Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce
1041 Highland Circle, Suite 59
Mountain Home, AR 72653
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Chamber Chat 4.3.18


Are you looking for a new career? The Mountain Home Area Chamber of Commerce is a co-sponsor for the 2018 Community Career Expo April 4th, at the McClure Convention Center in the Vada Sheid Community Development Center. Job seekers can visit with representatives from many of our local businesses and industries from 11:00a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Last week we held a ribbon cutting for American Safeguard Insurance, Rob Coleman. The rain didn’t stop the crowd from coming out and enjoying BBQ and celebrating Rob’s opening. You can visit Rob and his staff at1004 Hwy 62E in Mountain Home. ASI is a full-service agency providing high quality Property & Casualty, Business, Health and Life Insurance, as well as Surety Bonds.

Arvest Bank was the host for our March Business After Hours.We had a great turn-out for the Chamber’s networking event. Sally Gilbert with Arvest and Jeff Quick with the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas shared about food insecurity in our community. Arvest has two upcoming campaigns to bring awareness to hunger in our community, Feed the Pack Day will be held on April 27th, look for volunteers at store fronts and intersections with green buckets collecting donations for the Food Bank. The second event will bethe 8th Annual 1 Million Meals campaign that will take place April 2nd-June nd. Arvest also presented a $500 check to the Food Bank of NorthCentral Arkansas to support the backpack program.

This Friday, April 6th is our monthly First Friday Luncheon held at El Chico from 12:00-1:00 p.m. hosted by Cloud 9 Ranch. First Friday Luncheons are Chamber networking events open to all members, their employees and/or guests.

Save the date for the Mountain Home Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament. This year’s tournament will be held May 18th at Big Creek Golf & Country Club.  For more information on this event contact the Chamber at 425-5111. For other upcoming community events visit our event calendar at enjoymountainhome.com.



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Chamber Chat 3.28.18

We are often asked “how will I benefit by joining the Chamber of Commerce?” Although there are many member benefits, we wanted to share with you the top 5 reason for joining.

1. STANDING UP FOR BUSINESS: Your Chamber of Commerce, through its partnership with the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce, works continuously to encourage state and federal legislators to support laws and policies that positively impact your bottom line, therefore giving you a voice at the State Capitol and in Washington, D.C.

2. COMMUNITY SUPPORT: The Chamber has a strong presence throughout our community. We work directly with ASUMH, the Mountain Home Advertising & Promotions Commission, the Lake Norfork Chamber of Commerce, the City of Mountain Home, Baxter County and numerous other entities and individuals to support our community and its progress.

3. ECONOMIC GROWTH: Through partnerships with key economicdevelopment agencies in our state we can assist both existing and prospective new companies with expansion and relocation projects bringing new jobs and investment to our communities.

4. BUSINESS NETWORKING: Programs like our First Friday Luncheons, Business After Hours, Annual Banquet and Small Business Seminars provide a great way for our members to not only meet potential new customers, but to learn first-hand ways to help improve their business success.

5. BUSINESS SERVICES: Your Chamber membership opens the door to numerous new customers and suppliers. Our lobby is full of our member’s brochures available to the thousands of visitors we see each year. You can also take advantage of our digital advertising opportunities and our publications such as the Visitors & Relocation Guide, which is provided to everyone who inquires about our region. We only promote those businesses who are members ofthe Chamber of Commerce.

Thursday, March 29th Arvest Bank will be our host for Business After Hours. The event will be at the 2619 Hwy 62 East locationstarting at 5:15 p.m. Business After Hours is a networking event open to all Chamber members, their employees and/or guests.

Friday, April 6th will be our First Friday Luncheon hosted by Cloud 9 Ranch. First Friday Luncheon is a Chamber networking event open toall members, their employees and/or guests. Lunch is $10.50 (if you choose toeat) and there is always a 50/50 drawing. Held at El Chico from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

 Please visit us at enjoymountainhome.com to view other upcoming community events.



