Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce
Monthly Newsletter
March 2020

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This Edition Sponsored By:
Upcoming Events
Date and Time:
Friday, February 28, 2020
8:00 - 9:00 AM

Doubletree Hotel, Ballroom
700 Rogers Ave.
Fort Smith, AR 72901

Chamber Member Pricing:
Reserved Tables of 10: $300
Individual Tickets:$25

If you are not a current Chamber Member:
Reserved Tables of 10: $350
Individual Tickets: $30

Payments accepted online via card or Members may request to invoice. 
The Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce this unique Breakfast Opportunity for our Region.

President James Bullard, of the 8th Federal Reserve District, will be giving an update on the   U.S. Economy and Monetary Policy.

He     is a noted economist and scholar, and his positions are founded on research-based thinking and an intellectual openness to new theories and explanations. 

More on the Speaker:       James (“Jim”) Bullard is the president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. In that role, he is a participant on the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), which meets regularly to set the direction of U.S. monetary policy. He also oversees the Federal Reserve’s Eighth District, including activities at the St. Louis headquarters and its branches in Little Rock, Ark., Louisville, Ky., and Memphis, Tenn. 

Spacing is very limited, register now to attend!
Date and Time:
Friday Mar 6, 2020
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM CST

UAFS Smith-Pendergraft Center
Reynolds Room

$18.00 per member
$20.00 non member
You may pay with a credit card through the registration link or cash, check, or credit card payments will also be accepted at the door.
Payments for less than $20 will not be invoiced.
We are pleased to welcome our keynote speaker, Major General Kendall W. Penn as our First Friday Breakfast Speaker in March. Major General Kendall W. Penn assumed duties as The Adjutant General, Arkansas National Guard on August 10, 2019. He is a member of the Governor's Cabinet and is responsible for commanding the Arkansas Air and Army National Guard, with nearly 10,000 Airmen, Soldiers and state employees. As Adjutant General, General Penn is responsible for the day-to-day operation and management of the readiness, fiscal, personnel, equipment, and real property resources of the Military Department, and ensures the training readiness of all personnel to accomplish both state and federal missions. 

We are excited to launch our Chamber Week for 2020 March 6th - 13th!

During that week you will see members of our staff and Chamber Ambassadors delivering our 2020 membership window clings. We look forward to visiting with all of our members! We are thankful for your support of the Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce's mission to provide vision and leadership to enhance the quality of place for businesses and individuals in the Greater Fort Smith Region. The Chamber works to grow the economy, provide networking and training opportunities for members, and is the legislative advocate for the region.
Date and Time:
Tuesday March 17, 2020
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST

Hosted by CCOA at
United Way of Fort Smith Area
120 North 13th Street
Fort Smith, AR, 72901

Free for Chamber Members
$5 for Guest (cash, check, or credit card accepted at the door)
To provide beneficial networking opportunities for our Members, the Chamber hosts "The Fort Smith Chamber Breakfast Club!".
Each month we will host an informal networking event over coffee and continental breakfast. The goal of this event is to allow our members the opportunity to meet other members, promote their business, and grow their network. 
Be sure to BRING your business cards, brochures & any other information with you to place on an Info Table.
Door Prizes welcome.
Date and Time:
Wednesday Mar 25, 2020
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT

4:00 - 6:00 PM

Double Tree by Hilton Fort Smith City Center
700 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72901

$10 per ticket
$20 for Non Chamber Members

Tickets will receive two drink tickets and your name in the drawing for Door Prizes

You may pay with a credit card through the registration link or cash, check, or credit card payments will also be accepted at the door.
Payments for less than $20 will not be invoiced.
Join us for our 1st quarter "Wine Down Wednesday" on Wednesday, March 25th
4:00 - 6:00 PM

Live Music
Door Prizes
Exhibitor Tables

If you would like to bring a Door Prize, please do so! Just let us know when you check-in at the Door. 

We do have a few exhibit tables left, email for more details!
Education News & Events!
Don't Miss This Opportunity! Leadership Fort Smith Applications for the Class of 2021 are Open!

Our motto "Learn. Connect. Lead." states our goal very simply -- to give participants learning opportunities, connect them to the community, and give them the tools to lead. We also use the phrase "back-stage pass" because our sessions give the class an amazing behind the scenes experience. It is both a professional development and community leadership program like no other!
Healthcare Session
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Session Sponsor
Lunch Sponsor
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Click the Picture for More Information!
Member Spotlight!
Ambassador of the Month
Congratulations to Krystina Cherry Clinic Manager for  MedExpress Urgent Care  for being selected as our Chamber Ambassador of the Month for the month of January! Krystina is a graduate of University of Arkansas - Fort Smith and also serves a one of the University's College of Business mentors to help seniors in the program transition into the workforce. She has a passion to help others and wants to see her River Valley community thrive. As the Clinic Manager for the Fort Smith MedExpress location she oversees daily operations.  MedExpress Urgent Care  offers a wide range of urgent care, employer health and basic wellness and prevention services, including more advanced offerings such as X-rays, labs, minor surgery, stitches, and treatment for broken bones and sprains. They are open everyday from 8 am - 8 pm, with no appointments necessary. MedExpress is located at 4600 Rogers Ave. in Fort Smith.

MedExpress Urgent Care
Krystina Cherry - Office Manager
4600 Rogers Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72903
(479) 494-7443 (work)
Sneak Preview for April
Click on the photo to the left to check out the marketing opportunities for our 2020 events and programs planned.

We are available to meet with you to discuss the best fit for your organization and how each of these opportunities could benefit your business. Contact us at
or call 479-783-3111.

Do you have funds left in your organization's 2019 advertising budget? We can help you find the best use of those resources to finish out this year too!