9 03, 2021

K-12 Academics Offers Education Resources Online

By |2021-03-09T19:25:50+00:00March 9th, 2021|Education|0 Comments

K12 Academics is one of the most Respected, Recognized and Trafficked education resource websites in the United States. K12 Academics connects you with the right School, College, Camp, Library, Museum, Business, Program & Organization in your community. The site also has thousands of pages of resource information for families, Students, Schools and Educators. Not matter what you are looking for, you will find it on K12 Academics:
“Our education website is one of the most respected and recognized in the United States.
We help families find the right School, College, Camp, Library, Museum, Organization, Program and Business in their city
We also provide families, students, schools and educators with over 100,000+ pages of resource information
Here are other vendor directories on our site:
Camp Vendors
College Vendors
Educational Publishers
Educational Software
Library Vendors
Museum Vendors
Playground Vendors
School Bus Vendors
School Supplies
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Our website networks the entire Education sector in the U.S. This includes: 167,429 Schools (34,576 Private & 132,853 Public); 13,506 School Districts; 5,300 Colleges/Universities; 116,867 Libraries; 35,000 Museums, 12,000 Camps.”
3 02, 2021

Guest Article: Affordable Post-Pandemic Marketing Strategies

By |2021-02-03T16:44:36+00:00February 3rd, 2021|Business Spotlight, Chamber News, Education, Guest Articles|0 Comments

By Guest Columnist Naomi Johnson <[email protected]>

The past year has thrown unprecedented challenges at small business owners across the country. Although many businesses are finally able to reopen, the fight isn’t over just yet! Convincing customers to shop at your business may be tough, given that many people are still grappling with financial uncertainty and concerns about contracting COVID-19.  (see attached for rest of the article.

 

Reopening Your Business_ Affordable Post-Pandemic Marketing Strategies 2.3.21
23 12, 2020

Resources for Adapting and Growing Your Business During the Pandemic

By |2020-12-30T15:11:44+00:00December 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Resources for Adapting and Growing Your Business During the Pandemic

Submitted By Elena Stewart, [email protected]

As a small business owner, you’ve probably been struggling with the effects of the pandemic since the beginning, and you’re likely always evaluating what will be the next best move. Below, the Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce offers a few ways to help your employees, improve your store and adapt your business model to thrive in the new environment created by the pandemic.

Starting a New Business: When Necessity Knocks

Starting a new business requires time, patience, and planning. You may also need some freelancers to help you get your idea off the ground!

Helping Your Employees

If you have been fortunate enough to retain your employees throughout the crisis, there are still many ways to support your staff as you consider reopening. These are a few things to keep in mind.

 

 

Improving Your Business

If you’ve cut back on your store hours or are still waiting to fully reopen, there are lots of things you can do now to improve your business.

 

 

Switching Your Approach

Even once infections rates slow down, the pandemic will probably leave a lasting impact on the ways we interact with one another. These ideas can help you keep up with the times and stay relevant.

 

The pandemic has hit small business owners hard, but there’s hope. Things probably won’t ever fully return to the way they were before, but you can help keep your business going by supporting your employees, making your customers feel safe and always looking for fresh ways to do business.

 

19 11, 2020

E. Wilson Green & Future Leader Award Nominations Open

By |2020-12-30T18:26:12+00:00November 19th, 2020|Chamber News, Education|0 Comments

RE:  E. WILSON GREEN AWARD & FUTURE LEADERS AWARD NOMINATIONS

DEADLINE:  December 31, 2020

To:  All S.R.A.C.C. Members,

Below are downloadable nomination forms for the E. Wilson Green Award and the Future Leaders Award.

2020 E.WILSON GREEN Nomination form
2020 FUTURE LEADER AWARD Nomination form

These awards are usually presented at our annual banquet, which has been postponed or possibly canceled due to Covid.  If it is canceled, we will be giving the awards personally and recorded on Facebook and Press Releases.

The E. Wilson Green Award was first given in 1990 and is presented in memory of the late Chamber volunteer/leader, E. Wilson Green, who served as a board member and was an instrumental participant in the Chamber for many years.

