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.
Providing high-quality education options for students is a top priority in Van Buren. Local leaders recognize that equipping young minds with the tools they need to succeed is important to both their future and the community’s.
The Van Buren Chamber of Commerce benefits from strong relationships with several educational institutions. These include the Van Buren School District, Crawford County Adult Education Center, the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, and Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus, among others. These valued members work closely with the Chamber to promote educational opportunities for citizens and to help strengthen the region’s overall workforce.
The Van Buren School District is a key partner to the Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber’s Education Committee sponsors the Arkansas Scholars program at VBSD, provides an annual scholarship, and hosts the monthly lunch series, which connects students to community and business leaders. The Chamber also supports District leaders and staff throughout the year, through the promotion of school events and activities.
Higher education and adult education institutions are also crucial to developing a qualified workforce. Members have unique opportunities available to them through the Chamber, including special workshops and courses. Chamber members also are among the first to hear about business fairs and employment expos.