Monthly Archives: August 2014

26 Aug 2014

Tie Dye the Town

August 26th, 2014|Festival, Tourism|Comments Off on Tie Dye the Town

Local businesses are once again encouraged to Tie Dye the Town in preparation for the annual Beatles at the Ridge festival, set for Sept. 19 and 20 in downtown Walnut Ridge.

Trophies for best interior display and best exterior display will be presented by the previous winners. The traveling trophies are currently in the possession […]

25 Aug 2014

Hall Law Firm

August 25th, 2014|Ribbon Cutting|Comments Off on Hall Law Firm

Several attended a ribbon cutting ceremony of Hall Law Firm on Main Street in downtown Walnut Ridge on Monday afternoon, including city officials and Chamber representatives.  Among those attending were (front, from left) Mayor Don House, Ed Lawson, Beth Brown, Attorney Nancy Hall, Fran Cavenaugh, Junior Briner, Kathy Bradley; (back) Rob Combs, Boyce Dixon, […]

24 Aug 2014

Jenn’s Get Fit

August 24th, 2014|Ribbon Cutting|Comments Off on Jenn’s Get Fit

Jenn’s Get Fit Health Energy Program held its ribbon cutting ceremony Sunday afternoon.  There for the ceremony were (from left) Katie and Bubba Edlemon, Tiffeny and Carnelius Lovelace and their daughter, Devon, owner Jennifer Gramling, Bella Brady, Jeff Brady, Miss Lawrence County Lilly McQuay, Junior Miss Lawrence County Morgan Smith, Chamber of Commerce representatives […]

22 Aug 2014

Save the Jobs Now Summit

August 22nd, 2014|Economic Development|Comments Off on Save the Jobs Now Summit

In an effort to address workforce issues in manufacturing, construction, transportation and agricultural sectors, the Arkansas State Chamber/AIA is convening the 2014 Jobs Now Summit on Tuesday, September 23 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock.
The numbers don’t lie. Employees with the most experience and responsibility […]

11 Aug 2014

Beatles at the Ridge to Open With Symposium

August 11th, 2014|Festival, Tourism|Comments Off on Beatles at the Ridge to Open With Symposium

A greatly expanded Beatles Author & Artist Symposium will kick off this year’s Beatles at the Ridge music festival, September 19-20 in Walnut Ridge.  The symposium makes education a part of the festival experience, with nationally known authors, multi-media presentations, art and private collection displays.

The authors & artists symposium is presented by Black River […]

7 Aug 2014

Amtrak officials meet with LawCo. Chamber committee

August 7th, 2014|Transportation|Comments Off on Amtrak officials meet with LawCo. Chamber committee

Nearly 5,000 people board or disembark Amtrak trains in Walnut Ridge each year. Those were among the facts discussed when Amtrak representatives met with the Transportation Committee of the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday.

6 Aug 2014

Committee focuses on LawCo. strategic plan

August 6th, 2014|Economic Development|Comments Off on Committee focuses on LawCo. strategic plan

The reNEW East Arkansas Lawrence County steering committee recently held a meeting at the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce to discuss the county’s strategic focus, including development opportunities, future projects and grants, housing issues, recycling and the effects of Peco on various county initiatives.

Local business owner Charles Snapp said, “Seeing representatives from all communities […]

4 Aug 2014

Danny Donuts Returning to Beatles at the Ridge

August 4th, 2014|Festival, Tourism|Comments Off on Danny Donuts Returning to Beatles at the Ridge

Audacious entertainer Danny Donuts is returning to the Beatles at the Ridge music festival in downtown Walnut Ridge. Operating from his memorable Yellow Submarine, Danny provides a unique brand of entertainment for children and families.

This year, the entertainer will host the all new Regions Bank Octopus Garden for Kids. Danny will be doing an […]