Nuria Arias, executive director of the Greater Picayune Area Chamber of Commerce, was recognized by the Mississippi Business Journal as one of the 2017 Top CEOs in Mississippi.
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“In the past, I have received other awards, but this one means a lot,” Arias said.

“I have done lots of things in Louisiana and other places while working former jobs, but not for the beautiful city of Picayune, so being recognized for the work I do for the city I live in is really special.” Arias has lived in Picayune with her husband Oscar Arias and two daughters—Marycruz and Camila—since 2002 and is proud to call Picayune home, she said.

Nuria Arias said she sees this recognition as an extension of the support, work and leadership of her past and current Board of Directors and is hopeful that the award will highlight the caliber of professionals Picayune possesses.

“It feels good knowing I am making a difference in the city I live in.

I don’t see winning this award as a professional achievement, but more as a personal achievement because I am helping out my community and doing what I love,” she said.

Nuria Arias said her goal for 2017 as executive director of the Chamber is to work with city, community and business leaders in an effort to help Picayune grow.

Recipients will be honored on Thursday January 26, 2017 at The Old Capitol Hill Inn in Jackson from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

The Mississippi Business Journal recognizes leaders around the state each year. These people demonstrate excellence amid top executives in their field and achieve growth as well as success for their companies while making a profound impact in their community, the Mississippi Business Journal states.