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January 2018

SRACC APP DOWNLOAD TODAY!!!!

By |2018-09-03T22:58:55+00:00January 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Download our App for the Newest Updates

Please let us know when you will be having a sale or event for your brand & product.

Our goal is to help you get the word out. Schedule a Facebook Live, additional promotion on our website and app. Let’s ya know what you think will help.

When we #ShopLocal we grow local.

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August 2017

Chamber Featured On Kait8 News

By |2018-09-03T22:58:55+00:00August 31st, 2017|General|

The SRACC was featured on area news today. Chamber of Commerce President Laura Sackett Clute said they want to make it more beneficial for businesses to be members. “We’ve really tried to develop our website more and get more things out on Facebook to really get to all of the public in the area what our companies are doing,” Clute said.

Link will open Kait8 in new window.

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New SRACC Android App Available

By |2018-09-03T22:58:55+00:00August 16th, 2017|General|

We are happy to announce the release of our new Android APP for use on your smartphone in order to make it even easier in keeping you up to date with the SRACC.

In our efforts to take full advantage of digital technology and its benefits to our members and the community we have developed this app to complement our website. The app will have the advantage of being able to easily notify you of important announcements and more.

Check it out at the Android Play HERE.

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June 2017

How The Chamber Can Help Grow Your Business

By |2017-06-20T20:11:32+00:00June 20th, 2017|SRACC Meetings|

Those who attended the June 20th SRACC general meeting were introduced to the brand new interactive SRACC website! It was a very informative meeting with a wonderful turn out as well. Those in attendance were presented with the new features and simplicity for getting area member news and information to appear on the site.

Topics covered by Mashuga Marketing were:

  • Posting your company promotional ads to the #shoplocalspringriver  page
  • A walk-through on how to submit an article of interest to the website
  • Getting special promotional events posted to the website event calendar
  • Reviewing the enhanced business directory and detail page
  • Submitting job openings
  • Auto posting to our new facebook/twitter feed page

If you did not attend this meeting you can download the help flyer that highlights all these great new features here

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April 2017

SRACC POSITION STATEMENT April 2017

By |2017-04-24T13:56:45+00:00April 24th, 2017|General, SRACC Meetings|

The Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce is organized and committed to their mission of promoting and advancing the commercial, industrial, civic, tourist and historical interest of the area. Over the past several years, the Chamber has developed a strong leadership team in its Board of Directors and we are proud of the progress that has been made in developing a strong Chamber that supports the Spring River Area. Following a very successful first quarter in 2017, the Chamber Board of Directors is very optimistic about the future direction of the Chamber and the  benefit they bring to the area.

Laura Sackett Clute, Chamber President said, “The Chamber is committed  to  promoting local businesses and has taken several steps to engage local businesses in the Chamber, bring visibility to them, and help them  be  successful.”   The Chamber  has four  initiatives  that  focus on promoting business: The  redesign of the  Chamber website by Mashuga Marketing will go live 2nd  quarter of 2017, which is  an interactive website  that  will help  someone  find  local businesses  easily;  launching a campaign  specifically  designed to promote shopping local with their Shop Local Campaign; sponsoring an annual Business Expo which highlights local businesses; and the  Chambers Blue Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies.

The Blue Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies welcome new Chamber member businesses into the area. These businesses are highlighted  with a photo and press release to  help bring public awareness  of  the  business to the community. In 2016 the Chamber conducted over 15 Blue  Ribbon  Cutting  Ceremonies  and highlighted Chamber members with ‘The Best of Spring  River’  promotion.  This  was an opportunity  for people in the community to  show  their  support  of  their  favorite  business  by  voting  for  them.  Thirty three (33) local businesses were recognized  in seventeen  (17) categories.

“We believe this commitment to promoting local businesses is part of the reason for the increase of 32 new Chamber members in 2017 over 2016” said, Clute.

The Chamber of Commerce is committed to the community. In April 2016 and March 2017, the Chamber brought the Harlem Wizards vs Sharp Shooters Basketball Show to the A.L. Hutson Center in Highland. Working with media outlets, the school districts in Cave City, Salem and Highland, and many businesses and organizations from the area, the Chamber brought a first-rate event to the area while raising operational funds.

