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.
A great night of network building, food, drinks, and door prizes was had by those who attended. Thank you to Raymond Harvey for Crawford County Judge for hosting. The event was held at the beautiful Arts On Main. The winner of the $100 Cherokee Casino Progressive Drawing was not in attendance so make sure you join us for our June Business After Hours for a chance to win $200!
In March of 2022 Comfort Inn & Suites - Van Buren was purchased by Nish Hospitality, LLC. Mike Patel and his wife have worked tirelessly to refresh the amenities of this Choice Hotels site. Comfort Inn & Suites - Van Buren is located conveniently off of Exit 5 on I-40 in Van Buren just minutes from restaurants, movie theater, shopping and beautiful Historic Downtown Main Street in Van Buren. With just a 15 minute drive to Casinos, the Fort Smith Regional Airport and the Fort Smith Convention Center this
The Chamber has awarded scholarships to two Van Buren High School students.Cesar Vladimir Brivela Zelaya Cesar plans to attend the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith to pursue a degree in math, English as a second language, and Spanish. From there, Cesar plans to obtain a job working for Van Buren High School in order to help students who have English as a second language to understand their school work. Shelbey McCoyShelbey plans to attend Arkansas Tech University - Ozark Campus to pursue a degree in
A Ribbon Cutting was held on Friday, May 6th for Abilities Unlimited located at 3305 Kibler Road, Van Buren. Abilities Unlimited unveiled their newly remodeled facility and celebrated 60 years of service! A great crowd came to help celebrate and tour the facility. Bank OZK provided hot dogs, chips, and cookies.
National Small Business Week National Small Business Week dates to the 1960’s when John F. Kennedy made the proclamation for the first ever National Small Business Week to celebrate the small businesses owners across the nation. National Small Business Week is intended to celebrate small businesses and help spread awareness of the resources that are out there to help those businesses thrive. The United States Small Business Administration has many resources available to help aspiring business owners
The Van Buren Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee hosted two candidate forums in April. The County candidate forum was held on April 21st at the Van Buren Library and featured the candidates for County Judge, Chris Keith, Raymond Harvey and Scott Overby; County Sheriff, Daniel Perry, Shannon Gregory, Wayne Sandusky, and James Mirus; County Clerk, Time Walker, Anthony Whitman and Stacey Shelly. The forum was moderated by Dr. Baker, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University
On Thursday, April 21st, a Ribbon Cutting was held for Studio 64 Salon located at 1304 Main St. in Van Buren. The wonderful women at Studio 64 had mimosas and cookies out for their visitors to enjoy. If you need any sort of hair care service, make sure to check out Studio 64 Salon!
For the past 21 years, Leadership Crawford County (LCC) has been dedicated to developing new leaders in our community. The goal of Leadership Crawford County is to create an awareness program that will educate and challenge potential leaders to needs and opportunities in Crawford County and teach them the skills necessary to make a difference. Participants will engage in ten sessions, two retreats and a group project. The nominations and applications for the Leadership Crawford County class of 2022-2023
Compass Cold, a new cold storage company has announced plans for the construction of a 70,000 square foot cold storage facility developed by Ti Cold headquartered in Melbourne, Florida. Located near Fort Smith in Mulberry, Arkansas, and owned and operated by Compass Cold, the facility’s cutting-edge design will feature the latest refrigeration and freezing technology available in the cold storage industry. The new facility will have the capacity to support food wholesalers, retailers, and food
Join the Great American Cleanup! Help your community by registering and hosting a local cleanup event between March 1 and May 31. Register your event with Keep Arkansas Beautiful and request cleanup supplies including: - Trash bags - Disposable gloves - Cotton gloves - Volunteer t-shirts - "Volunteer Today" banners - "Volunteers Working Ahead" roadway signs - Fluorescent safety vests. Click here to register today!
In Summer 2022, we are offering 4 total weeks of camps! We're kicking off the camp season with an evening camp! Our evening camp will begin at 6pm and will go to 9:30pm, with an optional after party lasting until 10:30pm. The week after our evening camp, we will launch our day camps! REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Three ways you can register: On our website: https://thebackyard.camp/camp-info Give us a call: 479-474-7573 In person at Van Buren First Assembly of God