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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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