The Pearl Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month in April is Sonic Drive In. Sonic has two locations in Pearl: 3539 Hwy 80 East and 141 S Pearson Road. The Hwy 80 location is one of the oldest Sonics in this part of the State, built in 1974. Rob Goodwin is the GM and he has 4 Assistant Managers and 30 employees. Jack Brown is the Pearson Road GM and has 5 Assistant Managers and 40 employees. The District Supervisor of both Sonic Drive Ins in Pearl is Chris Ransom. Both locations have a booming business and have recently set new monthly net sales records. Customers love Sonic’s extensive menu of burgers, hot dogs, tater tots and chicken sandwiches, but they also love Sonic’s Breakfast Menu with the Morning Drink Stop, which is any Large Soft Drink or Slush for 99 cents from open until 10:00 a.m. Sonic is also very well known for their “Happy Hour” from 2 – 4 p.m. 7 days a week, which is ½ price on all drinks and slushes. Both Sonics are about to add digital boards for ordering, new computers and other upgrades that will make their already good service even faster.
Business of the Month
The Pearl Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month in March is Fowler Chiropractic, located at 5230 Hwy 80 East in Pearl. Fowler Chiropractic is owned and operated by Dr. Chris Fowler and his wife Dr. Lynn Fowler. They are well known for their family friendly practice and their sincere desire to take away your pain. They are the only chiropractors in the Central Mississippi area with a Pro-Adjuster, a computerized machine that allows them to adjust without manual force or twisting and turning your spine. This highly sophisticated technology is just one of the many sought after services that they offer. Fowler also offers deep tissue laser treatments that remove painful inflammation, a Back on Trac mechanical traction chair that provides gentle traction and decompression therapy and E-Stim therapy to help relax your aching muscles. Fowler also offers services for children and pregnant women. Fowler Chiropractic accepts all major insurance plans and you do not need a physician referral. For more information call 601-932-1070, visit their website at drchrisfowler.com or “Like” their Facebook Page that is always full of interesting and very helpful information.
The Pearl Chamber of Commerce February Business of the Month is ProTel, Inc., founded in 1998 by Karen Roberts of Pearl. ProTel is a locally owned and operated family business that provides call center services to medical, commercial and professional clients. They offer a professional, courteous and well trained call center staff that is available 24/7 for live agent support, emergency dispatch, customer services lines, consult, trauma and stroke lines and dispatch services. They also specialize in virtual receptionists, appointment scheduling and confirmation, secure messaging app and order entry. ProTel is active in the community and in Pearl Chamber events. Officers of the company are Karen Roberts, Chad Davis, Shelley Roberts and Chad Roberts. Additional information about ProTel, Inc can be found online at www.protelinconline.com
We are pleased to announce that Bouquets of Pearl was chosen as the Pearl Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month in January. They are located at 433 N. Bierdeman Road in the Heart of Pearl Shopping Center. The owner, Pam Powell is an FTD Master Florist and has been a florist for 39 years. She got her start at Greenbrook Flowers where she worked for many years and then was at Lady Bug Florist for 15 years. Bouquets of Pearl is a member of the popular wire services Teleflora and Bloomnet and is also the floral provider for the gift shop at St. Dominic’s Hospital. They have a very unique line of “The Two of Us Pottery” that is made in Mississippi and they also have a good variety of Yankee Candles, stuffed animals and great items for gift baskets. Bouquets specializes in flowers for funerals, weddings, birthday, Valentine’s Day or any special occasion. They deliver anywhere in the Metro area and go to all area hospitals and funeral homes. For more information call 601-933-0029. Pictured is Pearl Mayor Brad Rogers, Bouquets owner Pam Powell and Floral Designer Barbara Reeves. Not pictured is delivery driver Janie Mann.
Moss Creek Fish House, located at 413 Riverwind Drive in Pearl was selected as the Pearl Chamber of Commerce December Business of the Month. Moss Creek has been an active community partner and chamber supporter since they opened in July 2012. They specialize in U.S. Farm Raised catfish and seafood. From the pond to your plate, the catfish that is served at Moss Creek is always fresh and never frozen. All of the cole slaw, tartar sauce, cocktail sauce, turnip greens, hush puppies, alfredo sauce for their chicken alfredo and other homemade items are made fresh daily. One of the specialties is their delicious homemade gumbo, served by the bowl or can be ordered for take-out in larger quantities. They are one of the only restaurants in this area that serves thin and crispy fried catfish. Moss Creek has a variety of homemade desserts including their famous pecan cobbler. They can cater events both small and large and they have a separate dining room that is available for private parties. The hours are Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. and on Sunday evening from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. Shown in the center is owner Matt Thornton and General Manager Mike McIntosh. For more information call 601-932-7424.
