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.
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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
The Pearl Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month in May is O! How Cute Gift Market, located in Riverwind East Shopping Center and also a new location at the Outlets of Mississippi. O! How Cute opened its doors 5 years ago at the Pearl location and has always been a great community partner as well as an active chamber member. O! How Cute is one of the participants in the Pearl Chamber of Commerce Girl’s Night Out Fashion Show in August. They promote Mississippi products and many handmade one of a kind items. They specialize in trendy and affordable gifts, gourmet foods, home décor, jewelry, kids & ladies clothing and shoes. They make gift giving easy with their large assortment of cute gift bags to choose from. O! How Cute is open Monday through Saturday from 10 til 6. The Outlet Mall store is open on Sunday from 12 til 7. O! How Cute is locally owned and operated by Jessica and Andy Phillips. Like their Facebook Page to see all of the many specials and giveaways. For more information call the Riverwind store @ 601-939-5082 and the Outlet Mall store at 769-208-8644.
Rhodes Chiropractic Clinic was selected as the Pearl Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month in April. Dr. Warren Rhodes opened his office in Pearl in 1995 in the Westbury Square Shopping Center on Pearson Road and then later moved to the current location at 2815 Old Brandon Road. Dr. Rhodes prides himself in promoting high school football and powerlifting throughout the state. Dr. Rhodes spends his Tuesday and Thursday afternoons mentoring to local high school students. He is also a longtime supporter of the Pearl Police Department, the city of Pearl and the Pearl Chamber of Commerce. Pictured left to right is Dr. Warren Rhodes, Jennifer Elrod, Shelley McCamon and Pearl Mayor Brad Rogers.
Pure Air Consultants was selected as the Pearl Chamber of Commerce March Business of the Month. Pure Air Consultants is located at 403 Childre Road in Pearl and is locally owned and operated by Tony Groover. They began operation in Pearl in 2004 specializing in the sale and service of heating and cooling systems. Pure Air Consultants offers air duct cleaning for residential and commercial customers. They are a member of NADCA, National Air Duct Cleaners Association, and are the only ones in this area with this certification. NADCAS requires annual testing of knowledge and expertise to renew the certification. Air duct cleaning is recommended every 3 – 5 years and is especially great for people with pets, allergies, respiratory problems or for those who smoke. They can also install a UV light that sanitizes the air as it comes across the coils for extra cleaning power. For more information call 601-939-7420, “ Like” them on Facebook, or go to their website at www.mypureairconsultants.com
The Pearl Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month in February is Mattress Firm, located at 105 Airport Road in Pearl. Mattress Firm opened its doors in December of 2010 and today the Gray family now has 7 locations making them the largest chain of locally owned and operated mattress stores in the Metro area. Mattress Firm carries all of the best brands such as Sealy, Simmons, Tempur-Pedic and Serta. They offer same day delivery six days a week and guarantee that you will love your mattress or they will give you your money back. They also stock a full line of luxurious bed pillows. A portion of each sale from every Mattress Firm Pillow goes to Pancreatic Cancer. Great customer service and giving back to their community are both a high priority in the Gray family businesses. Pictured left to right are Store Manager Douglas Wade; Pearl Mayor Brad Rogers, Pearl Police Chief Ben Schuler and owners Danny Gray, Grant Gray and Mason Gray. Mattress Firm hours are Monday – Friday 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. For more information call 601-936-7501
BlueLinx was selected as the Pearl Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month in January. BlueLinx, who acquired the Georgia Pacific distributorship in 2004, has been a Pearl Chamber of Commerce member since 1984. They are located on Gulf Line Road and the facility sits on 12 acres adjacent to the railroad tracks. BlueLinx is a wholesale distributor of building products such as lumber, engineered lumber, roofing, siding, specialty metals and insulation. They recently acquired the Weyerhaeuser distributorship in the southeast region distributing specialty engineered lumber products such as trusses and joists. Some of their local customers include Sutherland’s, Home Depot, Lowe’s and 84 Lumber. Pictured left to right are Pearl Mayor Brad Rogers; Melissa Slay, Operations Support; Wanda Wilson, Warehouse Employee who has worked at BlueLinx for 35 years; Terry Wright, Warehouse Employee who has worked at BlueLinx for 15 years; and David Bryant, BlueLinx Branch Manager. Not pictured is Steve Hall, Outside Sales; Melvin Harvey and Johnny Vaughn, Drivers. For more information call 601-939-7797.