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Monthly Membership Luncheon The Greens at North Hills Thursday, August 2, 2012 SPONSORED BY AT&T Our August Membership Luncheon will be held on Thursday, August 2, at The Greens at North Hills, at 7400 Highway 107. The buffet will open at 11:45 A.M. and will be catered by Two Sisters Catering. The menu will consist of their signature beef brisket, twice-baked potato casserole, garden salad, rolls, and dessert. Iced tea and water will be provided by Bunker's Bistro. Our program will be presented by Col. Brian Robinson, Commander of the 19th Airlift Wing, the host unit at the Little Rock Air Force Base. RSVP by Tuesday, July 31, to get the price of $12 and to help us plan for adequate food and seating. We're proud to announce that AT&T is sponsoring our August luncheon!

A BIG Thanks to Our Supporters Comet Cleaners, Bunker’s Bistro and Sherwood Florist, for all your help with our luncheons and ribbon-cuttings!

Sherwood Chamber of Commerce Marcia Cook, Execu ve Director 295 West Kiehl Avenue P. O. Box 6082 Sherwood, AR 72120 www.sherwoodchamber.net

2012 Sherwood Chamber Leadership Executive Committee President President Elect Vice President Secretary Treasurer Past President

Steve Cobb Jessica Rodgers Clay Partridge Susan Toler Sandy Ledbetter Joey Parker

Marina Brooks Brooks McRae

Wayne Smith Nita Pilkington

Betty Barnhardt Karen Bennett Gina Bettis Michael Boston Tom Brooks Shelly Calhoun Butch Davis Misty Eid Mary Jo Heye Don Hindman Keith Owen Larry Roberts Ann Russell

BJ’s Plants and Produce

When Jeanna (Kyzer) Whitley opened her small plants and produce market back in 1978, little did she know that by 2012 it would become the cornerstone for Sherwood’s new Market District. The high standard for quality plants, produce and customer service set back then are now carried on by son, Michael and daughter, DeDe. “We’ve been family owned and operated for over thirty years and our

Ex-Offico Members

customers are a part of our family. It’s how Mom did business and it’s

Mayor Virginia Hillman Police Chief Jim Bedwell Fire Chief David Teague

how we do business.” stated DeDe Chapman, co-owner.

Economic Development Director Kelly Coughlin

Our Mission is to advocate development and cul vate a prosperous business environment, while being a leader on issues that affect the well-being of Sherwood commerce. In addi on, we SERVE, PROTECT and PROMOTE our business community.

The Sherwood Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize its July Business of the Month

Board of Directors

Executive Director Marcia Cook

Sherwood Chamber of Commerce Mission Statement

August 2012

Since moving to the corner of North Hills Blvd. and Country Club business has been booming. Sherwood is the perfect fit for BJ Plants and Produce. “We’ve been so well received by the people [of Sherwood]

Sherwood Chamber of Commerce

and are very excited to play an active role in our new community,”

295 W. Kiehl Avenue P O Box 6082 Sherwood, AR 72120 (501) 835-7600 www.sherwoodchamber.net

commented Theresa Kyzer, aunt and marketing director. “We have a

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full calendar of special events and promotions set that will allow our patrons to not only shop with us but to be a part of who we are.”


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Member News

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Welcome NEW Chamber Members

Events

SHERWOOD FAMILY FEST

BEST WESTERN PLUS TO HOST BUSINESS SEMINAR ON MARKETING

Candlewood Suites Vickie Harder

Mama’s Gyros Grill Randy Akel

39500 Vali Court North Little Rock, AR 72117 (501) 492-4946

3309 East Kiehl Ave. Sherwood, AR 72120 (501) 833-0306

Air Force Assoc. , David D. Terry, Jr. Chapter Jerry Reinchenbach

Sylvan Hills Community Church LeAnn Beckwith

P. O. Box 733 Jacksonville, AR 72076 (501) 837-7092

8019 Highway 107 Sherwood, AR 72120 (501) 835-1612

RIBBON CUTTING

Chamber Will Again Sponsor Pancake Breakfast for Sherwood Fest The Sherwood Chamber will have the Annual Pancake Breakfast, which will kickoff Sherwood Fest, on Saturday, September 22, from 8:30-10:00 AM, at Sherwood For-

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center will This year at Sherwood Fest on Saturday, September

present

a

seminar

on

"Marketing Techniques for Small

22, Little Caesars Pizza will host a pizza-eating con-

Business" on Tuesday, August 28, at 10:00 A.M. at

test. Their plans include some fun and friendly com-

the Best Western Plus, 7533 Warden Road.

petition in several categories.

training is free to Sherwood Chamber members.

This

FUN AND DELICIOUS FOOD REPORTED AT 36TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY FISH FRY Thanks to all of our hard-working volunteers and generous sponsors, we had a successful fish fry last month. Our major sponsors were Comcast, Waste Management, and First Electric Cooperative. Thanks also to Walmart Supercenter and Pop-a-Top North for their donations.

To see more photos visit the Sherwood Chamber website at

www.sherwoodchamber.net.

est Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for children 6-10, and kids 5 and under eat FREE. What a great way for families to start off their day at Sherwood Fest! Stay tuned for more details.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available! Looking for a way to get your business name recognized? Attendees at the recent Ribbon Cutting at Mama's Gyros Grill got to sample Randy Akel's delicious hummus, pita chips, cheese sticks, falafels, and gyros.

Why not consider being a sponsor for one or more of our Chamber events! We have sponsorship opportunities to fit

Doug House served catfish and chicken to Jeremy Pressgrove and family.

Nicole DiMichele took a brief break from serving and cleaning up to visit with the kids.

Mike Wilson, with Comcast, presented the big screen TV to winner, Jennifer Winstead.

any budget. Call the chamber office for more information.

AT&T to Sponsor August Membership Luncheon AT&T has been a big, long-time supporter of the Sherwood Chamber. Thanks to Ronnie Dedman, Director of External Affairs, AT&T is sponsoring our August luncheon. For more than a century, AT&T has consistently provided innovative, reliable, high-quality products and services and excellent customer care. Today, their mission is to connect people with their world, everywhere they live and work, and do it better than anyone else. They're fulfilling

Mark Your Calendars… Þ Farmers’ Market, each Thursday evening, weather permitting, 5:00-8:00 P.M., on the corner of North Hills Blvd. and Country Club Rd. Þ Monthly Membership Luncheon, Thursday, August 2, at 11:45 A.M. at the Greens at North Hills. RSVP by July 31. Þ Small Business Marketing Seminar, Tuesday, August 28, 10:00 A.M. at Best Western Plus Þ Ribbon Cutting and Grand Re-Opening, Friday, August 31, 10:00 A.M. at Sam’s Club

this vision by creating new solutions for consumers and businesses and by driving innovation in

Þ Little Rock Airshow at Little Rock Air Force Base on September 8-9 Featuring the Blue Angels and FREE Admission.

the communications and entertainment industry.

Þ Sherwood Fest and Chamber Pancake Breakfast at Sherwood Forest, on Saturday, September 22.


August 2012 Newsletter