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.
Van Buren, AR: Dr. Beutelschies (Dr. B) is proud to announce that she has been granted Pediatric Certification by the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics (CACCP) in the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association’s (ICPA) renowned Certification Program on January 26, 2024. The ICPA offers Doctors of Chiropractic an opportunity to achieve certification in pediatric wellness chiropractic through advanced academics and clinical studies. The 200-hour curriculum provides the doctor with techniques
A ribbon cutting was held on February 27, 2024 for Macomber Nutrition located on Rogers Ave in Fort Smith. Macomber Nutrition offers individualized nutrition counseling and helps clients achieve their health goals through expert guidance. As a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist, Monica Macomber, owner of Macomber Nutrition, offers specialized services tailored to each client's unique needs. In addition to individual counseling, she is available to speak to groups on food and nutrition topics. If
Applications are being accepted for the 2024 Ms. Arkansas Senior America Pageant. For an application, send an email to email@example.com. The Pageant emphasizes and gives honor to women who have reached the “Age of Elegance" (60+). It is a search for the gracious lady who best exemplifies the dignity, maturity, and inner beauty of all senior Americans. Deadline for applications is April 1, 2024
Business After Hours was held on February 20, 2024 hosted by Legacy Heights & Memory Lane and My HR Pros. Attendees enjoyed a night filled with delectable food, vibrant entertainment, and the excitement of winning door prizes, all set against the festive backdrop of Mardi Gras. Those in attendance heard about the services that Legacy Heights & Memory Lane and My HR Pro offer and exciting announcements from the Chamber team. Chamber Members were also given the chance to make announcements about what is going
A Ribbon Cutting was held on February 21, 2024 for Woodruff Media located in Alma. Woodruff Media is marketing agency that aims to tell their clients' stories with clarity, conciseness, and creativity. They offer a range of services such as marketing planning, logo design, website development, and so much more! If you're interested in results-oriented media marketing services, check out Woodruff Media!Click here to view the ribbon cutting video!
The Chamber has received numerous inquiries about what is happening with the Arkansas River train bridge. The work that is taking place is the result of an $8.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation's TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) Discretionary Grant program to repair bridges crossing Clear Creek and the Arkansas River. Many of the structural components of the Arkansas River train bridge are being rehabilitated along with the mechanical systems
A check engine light code for oxygen sensors does not automatically mean that the sensors have failed. The oxygen sensors are part of the vehicle's emissions system, and their primary function is to measure the amount of oxygen in the exhaust gases to help the engine control module (ECM) adjust the air-fuel mixture for optimal performance and fuel efficiency. There are several reasons why a check engine light related to oxygen sensors could come on: Failed Oxygen Sensor: The sensor itself may have
A ribbon cutting was held on February 16, 2024 for Perk Coffee House located on Plaza Drive in Van Buren. They are a coffee shop with a warm ambiance, expertly crafted beverages, and a commitment to fostering a sense of community. The owners have created a space where customers are not only encouraged to enjoy exceptional coffee and sweet treats, but also to stay and savor the moment. Check them out for delicious drinks, snacks, or just a place to stay for a while!Click here to view the video!
The 2024 Candidate Forum for State Representative District 24 candidates and State District Judge District 5 candidates was held on January 30, 2024 by Crawford County Chiefs of Police and the Van Buren Chamber. Attendees witnessed robust discussions, gaining valuable insights into the perspectives and priorities of the candidates. The forum provided an essential platform for candidates to articulate their visions for the respective positions. The Van Buren Chamber and Crawford County Chiefs of Police
All proceeds for the event support the mission and work of Monarch 61 Project . Van Buren, Ark. (Feb.17, 2024) – Monarch 61 Project is hosting the second annual Galentine’s Ladies Night Out. The event will support the mission and work of Monarch 61 Project. The theme of the evening is “Shine On.” This will lead to an announcement about the opportunity for volunteers to share the mission of the nonprofit with the community through a mobile Glitter Bar. “Shine On is a special night that is sure to
At CASA of Crawford County Inc., we have been supporting abused and neglected children in Crawford County for over 15 years. Our current aim is to raise $10,000 through the Dutch Oven Lid Lifting Competition to further our mission of recruiting, training, and backing volunteer advocates who strive to provide secure and permanent homes for these children in the community. On April 13, 2024, we will host a fundraising event for the Dutch Oven Lid Lifting Competition at THE SHED in downtown Alma. Cooks can
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (Feb. 13, 2024) – Arvest Bank has been named to Forbes America’s Best Employers list for the third time in a row. The bank was recognized in the “large employers” category for those with more than 5,000 employees. The list was announced on February 13, and can currently be viewed on the Forbes website. This prestigious award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. America’s Best Employers have been identified in an
Crawford County Library Foundation’s “For the Love of Books 2024 Edition” hosted on February 10, 2024, in the United States Marshals Museum’s Atrium was an overwhelming success with over two hundred in attendance according to Viki Kilgore, this year’s Chairwoman. Crawford County Library System’s new executive director, Charlene McDonnough, was introduced and given an enthusiastic welcome. On behalf of the Foundation, President Terry Carson presented the Crawford County Library System $5,000 with $1,000 for
Blood donors will receive a glow-in-the-dark “When I’m Not Hibernating, I’m Donating Blood” T-shirt, a ticket to the Museum of Discovery and one free bundtlet Nothing Bundt Cakes! February 9, 2024 ─ Our Blood Institute needs you to come out of hibernation and help save lives through the end of winter! Give blood at an Our Blood Institute donor center or mobile drive to receive a glow-in-the-dark “When I’m Not Hibernating, I’m Donating Blood” T-shirt, a ticket to the Museum of Discovery and one free
A Ribbon Cutting was held on February 12, 2024 for S & J Beauty located on Fayetteville Road. Their full-service beauty salon is dedicated to providing a pampering and rejuvenating experience for all their clients. S & J Beauty has a team of talented and experienced service providers, including skilled stylists and estheticians, who are passionate about helping you look and feel your absolute best. If you're looking for a fresh salon experience, give them a call and they can help pair you with the right
Keep Van Buren Beautiful, an award-winning affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, is proud to announce the 2023 results of its Community Service Worker Program. Over the past year we had 212 workers, assigned by Judge Baker, who worked various numbers of days in lieu of paying a fine for misdemeanor crimes. The workers work 8 hours per shift, which are scheduled 3 Saturdays a month. The work crews over the past year picked up trash off city streets totaling 1,424 30-gallon size trash bags. This helps to make
We are honored to recognize Barbara Yates as February 2024 Amazing Ambassador! Barbara is the Public Relations Director for Music & Moore on Main in Mulberry, Arkansas. Barbara has a background of travel and event planning, having owned a travel agency for a number of years. Thank you Barbara for being an Amazing Ambassador and for your dedication in the Chamber and our community.
