About The Chamber

What started in 1935 with a few people and some great ideas, has transformed into a strong organization of businesses of Pearl River County and a leader that strives for business development in our region. Today, the Chamber works with more than 300 companies in improving the business climate and in creating business initiatives and opportunities. The Greater Picayune Area Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to providing for its members access to opportunities so they can form business relationships and develop sustainable economic partnerships. We seek to create business opportunities through community and economic development.

Our Executive Director

Laci Graves Lee was born in Lafayette, LA, and moved to Poplarville/Picayune area when she was 10 years old. She graduated from Poplarville High School and attended Pearl River Community College. She had an active career in real estate for many years and most recently worked in Advertising and Marketing for our local newspaper. Laci served as Executive Assistant for the Chamber from February of 2018 to November 2021 when she then began her role as Executive Director. She has a passion for growing our community and believes in the potential of our city and county. Through her position here at the Chamber, she will work hard to serve and take great care of our members. Laci’s pride and joy is her 12-year-old son, Jaxon.

Our Administrative Assistant

Courtney Martin grew up in Pascagoula, MS, and moved to Picayune, MS in 2011. She graduated from Resurrection Catholic School and attended Pearl River Community College. She had an active career in banking for 8 years and most recently worked in sales and marketing at a local family jewelry store, Martin’s Jewelers. She strives for excellence and always seeks out new opportunities to grow and learn new experiences. She aspires to give back her time and knowledge to her community.

Our Mission

The mission of the Greater Picayune Area Chamber of Commerce is to promote business; enhance economic and community development; build value added relationships and serve as the catalyst for improving the overall quality of life in our community.


MS Economic Council
MS, Mississippi Development Authority
Economic Development Council
Pearl River County Tourism Commission
MS Small Business Development Centers
MS Minority Business Enterprise Center
U.S. SBA, MS Contract Procurement Center
State of MS Tourism Bureau
Partners for Stennis
Stennis Space Center
Picayune City Officials
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Adjacent Chambers