Business of the Month

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.

Community Coffee was selected as the Pearl Chamber of Commerce March Business of the Month. Community Coffee began in 1919 and is owned by the Saurage family in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Cap Saurage started roasting and brewing coffee in his own little country store to deliver by horse and wagon to grocery stores and friends in the community. When he decided to give the coffee a brand name, the name “Community” seemed the best fit for him because he literally got his start by s...erving his community. Four generations later the family is still selecting only the best coffee beans and roasting them in the same location in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Ricky Emmons is the Sales Specialist and Trainer in our area and is very involved in our community and chamber events. He is a perfect example of the kind of community leader that Community Coffee was founded by and we are proud to call him a friend and chamber member. For information on getting Community Coffee in your business call 601-214-6337. Also pictured is Route Salesman Geoffrey Byrd.

Congratulations to City Limits Cafe for being selected as the Pearl Chamber of Commerce February Business of the Month. City Limits opened it's doors in July 2011 at 2610 Hwy 80 East in Pearl serving delicious blue plate lunches and made to order menu items. They always offer a choice of 4 different meats and 11 vegetables with rolls and cornbread. A meat, 3 vegetables, bread, tea and dessert is $9.25 including tax. They are open Monday through Saturday from 10:30 - 2:00 with... menu items available on Saturday. They are now open on Sunday from 10:30 - 3:00 offering both the blue plate lunch and grill items. Ralph Elmore is celebrating his 30th year in the restaurant, concessions and catering business. City Limits Concessions is always a very popular vendor at events such as Pearl Day Festival and Jingle Bell Market. Pictured left to right is Missy and Ralph Elmore, Margaret Brown, Rhonda Petty, Dee Carpenter, Mayor Brad Rogers and Nichole Lemacks. For more info call 601-540-1156.

We are pleased to announce that the Pearl Chamber of Commerce December Business of the Month is Gleason Tire, located at 321 Cross Park Drive in Pearl. Gleason Tire first opened its doors in Jackson in 1969  and moved to the current location in Pearl in 2010. They also have locations in Morton and Carthage Mississippi. Gleason Tire offers service on most makes and models of vehicles such as brakes, struts, CV axles, oil changes and other light maintenance work. Their specialty is tires with the best prices around. Gleason Tire sells well-known brands such as Nexen, Kenda, Toyo, Yokohama and Michelin. They also offer a regular oil change for $21.99. Gleason Tire is family owned and operated by Jack and Luke Gleason who are very involved in the community and local organizations. Luke is the Past President of the Pearl Chamber of Commerce, Past Vice President of the Kiwanis Club of Pearl, a member of Keep Pearl Beautiful and an active supporter of Batson Children’s Hospital. Gleason Tire currently has 7 employees and is making plans to add additional bays to the current building. For more information call 601-939-3336.

Crown Jewelers of Mississippi was selected as the Pearl Chamber of Commerce November Business of the Month. They are family owned and operated and have been in the same location since 1987. Crown Jewelers has a full line of diamond jewelry offering diamond engagement rings, earrings, pendants, bracelets and watches. They also specialize in custom jewelry.  They have a wide selection of colored gemstones, diamonds and pearls to select from. Customers can hand select a diamond and a mount to create their own beautiful design or use they can use old jewelry to make one new piece or several different jewelry pieces. Crown Jewelers also buys and sells gold and offers gold and silver casting, where they can take your gold and make it into a ring, pendant or other jewelry. They have a pearl stringer on staff that can restring a broken pearl necklace or make it shorter or longer. Crown Jewelers has a good selection of musical and chime clocks and they also offer watch repair. They have 4 jewelers on staff that are experts on fine jewelry, custom jewelry, watches and repair. They always offer FREE jewelry cleaning and another very popular service is their watch battery replacement which is normally $7.99. During the month of November they are offering FREE battery replacement (one per customer)! Crown Jewelers is located at 201 Park Place Drive in the Park Place Shopping Center in Pearl. For more information call 601-939-6229. Pictured left to right is Aaron Eutzler, Mark Jones, Robin Dawson, Brian Renfroe and Jim Eutzler. Not pictured is Barbara Cornelison and Renee Hudson.

T & D Furniture was selected as the Pearl Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month in October. T & D opened its doors in 1990 on Bierdeman Road in Pearl and quickly outgrew that location. Tom and Diannia Karnes built the current 60,000 square foot building in 1995 and have continued as a respected leader in the furniture industry in Central Mississippi. They have 27 employees that make up the T & D family. T & D purchases most of their upholstered furniture from Mississippi companies and is proud of their large line of unfinished Mountain Pine furniture that is made in Alabama. They also carry a large inventory of rugs, lamps and accessories. Delivery and financing are available. Tom and Diannia’s daughter Tammy Karnes is the General Manager at T & D and serves on the Pearl Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is actively involved in the community. Brittany Williams, the Customer Service and Sales Manager, is an Ambassador at the chamber and volunteers for the many events that the chamber hosts. T & D Furniture is located at 249 Pearson Road and is open from 9 am until 7 pm Monday through Saturday. For more information call 601-932-5492.

The Pearl Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month in September is El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant. El Sombrero serves only fresh authentic Mexican cuisine and also offers a large selection of beer and light wine. They are located at 5746 Hwy 80 East in Pearl near Crossgates. El Sombrero offers daily lunch specials and an extensive list of mouthwatering house specialties. They have a variety of delicious non-traditional menu items such as hot wings, hamburgers and shrimp cocktail and they offer a kid’s menu with all of their favorites included. They also have a spacious party room that can be reserved for private parties and meetings. For more information call 601-664-6764.

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.

The Pearl Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month in July is the Outlets of Mississippi located at 200 Bass Pro Drive in Pearl. The Outlets of Mississippi is the largest outlet mall in the state boasting 80 stores that offer dramatic savings off of the regular retail price every day. They have been involved in their local community since opening in 2013. The Outlets of Mississippi is currently promoting the “Stuff The Bus” campaign collecting school supplies for the Girls and Boys Club of Central Mississippi. With a donation of a back to school item you can be entered to win a $250 shopping spree! The Back to School Sale is underway now through the month of July when every weekend will feature something exciting and fun. On July 16th a live band will perform outside near the food court and on July 23rd the 2016 Jackson Rhythm & Blues IDOL Competition will be held on the Plaza. Tax Free Weekend is coming up on July 29th and 30th. Mark your calendars! For more info call 769-972-3000. Pictured are General Manager Kathy Hackshaw and Marketing Director Mona Delia.

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