The Chamber of Commerce is the premier advocacy for business. We work daily to promote a healthy, vibrant economy while protecting and advancing the interest of our members and the community as a whole. We work in conjunction with citizens, businesses and our educational and governmental partners to improve their quality of life and we are very active in business expansion efforts. We bring businesses together to collectively accomplish what no business professional can achieve alone.
The Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce has played a vital role in the community and economic development of Northwest Arkansas for more than 80 years. The Bentonville Chamber was formed in 1926 and became the Bentonville/Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce in 1979. The name changed to Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce in 2017. The Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce is a member of the Arkansas State Chamber and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber is an independent, non-profit business organization representing the Bentonville area communities. It aligns itself with more than 1,000 businesses in the area. It’s governed by a 19-member board of directors who represent the wide range of businesses among the organization’s membership. The board meets monthly to discuss issues regarding infrastructure, business development, community improvement, education and civic issues. The Chamber is operated by a staff of seven. It is not operated by the city, county or state.