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 firstname.lastname@example.org.