The Chamber sponsors an annual Golf Tournament with the Quad Cities Rotary Club in May of each year. This tournament draws many participants from outside the area. Over the holidays the Chamber supported The Festival of Lights, an event designed to bring people to our area to enjoy the many lights of the holiday season.

At their April board meeting, the Chamber Board voted to give one more scholarship to a Highland High School Senior  in  addition to  those they already give.

The Chamber recognizes the many hours of time and resources given to Chamber activities and promotions annually from the Board, Members, and volunteers from the community. The Chamber leadership is dedicated to being good stewards of this time and the resources by being strategic and proactive.

The Chamber is currently in the process of creating a business plan with clearly defined strategies to promote and advance the commercial, industrial, civic, tourist and historical interest of the area. The release is expected in the third quarter of 2017.

In addition, the Chamber has developed a strong working Board to provide leadership over the many areas of interest within the Chamber that serve its members and the community. There are several committees that support the work of the Chamber: Audit Committee, Chair James Mack Street; Business Expo, Chair Marc Herring; Human Resources Committee, Chair Kari Hollis; New Members Committee, Chair James Henderson; Nomination Committee, Chair Clint Wiles; Scholarship Committee, Chair Nancy Orr; Shop Local Campaign, Chair Eddie Ishmael; Strategic Planning Committee, Chair Pat Clary and Website Committee, Chair Amy Rodola.

The Chamber is in the best financial position it has been in over ten (10) years with some long term investments in place. And, the Chamber has a strong membership base as it continues to be a viable organization that serves our community, local businesses and members.

If you are interested in becoming a new member of the Chamber or getting involved, please contact the Chamber office by calling 870.856.3210  or  contact  one of the  Board of Directors.

Chamber Board of Director Officers are: Laura Sackett Clute, President; Pat Clary, 1st Vice President; Kari Hollis,  2nd  Vice  President; James Henderson,  Secretary  and   Joey Cooper, Treasurer.   Directors  of  the Chamber include: Marc Herring, Eddie Ishmael, Rhonda Messer, Nancy Orr, Amy Rodola, James Mack Street  and Clint Wiles.

The Chamber holds monthly general meetings at local member restaurants at noon every 3rd Tuesday. The luncheon meeting is open to the public with attendees covering the cost of their own lunch.

For more information about future meetings:
Like and follow us on Facebook: @springriverareachamberofcommerce Check on the Chamber website: sracc.org
Call: 870.856.3210

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February 2017

Be A Wiz Kid

By |2017-02-23T15:30:32+00:00February 23rd, 2017|Happenings|

The Harlem Wizards are looking for Wiz Kids again this year to help them warm up before the March 10 Wizards vs Sharp Shooters Basketball Show at the AL Hutson Center in Highland.

Last year, there were over 30 kids who donned the official Harlem Wizard jersey and helped the Wizards warm up before the big game.
“The kids had so much fun warming up with the Wizards last year. They created this cool grand entrance and got a photo opportunity with the team and all the Wiz Kids,” said Amy Rodola, the chair of the Wiz Kids promotion. “One of the most heart-warming moments was when a mother of one of the Wiz Kids confided that her child, who had a debilitating illness and not able to play in any other sports, could safely be a Wiz Kid. The child was absolutely thrilled!”

Whether you already have a jersey or need to pre-order one and get on the list, please call Amy Rodola at 479-393-9424 to reserve your child or grandchild’s spot and jersey. There are only 75 openings to be a Wiz Kid. Official Wizard jerseys are $45 ($30 for Courtside Plus ticket holders) and any child with a jersey from last year can participate again without having to buy a new jersey. However, if they need a larger size, they can exchange them for a new jersey and receive a $15 discount. Or, give them to a younger brother or sister and buy a new jersey!

Be sure to arrive at the game when the doors open at 6pm to be able to get the jerseys and get on the court. Amy will be down on the court greeting and organizing the kids.
Tickets for the game are being sold for $10 in advance for general admission, but will be $15 at the door. Reserved seats are $15 in advance and include a team poster the team can autograph. Tickets can be purchased in at Triple D Package Store in Ash Flat; FNBC in Ash Flat, Cherokee Village, Highland and Hardy; First Community Bank in Highland and Cave City; Centennial Bank or the Spring Area Chamber of Commerce in Highland. Cash and checks only are accepted. However, credit card ticket purchases may be made online at: www.harlemwizards.com.

