The Best in the Business

Small Business Award Nominations Now Being Accepted

Small Business nominations are now live for the Small Business Awards! The Bentonville Small Business Awards Celebration will be Tuesday, May 7. We are excited to honor NINE small businesses in our area for their contribution to our growing economy and community. It's their turn to be celebrated! Can you think of an outstanding small business that falls into one or more of these

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Leadership Benton County Announces Class 16

Benton County has been blessed with a wealth of financial, physical and human resources, but we sometimes tend to take for granted the future of the area by simply assuming that the appropriate leadership talent will emerge to guide us whenever we need it. The Leadership Benton County program was developed to serve as the training ground for future leaders. The keys to our future are knowledgeable

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Economic Development Initiatives for Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce to Focus on Entrepreneurship, Quality of Life

Bentonville, AR. - The Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce is launching programming and projects to attract entrepreneurs and enhance an already thriving ecosystem of entrepreneurship and innovation. These new efforts are funded by a Walton Family Foundation grant from Steuart Walton and Tom Walton. The marketing efforts will focus on attraction, retention, and development of businesses

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Training sessions for Small Business Owners & Entrepreneurs

On May 1-3, The Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce will host 3 training sessions for small business owners & entrepreneurs. Get your tickets today! Small Business Breakthrough: Start in Bentonville Turn your side hustle into your main hustle Start in Bentonville, presented by Legacy National Bank, is a two hour session aimed at helping potential entrepreneurs turn their side

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A Powerful Exhibition of Black Art Moves to Arkansas at Crystal Bridges

A Powerful Exhibition of Black Art Moves to Arkansas at Crystal Bridges. Learn more in this article from Bloomberg Businessweek featuring our Chamber CEO Graham Cobb. A Powerful Exhibition of Black Art Moves to Arkansas “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power” just opened at Crystal Bridges, in Bentonville. And its subject matter is more urgent than ever. By James Tarmy February

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Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit features Walmart CTO, Jeremy King as Keynote Speaker

E-commerce is not something Wal-Mart Stores just discovered in the past few years. The retail giant stood up its online division in 1999 after acquiring a site and converting it to, according to Jeremy King, executive vice president and chief technology officer for Walmart U.S and eCommerce.King was the afternoon keynote speaker at the Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit held in

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Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit expands to 3 days

The Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit is expanding to a 3 day event this year. The Summit is scheduled for October 17 and this year a Women in Technology Conference, Arkansas Makers Summit and Business Breakthrough U has been added to the line up for October 16. A social coding event is set for October 15. Tickets for all events are on sale now at The Northwest Arkansas

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The Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Pea Ridge are pleased to announce the expansion of the Chamber’s coverage area to include Pea Ridge. The Pea Ridge City Council adopted a resolution at their February 21 city council meeting supporting the partnership. The resolution with the City of Pea Ridge is a formal alignment with the Chamber to provide advocacy, services and

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CEOs will volunteer one-on-one time with middle- and high-schoolers and answer their questions as the students prepare to launch and run their own businesses as part of their YEA! class. 15 students are part of this year’s Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce inaugural YEA class.  They will have the opportunity to meet in a CEO Roundtable discussion on February 23rd.  CEO’s will share

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Sam’s Club’s unique approach to digital disruption discussed at the Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit

Don Frieson (left) and Darshan Gad (right). While digital disruption continues to stymie a good part of the industry, Sam’s Club is using the concept to its advantage. The company’s VP of omnichannel member communication and innovation, Darshan Gad, and executive VP of operations Don Frieson, teamed up at the “Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit” event last week in Rogers, Ark., to discuss

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