Chamber Board discusses lease agreement, t-shirt contest, and more during monthly meeting

Warren, Arkansas – Bradley County Chamber of Commerce board of directors held its first meeting of the new year under new Chairwoman Terrie White on Monday at Bradley County Economic Development Corp.

By Tim Kessler

Board members present were White, Julie Hamilton, James Wells, Tim Kessler, Ron St. John, Kim Forrest and Treasurer Jane Harris. Ex-officio board members present were Warren Mayor Denisa Pennington and Banks Mayor Keeton Hudson.

An annual lease agreement between the Chamber and City of Warren was discussed. It provides office space in the Warren Municipal Building for the Chamber. No board action was needed.

The monthly financial statement and December meeting minutes were approved by the board.

The annual Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival T-shirt contest was discussed. Entries may be submitted to the Chamber by Jan. 28. Entry forms may be picked up at the Chamber office or downloaded at The winning artist will receive $200 and the first T-shirt of the 2022 festival.

An invitation was issued to the board for the BCEDC annual meeting at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at Immanuel Baptist Church. Arkansas Secretary of Commerce Mike Preston will be the guest speaker.

Hamilton, Debbie Spencer and Mallory Forrest will be working on special events for Easter.

A Pink Tomato Festival planning meeting is set for 5:15 p.m. Jan. 20 at the District Courtroom in the Warren Municipal Building.

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