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.
Business of the Month
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.
The Pearl Chamber of Commerce June Business of the Month is Coffee News. Ed and Marty Douglass bought an existing Coffee News franchise and published their first edition in July of 2008. Adding to the strong history, the little tan paper has now entered it’s 18th year in this market. Coffee News provides affordable advertising with high visibility and is distributed weekly in over 60 locations in Pearl/Richland/Florence. The Douglass’s believe they can serve their advertisers and readers through community involvement, and use the paper to promote Chamber events and family-oriented activities.
The Pearl Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month in May is Brister Orthodontics, located at 3007 Greenfield Road in Pearl. They have been in the current location for 6 years and have 10 staff members. They were previously located in the Park Place Shopping Center. Dr. Dodd Brister offers a wide range of braces to meet the needs and desires of each individual patient. They offer the latest orthodontic options, including the “Invisalign” systems so that patients can correct their tooth alignment without the look of traditional braces. Their team of skilled professionals is dedicated to providing each patient with the compassionate and individualized care that they deserve. It is a priority for them to stay on time with each patient and not keep anyone waiting. They offer many different payment options and have convenient office hours Monday through Friday. To reach Brister Orthodontics call 601-824-5878 or visit their website at www.bristerorthodontics.com - See more at: http://www.pearlms.org/may-bom#sthash.KetjI0gH.dpuf
The Pearl Chamber of Commerce held a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 26 at red river specialties located at 5221 Highway 80 East in Pearl. Red River has been in the area for over 20 years and is the premier provider of herbicides specializing in range, pasture, agriculture and forestry markets. Whatever your need may be, their team of experts will assist you with customer service that will exceed your expectations. Red River has support from quality manufacturers such as Dow, BASF, Monsato and Bayer. They are open Monday through Friday 8 AM until 5 PM. Shown cutting the ribbon is Clint Andrews.
The Pearl Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month in May is Brister Orthodontics, located at 3007 Greenfield Road in Pearl. They have been in the current location for 6 years and have 10 staff members. They were previously located in the Park Place Shopping Center. Dr. Dodd Brister offers a wide range of braces to meet the needs and desires of each individual patient. They offer the latest orthodontic options, including the “Invisalign” systems so that patients can correct their tooth alignment without the look of traditional braces. Their team of skilled professionals is dedicated to providing each patient with the compassionate and individualized care that they deserve. It is a priority for them to stay on time with each patient and not keep anyone waiting. They offer many different payment options and have convenient office hours Monday through Friday. To reach Brister Orthodontics call 601-824-5878 or visit their website at www.bristerorthodontics.com
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.
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.