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SERVPRO Encourages Public to Celebrate Safely this Holiday Season

Posted by: SERVPRO on Friday, November 13, 2020

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

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Wednesday, November 11, 2020

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.

Business and Industry Training Provides Valuable Resources for Advancing Workforce Development

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Tuesday, November 10, 2020

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. 

Downtown Holiday Shopping Supports Local Merchants During Critical Sales Season

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Monday, November 9, 2020

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.” 

SCORE NW Arkansas Transitions to New Chair, Offers Valuable Resources for Hispanic-Owned Businesses

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Monday, November 9, 2020

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 Celebrates History, Culture and More

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Friday, November 6, 2020

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. 

Building Arkansas' Talent Pipeline | Upskill Arkansas

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Thursday, November 5, 2020

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.

2020 Small Business Needs Survey | Give Us Your Ideas!

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Wednesday, November 4, 2020

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 Recognized and Celebrated for Work Transforming Communities

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Monday, November 2, 2020

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.

Focus on Industry | Downtown Rogers Revitalization - Behind the Scenes with CEI

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Monday, October 19, 2020

The Chamber Voice of Business Newsletter recently had an opportunity to visit with staff at CEI Engineering Associates, Inc. (CEI) about their Downtown Rogers revitalization project work in progress. The following questions and answers provide some interesting insights into the improvement plans.

How the Internet Pervades our Lives and Why Critical Thinking is Essential

Posted by: Dr. Linda Elder - Foundation for Critical Thinking on Tuesday, October 13, 2020

To effectively navigate and participate in the world today, it is necessary to understand how the internet works, and, more broadly, how technologies affect our lives. The internet has become an essential tool and information source for the average person living today. Moreover, technological advances in the past half-century have thrust most people across the world into a highly technical and complex world that they have no choice but to navigate.

2020 Northwest Arkansas Craft Fairs Guide | Explore Handmade Goods and Local Artwork at These Fall Craft Fairs

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Wednesday, October 7, 2020

As the fall foliage begins to transform the Ozarks countryside into a blaze of glorious colors, Rogers and Northwest Arkansas also begin to shift into a more colorful atmosphere—with arts and crafts fairs. 

Rogers Public Schools Students Share Benefits of Work-Based Learning Experiences

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Rogers Public Schools has partnered with local businesses and industries to provide authentic work-based learning experiences for 11th and 12th grade students.

Call for Applications | Small Business Council & Hustle In Heels Committee

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Monday, October 5, 2020

The Small Business Council (SBC) is a group of volunteers who either own their own business or work for small businesses in the area.

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.

Voter Guide | Ballot Issues, Benton County Legislative Races Set for Nov. 3 General Election

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Friday, October 2, 2020

On Election Day, you decide more than who will represent you. You also vote whether to approve or reject new state laws and proposed changes to the Arkansas Constitution. This includes Ballot Issue One, continuing a one-half percent sales and use tax dedicated to funding the Arkansas Department of Transportation’s construction and maintenance of state highways and bridges, county roads, city streets and bridges, and other surface transportation important for economic growth.

V's Barbershop Offers Old-Fashioned Care and Customer Service for a Great Haircut

Posted by: V's Barbershop on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

V’s Barbershop is the place to be if you would like to spend your day in an old-fashioned barbershop groomed to the nines that, before the birth of V’s, has been lost in memory. 

RLACC's Government Affairs Division Hosts Legislative Candidate Forums

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Monday, September 21, 2020

The Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce's Government Affairs Division hosted recent Legislative Candidate Forums for local State Representative and State Senate races. View them here!

Tacos 4 Life Serves Fresh Tacos to People of Rogers, Donates to Hungry Children

Posted by: Tacos 4 Life on Tuesday, September 15, 2020

At Tacos 4 Life we believe every child deserves to run, play and laugh without feeling the agony of hunger.

Edafio Technology Partners Offers Customized Cloud Solutions to Optimize Business Efficiency

Posted by: Edafio Technology Partners on Monday, September 14, 2020

Edafio Technology Partners help build, support & protect their clients’ businesses through implementing and optimizing IT consulting and management, cloud computing, and cybersecurity solutions and healthcare consulting across multiple industries in Arkansas.

Chamber Tutorial Introduces On-Demand Video Content

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Thursday, September 10, 2020

The Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce hosts Chamber Tutorial events every other month for new members, existing members who want a refresher on member benefits, those who want to learn about the Chamber, and those considering becoming a member of the Chamber. In addition to the in-person event, the Chamber has released on-demand videos that go over various aspects of Chamber membership.

Downtown Rogers Member Spotlight: Rede | Jessica Hester, CEO and Principal Architect

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Tuesday, September 8, 2020

On January 1, Jessica Hester assumed the new roles of CEO and Principle Architect of versatile Rogers-based architecture and design studio Rede. The company’s portfolio has expanded over the last 26 years to include projects spanning visual design and branding, and all manner of architecture, as well as public, architecturally integrated artworks. Rede boasts satisfied architectural clients in sectors including healthcare, retail, commercial, hospitality, residential, multi-family, institutional, and performance architecture.

Animal Medical Center Opens State-of-the-Art New Facility, Believes in Preventative Care

Posted by: Animal Medical Center on Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Animal Medical Center has recently expanded to two hospitals to further serve the Rogers community. 

Rogers Public Schools Career & Technical Education Announces "Launch. Your Future"

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Friday, September 4, 2020

The Rogers Public Schools (RPS) Career & Technical Education (CTE) program has announced its new name and logo design – “Launch. Your Future”. 

Stay & Play in Rogers - Rogers Stay & Play Itinerary

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Thursday, September 3, 2020

Come stay and play in Rogers and you’ll enjoy some of the best hotels, restaurants, attractions, and shops Northwest Arkansas has to offer.

Chamber Strives to be Center of World-Class Business, Welcoming Communities and Opportunities for All

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Wednesday, September 2, 2020

The Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce has a vision to be the center of world-class business, welcoming communities, and opportunities for all. This drives the mission work we do which includes championing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives that are sources of both competitive advantage for business and sustainable success for the future of our community. As our nation undertakes a necessary conservation about inequality and racism, we are listening thoughtfully and leading solutions locally to help ensure all people of color have greater opportunities to succeed.

Chamber Voice Podcast Ep. 56 Joe Rollins

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Tuesday, September 1, 2020

In this episode of the Chamber Voice of Business Podcast, SVP of Economic Development Steve Cox sat down with Joe Rollins of the Northwest Arkansas Council. They discussed workforce development, apprenticeships and career opportunities in Northwest Arkansas along with the upcoming Northwest Arkansas Employment Showcase.

Young's Moving Service Specializes in Local, Long-Distance, Commercial and Residential Moves

Posted by: Young's Moving Service on Monday, August 31, 2020

Young's Moving Service is the most affordable five-star moving company in Northwest Arkansas.

Five Ways SpotOn Reserve Can Help Your Restaurant Book More Reservations and Reduce Costs

Posted by: SpotOn on Thursday, August 13, 2020

Guest Blog Post by SpotOn

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.

Goldfish Swim School Making a Splash in Rogers

Posted by: Goldfish Swim School on Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Guest Blog Post by Goldfish Swim School

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