Gov. Asa Hutchinson has proclaimed Oct. 14 – 18 Chamber of Commerce Week in Arkansas. Hutchinson will hold a presentation ceremony of the proclamation alongside various chamber representatives at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14 in the Governor’s Conference Room at the State Capitol in Little Rock.

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 industrial growth.

"The path to a booming state economy is paved by hard work and community involvement such as we have seen from members of chambers of commerce across the state,” Hutchinson said. “Chambers of commerce provide needed support and encouragement for Arkansas businesses, both large and small, and they enhance economic development and job growth. It’s an honor to proclaim Chamber of Commerce Week in Arkansas.”

“We strongly endorse Gov. Hutchinson’s proclamation recognizing Chamber of Commerce Week in Arkansas,” said Arkansas State Chamber President and CEO Randy Zook. “We partner with the local chambers in the state and recognize the value they provide to their respective communities. Local chambers are the lifeblood – the boots on the ground – that help businesses, nonprofits, banks and industry succeed and thrive. They are vital in helping make Arkansas a better place to live and do business.”

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