We are so excited to announce an "arranged marriage" between two of our previous successful events, creating the Northwest Arkansas Business Conference & Expo to be held on August 6, 2009.
The Arkansas World Trade Center and the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal have joined the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce as event partners, bringing significant resources and cutting edge ideas to the table.
For example, the team at the Arkansas World Trade Center (http://www.awtc.org/) led by Dan Hendrix is helping us to bring national caliber presenters on topics that may include the benefits of importing and exporting for businesses large and small, as well as pitfalls to doing business globally and international finance seminars.
Similarly, our pals Darin Gray, Jeff Wood and the team at the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal (http://www.arkansasbusiness.com/weekly_nw.asp) are working on sessions related to niche marketing, sales and emerging technologies. By the way, "team" is an understatement... Ronie Sparkman and Wende Willbanks truly make that ship float!
On our team at the Chamber, Gretchen Laffoon and Stacey Calhoun are working fast and furiously along with our Small Business Council conference planning committee to tackle the small business track as well as all the event day logistics. And here's the fun news: our keynote speaker is Clyde Fessler (http://www.clydefessler.com/), former VP of Business Development for the Harley Davidson Motor Company. His message will resonate with everyone, from potential entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 team leaders!
The event is presented by Sam's Club and Your Community Phone Book, and it will definitely be a can't miss event - mark your calendars now and stay tuned for details! We'll hold a press conference announcing the event on February 11, and all the specifics on the event will be at http://www.nwabusiness.org/. The NWA Business Conference & Expo is definitely going to knock your socks off!
NWA Business Conference & Expo
Friday, February 6, 2009on