Arkansas Grown Grant Pilot Program Will Benefit Farmers in Northwest Arkansas

The Arkansas Department of Agriculture and the Walton Family Foundation have partnered to offer the Arkansas Grown Grant pilot program for farmers residing and farming in Benton, Washington, Madison, and Carroll counties in Northwest Arkansas. This pilot program offers grant funding to eligible … [Read more...]

Rich Realty Celebrates $100M Sales Year

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate a record-breaking $100 million sales year for Rich Realty.  Earlier this year, Arkansas Business Publishing Group (ABPG) recognized Rich Realty's record-breaking year in their Book of Lists. Rich Realty was … [Read more...]

QuakeSmart Preparedness Workshop

On Thursday, July 14, our organization will be co-hosting a free QuakeSmart Preparedness Workshop with the Arkansas Division of Emergency Management. QuakeSmart allows users to take action to protect employees, protect customers, and help ensure business continuity as well. Once … [Read more...]

ICYMI: New Report from ASPE Confirms Disproportionate Workforce Shortage Among Long Term Care Facilities

In case you missed it last week, the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), released a new report that provided additional evidence that long term care facilities have been impacted by the workforce shortage to a larger … [Read more...]

Cowboy Music & Arts Festival at Ozark Folk Center State Park Friday & Saturday

Ozark Folk Center State Park’s Cowboy Music & Arts Festival is Friday, May 20, and Saturday, May 21, in scenic Mountain View.  The two-day event celebrates the songs and stories of the American Cowboy and will feature GRAMMY Award-winning musicians, family-friendly entertainment, art, … [Read more...]

Harding University to host the 2022 Special Olympics Arkansas Summer Games

Harding University will host the 2022 Special Olympics Arkansas Summer Games May 12-13. This year’s theme is “Breakthrough.” Athletes will compete in sports including track & field, powerlifting, swimming, tennis, flag football and more. "We are excited to have the Special Olympics Arkansas … [Read more...]

Boozman Secures Improvements to Strengthen Arkansas Water Resources 

U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, secured priorities to improve and strengthen Arkansas water resources in legislation unanimously passed by the committee. The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) authorizes water and … [Read more...]

American Red Cross shelter remains open; City providing emergency pet shelter for those impacted by flooding

The American Red Cross shelter in Fayetteville remains open to individuals affected by the recent flooding in and around the city. Three individuals stayed at the shelter Thursday night. The shelter is located at Genesis Church at 205 W MLK Blvd. Fayetteville, AR. Items to bring to the … [Read more...]

Planet Smoothie to Open in Batesville 

Planet Smoothie, a leading provider of flavorful fruit smoothies, announced they will open a new location at the Midtown Plaza in Batesville later this year.  Planet Smoothie, established in 1995 in Atlanta, Georgia, focuses on providing great-tasting smoothies in fun and unique settings. With … [Read more...]

Broadway in The Bay

Join us in celebrating our businesses at Broadway in the Bay on Saturday, June 11th at the Lions Club Building, 365 Dave Creek Parkway from 5:30 – 9:00 pm.  All 2021 Chamber members will be recognized. A special award presentation for our 2021 Business of the Year, Employee of the Year, Volunteer of … [Read more...]