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  • Marketing Opportunities Guide

  • Marketing Opportunities Guide

  • Put your business front and center by sponsoring a Chamber event, annual program, or digital media.

    New network building events in 2022 include the Battle of the Business Bowling Tournament and the Local Lunch for restaurants.  BE PRO BE PROUD and Connecting Educators in Industry are focused on building the workforce pipeline for our community.  Also new this year are two annual program sponsorships, the Governmental Affairs Committee, and the Chamber Ambassadors, both focused on advocacy for a strong, business friendly climate in our community, county, and state. 

    Or promote your business utilizing the Chamber website, which received more than 145,000 visits in 2021. And don't forget the long running favorites; the Annual Meeting & Business Expo, the Golf Classic, Business After Hours, and the Arkansas Scholars Award Ceremony.

     

     

     

  • Chamber Ambassadors

  • Chamber Ambassadors, serve as the "boots on the ground” for the organization, helping to support members and promote the Chamber’s mission throughout the community. Led by Co-Chairs Michelle Robinson and Brent Gunnels, Ambassadors play many important roles. One of their primary functions involves membership recruitment and retention. Ambassadors help call on new businesses to share with them about the benefits of Chamber membership. They attend ribbon cuttings and grand opening ceremonies and help members celebrate moves and milestones. Ambassadors also encourage involvement among long-time members through networking at Chamber events including the monthly Business After Hours gatherings.

    Ambassadors are also on the scene at Chamber functions held throughout the year. Participants volunteer their time setting up, serving at, and tearing down events. These include the Golf Classic, Dishin’ Up Democracy, Annual Meeting & Business Expo, and Festival of Trees, among others.

    Participation requires that individuals be employed by a Chamber member. Ambassadors are chosen by existing members and other Chamber leaders. Participants must be active in the organization and regularly volunteer their time at events, meetings, ribbon cuttings, and in helping to recruit new members.

    Chamber Ambassadors

          Colby Barker                         Chris Barnes                        Matt Bodson                      Theresa Gilstrap
                            

                        Raymond Harvey                Beverly Johnson                       Lisa Lewis
                             


                                        Jessica Odom                  Janet Petty

                              

            Nathan Riggs                   Michelle Robinson                  David Short                           Geoff Starts
                               

        Brittaney Taylor                       Kim Wilson