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 – April 4
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. Hosted at Bike Rack Brewing at 8th Street Market on April 4 from 5:00pm-7:00pm.
Not able to make the kickoff? Pick up your bingo cards after April 4-May 2 at:
This is a community-wide bingo competition! (WHAT?!) You can pick up your bingo cards starting Thursday, April 4 and work on getting BINGO until BingoFest. To learn more about the participating business, click here.
Small Business BingoFest – May 2
Once you have BINGO, turn in your card at BingoFest for an immediate prize and register to win one of the larger prizes. Participants must be present to win!
BingoFest will be held at Record on Thursday, May 2 from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Entry will be free! There will be special brews, local food, music, and networking.
Small Business Awards Celebration- May 7
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 7, 2019, from 11:30am-1:00pm.
Individual Ticket: $45
Corporate Table: $400
Get your tickets here: Small Business Awards Celebration
Small Business Breakthrough- May 14
These are ninety-minute sessions aimed at helping potential entrepreneurs and small business owners break through 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.
Stayed tuned for more information!
For questions regarding tickets, sponsorships or other types of involvement, please contact Kirby Romines at the Chamber- 479-273-2841 or email@example.com.