AR)—The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) held a remodel ribbon cutting ceremony for the Batesville Regional Airport on Monday, August 15. The airport is located at 1126 Batesville Blvd.
Rob Roberts gave the opening welcome and introduced Mayor Elumbaugh to say a few words. Mayor Elumbaugh addressed the audience, thanking the citizens and key personnel who led the remodel project. Kegal Smart, Batesville Airport Commissioner, also spoke giving details of the operation while the remodel took place to the crowd. Smart said, “As many of you know, the Batesville Regional Airport serves as a gateway to our community for individuals and businesses. It can be the first impression of our State, County, and City.” He recognized the Arkansas Department of Aeronautics for the two grants provided for the remodel. Smart also said “Additionally, the grants did not cover any furniture or fixtures that we wanted to include in this building. So the commission reached out to our community and were overwhelmed with the support from individuals and business throughout our immediate area and across the country that utilize our facilities frequently.” To honor the businesses and people that participated, two beautiful plaques hang in the newly remodeled terminal with those listed that helped to make the remodel possible.
Ambassadors in attendance included Deann Castleberry (North Arkansas Home Care); Pasha Alexander (Centennial Bank); Alex Patrono-Smith (Lyon College); Cara Richmond (Peco Foods); Danna Magness (Reeva, Inc); Lisa Pinkston (SBC Global); Shelby Dobbs (Scott Wood); Ashley Engles (Citizens Bank); Julie Hinkle (Southern Bank); Tracy McClurg (Citizens Bank); Kyle McMullin (Independence County Abstract); Bill Oliva (Community Insurance Professionals); Robin Milligan (Eagle Mountain Assisted Living); Deanna Green (Survival Flight); and Joel Williams (Main Street Batesville).