• Photo of River in Van Buren
  • Committee Members

  • 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.

     

     

     

  • Member Benefits

  • The Chamber serves businesses and the community by being a catalyst for community and business growth, a convener of leaders to make things happen, and a champion for economic development.

    Benefits of Chamber Membership

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    • Online Membership Directory
      • 145,000+ visits in 2021
    • Business Builders teaching members how to promote their business through the Chamber web site
    • Annual Meeting & Business Expo promoting our members
    • Business After Hours to help our members build their network 
    • Ribbon Cuttings to celebrate new businesses and members
    • Member Workshops to educate our members
    • Referrals to member businesses
    • Annual Golf Classic to help our members build their network
    • Online Promotion of Businesses and Community Events
    • Member of Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce representing our community
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    • Government Affairs Committee
      • Meetings with legislators and members
      • Pro-business advocacy on behalf on our business community
    • Education Committee
      • Connecting Educators and Students to Industry
      • ACT WorkKeys Certification
    • Van Buren Economic Development Partnership driving the Economic Development Action Plan
    • Chamber Ambassadors
    • Annual Golf Classic Committee
    • Chamber Board of Directors
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    • Economic Development Action Plan
    • Annual Community Profile Recruiting Residents and Businesses
    • Arkansas Scholars Program
    • Arkansas Economic Developers/Chamber Executives Association Board Seat
    • WAPDD Board Seat
    • Fort Smith Regional Alliance
    • ArkansasSiteSelction.com
    • Partnership with AEDC
    • Leadership Crawford County, Partner
    • Supporting Entrepreneurship
      • ASBTDC Partnership

     

     

     

     

                     

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    What is the Chamber?
    Founded in 1955, the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce is a member-driven organization that connects business with the support and resources to develop and grow.
     

    Who do we serve?
    We serve the Van Buren Community, Crawford County, and beyond. We maintain great working relationships with area Chambers, as well as regional and state organizations. Many businesses are member of more than one chamber.

    Who should join?
    Businesses, non-profit organizations, civic groups, clubs, and individuals may all join the Chamber and take advantage of the numerous member benefits.

  • READY TO BE A MEMBER? SIGN UP! or call Phyllis Thompson, Director of Membership, at 479-474-2761 x202.