Small Business Council Announces Leadership Change

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Wednesday, August 12, 2020

The Small Business Council of the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce has a new Chair for the remainder of 2020. Erin Reinker, who served as co-Chair in 2019, took over as Chair in January of this year. She was recently accepted into a graduate degree program at the University of Arkansas and requested to step down as Chair to pursue her academics full-time.

Reinker said of her decision, “It has been an honor to serve as the chair of the 2020 Small Business Council. Many thanks to the Chamber for the opportunity to advocate on behalf of our small businesses. While I step away from the role to pursue a post graduate degree at the U of A, I look forward to my next opportunity to serve our great community.”

Jeremy Janes, owner of Janes Insurance and Brokerage, was selected to serve as Chair for the remainder of 2020 by the members of the Small Business Council at their July meeting. Janes commented on his new position saying, “Erin was a great leader and I am just honored that the committee felt I was qualified to take over as the chairman of committee. I will do my best to meet the same high standards Erin set.”

Steve Cox, SVP of Economic Development, who provides staff support for the Small Business Council said, “While the Small Business Council is sad to see Erin leave, we wish her the best of luck as she advances her education and career. The door is always open for her return to serve on the Small Business Council again in the future when her schedule allows.”

The Small Business Council consists of volunteer chamber members who meet regularly to discuss issues facing our area’s small business community as well as recognize outstanding small businesses each quarter and manage the Chamber Tutorial and Chamber-to-Community (C2C) education programs. For more information on the Small Business Council or any of the other programs mentioned in this article please contact Steve Cox at



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