Sponsors include: Evolve Bank & Trust; FNBC Community Bankers; First Community Bank; Centennial Bank; WRMC Medical Complex; Triple D Package Store; Hometown Radio KSAR 92.3 FM; The River 98.3 FM; KOOL 104.7 FM; KKountry 95 FM; KHOM The Train 100.9 FM; Clary Fitness; Wiles Cabinets; Ozark Classic Crafts Mall; Edward Jones Investments; Triple R Furniture Store; Rebel Station; Johns Auto Body; King Rhodes & Assoc. Real Estate; Walmart; Artisans Sports Bar & Grill; Law Offices of Hollie Greenway; Salem Graphix; Spring River Lodge; and Ozark Gateway Realty.

For more information about the event, which is a fundraiser for the Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce, call 870-856-3210.

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MEET THE WIZARDS

By |2017-02-18T10:24:48+00:00February 18th, 2017|Happenings|

Who are the Harlem Wizards that will be playing a local team of teachers and community representatives in the slamtastic “Hoops Tricks & Alley Oops” basketball show on Friday, March 10 at the A.L. Hutson Center?

The Harlem Wizards have been wowing audiences worldwide with their basketball wizardry for more than 50 years. From the time the Wizards step onto the court to themed music it is like a broadway show on a basketball court with the players delivering a choreographed trick and slam routine. The game features tricks, dunks, humor, and audience interaction. An awe-inspiring, two-hour basketball show (inclusive of autograph session) will be led by the Swoop Unit Wizard team featuring 6 talented players with electric personalities and their own professional master of ceremonies.

Meet the Wizards:

“SWOOP”

Dwayne “Swoop” Simpson #000 is a former Harlem Globetrotter showman in 06-07. He played in the 1997 New England Conference on the North East Regional Championship team. A Harlem Wizard since 2007, Swoop stands 6’7″ and went to school at Bethel and East Central Universities. As the leader of this Wizards team, Swoop enjoys being a role model to kids, bringing smiles to ther faces and bringing families together. “We all gotta come back into the community and show kids there’s another way and the cool thing is not to shoot people, not to stab people, not to be thugs, not to be gangsters, but to be successful, to be educated.”

“THE ROADRUNNER”

James “The Roadrunner” Tyndal III #4 is fast enough to dribble through New York City traffic! At only 5’9″, Road Runner’s bio includes the 2008 and 2009 Division ll Basketball Conference and was All-Division during his junior and senior years at Buffalo State University – where he averaged 13 pts and 5 assists his senior season. He’s been a Wizard since 2009.

“BIG J”

John “BIG J” Smith #31 played in 25 countries in 6 years. Last year he played in Western Australia State Basketball League. Big J won the 2004 Player of the Week for the City University of New York (CUNY) Championship Athletic Conference for College of Staten Island. At 6’11” he has been a Wizard since 2011.

“SARGE”

Roscoe “Sarge” Johnson #30 – whose 360 backboard shattering dunk in a Wizards game was shown on ESPN’s dunks of the week online and has had over a hundred thousand views. He was the Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown runner-up, played with the Globetrotters, stands 6’5” and has been a Wizard since 2013. He attended Allegany College of Maryland.

”SKY-WALKER”

Gerald “”SKY-WALKER” Warrick III #7 was first team All Conference and All-American and played professionally in Europe. He attended Point Park University, stands 6’4″ and has been a Wizard since 2014.

“HIGH-RISE”

Justin “HIGH-RISE” Mitchell #20 is the newest and youngest Wizard at 25. He stands 6’5” and hails from Buffalo State College where he earned All-State University of New York Athletic Conference Player of the Week in 2011,2012, and 2013 and MVP in 2011.

