Did you know that tourism is big business in Baxter County? In 2012 travel expenditures were $191,079,852. In 2016 travel expenditures areu p to $260,545,463! According to our statistics, most of our visitors at www.enjoymountainhome.com come from the St. Louis and Dallas area, so on February 8th – 11ththe Mountain Home Area Chamber of Commerce attended the St. Louis Boat & Sport Show. A few of our Chamber members were there as well including Blue Lady Resort, Bull Shoals Boat Dock, Chit Chat Chaw Resort and Jordan Marina. Our area was well represented, and we had a lot of attendees stop by to tell us how much they love our area. We had even more say that they are interested invacationing here. We hope we have another successful trade show in March whenwe attend the Dallas Travel and Adventure Show.
We want to welcome our newest Chamber members: Hide A Way onthe White River, Children’s Home, Inc. and American Safeguard Insurance-RobColeman. If you or your business is interested in joining the Chamber and taking advantage of all the member benefits, contact the office at 425-5111.
Next Friday, March 2nd will be the Chamber of Commerce First Friday Luncheon and this month’s host is McDonalds. First Fridayis 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.