Meet the Presenting Sponsors: 98th Annual Celebration

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to attend the 98th Annual Celebration of Business and Community February 8 at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. We will celebrate Northwest Arkansas' business successes and community excellence from 2019. World-renowned speaker and author Tommy Spaulding will deliver the heart-led keynote.

The four Presenting Sponsors for the Celebration will be WalmartHunt VenturesSam’s Furniture and Nabholz Corporation. The Chamber would like to thank them for their support of our community.

From its humble beginnings as a small discount retailer in Rogers, Walmart has opened thousands of stores in the U.S. and expanded internationally. Through innovation, it is creating a seamless experience to let customers shop anytime and anywhere online, through mobile devices and in stores. The company is creating opportunities and bringing value to customers and communities around the globe. Walmart operates over 11,500 retail units under 63 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. It employs 2.3 million associates around the world — 1.5 million in the U.S. alone.

As a privately held development and investment company, Hunt Ventures is poised in the heart of Arkansas’ most dynamic economic area. They are focused on developing and growing the economy of Northwest Arkansas through the visionary ideas and investment of founder J.B. Hunt now carried on by his wife, Johnelle Hunt. Their development offers over 1,000,000 square feet of Class A office space for lease, over 1,500,000 square feet of upscale retail and dining, one of the area’s largest regional medical centers, over 1,000 hotel rooms and the largest convention center for over 100 miles.

Sam’s Furniture was founded in 1991 in a small downtown Springdale location by Sam and Becky Donaldson. Now over 20 years since the opening of their first store, the second and third generation of Donaldsons have continued the growth of Sam’s, making it the Largest Furniture Dealer in Northwest Arkansas. They strive to maintain a down-home, family friendly environment within the store.

Founded as a small construction company in 1949, Nabholz is now a team of more than 1,100 industry-leading professionals working together to serve their clients, communities, and each other. Through the decades, they've grown into a national multi-service contractor offering a full range of construction, industrial, civil, and environmental services. They help their clients grow and prosper by committing to build their business on the principles of integrity, honesty, exceptional customer service, innovation and excellence.

Register for the Celebration here! Sponsorships are also still available. For more information, contact SVP of Membership Services Shelle Summers at


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