6 Days and counting! The Dogwood Festival is almost here and boy are we keeping busy! This year's Festival is gearing up to be a big success. If you haven't seen it around town, check out our official festival guide, which was revamped this year thanks to the NWA Democrat Gazette. We've attached the file below.
We will also be selling Official Dogwood Festival t-shirts! You can pre-order for your company through A-1 Graphics and we will also have them available at the Chamber Information Tent and the Dogwood Junction tent at the festival for only $10 each! Look for this year's festival logo, pictured above.
Make sure to follow the Dogwood Festival Siloam Facebook page for even more info on the festival including vendors and live entertainment. See you there!
SMALL BUSINESS REVOLUTION HOSTS FREE BUSINESS SEMINAR APRIL 25 IN SILOAM SPRINGS
Siloam Springs, ARK. — The Deluxe corporation, which considered Siloam Springs for its upcoming season of the Hulu-streamed show “Small Business Revolution” is putting on a free small-business seminar in the community.
The one-day event is April 25, 8:30am-3:30pm with lunch included. Space is limited to 280 attendees, and those interested in attending must register as soon as possible at www.deluxe.com/mysiloamsprings. The seminar will be on the John Brown University campus.
“Northwest Arkansas and the state as a whole is full of creative and savvy businesses, but it is intimidating to be an expert in accounting, social media marketing, and everything involved in making a business thrive. I know our downtown Siloam Springs community is ready to take advantage of this opportunity to take a step back from day-to-day business and receive free expert advice and interactive training to take our businesses to the next level!” said Kelsey Howard, Executive Director of Main Street Siloam Springs.
Siloam Springs was one of five finalists among 14,000 cities across the U.S. in the running to be the featured town on Season 3 of Small Business Revolution. Main Street Siloam Springs, the City of Siloam Springs, and the Siloam Springs Chamber of Commerce led an effort in February to encourage Arkansans to participate in an online vote that would determine the winning city. Alton, Illinois received the most votes, but Siloam Springs drew national attention and gained significant local support as a result of the contest.
Deluxe aims to promote small business growth beyond the winning city alone; therefore, Siloam Springs is one of ten cities where Deluxe will put on free small-business seminars for both new and seasoned businesses. Deluxe experts are eager to share insights and suggestions to help small business owners, employees, and entrepreneurs achieve great things!
Attendees will learn how to:
- Get found online locally
- Enhance sales and marketing tools
- Identify and manage the customer experience
- Build a budget and manage finances
In addition, attendees will have the chance to win $1,000 in marketing services.
For more information, business owners should contact Abby Trinidad, Events & Marketing Coordinator of Main Street Siloam Springs. She can be reached at 479.524.4556 (office) or firstname.lastname@example.org
About Main Street Siloam Springs
Main Street Siloam Springs, Inc., a 501c3 organization, is a downtown revitalization program that enacts economic development through historic preservation. An accredited National Main Street Center member, Main Street Siloam Springs works in the areas of design, organization, promotion and economic development to preserve and enhance downtown Siloam Springs as a vibrant destination where the community springs to life.
The Chamber of Commerce held their Open House and Ribbon Cutting on April 6 for their new location at 101 N. Mt Olive St. We appreciated great support from members, past board members and chairs and the community. We would like to thank everyone that attended and invite those that were not able to come to visit our new office anytime.
Patrick Kerrwood, Siloam Springs Regional Hospital CEO and current board chair for the Chamber, had the honor of cutting the ribbon celebrating our new office at 101 North Mt. Olive Street.
A second ribbon cutting was conducted by former board chairs and current Chamber staff. (From left: Katelyn Coon-Director of Events, Kathy Layman-Administrative Assistant, Roger Holroyd-2014 Chair, Shirley Dilbeck-2016 Chair, Michael Shirley-1999 Chair, Don Austin-2017 Chair, Tim McCord-2010 Chair, Wayne Mays-Chamber President, Craig Taylor-1996 Chair, Art Morris-2001 Chair, Trish Houston-2015 Chair, Donetta Samuels-1998 Chair, Randy Torres-2012 Chair, and Laura Campbell-Director of Communications & Membership.)