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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.

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.

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 a Catalyst for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Monday, August 10, 2020

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. 

Chamber's Mission-Based Work Pushes Forward

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Monday, August 3, 2020

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.

Chamber Tutorial Introduces Online Offering for Member Convenience

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Tuesday, July 7, 2020

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).

Chamber Joins Equality of Opportunity Initiative

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Monday, July 6, 2020

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

Reopening Educational & Marketing Opportunities - $100 Marketing Kit Available June Through August

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Tuesday, June 9, 2020

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. 

Membership Tips | How to Submit Member News

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Thursday, June 4, 2020

Did you know you can send your press releases or share important news about your organizations through the My Chamber member portal?

Listening to Our Chamber Members - April Member Needs Survey Analysis

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Wednesday, May 6, 2020

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.

Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce Here to Help During Road to Recovery

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Monday, May 4, 2020

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. 

Chamber Seeking Responses From Members to Address Needs for COVID-19 Recovery Period

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Monday, April 20, 2020

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.

Chamber Voice Podcast Ep. 54 Tina Gilbert | Next Level Training Solutions Group

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Tuesday, April 7, 2020

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.

Chamber Launches DEI Program: Lens Series

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Monday, April 6, 2020

As seen in the April 2020 edition of the Chamber Voice of Business Newsletter

Membership Tips | How to Use Your New Member Portal on RogersLowell.com

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Thursday, April 2, 2020

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)? 

2020 Small Business Survey | Key Findings and Insights

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Wednesday, April 1, 2020

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.

Nine Tax Rules for Sole Proprietors

Posted by: Landmark CPAs on Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Guest Blog Post by Landmark CPAs

Chamber Voice Podcast Ep. 52 Vision 100 Series: J.R. Shaw and Kenny Lamb

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

The latest episode of the Chamber Voice of Business podcast continues the Vision 100 Series.

PHOTOS: Chamber Hosts 98th Annual Celebration of Business & Community

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Monday, February 10, 2020

Our 98th Annual Celebration is a wrap!

Chamber Voice Podcast. Ep. 48 Marsha Lane Foster and Jim Forman

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Tuesday, January 28, 2020

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."

Chamber Voice Podcast Ep. 47 Jake McBride Interviews Raymond Burns

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Monday, January 20, 2020

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.

Chamber Voice Podcast Ep. 46 Martha Londagin

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Wednesday, January 15, 2020

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.

Convening the Community to Envision the Future

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Wednesday, January 1, 2020

VISION 100 was developed by engaging in a process of discovering the kind of future our Rogers-Lowell community wanted.

NWA Council Announces Partnership for Initiative to Educate Local Businesses on 2020 Census

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Friday, December 20, 2019

NWA has a high number of difficult-to-count populations. To help achieve an accurate count, employers and managers can implement the following actions.

Chamber Voice Podcast Ep. 43 Vision 100 Series: Ross Phillips

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Monday, December 16, 2019
In this episode of the Chamber Voice of Business Podcast, SVP of Economic Development Steve Cox sat down with VP of Community Development Ross Phillips to discuss the recent Vision 100 Rogers-Lowell Planning Initiative which culminated by revealing ...

Chamber Voice Podcast Ep. 42 Vision 100 Series: Raymond Burns

Posted by: JustinFreeman on Thursday, November 21, 2019
In this episode of the Chamber Voice of Business Podcast, SVP of Economic Development Steve Cox sat down with Chamber President/CEO Raymond Burns to discuss the recent Vision 100 Rogers-Lowell Planning Initiative which culminated by revealing the ...

Local Member Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving

Posted by: JustinFreeman on Monday, November 4, 2019
Below is a list of Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce member restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving Day! For more information about these member businesses including addresses and phone numbers, consult the RogersLowell.com Online ...

FALL 2019 GUIDE | NWA Craft Fairs

Posted by: JustinFreeman on Friday, September 13, 2019
Spanker Creek Farm Arts & Crafts Fair October 16-20 Wednesday – Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 8464 W. McNelly Rd. in Bentonville (479) 685-5655 | SpankerCreekFarm.com Autumn is Calling ...

Chamber Voice Podcast Ep. 41 Geovanny Sarmiento

Posted by: JustinFreeman on Thursday, September 12, 2019
In this episode of the Chamber Voice of Business Podcast, SVP of Economic Development Steve Cox is joined by VP of Community Development Ross Phillips, SVP of Government Affairs Jon Moran, and the newest member of the Chamber staff, VP of Community ...

Volunteerism is Good for Business

Posted by: Martha Londagin (Startup Junkie Foundation) on Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Guest Blog Post by Martha Londagin of Startup Junkie Foundation Mother Teresa called the world to volunteerism stating, “Let us not be satisfied with just giving money.” The act of serving others is powerful not only for individuals ...

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