This is awarded monthly to a member of the Greater Jackson Chamber with 25 or fewer full-time employees, recognizing their contributions to the local business community.
“The Greater Jackson Chamber remains committed to supporting and uplifting our small business community. Each month, a selection committee carefully reviews applications submitted by eligible businesses and community members. The business’s achievements and impact on the local community are considered in the selection process,” according to the news release.
Founded in the 1940s by Cecil “Mack” McKelvey in Nashville, Tenn., the business was born from a desire to serve the community. McKelvey’s vision extended beyond pest control. Operating initially from Nashville, Mack Pest Control sent a truck into West Tennessee for a week at a time, bridging the gap in pest control services in the area. As the business grew, the first local operator set base in Humboldt, and the legacy continued with the second generation, Lloyd McKelvey, opening a branch in Jackson in the late 1970s.
With nearly eight decades of experience and spanning four generations, Mack Pest Control has weathered numerous challenges, evolving with the times while retaining its core values. The company has remained a small business where each client’s needs are unique and flexible in the organizational structure to meet those needs. Mack Pest Control boasts a rare asset — a cumulative experience of over 100 years of pest control leadership in one office.
The Small Business of the Month designation highlights the role small businesses play in driving economic growth and fostering a vibrant business environment in the Jackson area.
“Small businesses are important because they drive economic growth, create jobs and foster innovation,” said Kyle Spurgeon, Greater Jackson Chamber president and CEO. “We value the contributions small businesses make to our community, as they bring unique character, entrepreneurship and economic vitality to the table.”