The Small Business Council (SBC) is a group of volunteers who either own their own business or work for small businesses in the area. The purpose of the SBC is to be the voice of the small business community and provide guidance to Chamber staff on the needs of small businesses. The SBC’s mission statement is: Promoting sustainable growth for small business through awareness, diversity, and education. The 20-member council meets on the first Thursday of each month to talk about the needs of the small business community, nominate and select a small business of the quarter and small business of the year, develop business education programming, and discuss and implement small business programs for the Chamber.
Members also help facilitate and run the bi-monthly Chamber Tutorials (formerly member orientations) held at the Chamber. Those wishing to serve on the SBC must complete an application and be approved by a combination of Chamber staff and the Executive Committee of the SBC. The term of service is January through December 2021. If you are interested in learning more contact Steve Cox at Steve@RogersLowell.com for an application. The deadline is November 30, 2020.
Under the umbrella of the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Council, Hustle In Heels (HIH) was formed by a group of Northwest Arkansas women. The mission for HIH is “Leading professional women to transform the business landscape across Northwest Arkansas.” Its member-driven programs offer local subject matter experts with an interactive focus for enterprising businesswomen. Participants are leaders in economic and business growth for our region and have a common desire to be well connected to each another.
HIH is led by a committee that meets monthly (first Thursday) to plan luncheons and pop-up programs. The term for committee members is one year from January through December. If you are interested, please email Hustle in Heels at hih@RogersLowell.com to request an application. Applications are due November 30, 2020.
For more information about the Small Business Council or Hustle In Heels, visit the Volunteer page on RogersLowell.com.