Small Business Celebration

 Bentonville Small Business Celebration

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Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.

According to the Small Business Administration, 99.3% of businesses in Arkansas are considered “small business”. Their value and the role they play in our economy is sometimes underestimated because, they are in fact, small. But the truth is there’s nothing small about the impact they have on our economy.

Economists theorize that small businesses and startups are some of the most important influencers for economic growth. Here at the Chamber, we think that should be recognized. We plan on doing so by celebrating and honoring the numerous and wonderful small businesses that have grown and continue to support our local economy.

Small Business Bingo Kickoff Let’s kick this celebration off right by having a party! You’re invited to join Arvest Bank & The Greater Bentonville Area Chamber for a night of music, games, local food trucks & beverages. Come pick up your free bingo card, learn more about BingoFest and have a few brews with happy hour prices. Hosted at Bike Rack Brewing at 8th Street Market on April 5 from 5:00-8:00pm.  

Small Business BingoFest This is a community wide bingo competition! (WHAT?!) You can pick up your bingo cards starting Thursday, April 5 and work on getting BINGO until BingoFest. Once you have BINGO, turn in your card for an immediate prize and register to win one of the three larger prizes. Participants must be present to win! Winners will be announced for the prizes at 6:00pm, 7:00pm and 8:00pm- the Grand Prize being the last to be announced.

BingoFest will be held at Record on Thursday, April 26 from 5:00-8:00pm. Entry will be free for anyone 21 and up. There will be special brews, local food, music, networking and a VIP area.

Small Business Breakthrough: Start, Grow & Reaching Beyond Bentonville These are two hour sessions aimed at helping potential entrepreneurs and small business owners breakthrough to the next stage in their business. Each session will be led by experts in their field. Entrepreneurs and small business owners will be given a chance to network, ask questions and win prizes.

Small Business Awards Celebration This event offers well-deserved recognition to small businesses for their achievements and contributions to our community by offering the opportunity to showcase their company, share their story and be rewarded for their efforts.

This year the Awards Celebration will be held at Ballroom on I Street on May 9, 2018 from 11:30am-1:00pm. Tickets and tables will be on sale soon, stay tuned. We hope you join us!

For questions regarding tickets, sponsorships or other types of involvement, please contact Calli Turner at the Chamber- 479-273-2841 or