Greater Bryant Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, CEO/President, and Chamber Staff 2020

Left to right, first row: Anna Brimhall, Brooke Plack, Teresa Kemp, Tracy Elliott, Barbara Merrick, Dr. Karen Walters; Left to right, second row: Rhonda Sanders Suzanne Passmore, Jennifer Carter; Left to right, third row: Jason Brown, Jim Gibbens, David Hannah, Robi McDonald, La’Twan Cheatham, Mark Hoffpauir,  Jamey South, Patrick Schroeder; Not pictured David Hendrix Jr. and  Jason Schnepf.

The Bryant Chamber of Commerce, Inc. was incorporated on January 17, 1974. Over the years, the Chamber has been through a re-branding, a building renovation, new staff, plus changed its mission and vision statement. Our goal remains to support our member businesses in Bryant and the surrounding areas through this period of rapid community growth.

About The Chamber

The Bryant Area Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1974 and forty-five years later our focus remains on engaging the community by advocating for our member organizations. 2019 was Bryant’s 127th Birthday and the 32nd Anniversary for Fall Fest. There is a lot to celebrate and the future of Bryant is very bright after a successful 2019.

The mission of the Greater Bryant Chamber of Commerce is to lead our members and community through economic development, educational programs, and networking opportunities. Our vision is to be recognized as the voice of business for Central Arkansas

encouraging our members and community to achieve greatness. We support member businesses, our city officials, schools, police and first responders for the betterment of the community. We find it of importance to be up to date on the latest pressing legislative

issues and any city planning that will affect local businesses. The Chamber will be closely working with the City of Bryant on Economic Development for the City. We believe it is our job to help create jobs and sales for our community. The more money we help bring to you, the better it is for everyone. The Greater Bryant Chamber of Commerce is Pro-Business and we are Open for Business.

How do members maximize the return on their membership investment? The Greater Bryant Chamber of Commerce hosts numerous events throughout the year dedicated to connecting current members and future members with each other. The most popular are ribbon cuttings, groundbreakings, Highlight Bryant.

Luncheons, Network Nights, Breakfast & Businesses, Business Education Summit, Taste of Bryant, Fall Fest, and the Annual Winter Banquet. We as a Chamber understand the reason you are a member is to know more people, earn more business, and be involved in the community.

We do not want you to simply join the Bryant Chamber, we want you to be involved. Every new member has the option of setting up a ribbon cutting for a formal welcome into our Chamber Community but we don’t want it to stop there. We encourage you and your business to be engaged. Join or start a leads group, serve on a committee, become an ambassador, sponsor an event, invest in ad space to increase your brand awareness and use your talents to help grow your business along with the Chamber. We believe the more you are involved, the stronger our Chamber, our community, and your business will be.

With over 460 members and growing we understand the importance of being the advocate for small and large business. Bryant is the Fastest growing City in Central Arkansas by population and we believe that we can also be the fastest growing area for Business as well. The creation

of the Saline County Career and Technical Education Center will help drive the business to our area and we need to prepare, plan and seek development that will help Bryant prosper for generations. Your Greater Bryant Chamber of Commerce is ready to help lead the way and be the voice of Business in Bryant. We thank each one of you who have offered us support over the years and encourage you to shop safe and shopping local.