A ribbon cutting was held on January 31, 2024 for Perfectly Planned Events based in Greenwood, Arkansas. They are premier full-service event design and management company committed to transforming occasions into unforgettable experiences. Whether it's a big or small event, they are poised to make every event unique and memorable. With a passion for creativity and an eye for detail, Perfectly Planned Events aims to bring your vision to life, ensuring that your special moments are nothing short of
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith's Vietnamese Student Association is set to host a vibrant Lunar New Year celebration on Friday, Feb. 2, from 6-9 p.m., at the Bakery District in downtown Fort Smith. Marking the advent of the Year of the Dragon, this event promises a lively evening filled with cultural festivities. Guests will be immersed in a myriad of traditional activities, including Vietnamese fan dancing, K-pop dance performances, and a special fashion show featuring the áo dài, a classic
We are offering 30 minute, 1 hours, and 1.5 hour lessons on family well-being for children in your care. Classes: February 10 and March 2 Location: Franklin County Extension Office Time: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Deadline to register: February 2, 2024 Call 479-484-7737 or 479-963-2360 to register!
Behind every smooth ride and controlled handling lies a complex web of components, and among them, suspension bushings play a crucial role. These seemingly small and often overlooked parts contribute significantly to your vehicle's stability and comfort. In this blog post, we'll delve into what suspension bushings are, their functions, and the consequences of neglecting their maintenance. Understanding Suspension Bushings: Suspension bushings are rubber or polyurethane components that sit between various
Please make Ms. Arkansas Senior America Pageant, Inc. your preferred charity in the Walmart.com Round Up Program.Ms. Arkansas Senior America Pageant, Inc is set up to receive Round Up donations on Walmart.com. Just sign into your Walmart account and make Ms. Arkansas Senior America Pageant, Inc. your preferred charity. Click here to participate!More on Walmart Round Up:Support your favorite local charity every time you shop. Donate spare change by automatically rounding up your orders to the nearest dollar
The Van Buren Chamber is currently accepting applications for 2024 Hometown Hero Banners. These banners are a wonderful way for Van Buren to pay tribute to veterans and current service members.The Hometown Hero Banner program honors those who have served or are currently serving in the military. They consist of individualized banners with a picture of the hero, their name, and the branch in which they served. The banners hang in Historic Downtown Van Buren from Memorial Day through Veterans Day for two
In the contemporary era, small-scale farming is not just about growing crops and raising livestock. It has evolved into a profitable business venture that requires strategic planning, effective management, and innovative monetization strategies. In this article, we provide valuable insights into how you can successfully start and monetize your small farm.Start by Investing in the Best Business Technology Adobe Acrobat can be a valuable asset in launching your small farm business. You can try this page
Are you looking for a great fundraiser for your school, church, youth sports team, college group or nonprofit organization? Look at Fundraiser Nights!Fundraisers are held on Monday & Tuesday evenings from 4pm-7pm. Organizations will receive a donation of 10% of all sales during the 3 hour window! Organizations must have at least 5 members present to represent the organization at all times during the fundraiser! We ask that you please request the fundraiser 30 days prior to fundraiser! Interested or would
As a small business owner, it is your responsibility to assess both operational and financial weaknesses to keep your business running smoothly. No one likes to think that their beloved business may have issues, but addressing them head-on will make all the difference. Here are some tips from the Van Buren Chamber on how to identify and address weaknesses in your business.Maximize Cash Flow One of the most important aspects of a successful business is managing cash flow. Too often, businesses have
Holiday success is vital to many small businesses. According to the National Retail Federation, holiday sales grew by more than 14 percent last holiday season, so it’s important to have a solid marketing strategy in place to make the most of the season. If you’re not sure where to start, never fear! The Van Buren Chamber of Commerce has put together a list of holiday marketing ideas to help you boost your sales and bring in some extra holiday cheer.Create a Gift Guide One of the best ways to market your
In a world where social media platforms seem to come and go overnight, email newsletters have remained a tried-and-true method for small businesses to keep their customers updated on new products, services, and promotions. Not only are they an effective way to grow your customer base, but they can also be an excellent tool for strengthening relationships with your existing clients. In this post from the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce, we'll take a deeper look at why small businesses benefit from