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Chamber Chat 3.21.18


It was a successful weekend at the Dallas Travel and Adventure Show! We handed out hundreds of our Visitor and Relocation Guides and shared with guests about our wonderful community. We visited with several travel agents who stated that they are seeing more people looking to vacation closer to home and showed great interest in our area. The two-day show had over 15,000 attendees. A special thank you to Denali Rods for donating a rod for our door prize.

 Thursday, March 29th Arvest Bank will be our host for Business After Hours.The event will be at the 2619 Hwy 62 East location starting at 5:15 p.m.Business After Hours is a networking event open to all Chamber members, theiremployees and/or guests.

 Friday,April 6th will be our First Friday Luncheon hosted by Cloud 9 Ranch.First Friday Luncheon is a Chamber networking event open to all members, their employees and/or guests. Lunch is $10.50 (if you choose to eat) and there isalways a 50/50 drawing. Held at El Chico from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

 Please visitus at enjoymountainhome.com to other upcoming community events.



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Chamber Chat 3.14.18

The heart of any community lies in strong volunteer spiritand the Mountain Home Area Chamber is no different. We are currently looking to grow our volunteer team. There are various roles and responsibilities, but the main qualifier is love of community and willingness to devote time to the Chamber and our members. As a Chamber volunteer you will meet new people, share your knowledge about our area and promote the growth of our community. Volunteerism has many proven benefits such as increased self-confidence, a sense of purpose and decreased risk of depression. If you are interested involunteering with the Chamber of Commerce, please contact Angela at 425-5111.

On March 9th our Leadership Mountain Home class learned about industry and economic development in our area. The day started with a tour of Baxter Healthcare, one of Mountain Home’s top employers. Baxter makes dialysis kits that millions of patients and healthcare professionals rely on. The next stop was at Eaton. The Eaton tour took us through the process of making a hose. Eaton in Mountain Home makes over 600 varieties of high pressure hoses. Over lunch the class visited with our very own Chamber President, Jeff Pipkin, to talk about economic development in our area. The final stop of theday was at Bass Cat Boats. We were able to see the boat building process from start to finish.

The Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce will be represented at the Travel and Adventure Show in Dallas this weekend. Dallas is in our top three areas for website hits and we are excited to be promoting our beautiful Mountain Home to the Dallas area.

Upcoming Chamber events: March 27th Ribbon Cutting for American Safeguard Insurance, Rob Coleman.  March 29th Business after Hours hosted by Arvest Bank. Visit enjoymountainhome.com for a full listing of eventsin our area.



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Chamber Chat 2.28.18

Despite the rain last week, the Leadership Mountain Home group had a great trip to Little Rock for Arkansas Day. We arrived at the state capitol on Wednesday morning for a photo with Governor Asa Hutchinson. Governor Hutchinson invited us to his office to visit with the group and allow for questions. After a tour of the capitol, Senator Scott Flippo met us in the Senate Chamber. Representative Nelda Sparks joined our group at lunch. From the capitol we went to the Old State House Museum where we had a guided tour of our first capitol building and its history. The last stop of the day was at Heifer International, a charity organization working to end hunger and poverty around the world by providing livestock and training to struggling communities. Day two of our trip we toured the USS Razorback at the Arkansas inland Maritime Museum. The final stop of our trip was to Central High School. Our tour guide shared the history of Central High and the role it played in the desegregation of public schools in the United States. Next month the Leadership class will focus on Industry and Economic Development. Applications for the 2018-2019 Leadership Mountain Home class are now available. For more information contact Angela at the Chamber office.

This Friday, March 2nd will be the Chamber of Commerce First Friday Luncheon and this month’s host is McDonalds. First Friday is a Chamber networking event. It is open to all members, their employees and/or guests.First Friday will be held at El Chico from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. If you are a Chamber member and would like to host a networking event email Angela at angela@enjoymountainhome.com.

 



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