Chamber of Commerce Week in Arkansas
Gov. Asa Hutchinson has proclaimed Oct. 19 – 23 Chamber of Commerce Week in Arkansas. Hutchinson will hold a presentation ceremony of the proclamation alongside various chamber representatives at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21 in the Governor’s Conference Room at the State Capitol in Little Rock.
More than 140 local Chambers of Commerce operate in Arkansas, working to advance civic, economic, professional and cultural life in the state. Chambers in Arkansas and their members provide citizens with a strong business environment that increases employment, retail trade and commerce, and industrial growth.
“The challenges of COVID-19 have put our leaders and our cities to the test, and our chambers have risen to the challenge,” Hutchinson said. “The test is not over. As we emerge from the pandemic over the next months, the support and encouragement of the chambers have never been more crucial. I proclaim this as Chamber of Commerce Week in Arkansas with gratitude for their leadership and with confidence that the chambers will guide us through this recovery and continue to create jobs and economic growth for all Arkansans.”
“We strongly support Gov. Hutchinson’s proclamation recognizing Chamber of Commerce Week in Arkansas,” said Arkansas State Chamber President and CEO Randy Zook. “We are proud to partner with all the local chambers in the state and fully recognize the value they provide to their respective communities. Local chambers are the lifeblood of their communities – the boots on the ground – that help businesses, nonprofits, banks and industry succeed and thrive. They are vital in helping make Arkansas a better place to live and do business.”
Support Your Local Chamber Day has been designated for Wednesday, October 21. Numerous chambers have events planned across the state including mayoral proclamations, community coffees at chambers, interviews at local radio stations, etc.