Gov. Asa Hutchinson met with representatives from chambers of commerce from around the state during Chamber of Commerce week in Arkansas Oct. 18 – 22.

More than 140 local Chambers of Commerce operate in Arkansas, working to advance civic, economic, professional, and cultural life in the state. Chambers in Arkansas and their members provide citizens with a strong business environment that increases employment, retail trade and commerce, and economic growth.

“The support and encouragement of the chambers have led Arkansas businesses through times of many challenges while we navigated the pandemic,” Hutchinson said, “While the challenges are not gone, we look to this week as a time to observe the leadership and ability of our local chambers to continue pushing Arkansas business forward.”

“Local Chambers of Commerce are essential to an area’s overall success,” said Randy Zook, President and CEO of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/AIA. “They are champions of their business community and serve as a catalyst for growth by fostering a vibrant business environment and providing solutions to local needs.”

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