Business of the Month

The Pearl Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month in January is Hales CPA Firm, PLLC, owned and operated by Brandy Hales, a longtime Rankin County resident. Hales CPA is a full service accounting firm offering individual and business tax preparation, tax planning, tax resolution, bookkeeping, payroll, Quickbooks support and part-time CFO services. In addition, they also offer strategic business consulting including new business formations, cash flow management and turnaround solutions. Business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and they are available outside normal business hours by appointment. They are located in Suite C at 401 Cross Park Plaza in Pearl. For more information or to make and appointment, call 601-890-9883 or visit www.halescpafirm.com.

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

The Pearl Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month in August is Members Exchange Credit Union, located at 101 Metro Plex Blvd. in Pearl. Members Exchange was established in 1954 as a full service financial cooperative. They welcome anyone in Rankin, Hinds, Madison, Simpson and Copiah Counties, as well as their family members, to join their credit union. For added convenience, you can open an account online at www.MECUanywhere.com. Members Exchange is one of the largest credit unions in Mississippi with over 17,000 members. They offer a variety of financial services such as Kasasa checking accounts, savings accounts, credit cards, automobile loans and much more. The Pearl branch is open Monday – Friday from 9:00 – 5:30 and Saturday 8:30 – 12:30. Connect with them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @MECUanywhere.

The Pearl Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month in July is Paradise Pools and Spas, located on 227 South Pearson Road in Pearl. They have been in business since 1982 and in the Pearl location since 2004. Paradise Pools and Spas can truly make your back yard a paradise with a beautiful in-ground or above ground pool, spas and patio furniture. They are the experts when it comes to pool remodeling. They are well known for being the home of "The Big Green Egg" grills and smokers. They have a wide selection of sizes and styles and all of the accessories in stock. Paradise stocks a huge quantity of pool supplies, liners and chemicals. They also offer a service maintenance plan that will keep your pool in tip top shape year round. For more information Like them on Facebook, visit their website at paradisepoolsms.com call 601-932-POOL (7665)

Safelite Auto Glass was selected as the Pearl Chamber of Commerce June Business of the Month. They are located at 1039 Centre Pointe Blvd just off Hwy 80 East . They have 40 employees at the Pearl location that are both well trained and courteous. Safelite moved to Pearl from Jackson in 2014 and they have been actively participating in the chamber and community since then. They are involved with several charities such as March of Dimes, The Epilepsy Foundation and The Wounded Warrior Project. Safelite is well known for auto glass repair and replacement. They will repair your vehicle at Safelite or they have a mobile service that will come to where ever you are. The hours are Monday - Friday 7:30 - 6:00 and Saturday from 8:00 - 5:00. For more information call 601-664-7304.

The Pearl Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month in May is AllyOops, located in the Park Place Shopping Center at 5647 Hwy 80 East in Pearl. AllyOops just celebrated their 5th Anniversary in April. They are active in the chamber and participate in the annual Girls’ Night Out Fashion Show. AllyOops specializes in new and trendy clothing in sizes small – 3X, jewelry and home décor. They carry many well-known jewelry brands such as Mariana and Brighton and also have a good selection of Fingerprint Pottery that is handmade in Pontotoc, Mississippi. AllyOops has a wide variety of gift items such as Bridgewater Candles and Musee and Restoration Bath House Bath Bombs. Any gift purchase can be placed in a cute AllyOops bag with tissue paper at no charge or they offer custom gift wrap for a small fee. They will also gift wrap anything regardless of where you have purchased it for a minimal charge. AllyOops is open Monday through Saturday from 10 -7 and closed on Sunday. Shown left to right is Jamie McCoy, Allyson Johnson, Bethany Frazier and Diana Buchanan.

The Pearl Chamber of Commerce April Business of the Month is Spring Lake Venue, located at 4 Country Place Drive in Pearl. Spring Lake Venue is an event venue that can be rented for any size event such as weddings, receptions, showers, family reunions or business meetings. It is nestled among big beautiful shade trees and overlooks Country Place Lake.  Spring Lake Venue is one of very few event venues where any outside caterer is welcome. They can recommend caterers, photographers and wedding coordinators and help you to plan the event around your budget. Spring Lake Venue has a full kitchen, surround sound throughout the building and outside, and plenty of parking for guests. They are conveniently located just off Airport Road near I-20 in Country Place Subdivision. For more information call 601-750-5498.

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