Petal Chamber and Petal Jaycees Partner together

The Petal Area Chamber of Commerce and Petal Jaycees have announced a new partnership.  The Petal Jaycees will act as the official Junior Chamber and Young Professionals Network for the Petal Area Chamber of Commerce.

This partnership will help us to create a more engaged and active group of young professional in our Chamber and community.  The Petal Area chamber of Commerce recognizes the need for leadership and growth opportunities for young professionals in the Petal area. It also realizes that the Jaycee organization was founded to do just that, as the Junior Chamber (JC) it promotes the leadership skills within each member utilizing Management, Individual, Community and Membership development. Rather that duplicating the programs that the Jaycee organization has 97 years of history in accomplishing these goals, the Petal Area Chamber of Commerce would like to promote the Petal Jaycee chapter as its Young Professional program in order to develop the future leaders of Petal, as well as to support an organization that commits to the betterment of our community.

The Petal Jaycees are actively recruiting young citizens ages 18-40 with energy and insight to become a part of their organization.  

This partnership is going to be a valuable benefit to members of both organizations.  It will provide many opportunities to the up-and-coming generation of business and community leaders while providing meaningful relationships with the established network of Chamber members.  The Petal Jaycees will have access to all chamber events to promote the Jaycee organization.  In addition, the chamber will help promote the Petal Jaycee events through its website, Facebook, and newsletter.

The Petal Jaycees will make a yearlong commitment to a community project in Petal and donate at least 50 hours of service throughout the year.  It’s definitely a  WIN-WIN situation.  Interested individuals may call 601-909-8022 for more information.  You may also find them on Facebook at Petal Jaycees.

We are looking forward to working together for Petal!

It’s Time to Put Petal on the Map

Actually, it’s time for Petal to have a new city map.  The chamber office and city hall are completely out of maps and have been for quite a while.  The chamber board of directors have discussed this issue several times over the past 4 years.  It was the consensus that people don’t use printed maps anymore. We believed that instead they rely on GPS technology to get them from point A to point B.  However, that is not the case.  The chamber office has had consistent requests for a city map for the past few years.

The fact is that a map is not about how to get from one point to another.  People look at maps to get an overview of the entire area.  They want to get familiarized.

So, we are moving ahead with the publication of a new map.  But wait, this project will have some additional perks that keep up with newer technologies.  There will be an interactive iMap for mobile devices. Anyone can use the iMap to find restaurants, shopping areas, local parks and recreation areas.  Advertisers in the digital GoGuide® will be linked to their website, giving readers one-click access to your business.

We are pleased to announce our new partnership with Lunar Cow Publishing, a firm specializing in marketing, for the 2018 Petal Area Chamber of Commerce Map. We are excited about the opportunities this new map will offer to our local businesses.  The 2018 Petal Area Chamber of Commerce Map is a primary fulfillment piece for chamber inquiries and will be the first resource that many visitors, community and business members use when planning a visit or move to the Petal area.   Click on the link below for more  information and a rate chart.  Get your business on the map!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A RATE CARD!

Welcome to the new home of the Petal Area Chamber of Commerce!

New Website for PACC

New Website

At the Petal Area Chamber of Commerce, we believe strongly in a very bright future for the City of Petal!

Our goal is serve our city and our members by providing strong leadership for those who would seek to grow, live or play in Petal, MS. In order to achieve this goal, we know that we must be continually looking ahead, solving big problems, and providing the very best resources for all we serve.

Over the past months, we have partnered with Own Your Hill, a Mississippi Growth Marketing company, to help us develop strategies and marketing assets that will allow us to better serve our members, to reach more people who might be interested in investing in our community, and to help us show the world the immense value of Petal as a business location, a home, and a travel destination.

Our new website is a puzzle piece in this new strategy for long-term growth. Here, you’ll find great statistics about The Friendly City, coupled with information and resources categorized to best serve our visitors seeking to grow here, live here and play here.

Bethany Byrd, founder and lead strategist for Own Your Hill, explains; “The new PACC website was created to lead its visitors down a clear path towards the very best answer to their question. Whatever their goal, they’ll find it easily, and walk away with a clearer and more positive view of The Friendly City. We are proud to partner with the chamber and the City of Petal as we work to grow this beautiful Mississippi small town, and we are excited to be a part of helping others to see that Petal is truly a place like no other.”

A new identity for the PACC, and a clear path forward.

Before work on the new website and other marketing materials began, we spent time going through a Roadmapping process – a strategy method designed to help us find the deeper story behind the PACC, as well as the City of Petal. What we found was that our citizens and chamber members believe deeply in the value of family, traditions, and educational and entreprenurial success.

Guided by our story and values, Bethany and her team designed a new visual identity that calls to mind past eras where family dinner was a priority, Friday nights were sacred, and a letterman jacket signified more than athletic success – it was a visual reminder of the value of team spirit, hard work and the dream of a bright future.

Our new brand signifies a new day for the Petal Area Chamber of Commerce. We invite you to join us as we work to grow our beautiful town, and we hope you’ll be a part of all that is to come.

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– Valerie Wilson, PACC Executive Director