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.
Terry Farr has been a resident of Pearl River County, Mississippi since 1998. After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor's of Science Degree with a major in real estate and insurance, Terry worked mainly for various mortgage companies. Most recently he retired from the banking industry after nineteen years of employment. He is married to the former Pamela Smith, has three daughters and three grandchildren. Terry's goals is to help promote business and economic growth in Pearl River County that benefits the existing and prospective residents.
Our Events Coordinator.
Keghan Odom is Event Coordinator for The Greater Picayune Area Chamber of Commerce. He is a native of Pearl River County. He graduated from Pearl River Central High School, class of 2014. Keghan is now a full-time student at Pearl River Community College where he will pursue a degree in accounting. Keghan is a detail-oriented professional with strengths in event creation, planning and execution. He has been responsible for a wide variety of events for the Chamber such as Run with the Pigs, Chamber Golf Tournament, Morning Call, Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies and Business After Hours to name a few. Keghan enjoys spending time with family, friends, watching movies, and shopping. Keghan enjoys giving back to his community and volunteering in many civic organizations, which has been his life passion.
Our Executive Assistant.
Laci Graves Lee was born in Lafayette, LA and moved to Poplarville/Picayune area when she was 11 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 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 9 year old son, Jaxon.
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.
The Chamber cooperates with and maintains liaison with:
- 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
Apply For Membership.
The Chamber provides the tools needed to succeed as a business owner and community influencer. As a member of the Chamber, your commitment has personal payback. The Chamber offers different ways to get involved, whether it is through networking events, committee involvement, community programs or special events. By taking advantage of the Chamber’s resources, your business can develop and thrive.