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In an effort to connect our Chamber Members to valuable news, information, and resources each month we will feature a spotlight topic to better connect our community.
This month's topic focuses on the importance our Shop Local options including shopping, dining, services, and more . Next month's topic will feature a focus on Education in our region.
July | 2021 | Shop Local
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This Month's Newsletter is Sponsored by First National Bank of Fort Smith
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Supporting local is easy when you bank at First National Bank of Fort Smith! Founded in 1872 in Fort Smith, Arkansas, First National Bank is the local bank of Fort Smith and we are proud to serve and support our community for generations to come.

Our local support can be seen daily through our community efforts, in our team members, and in our footprint! With 28 bank locations and 33 ATMs in the River Valley, Northwest Arkansas, and Eastern Oklahoma, our team members stand ready to help you with an array of personal and commercial services including banking, trust, investments, and insurance.

Want to take banking on the go? No problem! First National Bank keeps you on the go with the latest technology including, online banking, mobile app, phone banking, online lending, online bill and person to person payments, account monitoring, mobile deposits, digital wallet, and so much more.

Contact us today to start banking local at 479.788.4600 or click the link below to open an account online. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender. NMLS# 766518
Shop Local Campaign - Thank you to our Presenting and Supporting Sponsors
Nine Reasons Why Shop Local
Shop Local Showcases
Shop Local Showcase with Members Jenny Craig & Hummingbird Boutique
Click on the Screenshot Above to Play our Shop Local Showcase with Jenny Craig of Fort Smith!

More About Jenny Craig: Jenny Craig is a scientifically proven program to help you lose 1 to 2 pounds per week. Our new DNA testing can help us to personalize your plan to fit your genetics! Along with your personal wellness consultant you can achieve your health goals! Studies show that you can be 3 times more successful losing weight when you work with a coach! Let us help you find the healthiest version of you!
Become a VIP member with us in August and get a free gift! 

Jenny Craig Fort Smith
(479) 452-1213
3400 South 70th Street Ste. A
Fort Smith, AR 72903

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Click on the Screenshot Above to Play our Shop Local Showcase with Hummingbird Boutique!

More About Hummingbird Boutique: Hummingbird Boutique, founded and operated by a local mother-daughter duo offers unique gifts and clothing for all ages. Customers compliment the inviting interior and peaceful shopping experience. Safe and close parking make it a quick and easy stop! We carry clothing, gifts, decorations, jewelry, cards, books and more! We specialize in gifts of faith and have many options for bereavement. We hope our shop opens more hearts and minds to sharing love and kindness with each other. 

Hummingbird Boutique
4300 Rogers Ave., Suite 32
Greenpointe Shopping Center
Fort Smith, AR 72903

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Upcoming Shop Local Showcases
Watch for upcoming Shop Local Showcases from Newton's Jewelers, Walk-On's Sports Bistreaux, Randall Ford, and Bookish!

Also watch social media for special Blitz Promotion Days with members on Facebook for specials!

We have spots open for additional Shop Local Showcases and Blitz Promotion Days. Contact email Dawn Turner to sign up for us to visit you!
Shop Local Quick Fact
Find a List of Retailers that are members of the Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce on our online Member Directory by clicking here.
Shop Local - Community Events Inspiring Spending and Helping Local
Chaffee Crossing Historic District Farmers & Artisans Market
Join us for Fill the Bus 2021! We have a few ways you can participate.

First, on August 13th, we are having a “Back to School Bash,” you can drop your supplies off at our office located at 120 North 13th Street between 10 a.m and 2 p.m. There will be a bus parked here for us to fill with supplies! We will be serving a hot dog lunch, and the first 100 people to drop by their donation will receive a free Fill the Bus t-shirt!

Second, you can give a monetary donation by texting UnitedWayFTB to 71777. You have the option to choose the school district you want to receive your donation, or you can donate to the “All Schools General Fund,” and that fund will be evenly distributed among all districts.

Third, if you like a little competition, you can challenge your friends and co-workers to start a fundraising team and see who can raise the most for the school district of your choice! Again for this option, text UnitedWayFTB to 71777 and choose the “Become a Fundraiser” option. (For questions on this option email Mitzy Little at
If you do not use text, the link below will take you to the donation and fundraising page!
Check out our Chamber Member Eateries
Click on the picture above to find out more information about our Chamber Members in our dining categories.
Shop Local Quick Fact
Make sure to follow the Fort Smith Chamber on social media @ftsmithchamber to see information and news about our organization and from our members!
Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center
The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center is the first and best resource for small businesses and entrepreneurs, helping start and grow businesses that in turn strengthen and sustain the economy and communities of Arkansas. The ASBTDC applies creative approaches that stimulate entrepreneurship, innovation, and small business growth through the higher education system, resulting in measurable economic outcomes.

The ASBTDC at Arkansas Tech University operates as a regional office of the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center. The Arkansas Tech Small Business and Technology Development Center (ATUSBTDC) helps with every aspect of business creation, management, and operation. The ATUSBTDC serves a nine-county region including: Conway, Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Logan, Pope, Sebastian, Scott and Yell. You can receive one-to-one confidential consulting and cutting-edge market research at no charge; or expand your expertise by participating in our affordable training. For information or services in other counties, the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center has state wide locations in Arkansas.
The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center serves and equips the state’s small business and entrepreneurial community, fostering economic development and impact.
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