Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce
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Mountain Home, AR 72653
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Chamber Chat 12.20.17

As 2017 is coming to a close, we are looking forward to our AnnualChamber Banquet and Membership Meeting on January 25th at The Sheid.Historically the Chamber Banquet has been held in October, this year thedecision was made to move it to January, so that we can give a review of 2017. Tickets will go on sale January 2nd. We will be having a silent auction and will honor those who are an inspiration to the community and a credit to their profession with our annual awards. Chamber members are invited to nominate candidates for the categories listed below.  The Chamber's Board of Directors will vote during the January board meeting.  The candidates and the winning recipient will be announced at the banquet. Members can send all nominations to Angela Broome at angela@enjoymountainhome.com or call the Chamber office at (870)425-5111.  The last day to nominate will be on Monday, January 8th.

 Award Categories are:


 OUTSTANDING BUSINESS OR INDUSTRY

The Outstanding Business Award recognizes a local for-profit entity.  This award recognizes businesses that bring recognition to theTwin Lakes Area because of the commitment made to our citizens. The business ofthe year is a role model for other businesses and conducts its business in afair and ethical manner.

 

OUTSTANDING ORGANIZATION

The Outstanding Organization Award recognizes a local not-for-profitorganization.  The recipient is selected for its commitment to serve those in the area.  The organization excels in putting service above self by serving others in ourcommunities.  This outstanding organization provides benefits that are an invaluable asset and serve as a model for other organizations.

 

EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR (INCLUDES WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, ETC.)

The Educator of the Year Award recognizes a local individual. This person is dedicated but is also proactive in assuring that the educational needs of his/her students are met.

 

YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR (UP TO 40 YEARS OLD)

The recipient of this award has demonstrated success as measured bysales and profit; increased employment opportunities; developed and/or utilized innovative orcreative business method; innovativeness of product or service and contributes to community-oriented projects.

 

MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

The Medical Professional of the year honors a unique,respected individual who has given unselfishly of  his/ her self to promote the best possible healthcare to persons of the Twin Lakes area.

 

SPIRIT AWARD

The Spirit Award recognizes an individual or entity that acts as anAmbassador to the Twin Lakes Area, continuously promoting our community of "Three Rivers, Two Lakes,One Beautiful Life".  The recipient of this award captivates individuals, families, businesses and/or industry with the thrill of living/working in the Twin Lakes Area.

 

 

JIM GASTON FRIEND OF TOURISM AWARD

The recipient of this award promotes the Twin Lakes Area at eachoccasion and invests themselves in the area to make it a better place not only for visitors but for all of us. The Friend of Tourism not only participates in this industry, but his or her true goal is to share the natural beauty of our area, while teaching others to enjoy it and to treat it with respect.

 

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD

This award is designed to honor an individual performing outstanding community service, largely without recognition.The recipient may volunteer  in the public and/or private sector with longevity of service playing a role in the selection.

 

The Chamber of Commerce will be closed from December 22nd to January 2nd. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a safe happy New Year!

 

Please see our Calendar of Events at enjoymountainhome.com for a fulllist of events from our members.



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Chamber Chat 12.12.17

I’m sure most of you noticed the abundance of boats around Mountain Home last week. We were thrilled to have 324 fishermen in our community. As we visited with our guests, they shared how much they enjoyed our town and the beautiful area we call home. Thank you for showing them hospitality as they shopped at our stores, dined at our restaurants and stayed in our hotels and resorts. Even as we battled the colder temperature, we had a successful fishing tournament. We once again want to extend a big thank you to101 Boat Dock for the launch and weigh in accommodations, the City of Mountain Home, The Mountain Home A&P Commission, Nabatak, Inc., BASS Nation, ASUMH and our volunteers that helped make the tournament possible. Congratulations to Brett and Beua Govreau for winning the team tournament and Ryan Butler for winning the individual Fish-Off and securing a spot in the Bassmaster Classic in South Carolina, March 2018.

This week our Leadership Mountain Home class will be learning about our local Civic and Non-profit organizations. We will be visiting the Food Bank, Serenity, The Call and The Twin Lakes Literacy Council.The Humane Society, Rotary, Elks and Kindness, Inc. will also share their missions with the group.

Looking ahead, we will be hosting the Chamber of Commerce annual banquet and membership meeting on Thursday, January 25th from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. atThe Sheid. Tickets will be going on sale soon!

The Chamber of Commerce will be closed from December 22nd to January 2nd. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a safe happy New Year!

Please see our Calendar of Events at enjoymountainhome.com for a full list of events from our members.



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Chamber Chat 12.4.17


It is another busy week at the Chamber of Commerce! We want to extend a warm Mountain Home welcome to the 2017 Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship fishermen.  Over 340 fisherman from all over the United States and Canada will kick the tournament off Wednesday morning at 6:45.  The winning team will take home a trophy anda Nitro Z20 boat powered by a Mercury 225 Pro XS with a Minn Kota trolling motor and Lowrance electronics, according to B.A.S.S.  The individual winner will receive an automatic entry in the 2018 Bassmasters Classic.

The Chamber would like to thank 101 Boat Dock in Gamaliel for accommodating the four-day tournament.  We also want to thank our volunteers, the City of Mountain Home, the Mountain Home A&P Commission, BASS Nation, and Nabatak, Inc.

Spectators are welcome at 101 Boat Dock for the launch at 6:45 a.m. and the weigh-ins at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

Thank you to everyone in the community that came out to watch the Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade. All of our parade entries did a wonderful job with decorations and performances. Congratulations to our float winners:

 Commercial

 First Place - Ashley Havens State Farm

Second Place – Small Engine Specialist

Third Place – Open Arms Learning Center

Youth Group  

First Place – Kicks-n-Flips

Second Place – Rowden Family

Third Place – Santa Baby

Civic Organization

First Place – Mountain Home Christian Clinic

Second Place – WAFF North Arkansas Fly Fishers

Third Place – Good Samaritan Society

Religious

First Place – First United Methodist Church

Second Place – Harmony Freewill Baptist Church

Third Place – First Baptist Church




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