Perry Business Appreciation Recognition

October 05, 2021

By: Lacey Shumard

On Friday October 1st

members of the Perry

Chamber of Commerce

spent the day recognizing

twenty-three businesses

throughout the city of

Perry with a ribbon cutting

and presenting of the first

dollar certificate. Included

in those businesses are

the Scruffy Puppy-Nicole

Birkhead, The Short Line

Café, The Junction, Carla

Northcutt C.P.A, Noble

Health, Bienhoff Funeral

Homes, Remember When

Campground, Lick Creek

Adventures Daycare &

Preschool, Tri-County

Electrical Contractors,

South Lake Designs,

Grossmann Masonry, 360

Premier Properties, Shelter

Insurance (Kyle Mack),

Monroe-Ralls Newspaper,

Prestige Realty (Scott

Leake), United Country

Salt River Properties (Luke

Mitchell), United Country

Salt River Properties (Trey

Elliot), Gateway Realtors

(Michele Keil), At Home

Realty (Cindy Lynn

Drainer), Bailey’s Beef

Company LLC (Austin &

Ashley Bailey), McCurdy

Fertilizer & Chemical,

Courtney K Photography,

Ariel Burnett Photography.

Last month the new

owners of the Hickmann

IGA grocery store were

celebrated with a ribbon

cutting and presentation of

the first dollar.

Due to the pandemic

and other unforeseen

circumstances Perry

businesses have not seen

a ribbon cutting for the

past couple of years. This

celebratory event for the

local businesses comes

along side the swearing in

of the new Perry Chamber

of Commerce board

members which will take

place next week. In the

upcoming swearing in

Michele Keil will take over

as acting president while

Kathleen Barnett will take

over as vice president.

Kayla Stevener will become

Secretary and Brooke

Evans will be sworn in as


Michele Keil was sure

to thank all the Chamber

members who helped

with the luncheon for the

business on Friday and says

that the new members look

forward to bringing some

light back to Perry and

helping local businesses however they can.

F&M Bank