Chambers of Commerce
Alma Area Chamber of Commerce
"You'll find it all in Alma." Alma Aquatic Park, Popeye Park, Performing Arts Center, A League of Their Own, Excellent School System, About 20 miles east of Fort Smith, University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, hospitals, entertainment and shopping, Farmers Market held Saturday, May-October. Special events include the Spinach Festival held the 3rd weekend in April, Independence Day Celebration on July 3 at Alma Aquatic Park, Annual Christmas Parade on the 1st Friday in December, and Christmas Lights in the Park for the entire month of December.
Alma Chamber of Commerce: P.O. Box 2607 Alma, AR 72921 (479) 632-4127. www.almachamber.com
Altus Area Chamber of Commerce
Altus is the wine capital of Arkansas; The heart of the scenic wine country and Arkansas River Valley. Free tastings and tours are avallable daily at the region's award-winning wineries. Points of interest include the historic St. Mary's Catholic Church with its panoramic view; historically preserved downtown with unique dining and museum; historic hiking trails; and a city park featuring the Altus Coal Miners Monument, Owl Monument, Veterans Memorial, quarter-mile fitness trail, playground, picnic facilities, band stage and historic gazebo.
Altus Chamber of Commerce: P.O. Box 404 Altus, AR 72821. 479-468-4684. www.altuschamber.com.
City of Mansfield
The friendly, scenic city of Mansfield has much to offer. From Hwy. 71, take a rustic driving tour of Poteau Mountain, featuring panoramic views of the Poteau River Valley, as well as miles and miled of hiking, ATV and equestrian trails. Discover picknicking, fishing, and camping opportunities at city parks. Enjoy local festivals, such as Music Fest and the annual Christmas Parade. Explore historic sites, including the 1825 Chocoville Cabin, the first trading post in the area.
City of Mansfield: 200 North Sebascott Ave. Mansfield, AR 72944. 479-928-5552.
City of Waldron
Located in Scott County, Waldron is home to the Scott Theatre, Arkansas' oldest working theatre, a unique downtown area with great shopping and many buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Scott County Historical Society is housed in the town's Old Jail. Premier fishing can be enjoyed on Lake Hinkle, Lake Waldron, and Square Rock Lake. Enjoy local parks, hiking trails, swimming areas, camping and canoeing in and around Waldron. Don't miss Blythe's Museum and Blythe's Gazebo.
City of Waldron: P.O. Box 310, Waldron, AR 72958. 479-637-3181.
City of Wiederkehr Village
Wiederkehr Village is known as the "Gateway to Arkansas Wine Country." This town has much to offer including the Swiss Family Bistro, Liquor Store & Wine Tasting, open 7 days a week. Other attractions include several festivals throughout the year, as well as the I-40 Wine Country Tourist Center.
City of Weiderkehr Village: 3323 Swiss Family Dr., Dept. WAMF, Wiederkehr Village, AR 72821. 1-800-622-WINE. 479-468-WINE. www.wiederkehrwines.com.
Fort Smith Convention Center
The Fort Smith Convention Center offers 116,800 square feet of usable, infinitely-flexible event space and a state-of-the-art performing arts center just steps from a rich variety of shopping, dining, nightlife, live entertainment, historic sites and more in downtown Fort Smith, Arkansas! We are professional event planners that work with the most capable vendors in the region to create stress-free and successful events. Our team is known for exceeding expectation and strives to provide services that fit your needs. The Convention Center & Performing Arts Center are Northwest Arkansas' and the River Valley's largest and most flexible convention, meeting and special event spaces that are ideal for events of all sizes and unique formats. Fort Smith Convention Center is home to the beautiful and state-of-the-art ArcBest Corporation Performing Arts Center with seating for up to 1,331, full cast & crew backstage facilities, and more.
55 S. 7th St., Fort Smith, AR 72901. 479-788-8932.
Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce
The Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce provides vision and leadership to enhance the quality of place for businesses and individuals in the Greater Fort Smith Region. The three main functions of the Chamber are to grow the economy, provide networking and training opportunities for members, and be the legislative advocate for the region. We are also a hub for community business information. Visit our website to learn more about the various businesses in the Fort Smith Region.
