Be sure to visit their new location downtown at 116 N. Broadway!
Heavenly Stiches began their business with a life story. They believe that every life and every person has a story to tell. They work to help others express their story in stitches. Your story can be told through a shirt, for your child’s birthday, the birth of a child, or the support for your team. They embroider on most materials; including blankets, clothes, and have even done a pair of shoes! They would love to help make your time or event special. Heavenly Stitches is located in Downtown Siloam Springs. Lesa Brosch, the proud owner of Heavenly Stitches says “I love being a part of this Community and if you come tell me your story, I would love to help you find the perfect gift for occasion.”
Be sure to visit their new location downtown at 116 N. Broadway!
The Ribbon Cutting for Sweet Treats Coffee Shop was held on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at the Cherokee Casino and Hotel. They first launched Sweet Treats Bakery in December of 2012. Billie Jean, the head Pastry Chef, made a 250 pound cupcake to get the attention of their guests and for them to see they had started a gourmet cupcake line.
The main focus and drive started with cupcakes. They started with big events at the Casino and grew from there. When guests started wanting to purchase them, they put them up for sale; selling pies, brownies, donuts, and pastries. Sweet Treats took off! “People are in awe daily at our creations; taking photos of our cases” Billie Jean said. She started teaching her team how to make specialty cakes and birthday cakes, and to have vision, beauty, consistency, and great flavor.
Billie Jean worked at Little Debbie’s for 20 years and now has 25 Years’ experience with baking and creating. She has taught her team mass production, quality, and to always strive to be the best. Billie Jean said “It has been a great journey and I am so proud and excited to have this opportunity.” If you haven’t stopped by and tried any of her yummy sweets then you are truly missing out. We here at the Chamber love their desserts!
In Siloam Springs, summer fun meant an ice cream cone at Barnett’s Dairyette and cruising down long, quiet country roads. Community spirit was alive and everyone knew the Soda Jerks by name!
The first day of business was June 6, 1957 for Barnett’s Dairyette, 5 years before Sam Walton opened his first Walmart Discount Store. The Founder, Ervie Barnett, retired in December of 1977 after twenty years of serving ice cream and smiles. The daily operation of Barnett’s was then passed to David Harper and stayed in the Barnett family for three generations from 1957-2002.
Barnett’s Dairyette was sold again in February, 2002 and for the very first time the business was not under the ownership of a Barnett, but instead Reid Carroll. After 15 years, and with a vision to place the future of Barnett’s in good hands, Barnett’s was sold to Jacob Frese on June 27, 2017.
His goal is to continue the rich history of a Restaurant rooted in the heart of Siloam Springs. The Dairyette has over 60 years under it's belt, and is still going strong! Shortly after purchasing the Dairyette, Frese wanted to restore the neon sign to its original glory. The original sign was damaged in a hail storm but in April 2018, the neon sign was finally lit for the first time in nearly two decades.
Be on the lookout for upcoming issues of our "Member of the Week" stories from the Siloam Springs Chamber of Commerce.
Compiled and written By McKenna Janes
The Siloam Springs Chamber of Commerce has announced staff changes effective July 16, 2018.
Nathan Reed has been promoted to Vice-President for Economic Development and Finance. Reed joined the Chamber in February, 2017 as Director of Economic Development. In his new position he will supervise the Director of Communication and Membership and the Director of Events. He previously worked for the City of Siloam Springs. He is married to Mandi and they are expecting their first child in September.
McKenna Janes of Kansas, OK has been hired as Administrative Assistant at the Chamber. She is a 2014 graduate of Colcord, OK High School. She has previously worked at the Kansas, OK Medical Clinic and Factory Connection.
For more information, please contact:
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Laura Campbell, email@example.com, 479-524-6466
Skydrive Skyranch is sponsoring a promotion exclusively for new chamber members!
You are invited on board a rare, vintage airliner for the flight of a lifetime! This classic Douglas DC-3 was built in 1938 and features twin 1200 HP engines. The flight will consist of a 30 minute, complimentary scenic trip above and around Siloam Springs. You'll also be able to visit the cockpit in flight to experience an airline flight as it was in the 1930's and 1940's!
Space is limited, email Laura Campbell to reserve your seat!
By John Geysen
Ireland’s Cabra Castle stands on 100 acres of gardens and parkland with delightful views over the Cavan countryside, famous for its beautiful lakes. Formerly known as Cormey Castle, the history of the castle dates back to the pre-Cromwellian times of the 16th century.
The property was bought in the early 19th century by Colonel Joseph Pratt, who rebuilt it and renamed it Cabra Castle. Its long legacy lends a mature, cultured air to the castle, which can be felt by strolling through the castle’s magnificent hallways and stairwells.
The rooms are outfitted to the highest standards with every comfort and modern facilities.The bar and restaurant offer beautiful views of the Ireland countryside famous for its lakes and fishing, as well as Dun an Ri Forest Park.
Find out more about our trip to see Cabra Castle and other great sites by attending our info meeting June 26, from 5 to 7 p.m.!
The Siloam Springs Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking an Administrative Assistant to work part-time, 25 hours per week. Additional after hours and some weekend work required for major events throughout the year. The qualified individual must be a self-starter who can work with little supervision and take initiative when necessary. Candidates should be able to answer and transfer calls and voicemails, greet visitors with enthusiasm and in a professional manner, and handle things associated with keeping an office in good order. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, and familiarity with Constant Contact or MailChimp, and other software programs required. Position will report directly to President/CEO of Chamber. Some job duties will require candidate to lift up to 20 pounds and stand for short periods of time.
Regular office duties include:
Apply by visiting: https://www.indeedjobs.com/siloam-springs-chamber-of-commerce/_hl/en_US?cpref=JXWAtnzf3XWjLOi4YeVNLmvRJltmkRIjLxo4TJCfJ_I
The Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Siloam Springs and the City of Siloam Springs have come together and are excited to launch www.DiscoverSiloamSprings.com!
It’s your one place for what to do in Siloam Springs. Whether you live here in town, nearby or are visiting for the day, check out the site for events, where to play, eat, shop and stay!
We listened to your frustrations, and had some of our own, in trying to find all the upcoming events in town when everyone has their own website. With Discover Siloam Springs you can now visit one site for all things Siloam Springs! No more wondering, where do I find info on the Farmer's Market? Where is Trivia Night? What about First Friday Coffee? Is there a movie in the park this weekend?
Siloam Springs is quietly becoming a popular destination with its many attractions and unique businesses. We want to help visitors easily find things to enjoy! Discover Siloam Springs will be working to spread the word about the great things going on in our community. Siloam Springs has that “small town charm” you want to go along with the “great outdoor adventure” you crave.
This is the site you need to be clicking! Check it out on your phone or computer- it’s searchable with keywords and categories so things are easy to find. Come check out what we have to offer and discover Siloam Springs!