inn and Sweet Peas Boutique. Southern Glitz is headquarters for the latest trends in long and short formals for homecoming, prom and pagaents. They carry sizes 00 - 32 and can order other sizes. They also sell beautiful... rhinestone jewelry and rent tuxedos. Southern Glitz is open Monday though Thursday 1:30 - 6:00, Friday 1:30 - 5:00 and Saturday10:00 - 2:00. Appointments can be made at other times for your convenience. For more information call 601-933-9539. Pictured left to right is owner Pam Martin Sutton, Diane Croxton and Betty Hall.

Morton Buildings at 708 N. Bierdeman Road in Pearl was selected as the Pearl Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month. They have been in Pearl for 25 years and are continuing to grow and making plans for expansion. Morton Buildings is a complete general contractor that will handle every aspect of the building process from architecturally engineered plans to bricking the exterior. They even deliver all of the materials on their own company trucks. They do not use a third part...y for labor, which means that there is no question about who will do the work and what quality the work will be. Morton Buildings is the largest employee owned construction company in America, which means that their employees are also stock holders, therefore they have a vested interest in every building that is constructed. Morton Buildings have some of the highest performing energy values of any structure available due to the high quality insulation and ventilation. The color of a Morton Building does not fade like other metal buildings so there is no need to fear having to paint it in the future. They build everything from outdoor metal buildings to state of the art barns, churches and residential homes. For more information contact manager Robert Bell at 601-936-6177. Robert Bell

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