The Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the sponsorship and support for the Spring River Innovation Hub’s (SRIH) technology purchases with a $2,000 donation, announced President Eddie Ishmael.
The mission of the Spring River Innovation Hub is to provide a creative culture of innovation and entrepreneurship through an inclusive, collaborative network of diverse resources and opportunities that fosters sustainable small business and regional economic growth.
“Supporting the Spring River Innovation Hub is in perfect alignment with one of the Chamber’s strategic goals to support and promote local economic development and stability;” said Ishmael. “The Innovation Hub will be a resource center to help incubate startups, support home-based businesses, and encourage small businesses to thrive. When our local businesses succeed they employ people, buy goods and services, pay taxes, and give back by supporting charities, churches and other worthwhile causes. We all need our small businesses and local entrepreneurs to be successful. We also must recruit and retain entrepreneurs, who are looking for communities just like ours, to bring their business idea and passion and to invest here.”
The SRIH will offer a variety of support services for area businesses, entrepreneurs and creatives, will open in phases throughout 2018.
“On behalf of the Spring River Innovation Hub Board of Directors, I would like to thank the Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce for its generous donation and support of the Innovation Hub project,” said SRIH Board Chair Jonathan Rhodes. “Small businesses are the backbone of our local economy. We look forward to working alongside and in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce, business and civic leaders and other economic development initiatives to keep our local and regional economies growing.”
For more information about the SRIH please contact Graycen Bigger at 870.335.7409.
Front Row (L-R): Angela Phipps, Ozarka College; Vicki Rice, Stonehouse B&B; Clint Wiles, FNBC; Ron and Althea Briton, Spring River Tees & More; Graycen Bigger, SRIH; Nadja Coleman, King-Rhodes & Assoc. Real Estate; and Ethan Barnes, Centennial Bank.
Back Row: Donald Britnell, FNBC; Jonathan Rhodes, King-Rhodes & Assoc. Real Estate; Marc Herring, Ozark Classic Crafts Mall; Laura Sackett Clute, Ozark Gateway Realty, OGWLLC; Joey Cooper, Evolve Bank & Trust; Fred Holzhauer, First Community Bank; Kasey Carter, Highland School District; and Lorna Lee, 1st Choice Healthcare.