MedScreens Inc. was selected as the Pearl Chamber of Commerce November Business of the Month. They are located at 3825 Hwy 80 East in Pearl and locally owned and operated by Karen and Mike Crawford. MedScreens is an active community partner and they are a proud sponsor of the Police and Firefighter of the Month Awards. MedScreens performs services such as drug, alcohol, DNA and paternity testing for companies and individuals as well as courts, attorneys, state and county agencies and private investigators. MedScreens offers both in house services as well as mobile services. For more information call 601-939-3030.
The Justin Null Alfa Insurance Agency opened in Pearl in 2011 at 3823 Hwy 80 East at College Crossing, located near Hinds Community College. Justin is very involved in the community and is an active chamber member as well as being a corporate sponsor for Pearl High School Football. Alfa Insurance offers a wide variety of insurance plans including those that most other insurance companies won’t insure such as log cabin homes, homes that are over 5 miles from a fire station, high risk customers with a poor driving record, a large claim history or DUI convictions. The name Alfa came from their origin, which was the Alabama Farmer’s Association. They insure animals and farm equipment such as cows, horses and tractors. They also offer church insurance, mobile home insurance and renter’s insurance. Alfa is also a broker for other companies and will shop for the best coverage for their clients. For more information contact Justin Null at 601-487-6714.
The Pearl Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month in August is BancorpSouth, located at 2301 Hwy. 80 East in Pearl. They have been serving their communities since 1876 and the city of Pearl since 1986. BancorpSouth is headquartered in Tupelo, Mississippi with $13.6 billion in assets. Chris Walker is the Branch Manager and Loan Officer at BancorpSouth and also serves as an Ambassador of the Pearl Chamber of Commerce as well as being an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Pearl. In addition, BancorpSouth also contributes to the community with the “Teaching Kids to Save” program at our local schools and sponsors Pearl Chamber Commerce and Kiwanis events as well. They are truly an integral part of the City of Pearl and the Pearl Chamber of Commerce. Their hours are Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM and 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Friday with the drive thru opening at 8:30 AM daily. For more information call 601-936-8400.
J.D. Byrider was selected as the Pearl Chamber of Commerce July Business of the Month. J.D. Byrider has been at the same location in Pearl for over 21 years at 2521 Hwy 80 East next door to Revell Rental & Outdoor. The continued success of J.D. Byrider is due in part to their loyal long term employees; some have been there for over 20 years. They offer quality used vehicles with easy terms to fit every budget and in-house financing for up to 4 years. Their warranty is 2 year...s or 24,000 miles on limited powertrain plus other additional parts. J.D. Byrider has a corporate agreement with Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club offering any of their employees $500 off any purchase. The Pearl location of J.D. Byrider is offering the same deal to all city of Pearl residents through the month of August. Hours are Monday through Friday 9 – 7 and Saturdays 9 – 5. For more information call 601-939-7151 or www.gojdb.com. Pictured left to right is owner Barry Biggers, General Manager Janet Dowling Palin, Sales Rep Jennifer Hughes, Finance Account Rep Jessica Kirkley and Pearl Mayor Brad Rogers.
Patrick Farms Golf Club was selected as the Pearl Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month for June, 2015. Patrick Farms was established in 1999 by Randy Watkins. Under the umbrella of the Randy Watkins Golf Group, Patrick Farms welcomes public play while valuing private memberships. In January, Patrick Farms added PGA Director of Golf; Chip Sullivan. Sullivan’s addition to the Patrick Farms team brings unique experience not often found in the area. Sullivan is a former PGA TOUR player and a PGA Professional National Champion. He has competed in 7 PGA major championships, and is eager to share his knowledge of the game with golfers of all skill levels.
As for the Golf Course and Facilities, Patrick Farms is a 200 acre player-friendly course with year round active groups for every member of the family. The Par 72 course is capable of hosting any tournament; from a small fundraiser to a state title event. Patrick Farms offers amenities such as a driving range, practice facilities, grille and fully stocked pro-shop. The 5000 square foot clubhouse with an open lobby and members room make it an ideal place to stage your business outing. The knowledgeable and friendly staff is eager to help and welcome you with a warm atmosphere, fantastic golf instruction, the latest clothing, shoes, equipment and accessories for golf and more. Experience a new level of hospitality and excellence at Patrick Farms Golf Club. Call 601-664-0304 or visit randywatkinsgolf.com for more information.
Pictured left to right is Director of Golf Chip Sullivan, Owner Randy Watkins, Mayor Brad Rogers and Pearl Police Chief Tim Sarrett