Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce
1041 Highland Circle, Suite 59
Mountain Home, AR 72653
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Chamber Chat 2.7.18


One of our visitors last week shared a story with us about how The Community Cupboard had exactly what she needed. She stops by on a regular basis to stock the cupboard to help others, but this day, the cupboard helped her. The Community Cupboard was the project of the 2016-2017 Leadership Mountain Home class through the Chamber. The class, comprised of area professionals, completed the ten-month program that ran from August to May.  The program is designed to give participants an in-depth education on the community where they live and work, as well as training in team work, communication and leadership skills. Each year the Leadership Mountain Home class is required to complete a project that will benefit our community. The Community Cupboard’s motto is “Take What You Need, Give What You Can.” Community members are encouraged to take advantage of this box as well as stock it with any non-perishable items including books, water, band-aids,and various other supplies that anyone might need while visiting Hickory Park.

The Chamber is excited to announce our new Visitor and Relocation Guides have arrived! The VR Guide has a brand-new look and will bedistributed at Visitor Centers across Arkansas, handed out at trade shows andsent out to those inquiring about visiting or relocating to the Mountain Homearea.

Be sure to check out our Calendar of Events at enjoymountainhome.comand Like us on Facebook for upcoming events.



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Chamber Chat 1.31.17


Last week’s Annual Chamber Banquet & Membership Meeting was a great success! Over 250 guest attended the banquet which was held at The Shied on January 25th. Thank you again to all of our wonderful sponsors and donors. During the banquet we gave a year in review for 2017 and recognized all of our outgoing and incoming board members as well as the 2017-2018 Leadership Mountain Home class.

The following awards were handed out: Outstanding Business/Industry nominees were: Auto Services, KTLO, RitterCommunications and XL7. The award went to KTLO. Outstanding Organization nominees were: Care Center Ministries, Gamma House, Good Samaritan Society,Mountain Home Education Foundation/Project Promise, Serenity, The PerformingArts Council at ASUMH and the Twin Lakes Community Foundation. The award went to Care Center Ministries. Educator of the Year nominees were: Jeff Kincaid(MHPS), Jennifer Veloria-Dunn (Library), Jill Czanstkowski (MHPS), Dr. JuliaGist (ASUMH), Martin Eggensperger (ASUMH) and Mindy Fulcher (ASUMH). The award went to Dr. Julia Gist. Young Entrepreneur nominees were: Ashley Havens (AshleyHavens State Farm), Brendan Shay (Shay’s Appliance), Greg Alexander & James Moore (Vision Amp), Russell Tucker (Rapps Barren) and Scott Estes (Denali Rods& Aspire Outdoors). The award went to Brendan Shay. Medical Professional of the Year nominees were: Amanda Thorton, ANP, Corrinne Hiser, CNP, Dr. Dan Swoyer, Dr. Gregory Elders, Dr. Jacob Dickinson, Dr. Jennifer Foster, Dr. JohnSpore, Dr. Louis Elkins, Dr. Mark Ungerank, Dr. Michael Adkins, Dr. Russ Raulsand Dr. Tom Knox. The award went to Dr. Tom Knox. Spirit Award nominees are Jewel Pendergrass, KTLO, Tommy Hagan, Tracy Myers and Wes Wood. The award went to Tommy Hagan. Jim Gaston Friend of Tourism nominees were Bob Knight, Gerald & Judy Oates, Steve Eastwold and Tobias Pugsley and the award went to the late Steve Eastwold. Volunteer of the Year nominees were Ashley Southard, Audrey Burns, Brandy Jordan, Deborah Knox, Judy Garner, Kelly Nosari, NancyTester, Patty Shay and Rick Garner. The award went to Rick Garner. Judy Garner was the Ambassador of the Year.

Rick Pierce, president of BassCat Boats, made an exciting announcement regarding an upcoming expansion project. We also announced the production of a new virtual reality video tohelp promote the Mountain Home Area.


