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  • 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.




  • Announcing the Official Kickoff of the 2023 Small Business Season

    Everything you need to know about the merriest time of year.

    The Van Buren Chamber is delighted to announce the official kickoff of Small Business Season™ 2023 on November 1st. Throughout the holiday shopping season, the Chamber is encouraging consumers to “Think Small” and earmark at least part of their holiday spending in support of local small businesses.
    It hasn’t been an easy year for any of us. With rising costs, fears of inflation, hiring challenges, and so much more, our local businesses need assistance and what better time to support their dreams than at the holidays?
    As part of Small Business Season, we’re encouraging shoppers to support small businesses including retail, dining, entertainment, as well as other goods and services including artisans, authors, makers, service providers, and more.


    Shopping Local Is Kind

    When it comes to buying local, we want you to remember the benefits of shopping small are KIND.
    K nowledge – local businesses are often staffed by owners or people who have a solid knowledge of their products and services. They will take the time to help you figure out what you want and need as well as answer questions.
    I nvestment – $68.00 out of every $100 spent locally stays here. (Restaurants return nearly 79%!) When you shop local, you’re making an investment in our community.
    N eighbors – we want to live in a town where we know we can count on one another. Small businesses support our pursuits (by sponsoring things like our children’s teams and field trips). We want to support their dreams as well.
    D reams – Gen Y and Z are some of the most entrepreneurial generations since the 1930s. 62% of Gen Y and 75% of Gen Z want to open a business someday. We want them to think of our area as a great place to follow their dreams.



    Celebrate Small Business Season with Us

    We invite you to set aside a portion of your holiday budget to spend it with our small businesses. From holiday meals to looking your best for the company party, from entertaining out-of-own guests to boarding your pet, from getting your home ready for guests to buying teacher gifts or end-of-year thank you’s, there are so many ways you can support our local business community.
    Join us as we celebrate Small Business Season, a feel-good celebration of our small businesses and our community’s entrepreneurial spirit.
    Join in on community Holiday Events:
    November 2 – Holiday VIP Event
    November 4th & 5th – Williams Florist & Gift Holiday Open House
    November 10th & 11th – Annual Holiday Open House in Historic Downtown Van Buren
    November 17th - 1st Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
    November 18th – Flannel & Fizz Ladies Night Out Charity Event by Monarch 61
    December 2nd – Jingle and Mingle
    December 2nd – Lighting of the Courthouse
    December 8th – Chamber Holiday Open House
    December 9th – Van Buren Christmas Parade
    December 12th - Van Buren Housing Authority Holiday Open House
    Make sure to keep an eye on our Event Calendar for more events and updates!