Recently, the Downtown Little Rock Partnership, the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, the Maumelle Chamber of Commerce and several community leaders have endorsed the quarter-cent sales tax to fund public transit on the March 1 Pulaski County ballot.
A joint effort of Arkansas Business Publishing Group and the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, the inaugural Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame ceremony and dinner was presented by Centennial Bank and honored some of the state’s most exceptional women, including: Mary Ann Ritter Arnold, Betty Bumpers, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Mary Good, Johnelle Hunt, Edith Irby Jones and Alice Walton. Posthumous honorees were Daisy Gatson Bates, Hattie Caraway, Hester Davis and Roberta W. Fulbright. The Women’s Emergency Committee was also celebrated. The event was held at the Statehouse Convention Center’s Wally Allen Ballroom. For more info, visit ARWomensHallOfFame.com.
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.
Women are caught in a double bind: Brag on themselves, and they may be seen as pushy. Fail to brag on themselves, and they may be seen as pushovers. That’s just one of the reasons that last week’s launch of the Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame by the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Arkansas Business Publishing Group, is a welcome development. The Hall of Fame’s purpose is to recognize the many contributions of women in the state.
The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Arkansas Business Publishing Group of Little Rock to launch a new program to honor the significant contributions of Arkansas women in business, politics, philanthropy and other fields.
Whether it's networking, learning about history, taking some photos or getting in a little exercise, you should be able to find something to your liking in the metro area this weekend. Here's a few events to watch for.
Austin Pittman has been promoted to vice president of operations at Bedford Camera & Video Inc. in Little Rock. Pittman has worked for the company for more than 15 years and is a board member of the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce.
Since succeeding Dan Bakke in August as president of Pulaski Tech, Margaret Ellibee has become involved with the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas, the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce and the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce.
A silent auction, seats at a showing of White Christmas and a post-show reception -- hosted by the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce -- is planned for Tuesday (Nov. 27) at Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St., Little Rock.
Fall is officially here. October is right around the corner. And then it's full steam ahead on the crazy (holiday) train. Revel in the last weekend of September by attending one (or all) of Little Rock Family's top 10 event picks for weekend family fun.