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7 Mar 2016

NEA Intermodal Authority Searching for Executive Director

March 7th, 2016|Economic Development, Transportation|0 Comments

Executive Director
Northeast Arkansas Regional Intermodal Facilities Authority
Lawrence County, Randolph County, City of Corning, City of Pocahontas and City of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas
The Northeast Arkansas Regional Intermodal Facilities Authority (Authority) believes that to achieve economic development success the region must present a unified front of community, business, government and civic leaders. Therefore, it is essential […]

14 Nov 2014

Light Up Lawrence County

November 14th, 2014|Revitalization and Beautification|0 Comments

The Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a holiday lighting competition.

Email a photo of your display, along with name, address and phone number to by Dec. 8

If you do not want your address included please indicate and we will list only the town on your photo.

Submitted photos will be posted on the […]

22 Aug 2014

Save the Jobs Now Summit

August 22nd, 2014|Economic Development|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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 […]

30 Jul 2014

Local groups work to maintain Rail-Trail

July 30th, 2014|Revitalization and Beautification|0 Comments

Volunteers have begun working to keep the Lawrence County Rail Trail maintained. The Community Revitalization and Beautification Committee with the Chamber of Commerce is spearheading the effort, in conjunction with the county’s Rail-Trail Committee.

Volunteers from Williams Baptist College spent July 19 clearing away brush and weeds along the trail. WBC has adopted the section […]

7 May 2014

La Casita Grill

May 7th, 2014|Ribbon Cutting|0 Comments

Javier Valadez (center), owner of La Casita Grill, prepares to cut the ribbon for the new restaurant, located at 738 Highway 67 North in Walnut Ridge.

14 Feb 2014

Dr. Karla Baltz

February 14th, 2014|Ribbon Cutting|0 Comments

Dr. Karla Baltz (center), owner of Karla Baltz, DDS, prepares to cut the ribbon for her new Walnut Ridge Office located at 1121 W. Main Street.