This Friday is our monthly First Friday networking luncheon.This month’s host is E Communications (KKountry 95.1, The Gift AM 1290 & FM103.7, The Train 100.9, K-Love 107.1). First Friday is open to all Chamber members, their employees and/or guests and held at El Chico from 12:00 – 1:00.

Be sure to check out our Calendar of Events at www.enjoymountainhome.com!

 

 

 



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Chamber Chat 1.24.18

 We are looking forward to our Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet and Membership Meeting tomorrow night! It will be a great crowd and we have exciting news to share! We want to give a huge thanks to all of our banquet sponsors: ASUMH, Bass Cat, Baxter County, Baxter Healthcare, Black Hills Energy, Baxter Regional Medical Center, Centennial Bank, Century 21, Entergy, First Security Bank, Gastons, Integrity First Bank, KTLO, North Arkansas Electric Company, Ozark Surgical Group, Ultimate Auto Group and Walmart. We also wanted to say a special thank you to those who donated items for the silent auction: Bouquet Palace, Carters Jewel Chest, Clark Office Supply, Elmcroft, First Security Bank, Gastons, Integrity First Bank, Jordan Marina, Peglar Real Estate, Quarry Marina, Shay’s Appliance and Walmart. The banquet will also recognize outstanding businesses, organizations and community members.  It is not too late to get your ticket, if you are a member and would like to attend the Chamber Banquet and Annual Meeting, please contact Angela Broome at 425-5111 or angela@enjoymountainhome.com.

Did you know one of the benefits of Chamber Membership is you can post job openings on our website? Visit enjoymountainhome.com, select the RELOCATION tab and drop down to job postings. To post a job click the SUBMIT JOB button, or if you are a job seeker visit our listings! Another benefit for our members is the online calendar. On our homepage scroll down until you see the calendar. To add an event click the SUBMIT your EVENT button and fill in the information. Once it is approved, it will appear on the calendar. It is that easy! Make sure you come back regularly to see what’s happening!





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Chamber Chat 1.8.2018


Happy New Year from all of us at the Chamber of Commerce! Wehad an eventful first week of 2018 starting with a Ribbon Cutting for Fujiyama Japanese Steak House & Sushi on January 3rd. They have recently reopened with new owners and new menu. After the Ribbon Cutting Fujiyama treated the Chamber staff and our Ambassadors to a fun and delicious hibachi lunch, thanks again Fujiyama!

On Friday January 5th Home Instead Senior Carehosted our monthly First Friday Luncheon at El Chico. Dale Lunday, Human Resources Manager, shared Home Instead’s mission and services offered.

Looking ahead we have our annual Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet and Membership Meeting. Historically the banquet has been held inNovember, this year we made the decision to move it to January. The banquetwill be held on Thursday, January 25th at 6:00 p.m. at The Sheid.The Chamber will be recognizing Outstanding Business or Industry, OutstandingOrganization, Educator of the Year, Young Entrepreneur of the Year, MedicalProfessional of the Year, Spirit Award, Jim Gaston Friend of Tourism, Volunteerof the Year and Ambassador of the Year. Chamber members made the nominationsfor the awards and the Chamber’s Board of Directors will vote on the slateduring the January Board of Directors meeting. During the banquet we will alsorecognize our outgoing board members and welcome our new board members. Duringthe first hour, attendees will have to opportunity to place bids on some greatsilent auction items. You will also want to be present for at least one bigeconomic development announcement for 2018.

If you are a member and would like to attend the ChamberBanquet and Annual Meeting, please contact Angela Broome at 425-5111 or angela@enjoymountainhome.com fortickets and sponsorships.

This week demolition has begun on the old Chamber ofCommerce building located on Hwy 62. After demolition the lot will be listedfor sale. For now, we are in our temporary location at 1041 Highland Circle Ste.59 until we find our permanent home.

 



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