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Commerce Arkansas Expo Set for Wednesday in Little Rock

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Forrest L. Wood, founder of Ranger Boats of Flippin, and Irwin L. Jacobs, owner of Ranger’s parent company, Minneapolis-based Genmar Holdings Inc., will be the featured guests at Wednesday’s Commerce Arkansas Power Lunch in Little Rock.

Randy Hopper, Ranger’s 19-year president and CEO, will host Wood and Jacobs’ discussion. Ranger employs 800 in the manufacturing of 5,000 boats and trailers a year, generating over $200 million in annual sales, according to a news release.

Delta Dental of Arkansas will present the Power Lunch at noon in the Governor’s Hall of the Statehouse Convention Center. The event is the centerpiece of "Commerce Arkansas: A Knowledge & Networking Experience," which will be held throughout the day in adjoining halls.

The Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce and Arkansas Business have partnered to present the business-to-business showcase, focusing on a target audience of business and organization owners, executives and CEOs from across the state.

Commerce Arkansas will be free to those who register online before the end of the day. Registration will be $20 on Wednesday. To register, click here and enter the discount code "ABdaily."

Reservations for the Power Lunch are $50 and may be purchased by registering as an exhibitor or attendee at www.CommerceArkansas.com. Reserved, priority-seating tables of 10 are also available for $500.

The Commerce Arkansas Power Breakfast will begin at 8 a.m., while the Commerce After Hours will conclude the show from 4 to 6 p.m.

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