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July 17, 2020

After careful consideration regarding the health and safety of our community, our sponsors, vendors, volunteers, and attendees, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the 45th Annual Queen Wilhelmina Rod Run scheduled for August 28-29, 2020. Due to the uncerta...

July 6, 2020

With all the uncertainty around us, sometimes it's nice to pause for a moment. To take an inventory of all that is still amazing and precious and to be thankful for all the blessings we witness and receive.

Please help me in congratulating Marisa and Brandon Johnson and...

June 8, 2020

One thing we know for sure in marketing, timing is everything. It's important to maintain tactful and empathetic marketing content, especially in times of crisis. Below we have provided some suggested guidelines for use during this pandemic.

  • Review your scheduled po...

June 1, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has been a difficult experience for most of the world. Here are a few marketing strategies that can help you communicate with your customers and ensure your business stays strong through this pandemic.

  • Re-Evaluate Marketing Strategies: Consi...

May 26, 2020

Small Business Tips

This has been a difficult and unprecedented time for many small businesses. Many companies are struggling or closing their doors because of the COVID-19 pandemic. There are a few ways small business owners can manage finances to help get them through...

May 4, 2020

The CDC's Cleaning and Disinfecting Recommendations


  • Wear disposable gloves to clean and disinfect.

  • Clean surfaces using soap and water, then use disinfectant.

  • Cleaning with soap and water reduces number of germs, dirt and impurities on the surface. Di...

May 4, 2020

A huge THANK YOU to everyone working on the front lines! The Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce sends our gratitude to the doctors, nurses, first responders, police, fire, grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants, retail and all others that serve our community!

We unde...

April 27, 2020

Social Media Assistance

from the UofA Community & Economic Development

and the UofA Division of Agriculture- Extension

During these challenging times, small businesses are finding it critical to shift to online offerings and make use of social media. Here's some ways that...

April 27, 2020

The 2019 Community Awards have been opened. Below is a list of the Citizen of the Year nominees. We have provided a brief bio and some of the nomination submissions that were sent in. 

Coach Brian Byrd

The University of Arkansas Rich Mountain announced Brian Byrd as thei...

April 20, 2020

Now is the time to learn things for your business that you've been putting off. If you've been meaning to take an online course, learn how to use that email software, or utilize your social media accounts this is the perfect time to start.

While things are still a littl...

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