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  • Marketing Opportunities Guide

  • Marketing Opportunities Guide

  • 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.

     

     

     

  • Child Care Provider Training Offered for 2022

    Attention, Early Childhood Professionals and Foster Families, if you provide care to young children and would like to learn more about research-based information on ways to educate and care for young children, you may be interested in training opportunities such as Best Care.

    The University of Arkansas, Cooperative Extension Service, in partnership with the Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education (DCCECE) offer 10 hours of professional development training for educators or caregivers of young children.  Trainings are verified through the Arkansas Professional Development Registry (formally known as TAPP) and supports the Better Beginnings quality rating system.

    Crawford, Sebastian, and Scott County Extension Services will be offering training for childcare providers. Trainings will be offered on February 5th and March 5th. Each class will offer 5 hours of professional development for a total of 10 hours of training.  Classes will begin at 9 a.m. at the Crawford County Extension Office.
     
    The following is a list of the 2022 Best Care topics to be covered:
    • Growing Young Gardeners                                     
    • STEAM in Outdoor Learning
    • Music in Early Learning
    • Child Care Prepared- Disaster Preparedness
    • Playground Safety
    • Healthy Habits: Nutrition and Fitness
    • Infant Care and Self-Regulation
    • Making a Clean Sweep
    • Effective Communication
    • When Accidents Happen- First Aid
    To sign up or for more information about The Best Care classes for early childhood professionals contact the Crawford County Extension office at 479-474-5286 or email Tristin Bolton at tbolton@uaex.edu.

    About the Division of Agriculture
    The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.

    The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.  
     
    The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.