Warren Mayor Denisa Pennington signs proclamation declaring Chamber of Commerce week

Bradley County Chamber of Commerce board of directors met Monday at Bradley County Economic Development Corp. and discussed preparations for its upcoming year.

By Tim Kessler

The board meets on the second Monday of each month but met late this month due to the Columbus Day holiday. Five new board members are elected each year for a three-year term with new officers chosen each year, although those procedures were delayed last year due to COVID-19 protocols. James Wells is the current board chairman.

The annual meeting will be held Nov. 8 at a place and time to be determined. New board members and officers will be elected and installed at that time, with the terms to begin in January.

Besides Wells, other board members present for Monday’s meeting were Terri White, Tim Kessler, Ron St. John, Brooke Hatch and board Treasurer Jane Harris. Mayor Denisa Pennington attended as an ex-officio board member.

Also present were Chapel Woods Health and Rehabilitation Adminstrator Kenisha Hoard and Director of Nursing Kerry Williams.

In other business:

  • Pennington noted that Gov. Asa Hutchinson had passed a resolution for Arkansas Chamber of Commerce Week. Pennington approved a similar resolution for the city on behalf of Bradley County Chamber of Commerce.
  • Tent or Treat is set for 6-8 p.m. Oct. 30 in downtown Warren. It will have several booths with candy, hot dogs and other items, plus there will be a hayride.
  • Market on Main was sponsored by the Chamber in October so it will receive the proceeds from booth rentals. The Chamber will also sponsor booths during the Christmas events in December.
  • Several ribbon-cuttings are planned soon, beginning with Hearth and Meadow Realty at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 3.

Top photo: Warren Mayor Denisa Pennington signed a proclamation Monday declaring Arkansas Chamber of Commerce Week on behalf of Bradley County Chamber of Commerce. Shown, from left, are board member Ron St. John, Treasurer Jane Harris, Chairman James Wells, board members Brooke Hatch and Terri White, Pennington and board member Tim Kessler.

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