Entries by Petal Area Chamber of Commerce

Let’s Celebrate!

The Petal Area Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Hattiesburg Association are partnering together to host the fourth annual Coca-Cola Star-Spangled Celebration on the River. This year’s event will be held from 6-10 p.m. July 1 on both sides of the Leaf River – Petal River Park and Chain Park – with a fireworks show […]

Petal Chamber Offering Potted Plants to Downtown Businesses for Beautification Efforts

Officials from the Petal Area Chamber of Commerce are taking another step in the beautification of downtown Petal by offering business owners the chance to purchase potted plants to spruce up the landscape. During the effort – which is being handled by the chamber’s Beautification Committee to Revitalize Downtown Petal – any business on Main […]

Downtown Walkability

Valerie Wilson, executive director for the Petal Area Chamber of Commerce – along with other city officials – is looking forward to a project more than 10 years in the making that will see a pedestrian/bicycle path stretch along Matthews Branch in the Friendly City. The path, which is made possible with an $862,560 grant […]

Why we LOVE Petro Nissan!

Tony Petro can lay claim to being one of the longest-serving car dealers in the Hattiesburg area, having opened Petro Nissan on September 14, 1990 on North Main Street in downtown Hattiesburg, at the current site of Grover Brothers Restaurant Supply. A year later, Petro purchased the former Oldsmobile dealership before acquiring the Lincoln-Mercury dealership […]

Let’s (re)Develop Downtown Petal

In June 2009, local developer Jay Estes, working with officials from the Petal Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Petal, drew up a blueprint for a long-term redevelopment plan for downtown Petal, particularly the areas of Main Street and Central Avenue. Although officials weren’t able to kickstart that plan right away, now may […]

Petal Gears Up for 2021 Holiday Events

Petal-area residents can look forward to a full day’s worth of holiday activities with the upcoming 2021 Petal Home for the Holidays event, which will showcase a parade, vendors, a Christmas tree lighting and more. Festivities, which are put on by the Petal Area Chamber of Commerce, beginning with a Christmas Market at 3 p.m. […]

Petal Chamber Institutes Petal Gift Card Program

A few months ago, Valerie Wilson, who serves as executive director of the Petal Area Chamber of Commerce, and an acquaintance were discussing the idea of instituting a community gift card that would keep shopping dollars in the Friendly City. From that came the Petal First Gift Card, which can be loaded with any amount […]

Filling the Computer Services Need

After working together at another local company, Nathanael McDaniel and his business partner decided to go into business for themselves to form a web design/software development company. Although that endeavor was hit or miss for the past few years, the two began to get bigger clients began to look for a place to set up […]

I Can See Clearly Now!

After being stationed in Meridian while serving in the United States Navy for seven years, Dr. Alvaro Moreno moved to Petal to work at Southern Eye Center in Hattiesburg. Moreno stayed at that clinic for seven years before opening his own establishment, Moreno Eye Care, in 2003 at 598 East Central Avenue in Petal. The […]

Keeping Petal Beautiful!

In 1989, Donnie Walker established Mane Event Hair Designs at 407 South Main Street in Petal. Thirty-two years later – in an age when many businesses last only five years or less – Mane Event is continuing to thrive at its original location, making it one of the longest-tenured businesses in The Friendly City. The […]