General admission tickets are $10 in advance ($15 at the door) and Reserved tickets that include seat backs and a Harlem Wizards team poster are $15, can be purchased in at Triple D Package Store in Ash Flat; FNBC in Ash Flat, Cherokee Village, Highland and Hardy; First Community Bank in Highland and Cave City; Centennial Bank or the Spring Area Chamber of Commerce in Highland. Cash and checks only are accepted. However, credit card ticket purchases may be made online at: www.harlemwizards.com.

Sponsors include: Evolve Bank & Trust; FNBC Community Bankers; First Community Bank; Centennial Bank; WRMC Medical Complex; Triple D Package Store; Hometown Radio KSAR 92.3 FM; The River 98.3 FM; KOOL 104.7 FM KKountry 95 FM; KHOM The Train 100.9 FM; Clary Fitness; Wiles Cabinets; Ozark Classic Crafts Mall; Edward Jones Investments; Triple R Bail Furniture Store; Rebel Station; Johns Auto Body; King Rhodes & Assoc. Real Estate; Walmart; Artisans Sports Bar & Grill; Law Offices of Hollie Greenway; Salem Graphix; Spring River Lodge; and Ozark Gateway Realty.

For more information about the event or sponsorship opportunities call 870-856-3210.

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January 2017

2017 Annual SRACC Banquet A Great Event

By |2017-01-25T08:21:32+00:00January 25th, 2017|SRACC Meetings|

Thank you to the Spring River Chronicle, Tammy L. Dunn Curtis for the Facebook Live feed of the annual Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet. There is a long pause at the beginning of the video as we enjoyed an outstanding meal provided by Roberta Shankle. Ten percent of the net proceeds from tonights meal are being donated to the Highland Backpack program.

Congratulations to Johnny Carter for winning the 2016 E. Wilson Green award, the most prestigious award presented by the Chamber.

Congratulations to Bart Schulz and Brandi Schulz , Bailey, Jonah, Samuel, and Jackson for winning the Sharp County Farm Family of the Year.

This years speaker was Mike Preston, Executive Director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.

The theme was Shop Local. If 2500 people spend $33 dollars more per month that will be an additional one million dollars in revenue to the Sharp County economy. Let’s all commit to the challenge of spending $33 more dollars per month right here in Sharp County by supporting our local businesses.

#shoplocalspringriver

 

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SRACC Launches Facebook Page And Prepares For Annual Banquet

By |2017-01-17T09:05:01+00:00January 17th, 2017|General|

The Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the launch of their new Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook page! The new page is user friendly and makes it quick and easy to locate, like, and share.

If you use Facebook, please “like” us and help spread the word. We will be posting frequent updates to the page to keep you, our customers, up to date on news and events happening right here in the Spring River area. We will also publish one post per month, per chamber member. This can be information about your business, event or special you are running.

Lisa Ennocenti was an outstanding volunteer at the chamber office and we appreciate her willingness to support the chamber. Lisa has accepted a new position with a great organization and we wish her much success. With this, we are thrilled to welcome back Roberta Shankle as our office volunteer. Everyone knows what a wonderful heart Roberta has and just how much she does for our great community. Over the next few weeks, SRACC will be interviewing for another office volunteer. If you have someone you would like to recommend, please email Roberta at sracc@centurytel.net.

The Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual banquet on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Omaha Center in Cherokee Village. This year’s theme will be Shop Local focusing on the economic impact and importance of keeping dollars in the Spring River area. The guest speaker will be Mike Preston, Executive Director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission in Little Rock. The meal will be provided by Roberta Shankle with 10 percent of the net proceeds going to a local charity. Tickets are $20 per person and may be purchased at the chamber office or from a board member. In the event of inclement weather, the banquet will be held at the same time and location on Feb. 7. For questions, please contact the Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce at 870-856-3210 or email at sracc@centurytel.net. #shoplocalspringriver

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October 2016

Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce’s 4th Annual Business Expo

By |2016-10-15T15:16:06+00:00October 15th, 2016|General|

Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce (SRACC) will sponsor the 4th  Annual Business Expo at the A.L. Hutson Center in Highland, Saturday, Oct. 13. Local business owners and vendors may set up in the upper level to sell or showcase their businesses.  Hundreds of local people come through the expo will be eligible to win prizes and learn more about local businesses.

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