612 Garrison Ave. Fort Smith, AR 72901. 479-783-3111
Greenwood A&P Commission
In July 2007, the Greenwood City Council adopted an advertising and promotion tax ordinance levying a 1 percent tax on the gross proceeds of dining establishments and a 3 percent tax on the gross proceeds of lodging properties.
The Greenwood Advertising and Promotion Commission oversees the distribution of those revenues from the tax, which began being levied January 1st of 2008.
The tourist industry is one of Arkansas' greatest assets, with many business travelers and vacationers finding their way to the River Valley area. Realizing that Greenwood has to compete for a share of the tourist dollar, the A & P Commission was established to oversee funding for promotional materials and events that will entice people to make Greenwood their destination.
P.O. Box 1450 Greenwood, AR 72936. 479-996-2742.
Greenwood Area Chamber of Commerce
Greenwood is a great place to live, work, and shop. Enjoy attractions such as Bell Park, Vineyard Cabin, the Historic District & the Performing Arts Center. Several events take place here year-round as well. Visit local antique shops and retail stores and experience some great home-style restaurant chains.
Greenwood Chamber of Commerce: 16 Town Square, P.O. Box 511 Greenwood, AR 72936. 479-996-6357. www.greenwoodarkansas.com
Ozark A&P Commission
Manages the advertising and promotional efforts of Ozark, AR.
P.O. Box 253 Ozark, AR 72949. 479-667-2525.
Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce
"For a fun time, be our guest at 72949." Camp at one of Aux Arc Park's 84 tree-shaded RV sites, enjoy water sports and boating along Ozark Lake's 173-mile picturesque shoreline, hike on the Ozark Highlands Trail featured in National Geographic, fish and canoe on the National Wild and Scenic Mulberry River, and go four-wheeling in the Ozark National Forest. View the panoramic Arkansas River Valley from Reed Mountain Park overlook and enjoy free tours at the five wineries in Arkansas Wine Country. Dine and go antiquing in historic downtown Ozark.
Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce: 300 West Commercial Street, Ozark, AR 72949. 479-667-2525. www.ozarkchamberofcommerce.com.
Van Buren Area Chamber of Commerce
Van Buren is one of the oldest cities in Arkansas. In 1818 Thomas Phillips bought land rights to the site, and for a time the community was known as Phillips Landing. Soon after, with the assigning of a post office and the sale of several lots, a courthouse was built for Crawford County. During this period a number of shops, stores, taverns and branch banks were opened, and Phillips Landing was renamed "Van Buren" in honor of Martin Van Buren, when he was Secretary of State under President Andrew Jackson.
At the time of its incorporation in 1845, Van Buren had a population larger than that of our neighbor, Fort Smith. Both towns were slow to grow following the Civil War. But with the advent of the railroad from Little Rock in 1873, Van Buren became an important junction for shipping farm products. In the late 1950s and early 60s, Van Buren/Fort Smith began to emerge as the manufacturing capital of Arkansas. Our area holds that title even today.
Van Buren has grown from 8,373 residents in 1970 to some 18,986 in 2000. Even with its continual growth, the people of Van Buren hold strong beliefs in family, community, and volunteerism. From City Hall, the Chamber of Commerce, our schools and hospital, to our neighborhoods, businesses and industry, we strive to build a community that is economically sound, aesthetically pleasing, and caring of one another.
Please feel free to contact the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce for any further information you might need and also take a look at the Member Service Directory for a complete list of chamber members in Van Buren that will be pleased to serve you.
Waldron Area Chamber of Commerce
The Waldron Chamber of Commerce strives to enhance the economic vitality of the community while creating the best quality of life possible for our citizens.
Waldron offers small-town atmosphere in the midst of the Ouachita Mountains and the Ouachita National Forest. Surrounded by forested ridges and wide valleys, the town is located in Scott County, fifty miles south of Fort Smith.
Camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, scenic driving and other activities are available within the forest. The 960-acre Lake Hinkle, 12 miles west of town, is a popular fishing venue. In June and October, bluegrass fans flock to Waldron for festivals at the Turkey Track Bluegrass Park, which feature major bluegrass acts from across the nation. Located on U.S. 71, Blythe's Museum features a large collection of Native American and pioneer artifacts from the Waldron area.
P.O. Box 1985 Waldron, AR 72958. 479-637-2775.