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In This Issue:

  • More from our Newsletter Sponsor
  • New Members from January 1 - June 20
  • PIE Luncheon
  • Networking Events for Members
  • Resources for Members

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SEO 101: The Beginners Playbook to Winning at Search Engine Optimization

Exclusively for Chamber Members! Courtesy of Ritter Communications

If you have heard of SEO a.k.a. Search Engine Optimization (such as Google) but need to figure out how to start, this session is for you. We will give you a beginning-level understanding of SEO and walk-through practical steps to begin your SEO journey. You will not leave empty-handed! The Ritter Communications Marketing team will share their curated SEO playbook combining background knowledge and real-life examples. You will gain:

• A working knowledge of SEO

• Why SEO is important to growing your business

• Step by step instructions to begin your SEO journey

•The best tools to use for SEO; many are free!

•The most helpful resources to use when you have a question about SEO


Presenter will be Rebecca Selby, Marketing Manager, Ritter Communications


Congratulations to our members that celebrated a ribbon cutting, groundbreaking, or grand opening the first half of 2023 (January 1st - June 20th)!

A Member Classic - 30th Annual Jack White Legislative Golf Tournament

On Monday, June 12th our Chamber held our 30th Annual Jack White Legislative Golf Tournament at the beautiful Hardscrabble Country Club. We had 36 teams on the course plus many sponsors that supported this wonderful event. Everyone had a great time connecting with other businesses and community leaders.

Thank you to our sponsors below who partner with us to make

these events happen!

Thank You to our Members who sponsored and joined us at the 2023 Partners in Education (PIE) Luncheon!

Our Chamber hosted the Partners in Education (PIE) Luncheon in coordination with the Fort Smith Public Schools and the Partners in Education Board on Tuesday, June 6th at Southside High School. Local businesses that participate in the PIE Program were invited to attend with their partner school staff to celebrate their efforts with local students.

We are able to continue to support this event year after year because of the generosity of our members and sponsors!


Networking Events for Members

-Business Brew

-Business After Hours

Chamber members joined us on Tuesday, June 20th at the United Way Office for our Business Brew event, as well as on Thursday, June 29th at Methodist Village Senior Living for our Business After Hours event. These events were a huge success and offered members an opportunity to network with other members! These events are made possible thanks to our sponsors and attendees!

Resources for Members

We are here for YOU! With your membership, you can get member only perks, exclusive advertising and networking opportunities, and a whole lot of exposure for yourself and your organization. Check out the graphics below to learn about just a few things we can do for you!

Please join us at our 'Meet the Chamber: Learn About Membership Benefits and Tools' event we have for you! You will learn about all the resources, tools, and other opportunities with our Chamber!

CLICK HERE to register for Meet the Chamber Event!

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