Boozman Applauds Community Support of Arkansas Businesses

Arkansas businesses have demonstrated resilience in the face of a pandemic, skyrocketing inflation, supply chain disruptions and labor shortages. As a former small business owner, U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) understands the challenging circumstances job creators navigate and the importance of community support for their success. He celebrated the strength and resolve of Natural State businesses at the 75th Annual Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce Awards ceremony on Saturday.

“I’m proud to celebrate the resilience of Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce members and recognize this milestone. Small businesses are the backbone of our economy. These independently-owned establishments employ hardworking Arkansans and help communities grow and thrive. Recognizing the accomplishments and contributions of these local entrepreneurs is a great way to show our appreciation for the investments and opportunities they provide,” Boozman said.

“Senator Boozman has always been, and continues to be, an advocate and a voice for Ozark! He is a part of our success story, and a friend to our community. On behalf of the Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and members, it is an honor and a privilege for the senator to join us for our 75th Annual Ozark Area Chamber Awards as we celebrate Ozark and the businesses, individuals and organizations that make this community an amazing place to work and live,” said Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sarah Mitchell Rodriguez.

Senator Boozman is pictured with Milanie Matthews, the Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award winner.

Boozman has been a steadfast champion of policies that support small businesses. He has repeatedly earned the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s ‘Spirit of Enterprise’ award and the National Federation of Independent Business’s ‘Guardian of Small Business’ award.