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Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber Weekly
02.21.2022
 
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Savor the sights, sounds, and flavors of an experience mixing our community's most beloved traits—local cuisine and human connection. The Supper Club, presented by Citizens Bank, is a monthly gathering around delicious food and drinks, unique experiences, and invaluable community connections. The group is made for those seeking to make social connections in our community, one bite at a time.
 
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Now accepting applications for the 2022 class of Leadership Batesville! The Leadership Batesville program, presented by Citizens Bank, prepares emerging leaders to serve our community. Through shared experiences and frequent interactions, participants will engage in a curriculum inspired by the newly-revised IMPACT Independence County strategic plan.

Applicants should be highly motivated individuals who are interested in learning, pursuing first-hand experience, and interacting with community leaders, businesses, and organizations. Upon graduation, Independence County will welcome a dynamic group fully equipped to take action and work toward a better community. Priority is given to members of the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce.

Application Closes: February 28
Notification of Acceptance: March 2   

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Celebrate your spirit of Independence with shirts, cups, gifts, and more! You'll be supporting the hometown brand you love. Buy online or in-store at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Job Postings
Development Assistant
Arkansas Sheriffs' Youth Ranches, Inc • Batesville, AR

Mechanical Project Engineer
FutureFuel Chemical Company • Batesville, AR

Accountant
FutureFuel Chemical Company • Batesville, AR

Engineering Manager
LaCroix Precision Optics • Batesville, AR

Certified Nursing Assistant
Woodcrest Assisted Living • Batesville, AR
Full-Time Position at $15/hr, with Shift-differential pay and benefits. Must have Arkansas Certification.
 
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Member Events
Game the Day Away Saturday, February 26 The NEA Gamers Guild will host tabletop gamers of all ages and abilities on Saturday, February 26, 2022, at the Independence County Library from 11 am to 4 pm. The guild’s representative, Mr. Jeremiah Dillehay, will provide several games, classic and new, to share with patrons. Not only will he provide the games, but he will also provide instruction for new gamers as well. The library is offering a play-to-win game. Every patron who stops by and plays Kanagawa will be entered for a chance to win the game to add to their own tabletop game collection. The Independence County Library is located at 267 E. Main Street, Batesville, AR 72501. This program is open to patrons of all ages and is free of charge. Drop in or stay all day!
The 2022 Main Street Batesville (MSB) Winter Gala will be held on Saturday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Street Loft located at 267 East Main on the third floor. The gala is a fundraiser for the non-profit, Main Street Batesville, Inc. 
The 2022 Winter Gala will feature drinks, hors d’oeuvres, a live + silent auction, a tattoo parlor, and an art show. The art show will feature submissions from the community. Guests to the gala will vote on their favorites during the event. The winners will receive a prize. Among the items for the live auction are a youth four-wheeler and an all-expenses-paid VIP trip to the birthplace of rock n’ roll—Memphis. 
Tickets are $35 for individuals and $500 for a VIP table of 10. Tickets are available online at mainstreetbatesville.org. Other ticket locations include Merchants and Planters Bank, Studio Salon, and Batesville Mercantile. For more information, email mainstreetbatesville@gmail.com.
Baseball vs. Loyola University-New Orleans
Sat., Feb. 26 • 3 p.m. (Double Header)
Fred Wann Field

Baseball vs. Loyola University-New Orleans
Sun., Feb. 27 • 1 p.m.
Fred Wann Field

Baseball vs. Freed-Hardeman University
Tues., March 1 • 5 p.m.
Fred Wann Field
 
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Playmaker Sports Academy

Youth sports training and competitive sports opportunities. Private lessons, clinics, camps, and classes for volleyball, baseball, softball, basketball, and soccer.

www.playmakersportsacademy.com
Woodcrest Assisted Living celebrated all the sweet things in life and welcomed the new Woodcrest Sweetheart King and Queen, Mr. James Street and Mrs. Linda Fisher.
Beth Winberry goes "Above & Beyond" Beth Winberry, Media Specialist at Batesville Junior High School, was named Monday to receive the February “Citizens Bank Above & Beyond Award." Winberry's colleagues notice all the work that she does behind-the-scenes to make reading enjoyable and fun at the BJHS library. Congratulations, Beth!

Greenway Equipment Inc., is kicking of 2022 by launching efforts to combat food insecurity. The company will be hosting a one-of-a-kind fundraiser where they will give away two Gator utility vehicles that were previously owned by country music star, Jason Aldean. The giveaway will take place on March 11, 2022.

All proceeds from the fundraiser will go to raise funds for Backpack Programs at local food banks. 

To donate, text GOBACKPACK to 44321

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Our Mission
The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce is the leading voice of business in Independence County, providing advocacy promotion and resources for chamber members.
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The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce sets the standard for excellence in member service, community collaboration, business growth and achieving a high quality of life in the Batesville Area.
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