Alma Area Chamber of Commerce
"You'll find it all in Alma." Alma Aquatic Park, Popeye Park, Performing Arts Center, A League of Their Own, Excellent School System, About 20 miles east of Fort Smith, University of Arkansas at Fort SMith, hospitals, entertainment and shopping, Farmers Market held Saturday, May-October. Special events include the Spinach Festival held the 3rd weekend in April, Independence Day Celebration on July 3 at Alma Aquatic Park, Annual Christmas Parade on the 1st Friday in December, and Christmas Lights in the Park for the entire month of December.
Alma Chamber of Commerce: P.O. Box 2607 Alma, AR 72921 (479) 632-4127. www.almachamber.com
Altus Area Chamber of Commerce
Altus is the wine capital of Arkansa; The heart of the scenic wine country and Arkansas River Valley. Free tastings and tours are avallable daily at the region's award-winning wineries. Points of interest include the historic St. Mary's Catholic Church with its panoramic view; historically preserved downtown with unique dining and museum; historic hiking trails; and a city park featuring the Altus Coal Miners Monument, Owl Monument, Veterans Memorial, quarter-mile fitness trail, playground, picnic facilities, band stage and historic gazebo.
Altus Chamber of Commerce: P.O. Box 404 Altus, AR 72821. 479-468-4684. www.altusarcofc.com.
City of Mansfield
The friendly, scenic city of Mansfield has much to offer. From Hwy. 71, take a rustic driving tour of Poteau Mountain, featuring panoramic views of the Poteau River Valley, as well as miles and miled of hiking, ATV and equestrian trails. Discover picknicking, fishing, and camping opportunities at city parks. Enjoy local festivals, such as Music Fest and the annual Christmas Parade. Explore historic sites, including the 1825 Chocoville Cabin, the first trading post in the area.
City of Mansfield: 200 North Sebascott Ave. Mansfield, AR 72944. 479-928-5552. www.mansfieldarkansas.com.
City of Wiederkehr Village
Wiederkehr Village is known as the "Gateway to Arkansas Wine Country." This town has much to offer including the Swiss Family Bistro, Liquor Store & Wine Tasting, open 7 days a week. Other attractions include several festivals throughout the year, as well as the I-40 Wine Country Tourist Center.
City of Weiderkehr Village: 3323 Swiss Family Dr., Dept. WAMF, Wiederkehr Village, AR 72821. 1-800-622-WINE. 479-468-WINE. www.wiederkehrwines.com or www.wiederkehrvillage.com.
Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce
The Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce provides vision and leadership to enhance the quality of place for businesses and individuals in the Greater Fort Smith Region. The three main functions of the Chamber are to grow the economy, provide networking and training opportunities for members, and be the legislative advocate for the region. We are also a hub for community business information. Visit our website to learn more about the various businesses in the Fort Smith Region.
Greenwood Area Chamber of Commerce
Greenwood is a great place to live, work, and shop. Enjoy attractions such as Bell Park, Vineyard Cabin, the Historic District & the Performing Arts Center. Several events take place here year-round as well. Visit local antique shops and retail stores and experience some great home-style restaurant chains.
Greenwood Chamber of Commerce: 16 Town Square, P.O. Box 511 Greenwood, AR 72936. 479-996-6357. www.greenwoodarkansas.com
Mena/Polk Area Chamber of Commerce
There's much to celebrate in Mena. Experience Mena's small town atmosphere and unmatched southern hospitality! Enjoy thrilling outdoor adventure plus great antiquing, art exhibits, plays, craft & car shows, music & dance festivals and two state parks, the historic Queen Wilhelmina and the Cossatot River State Park. Mena also serves as the gateway to the breathtaking Talimena National Scenic Byway. Don't miss what Mena has to offer you year-round!
Mena/Polk Chamber of Commerce: 479-394-2912. info@VisitMena.com. www.VisitMena.com.
Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce
"For a fun time, be our guest at 72949." Camp at one of Aux Arc Park's 84 tree-shaded RV sites, enjoy water sports and boating along Ozark Lake's 173-mile picturesque shoreline, hike on the Ozark Highlands Trail featured in National Geographic, fish and canoe on the National Wild and Scenic Mulberry River, and go four-wheeling in the Ozark National Forest. View the panoramic Arkansas River Valley from Reed Mountain Park overlook and enjoy free tours at the five wineries in Arkansas Wine Country. Dine and go antiquing in historic downtown Ozark.
Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce: 300 West Commercial Street, Ozark, AR 72949. 800-951-2525. www.ozarkchamberofcommerce.com.
Van Buren Area Chamber of Commerce
Van Buren is one of the oldest cities in Arkansas. In 1818 Thomas Phillips bought land rights to the site, and for a time the community was known as Phillips Landing. Soon after, with the assigning of a post office and the sale of several lots, a courthouse was built for Crawford County. During this period a number of shops, stores, taverns and branch banks were opened, and Phillips Landing was renamed "Van Buren" in honor of Martin Van Buren, when he was Secretary of State under President Andrew Jackson.
At the time of its incorporation in 1845, Van Buren had a population larger than that of our neighbor, Fort Smith. Both towns were slow to grow following the Civil War. But with the advent of the railroad from Little Rock in 1873, Van Buren became an important junction for shipping farm products. In the late 1950s and early 60s, Van Buren/Fort Smith began to emerge as the manufacturing capital of Arkansas. Our area holds that title even today.
Van Buren has grown from 8,373 residents in 1970 to some 18,986 in 2000. Even with its continual growth, the people of Van Buren hold strong beliefs in family, community, and volunteerism. From City Hall, the Chamber of Commerce, our schools and hospital, to our neighborhoods, businesses and industry, we strive to build a community that is economically sound, aesthetically pleasing, and caring of one another.
Please feel free to contact the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce for any further information you might need and also take a look at the Member Service Directory for a complete list of chamber members in Van Buren that will be pleased to serve you.
Waldron Area Chamber of Commerce
Located in Scott County, Waldron is home to the Scott Theatre, Arkansas' oldest working theatre, a unique downtown area with great shopping and many buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Scott County Historical Society is housed in the town's Old Jail. Premier fishing can be enjoyed on Lake Hinkle, Lake Waldron, and Square Rock Lake. Enjoy local parks, hiking trails, swimming areas, camping and canoeing in and around Waldron. Don't miss Blythe's Museum and Blythe's Gazebo.
City of Waldron: 479-637-2775. www.waldronareachamberofcommerce.com.