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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.

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!

Governor, Area Legislators Working on Hate Crime Bill - Exploring the Need for Hate Crime Legislation in the State of Arkansas

Posted by: Jon Moran & Geovanny Sarmiento on Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Governor Asa Hutchinson has expressed to the members of the Arkansas General Assembly that he would like to pass a Hate Crimes Bill. Arkansas is one of a few states left without a hate crime law (Wyoming, South Carolina) that enhances criminal penalties for targeting a victim because of that person’s attributes or situation. This bill is very similar to recently passed legislation in Utah and Georgia. A Special Session to pass this bill is the goal. However, if a Special Session is not called this year, the Governor has expressed that he wants to address this issue in the regular legislative session which begins in January.

COVID-19 Clouds Forming on the Horizon for Governor and Legislators as Regular Session Looms

Posted by: Jon Moran on Wednesday, June 3, 2020

A message from Chamber SVP of Government Affairs Jon Moran

The Vote is in the Mail - A Message from the Chamber's Government Affairs Division

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Tuesday, May 5, 2020

On March 31, two primary runoff elections were held for two state legislative seats.

For Your Consideration This Election Season as a Concerned Member of the Northwest Arkansas Business Community

Posted by: Jon Moran, SVP of Government Affairs on Tuesday, February 18, 2020

A Message From Jon Moran, Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce SVP of Government Affairs

Para su Consideración como Miembro Preocupado de la Comunidad del Noroeste de Arkansas en esta Temporada Electoral

Posted by: Geovanny Sarmiento, VP of Community Engagement & Inclusion on Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Un Mensaje de Geovanny Sarmiento, Vicepresidente de Participación e Inclusión de la Comunidad de Rogers.

Politics and Brain Surgery - The Year of the Challenger

Posted by: JustinFreeman on Monday, April 2, 2018
By Jon Moran, Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce VP of Government AffairsOnce, on an episode of The Beverly Hillbillies, Jed Clampett lamented that he needed to have a long talk with his nephew, Jethro Bodine, about his interest in politics. ...

Daily Legislative Update - 91st General Assembly Fiscal Session - Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Posted by: JustinFreeman on Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Blog post courtesy of Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of ArkansasARKANSAS WORKSA key issue in this Fiscal Session is passage of the Department of Human Services (DHS) appropriation for medical service operations, SB 30. This ...

Steering Committee Recommends Rep. Steve Womack for Budget Chairman

Posted by: JustinFreeman on Wednesday, January 10, 2018
The House Republican Steering Committee has recommended that Rep. Steve Womack (R-AR) be named chairman of the House Budget Committee, to succeed Rep. Diane Black (R-TN). House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement:“I believe ...

Chamber Introduces Barclay-Matthews Award for Distinctive Legislative Leadership

Posted by: JustinFreeman on Friday, January 5, 2018
The Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce 96th Annual Celebration of Business & Community (Annual Celebration) on February 22, 2018 will establish a new award to be presented in the spirit of outstanding community service. The Barclay-Matthews ...

Benton County Chambers Host Washington, D.C. Fly-in

Posted by: JustinFreeman on Tuesday, November 7, 2017
The Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Siloam Springs Chamber of Commerce hosted a Washington, D.C. Fly-in for a dozen members and their guests on September 27 and 28. International ...

Creating Opportunities for High Impact Leadership

Posted by: JustinFreeman on Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Northwest Arkansas Emerging Leaders (NWAEL) exists to connect and engage Northwest Arkansas young professionals through personal and professional development experiences. Membership is open to anyone in Northwest Arkansas that has a desire to get ...

Northwest Arkansas Emerging Leaders Ready to Run Program to Feature Remarks from Governor Asa Hutchinson, Roby Brock

Posted by: JustinFreeman on Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Governor Asa Hutchinson will deliver remarks to kick off the 2017 Northwest Arkansas Emerging Leaders (NWAEL) Ready to Run program. This year’s event will be held on Monday, July 31 at The Record, located at 104 S.W. A Street in ...

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