Chamber “Morning Call”

Published 11:10 pm Monday, March 24, 2008

Representatives of Enterprise Rent-a-car were the keynote speakers at the “Morning Call” Greater Picayune Area Chamber of Commerce Breakfast on Thursday.

Bryce Wert, Area Manager, and Robert Houston, who will be taking over as Picayune Branch Manager in April, briefly discussed Enterprise’s history and the Business Rental Program available to corporate customers. Wert is responsible for overseeing the offices from Picayune to Ocean Springs.

The privately owned company was started by a family in St. Louis. “Our niche when we started in 1957 was insurance replacement,” said Wert. Now the company is working on promoting their business travel plan.

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Wert and Houston discussed the many benefits of the business program and the different ways Enterprise can help a corporate customer save money.

The Enterprise motto “We’ll pick you up” is expanded with the business program. “We’ll come to your business, and do the paperwork right there at your business,” said Wert.

Visit for more information on Enterprise’s Business Rental Program.

Gina Burgess, Executive Director for the Chamber, concluded the Breakfast by discussing the upcoming classes and events being offered by the Chamber. The Business 101 classes, being offered by the Chamber in conjunction with the Small Business Development Center of the University of Mississippi, will take place on April 8, 15 and 22. The classes are for anyone interested in starting a business or expanding a business. The first class will cover the steps to opening a business, the second will cover writing a lasting business plan and the third will cover the financial aspects.

The Chamber is also sponsoring a Business Resource Expo, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., May 16, at the Coast Electric Building. To find out more information about these and other events offered by the Chamber, contact the Chamber office at 601-798-3122.

The Chamber “Morning Call” Breakfast is a monthly event set up to offer educational and networking opportunities to members and member companies. Thursday’s Breakfast was held at the Magnolia Columns in Picayune.

Member companies share in the responsibility of sponsoring the Breakfast each month. The February Breakfast was sponsored by First National Bank, while this event was sponsored by Enterprise Rent-a-car.

For more information on The Chamber or becoming a Chamber member, contact the Chamber office at 601-798-3122.