 

The award is presented to a person or organization for outstanding contributions to the Chamber and/or this community.  This Nominee does not have to be a member of the S.R.A.C.C.   Please give proper and due consideration to a deserving person or organization for this outstanding award.

 

RULES FOR E.WILSON GREEN AWARD:

  1. The candidate should have distinguished himself/herself by love of and vigorous support for the community.
  2. No previous E.Wilson Green Award winner may be nominated or receive the award again.
  3. Candidate must live in the Spring River Area, which includes: Ash Flat, Hardy, Highland, Cherokee Village or surrounding areas.
  4. All nominations will be reviewed by the Executive Board of Directors. The Board will select the top three (3) nominees and these names will appear on the Ballot.  This ballot will be mailed to all members to be voted on. Each Chamber member will have only one (1) vote.
  5. Must be present to receive award during the banquet (if held) and, hopefully, be able to present the award to the following year’s recipient..

 

RULES FOR FUTURE LEADER AWARD:

  1. Must be 18 or under and has not graduated High School yet.
  2. Must actively work to create a better community (This can be through volunteerism, supporting peers in a positive manner and being a productive member of society).
  3. Actions which qualify must have been to benefit the Spring River and/or surrounding areas.
  4. Must be present to receive award during the banquet (if held) and, hopefully, be able to present the award to the following year’s recipient.
  5. Candidate should have distinguished himself/herself by love of and vigorous support for the community.
  6. Candidate must live in the Spring River Area, which includes: Ash Flat, Hardy, Highland, Cherokee Village or surrounding areas
  7. A committee will be selecting the winner of the Future Leader Award.

 

We appreciate your cooperation in submitting nominees as soon as possible.

They may be emailed to: [email protected]

Or, mailed to:  SRACC, PO Box 1015, Hardy, AR 72542

 

10 11, 2020

How to Reboot Your Work-From-Home Career During the Pandemic

By |2020-11-10T17:09:32+00:00November 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

If you’ve spent the last several years building a work-from-home career only to suffer a job loss during the pandemic, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans are trying to bounce back after a career setback. But you have an advantage many others don’t: You’re used to working from home. Now, you just have to get out there, find more work, and ensure that you’re set up for long-term success. Here are some practical tips to get you started:

 

Hit the Web

These days, it’s easier than ever to find jobs online.

 

  • Start with general interest job sites like Indeed, Monster, and Career Builder.
  • If you want sites more tailored to freelance and contract work, try Upwork, Fiverr, and Toptal Business.
  • Use Virtual Vocations, FlexJobs, and Remote.co for finding remote-only work.
  • To find tech-related remote jobs, try GitHub Jobs, AngelList, and PowerToFly.

 

Make a Workspace

No matter what kind of work you do at home, you will need a proper workstation.

 

  • Make sure your workspace allows you to separate your work and home life.
  • Choose a location in your home that provides plenty of access to natural light.
  • Choose attractive and efficient lighting to use during the darker hours.
  • Don’t hesitate to put out a few house plants.
  • Paint the walls a color that motivates you and helps you stay productive.

 

Equip Yourself

Continuing to learn and investing in the right tools will go a long way in helping you succeed.

 

  • Find marketing and social networking opportunities when you join the Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce.
  • Consider pursuing an online degree to grow your business knowledge and skills.
  • Invest in a quality desk and ergonomic chair for your workspace.
  • Look into all of the communication and collaboration tools that can help you succeed as a remote worker.
  • And don’t forget about the wealth of productivity apps out there that can help you stay accountable and efficient on a daily basis.

 

Even though no one really knows how long the pandemic will last, it doesn’t have to stop you from having a great career now and in the future. Look on the right job sites for new work, make sure you have a sufficient workspace, and equip yourself for short-term and long-term success.

