Center for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Our community is dynamic and ever-changing – thanks to the contributions of our colorful and diverse business community. As our community and economy march forward together, championing our female, LGBTQ+, people of color, and people with disabilities is paramount to the success of small businesses in Bentonville; and that’s why our staff has dedicated themselves to continued education and development of programming that supports all – because all means ALL.

Alex | Chamber of Commerce Staff | NWA

“Bentonville boasts one of the most dynamic communities and economies in the country.  As we position for the growth of a 21st Century Economy, we work to build a 21st Century Community. This work embodies Bentonville’s commitment to economic opportunity for all and an intentionality towards access to resources for entrepreneurs from underrepresented minorities.”

Alex Howland

Director of NWA Business Women’s Conference & Special Projects



  • NWA Women’s Business Conference
  • Rising Leaders
  • ASSEMBLE: Where Women Talk Business
  • Venture Noire
  • BIG Pitch

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