Tagged: little rock regional chamber of commerce

President of LR Chamber Named Chairman of National Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/25/2015 3:23 pm

Jay Chesshir, president and CEO of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, was elected to serve as Chairman Elect of the Board of Directors of the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives at the association’s 101st Annual Convention.

Little Rock Chamber Receives Chamber of Valor Award

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/19/2015 10:13 am

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation announced on Tuesday that the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce has been honored by Hiring Our Heroes with the three-star Chamber of Valor award.

Be a Part of Leadership Greater Little Rock

by Judy Love 6/29/2015 12:00 am

Leaders are not born; they are developed. Unfortunately, many people do not realize this fact. We take for granted the future of our area by simply assuming that the appropriate leadership talent will emerge to guide us whenever we need it.

Van Tilbury: Congratulations To Emerging Leaders As Program’s Mission Continues

by Van Tilbury 6/29/2015 12:00 am

In LGLR’s 30 years of connecting talented, community-oriented leaders and immersing them in a nine-month course of full-day sessions — including history, community, education, government and politics, criminal justice and public safety, healthcare, military, and economic development — the program has produced measurable positive results through its more than 1,400 graduates to date.

Little Rock Approves Anti-Discrimination Protections

by Associated Press 4/22/2015 6:54 am

Little Rock officials voted Tuesday to prohibit the city and companies contracting with it from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity, challenging a new Arkansas law criticized as anti-gay.

Arkansas Cities Push Back Against Laws Cast As Anti-Gay

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/21/2015 6:55 am

After the state faced widespread backlash over measures critics cast as anti-gay, several Arkansas cities worried about the economic fallout are challenging the new laws by expanding their anti-discrimination protections.

For Fairness (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/20/2015 12:00 am

We support the proposal before the Little Rock Board of Directors that would forbid discrimination against city workers, including discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

State Chamber Urges Legislature to Maintain Arkansas' 'Business-Friendly' Reputation

by Associated Press 3/31/2015 4:25 pm

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas on Tuesday asked legislative leaders to work "to prevent the mischaracterization of Arkansas’s people and their attitudes towards others."

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola Urges Governor to Veto HB1228

by Associated Press 3/31/2015 10:56 am

Little Rock's mayor is urging Gov. Asa Hutchinson to veto a "religious freedom" bill, calling it "too divisive." Chambers of commerce in Little Rock and North Little Rock also express opposition.

Chambers of Commerce Worried Over Judge's Payment Ruling

by Mark Friedman 2/9/2015 12:00 am

A Pulaski County Circuit Court judge’s ruling last month that ordered the cities of Little Rock and North Little Rock to stop paying chambers of commerce and related entities for economic development programs sent shock waves through chamber offices across the state.

That Got Their Attention (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 2/2/2015 12:00 am

The State Board of Education’s vote last week to take control of the Little Rock School District away from its elected board members may have disappointed some, but it shouldn’t have surprised many. As the Lakeview case taught us in the last decade, the state government ultimately has the responsibility to provide adequate and equitable educational opportunities to all Arkansas schoolchildren, and it has stepped in to manage a number of school districts when needed.

Bill Clinton Speaks on Presidential Library, Economic Future at LR Chamber Meeting

by Lee Hogan 12/4/2014 2:15 pm

Former President Bill Clinton told the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce that the Clinton Presidential Center and its impact is a good model for economic growth in the state.

Chamber's New Entrepreneurship Director Poised to Help Startups Grow

by Mark Carter 8/14/2014 11:30 am

Jordan Carlisle’s new gig with the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce wasn’t much of a stretch. After all, he already was working with the Arkansas Venture Center out of space donated by the Chamber, and the new duties mirror his agenda as a local startup champion.

Paul Harvel Honored with Life Member Award from American Chamber of Commerce Executives

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/4/2014 12:00 am

Paul Harvel’s 21 years of work at the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce included raising the chamber’s total assets from $70,000 to more than $10 million.

Gary Smith: A Great Idea Means Generations of Great Leaders for Greater Little Rock

by Gary Smith 6/23/2014 12:00 am

Leadership Greater Little Rock is one of the best ideas ever implemented by the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce. It fills so many roles for our community and its business.

Jordan Carlisle Named Entrepreneurship Director for Little Rock Chamber

by Mark Carter 5/13/2014 9:25 am

Carlisle's duties will include developing new entrepreneurial programs and working with existing events such as Startup Weekend and 1 Million Cups. Roughly 80 percent of the chamber's membership is defined as small business.

Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce Focus: Putting Stock Into Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/24/2014 12:00 am

To more effectively compete with the economic development efforts of other major metros, the chamber is increasing its private Stock in the Rock economic development investment by as much as 100 percent, empowering the organization to better: 1) develop our economy; 2) develop our community; 3) advocate on behalf of business; 4) keep, attract and grow talent; 5) market and communicate our opportunities and successes.

Recovery of Dassault Falcon Jet Benefits Arkansas

by Luke Jones 12/9/2013 12:00 am

One of Little Rock’s most important international companies sits directly under the flight paths of travelers departing and returning from overseas.

Graham Cobb Enters Little Rock Regional Chamber as New Chief Operating Officer

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/25/2013 12:00 am

Graham Cobb has joined the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce as its new chief operating officer. A Little Rock native, Cobb will run the day-to-day operations of the business lobbying group.

Rogers-Lowell Edges LR Regional as Largest Chamber of Commerce in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/26/2013 12:00 am

With five more members than Little Rock Regional, Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce takes top spot as largest in the state.