 

Article courtesy of Katie Conroy , [email protected]

 

29 10, 2020

2020 Business Showcase Promotion

By |2020-11-25T18:24:54+00:00October 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The 2020 Business Showcase is running from October 5 through Dec. 14.  Enter to win a $250 cash prize and other drawing prizes such as:

$25 Amazon Card
Wooden Hand-made Jewelry Box
(4) 16 Minute Go Kart Rides (1 PRIZE)
Frontier Lanes Bowl & Meal Package for 2
Free Month Gymnastics Lessons
(2) $25 Ruby’s on Main Gift Certificates
(5) $50 Gift Cards or cash
1 year Subscription for Villager News
Rechargeable Weed Eater
Custom Keepsake Mini Bat
(3) Gift Basket Prizes:
1 at $25 value
2 at $50 value (one with tools)
(3) Separate 1-Night Stays at Romantic Spa Rooms Prizes at:
Biggers B&B, Riverview Falls, or Cedar Glade Resort
Rare & Valuable Coin Set
Phone Protection Pro Wrap ($40)

*Drawing prizes are donated by participating SRACC Members

 

HERE WAYS TO ENTER THE DRAWINGS:

  • GO TO THE SPRING RIVER AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FACEBOOK PAGE AND LIKE, SHARE AND COMMENT ON THE  BUSINESS SHOWCASE FACEBOOK POSTS THAT BEGAN OCTOBER 5.
  • VISIT THE WEEKLY FEATURED MEMBERS AND ENTER DRAWINGS ON SITE
  • PURCHASE GOODS/SERVICES FROM FEATURED MEMBERS THROUGH DECEMBER 14 AND EMAIL PHOTO OF RECEIPT TO: [email protected]

 

 

26 09, 2020

SRACC BUSINESS SHOWCASE OCT.5-DEC.14

By |2020-09-26T20:23:33+00:00September 26th, 2020|Chamber News|0 Comments

SRACC SETS BUSINESS SHOWCASE

 

In lieu of the annual Business Expo, the Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce an alternative virtual promotion to showcase our members this year with weekly promotions from October 5 through December 12.

Each week 8 to 10 participating SRACC members will be highlighted through newspaper, radio and Facebook promotions.  Live videos will be conducted at each participant’s location and posted on the SRACC Facebook page. In addition to advertising and highlighting member business, the public can win prize drawings throughout the promotion and there will be a grand prize of $250.

In addition to paid and donated advertising of the participants each week, the Villager Journal, all three Hometown Radio stations and KKIK 106.5 will be co-sponsoring offering special advertising packages for the participants at discounted prices to enhance their visibility.

To encourage the community to participate in the promotion and support their local businesses, there will drawings for prizes supplied by the participants throughout the promotion.

People can qualify for prize drawings by:

1) liking, sharing and commenting on the SRACC’s weekly Business Showcase Facebook posts and live videos

2) visiting the participating featured members and enter a drawing at their location, and/or

3) purchasing something at a featured member’s business and emailing a photo of the receipt to the SRACC.

 

All of those entries will be included in the   $250 grand prize at the end of the promotion.

 

For more information about the contest please call 870-856-3210.

Email:  [email protected]

 

 

 

 

22 09, 2020

Arkansas Tourism Report 2019

By |2020-09-22T18:11:51+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Whatever sort of adventure travelers are craving, Arkansas delivers. And although visitors may come to our state for different reasons, they all leave with a similar impression – that our state is welcoming, authentic and the perfect place to relax and recharge. Not only that, they want to come back for a return visit. And who can blame them?

Arkansas is home to experiences and attractions found nowhere else. Travelers can dig for diamonds and keep what they find at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro. They can tour one of only three purse museums in the world at ESSE Purse Museum in Little Rock. Or, they can ride some of the best mountain biking trails on the planet.

Arkansas’s communities large and small welcome guests of all ages, races and nationalities, offering local dining, historical attractions, outdoor recreation and so much more. Visitors also enjoy a multitude of inexpensive family activities across the state, including at our 52 state parks. Clearly, there’s a reason why we say The Natural State is a natural choice for travel.

Here is the 2019 Arkansas Tourism Economic Impact Report:

ARKANSAS TOURISM 2019 ECONOMIC IMPACT REPORT
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