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.
The Van Buren Chamber Ambassadors sponsored by Amazon met at Hope Therapy Center for the first quarterly Ambassador meeting of the year. Chamber Ambassadors got to hear an update from Amazon on their delivery hub program, updates from the Chamber, and about all of the services that Hope Therapy Center has to offer.
A Ribbon Cutting was held on March 23, 2023 for Independence at Home located on Oak Lan in Van Buren. They are a homecare service that can provide both skilled and nonskilled services in home. Check them out if you or a loved one need more Independence at Home.
For the past 23 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
Get an Alien T-shirt and free ticket to the Museum of DiscoveryMarch 24 - 29 March 17, 2023 ─ Save the humans! Extra-terrestrials are landing at a local blood drive. Our Blood Institute (OBI) will hold the following blood drives: Pepper Source; Friday, March 24, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the bloodmobile. Van Buren Community; Wednesday, March 29, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Van Buren Public Library Meeting Room. Cedarville High School; Thursday, March 30, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Blood donors will
The Robert Jack VFW Post 1322 has out grown our current location. Help us build our new building by buying personalized brick to be placed at the new location. Click here to download an order form or click here to order one online. If you are interested in donating, click here or scan the QR Code below.
A Ribbon Cutting was held on March 15, 2023 for Dusty's Fence Company located on Fayetteville Road. Dusty's Fence Company is a family owned and operated fencing company that can bring over 20 year of experience to meet all of your fencing needs. Visit them for a custom fencing experience.
Photo cutline: Ebbing Air National Guard Base in Fort Smith is the new home of the Foreign Military Sales Program (FMS) Pilot Training Center, hosting F-35 (pictured) and F-16 training. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kaylee Dubois FORT SMITH, Ark. (March 15, 2023) – The Department of the Air Force has finalized the selection of Ebbing Air National Guard Base in Fort Smith as the site for the new home of the Foreign Military Sales Program (FMS) Pilot Training Center, hosting F-16 and F-35
Business After Hours was held on March 14, 2023 hosted by The Old Town Merchants Association. It was a wonderful night of network building, delicious food, wonderful booths by Downtown's boutiques, and lots of door prizes. Congratulations to the winner of the Cherokee Progressive Drawing Chris Wilson!
Tyson Foods has served Van Buren as a solid corporate citizen and community partner for many years. We are sad to see them leave but we understand they must do what is best for their business. We look forward to visiting with Tyson’s management team to ensure the best outcome of this situation, discuss the future of the closed facility, and how our community can assist in determining its future use. In the meantime, we will focus on serving the Tyson team members, who are our friends and neighbors. We are
In partnership, the Van Buren Chamber and the Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted a Legislative Reception on March 7, 2023 to show appreciation to our legislators. Thank you to our legislators for everything you do!Pictures by the Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce.
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
Thank you Sponsors for making the 2023 Bowl for the Bone Bowling Tournament a wonderful event.Presenting Sponsors Supporting Sponsor Lunch Sponsors Van Buren wins the Bowl for the Bone!Highest Score - Game 1Citizens Bank and Trust Co. - Van Buren TeamLeft to Right Chase Moore, Evan Faries, Joe Ryan, Daniel Lamproe Highest Score Networking Team - Game 2 Left to RightJoe Ryan - Citizens Bank and Trust Co. - Van Buren Marty Key - USA Truck Garett Layes - Doug's Produce(Not Pictured) Sherri
A Ribbon Cutting was held on March 1, 2023 for Chapters on Main located in downtown Van Buren to welcome the new owner, Alison Goodwin. This individually owned bookstore offers a bit of everything a reader needs. They have both old and new books as well as a coffee shop with delicious specialty drinks and snacks. Check them out if you are looking for a new, or gently used, book to read or just a nice place to enjoy some coffee.
The Farm Credit of Western Arkansas Scholarship application is now open! $20,000 is awarded annually to members and the children/grandchildren of members.Click here to learn more and to apply.
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