Chamber News Article
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.
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.
Chamber Strives to be Center of World-Class Business, Welcoming Communities and Opportunities for All
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.
Northwest Arkansas is growing rapidly. Job growth, a strong local economy, and a high quality of life are just a few of the many reasons the region continues to be recognized as one of the top places to live in the nation. The demographic makeup of Northwest Arkansas, including race, age, income, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, and many other facets of the community, is changing as well. This brings both opportunities and challenges for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and the Chamber’s role as a catalyst for action and positive change has never been more important.
At its foundation, a chamber is an influencer who inspires leaders, a convener who brings the community together for collaboration, and a catalyst for action and positive change — it’s a place where everyone is given a voice and may contribute to making our future better. In good times or bad, the Chamber’s Mission work is necessary and relevant in its role as the Trusted Voice of Business, the Keeper of the Community Vision and Provider of Essential and Indispensable Business Resources – delivering high value on investment for its members.
With COVID-19 causing so many changes in our society, including disruptions to in-person events, the Small Business Council has decided to offer online videos for current and future Chamber members to view Chamber Tutorials (formerly known
as Member Orientations).
The Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce has joined with over 500 state and local chambers of commerce and associations to participate in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Equality of Opportunity Initiative
Starting June 1, take advantage of our affordable ($100) advertising and promotion package available for a limited time (through August 31) to Chamber members – regularly valued at $400, it’s a savings of $300. This Kit helps your business increase awareness during the reopening period by marketing to the Chamber’s 20,000+ social media audience. You’ll reach more people, faster.
Did you know you can send your press releases or share important news about your organizations through the My Chamber member portal?
In late April, the Chamber’s COVID-19 Recovery Period began by focusing on how we can continue to serve our members and prepare to face the challenges and new opportunities ahead. The nature of our work is changing in response to this pandemic and we are reshaping our team’s efforts to directly address your needs.
There is no business as usual today and with that reality we all are faced with new challenges and opportunities on the road ahead to recovery. There are many uncertainties still, but what is certain is that whether we’re in times of prosperity or times of crisis, your Chamber is leading the way, making sure we emerge stronger, together. We’re here to help you.
The COVID-19 Recovery Period is beginning before the crisis is over by focusing with our members on how we can prepare to face the challenges and new opportunities ahead of us.
In this episode of the Chamber Voice of Business Podcast, VP of Community Development Ross Phillips is joined on a webinar by Tina Gilbert, President and Founder of Next Level Training Solutions Group. They discussed COVID-19, ways to lead the community and organizations during this time, and some tools to be more effective while working in unique circumstances that will set yourself up for success.
As seen in the April 2020 edition of the Chamber Voice of Business Newsletter
Did you know Chamber members have access to self-service tools and options to manage their account in the new member portal (My Chamber Login)?
Your Chamber values its members’ input and engagement and regularly conducts surveys to ensure that programs, divisional goals, and events are aligned with our overall vision and mission.
Guest Blog Post by Landmark CPAs
The latest episode of the Chamber Voice of Business podcast continues the Vision 100 Series.
Our 98th Annual Celebration is a wrap!
In this episode of the Chamber Voice of Business Podcast, VP of Downtown Development Karen Wagaman is at The Art Collective Gallery in downtown Rogers speaking with Marsha Lane Foster of Lane Foster Fine Art/Freedom Dreamer Photography, and The Art Collective Gallery Owner Jim Forman. They talked about their new audio/video podcast, "Art is Everything."
In this special edition of the Chamber Voice of Business Podcast, Jake McBride of KIX 104 and iHeartMedia hosted Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Raymond Burns.
In this episode of the Chamber Voice of Business Podcast, SVP of Economic Development Steve Cox sat down with Martha Londagin of the Startup Junkie Foundation.
VISION 100 was developed by engaging in a process of discovering the kind of future our Rogers-Lowell community wanted.
NWA has a high number of difficult-to-count populations. To help achieve an accurate count, employers and managers can implement the following actions.