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2018 Perry County Awards Nominations
During our Annual Banquet/Fundraiser we present awards for Business/Organization, Citizen and Youth of the year based on Perry County resident’s nominations.
Please place your nominations by Friday, April 13th by using the following link. https://form.jotform.com/PerryCountyAreaChamber/AwardNomination
Your nomination will be kept anonymous until announced at the banquet April 27, 2018. (more details coming on time and location).
Candidates Nominated for Board Directors, 2018
To the membership, Perry County Area Chamber of Commerce as of March 5, 2018
This is the slate of candidates recommended by the nominating committee for election to the Board of Directors of the Perry County Area Chamber of Commerce.
Patrick Day - 1st Vice Chair
Trinity Grimstead Director – 3 year term
Trinity Neeley Director – 1 year term
Sarah French – 1 year term
There is a procedure for adding additional candidates to the ballot. Additional candidates for election to the board can be added when a petition is presented. The petition must be signed by no fewer than 20 qualified chamber members (meaning they are in good standing with dues investment current and not outstanding). The petition must be submitted within ten days after this information was first submitted to the chamber membership. The deadline for submitting a petition is Thursday, March 15, 2018.
To be properly submitted, the petition must physically be put in the hands of the chair of the nominating committee, the chair of the board of directors, or the staff person in the chamber office. As petitioner, please observe that the petition is initialed and dated by the recipient. The petition will also be considered properly submitted if it is put in the US Mail and the official postmark is within the 10 day period.
Jacob Sheatsley, Chairman
2017 Perry County Fashion and Pet Show Vendor Application click here
Paul Casey, Uncommon Communities Chairman, Carolyn Day, Senior Vice-president and Eric Hawkins Loan Officer Farmers & Merchants Bank. Bank gave $1000 to Uncommon Communities to sponsor 1 student at the seminars. Eric is also the treasurer for the Perry County Area Chamber.
Paul Casey, Uncommon Communities Chairman & Andy Gill, Perry County Area Chamber Chairman receiving a $1,000 check for Uncommon Communities from Louisa Daniels, Manager of Training and Governmental Affairs for Green Bay Packaging.
Uncommon Communities is a community and economic development program established by the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute and the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service. Six people from Perry County are enrolled in the program and attend bi-monthly seminars on strengthening education, community development, leadership, economic development, fundraising and job creation to creating plans to strengthen the quality of place and economic vitality of their respective locales. This opportunity isn’t free and everyone involved with Uncommon Communities would like to gratefully acknowledge our funders for having a forward-thinking vision and willingness to invest in bettering Perry County.
Year Two Funders Include:
City of Perryville
Farmers and Merchants Bank
Year One Funders included:
Perry County is honored to be one of five counties selected to participate in the
Uncommon Communities Initiative. For more information regarding Perry County’s participation in Uncommon Communities, contact Paul Casey at 889-7009 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
U of A Community College of Morrilton is offering the following training and career opportunities:
Workforce and Community Education - Click here
Spark A Change - Click here
Occupational Spanish - Click here
Shift to a High-Wage Career - Click here
Career Pathways - Eligibility - Click here
Career Pathways - Qualifications - Click here
Local Business Survey
We have a resource for educational and development for our local businesses through University of Arkansas Small Business Development office at UALR.
The purpose of this survey is to gather the needs and wants of our local businesses so this office can provide needed help one on one or through seminars. Click here to print and begin survey.
The Perry County Area Chamber of Commerce was established in May, 2004 to promote business and economic development for Perry County.
Perry County is the gateway to the Ouachita Mountains and the Ouachita National Forest. Located in the central area of the state of Arkansas, Perry County is known for strong traditions, outstanding natural beauty and the best in family living. All combine to make Perry County, Arkansas one of the finest places in America to Live, Work and Play.
Perry County boasts two excellent school districts - Perryville and East End. The districts are known for encouraging student success and continuing education that can provide needed skills to potential employers. University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton provides technical training for individuals; demand-based training for industry; as well as university introductory courses.
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