ABOUT THE MORRILTONAREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The mission of the Morrilton Area Chamber of Commerce is to serve as the voice of Morrilton & the Petit Jean River Valley's business community, providing the collaborative leadership needed to achieve the community's vision to be Central Arkansas's Preferred Place to Live, Work, Play and Invest. The chamber is a volunteer organization dedicated to positive community development and the enhancement of regional business opportunities.
The chamber strives to promote the Morrilton area as a progressive community that is open for business and successful community development. It's a place where residents and visitors can see further opportunities.
What does the chamber do?
Strengthening the Sense of Community – The fabric of a community – whether a neighborhood, a named rural community or one of our four cities – is made up of people who relate to each other through family ties, churches and organizations. Stronger ties among members of a group of people strengthen the fabric of their community and build a greater sense of belonging, self-worth and productivity. To support this, the county’s chamber of commerce invites individuals, students and families to become a member and automatically be connected with the community or group of their choice.
Promoting Your Business – New members get 15 free 30-second spots of advertising with KVOM 101.7 FM for joining. Members are included in the chamber’s printed member directory that reaches households throughout the county and is also available online. When inquiries are made, the staff exclusively refers chamber members. Members may also display information about their business or organization in the chamber office.
Weekly E-newsletters – Every week, the chamber distributes an email to all of its members. This is a great way for members to promote their events and to stay informed of what is happening in the local business community.
Building a Business Leader Network – Members can host a Business After Hours reception. The event is organized to provide a networking opportunity with other business leaders and provides a chance to showcase a business or organization for other leaders in the community.
Ribbon-cuttings – If a business is opening, changing locations or has made some big changes, the chamber will organize a ribbon-cutting ceremony to help celebrate! The chamber advertises the ceremony in its weekly email and sends a photo and article about the business or organization to the local paper.
Hot Deals and Member-To-Member Deals – Hot Deals, sometimes called Community Deals, are specials that a member desires to post for consumer viewing on the chamber website. Member-to-Member (M2M) deals are also available.
Online Presence – Visitors can link directly to a business webpage through the chamber’s online directory. The chamber also has a Facebook page where the chamber posts ribbon-cuttings and promotes member events.
These are just a few of the advantages of investing in the Morrilton chamber. For more information, contact Stephanie Lipsmeyer, director of membership and events, at 501-354-2393 or StephanieL@morrilton.com.
Other Frequently Asked Questions:
What is a chamber of commerce?
The chamber of commerce is the business community working together. It is the central agency that corrals the forces of the community for its improvement and development — in business, in industry and in the professions. Together, the chamber does what no one person can do alone. The chamber is a voluntary organization composed of members who contribute personal and financial support. It is a democratic organization that operates according to a written set of by-laws and constitution.
What does the chamber do to benefit local businesses?
The chamber is the voice of Morrilton and Conway County; the central organization in which business people join hands to promote the projects that benefit individuals, families, businesses and the community. This includes developing industry and trade, promoting civic activities, providing publicity and public relations for the community, and much more. The variety and scope of activities is virtually unlimited, depending on the needs of the community. The Chamber does not carry out this work alone, but works closely with other organizations and public officials. The aim is to help all members. The chamber’s job is community development. The chamber may also suggest changes and improvements in legislation of the local body, the county, state, and nation, in such matters as taxes, the freight rate structure and others.
Administrative Assistant & Receptionist
Ryan can help with your billing questions and assist you in finding out more about Morrilton & our area. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking to invest in Morrilton & the Petit Jean River Valley? Donnie can assist you in finding the perfect site, identifying state and local incentives, and much more. Contact him at email@example.com.
Director of Events & Membership Services
Interested in joining the Chamber of Commerce or understanding the benefits of membership? Contact Amanda - she can help! She is also the point of contact for our many great events - from the Annual Banquet to community-wide events like Munchin' on Main Street. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Morrilton Area Chamber of Commerce
Conway County Economic Development Corporation
115 E Broadway St
Morrilton, AR 72110