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!
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!