In a year when large holiday gatherings may not be possible, fire damage restoration specialist Danny Fields of SERVPRO of Benton/Carroll Counties says a focus on family decorating traditions and more intimate celebrations may take on extra significance.
Art on the Bricks Art Walk Invites Public to Shop Local Artists and Businesses in Support of NWA's Creative Economy
The theme for for the Downtown Rogers holiday Art on the Bricks virtual art walk November 12 – December 24, is “The Art of Giving”. The public is invited to show their support for the local creative economy by viewing, liking, sharing and purchasing original art from talented artists and craftsmen from across Northwest Arkansas and adjacent areas.
In 1996, a group of industry, community leaders, human resource managers and plant managers shared a common concern about the lack of relevant training available for the workforce in Northwest Arkansas. Together they created Northwest Arkansas Industries for Education, a not-for-profit consortium of area businesses and industries that shared resources and created customized, skill-based training to suit a wide range of needs.
The traditional season of giving can often determine whether a local mom and pop shop will finish the year in the black, or if they will be seeing red going into the first few months of the new year that are traditionally slow for small businesses. But, as we know, 2020 has been anything but “traditional.”
It is SCORE’s mission to support all entrepreneurs in the United States, including the 4.6 million Hispanic-owned businesses. They've been providing resources to all entrepreneurs for over 50 years and are proud to have the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors. With the advice of these mentors and Hispanic business leaders they have collected educational content, and online workshops to give you all the assistance you need to reach your goals.
National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 through October 15, was a time to celebrate and reflect on the history, culture, contributions, and accomplishments of Hispanic Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America, and other Spanish-speaking nations.
The month kicked off with celebrations of independence on September 15 for El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua; on September 16 for Mexico; and Chile on September 18.
Visit Rogers, a division of the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce, chose to celebrate by meeting with leaders in the community and highlighting their contributions, accomplishments, and how they celebrated this year.
Upskill Arkansas is a dynamic workforce development and talent pipeline initiative backed by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce.
The initiative enhances communication and collaboration between educators and industry leaders, facilitating the development of demand-driven, regional talent pipelines that fulfill both student’s career aspirations and local employer needs. Upskill Arkansas leverages the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s “Total Pipeline Management” methodologies, career readiness program best practices from across the country, and Rick Neal’s (retired Superintendent and initiative leader) personal experience launching a similar program in Pea Ridge.
The Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Council are conducting the 2020 Small Business Needs Survey in November and December.
Chambers of Commerce have never been more crucial, helping their communities through a pandemic and focusing on economic recovery and growth far into the future. In October, communities across the nation and the state recognized and celebrated these organizations, professionals and volunteers for their work that is both catalytic and transforming. Governor Asa Hutchinson proclaimed the week of October 19-23 as Chamber of Commerce Week while the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives observed National Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day on October 21.