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A Message from the Chair
Wow! Our July schedule of events was just as successful as our June calendar.  Record turnout for our Rock Town Distillery Tour and CLR night at the Museum of Discovery! Plus great turnouts for our professional development lunch and Movies in the Park night (in spite of the rain).  We've got another packed month ahead of us with two Happy Hours and an Unplugged Speaker Series event.  

We appreciate everyone who participated over the summer in the Land in the Rock events - we know that it made for a meaningful and welcoming experience for the interns, law clerks, and those CLR members who are new to town.  We've invited the interns and law clerks to Thursday's Happy Hour at the Little Rock Club so that we can give them a proper send-off before they head back to college.  We hope to see you there!

Rhonna Wade
2019 CLR Chair
Happy Hour #1

The Little Rock Club
Top Floor of the Regions Bank Tower
400 W. Capitol Ave., 30th Floor
Thurs, August 8th
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Complimentary Beer & Wine

The Little Rock Club on the top floor of Regions Tower, with it's beautiful views of the city, will serve as the location for a surprise happy hour this Thursday with complimentary beer and wine.  Don't worry, we'll still have our usual happy hour at the end of the month - we just didn't think you should have to wait that long!  This will also serve as a "sendoff" party for all of the law clerks and interns who have spent the summer with us as part of our Land in the Rock programming.  

Registration isn't necessary, but it helps with the head count, so please let us know if you plan to attend.
Parking Instructions:
The Regions Building parking deck is accessible from  4th Street  behind the Regions building.   4th Street is one-way going east from the Broadway intersection. Although you will be issued a ticket upon entry, parking in the deck is free after 5pm.  Street-side parking meters become free at 6pm.  

Unplugged Speaker Series

Unplugged w/ Mandy Richardson
Publisher of Soirée Magazine

Wed, Aug 21st,  5:30-6:30pm
Little Rock Regional Chamber - 200 E. Markham

Create Little Rock is pleased to welcome Mandy Richardson, Publisher of Little Rock Soirée Magazine, as our next Unplugged speaker.
Our Unplugged Speaker Series offers the chance to dialogue with local business leaders in a laid-back environment.  Beer, wine, and soft drinks will be provided.
Little Rock Soirée is central Arkansas' most-read monthly magazine that celebrates all that's good in Little Rock-good people, good parties, good food and good culture.  Its mission is to  capture the style and culture of Little Rock and its people and to be the ultimate guide to the best the city has to offer.

Mandy is also responsible for overseeing Little Rock Family Magazine.  In May of 2019, she is launching the Soirée Women's Leadership Symposium - a half day conference focused on business women of Arkansas  and encouraging them to lead, succeed and grow business skills to excel in the years to come.
Monthly Happy Hour #2
Wed, August 28th
5:30 -7:45 pm
Take Aim Axe Throwing

Includes Free Beer & Wine

For this month's 2nd Happy Hour, we'll be throwing axes at the new Take Aim axe throwing venue in the Argenta neighborhood in North Little Rock.  We'll have the place to ourselves for 2 hours of throwing! It works kind of like bowling - there are lanes that can accommodate 4 or 5 throwers each, so assemble your crew and show up to compete.  Or play it casually and don't worry about keeping score - it's up to you! 

Don't worry if you've never thrown an axe before, neither has anyone else since the 2 axe throwing venues are brand new! The staff there will give everyone an introductory lesson and a few practice throws.

We'll split into two hour-long throwing sessions - one from 5:45 to 6:45 and one from 6:45 to 7:45.  You can select which session you prefer when you register. 

The cost is usually $20 per person per hour, but we're getting it for $15, plus we're throwing in free beer and wine.  

PopUp in the Rock Update
Save the Date!
Sat, Oct. 5th
The PopUp in the Rock Committee has been hard at work planning and designing this year's PopUp project: PopUp Southwest! Details will be forthcoming in the form of a press release, but until then, mark your calendar for Saturday, October 5th for the annual demonstration day.  Want to get involved? Email Jennifer Hoss and she'll add you to the list:  ja.hoss@gmail.com.
Other Things Going on Around Town
Hat Club Classic Golf Tournament
Fri, Aug 23rd, 10am-5pm

Our friends a the Hat Club are throwing their 8th Annual Hat Club Classic on Friday, August 23rd.  CLICK HERE for details.
Bike Rack Bash @ Rail Yard
Sat, Aug 24rd, 5-10pm

Bike Rack Bash at the Rail Yard! Bike Rack beer, local food trucks, games, live music from SeanFresh and Bijoux ! CLICK HERE for details.
Drop-In Lubanzi Wine Tasting @ Atlas Bar
Tues, August 27th, 4-6:30pm

We've been big fans of Atlas Bar ( 1224 Main St) in the SoMa district ever since they threw us a great happy hour event back in March.  On August 27th, they're hosting a drop-in Lubanzi wine tasting event from 4-6:30pm for only $15 that will include tasting a r ed blend and a chenin blanc plus they'll have appetizers.  One of the founders, Charles Brian, will be on hand to talk about the wine and tell the Lubanzi story.  There's no scheduled program and no registration - just drop by any time.  

About Lubanzi: 
Started by two friends, Charles Brain & Walker Brown, and a consortium of successful winemakers, viticulturists, farm laborers, and humanitarians in South Africa, Lubanzi is a wine company that has its roots firmly in adventure and social responsibility. Their name, Lubanzi, comes from a wandering dog that followed the pair on a 6-day, 100-mile hiking trip across a remote part of South Africa called The Wild Coast. They believe strongly in practicing environmental & social responsibility in everything they do. All of their wines are fair-trade certified, sustainably farming certified, vegan, labelled with tree-free paper and, most importantly, 50% of their year-end net profits are entrusted back to The Pebbles Project, a South African NGO that provides health and educational resources to the families that live and work on wine farms throughout South Africa.

Little Rock Regional Chamber Presents:
RazorRock Tailgate - A Business After Hours
Thurs, August 29th, 5-7pm 
@ Bale Chevrolet

Eat, drink & woo pig sooie! Presented and hosted by Bale Chevrolet, RazorRock Tailgate will get you in the spirit just in time for Razorback football season! Join the Chamber on Thursday, August 29th, from 5-7 p.m., at Bale Chevrolet, located at 13101 Chenal Parkway.

Local restaurants and caterers are ready to show off their tailgating and football watch party packages! Come try festive bites from Catering To You, Gandolfo's New York Deli, Gina's Catering, Moe's Southwest Grill and Shake's Frozen Custard

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 day of and at the door, space permitting. Get tickets at LittleRockChamber.com, at the chamber reception desk, or from any Ambassador. CLICK HERE for details.
Little Rock Live Music

Cost (advance/day
Fri, Aug 9 Mustache the Band (Awesome 90's County Cover Band) Rev Room $10
Sat, Aug 10 Barrett Baber Acoustic Trio Stickyz $10/12
Fri, Aug 16 Aaron Watson Rev Room
Sat, Aug 17 Charlie Farley Rev Room $15
Wed, Aug 21 Dazz & Brie South on Main $7/10
Sun, Aug 25 American Aquarium Rev Room $15
Fri, Aug 30 John Paul Keith White Water Tavern $7
Fri, Aug 30 Big Dam Horns Four Quarter Bar $7

Get Involved: Join A Committee
Looking to get involved? Create Little Rock has 4  committees you can join.  Learn about them below, and email the committee chair to get on the list.  Committee meeting schedules are determined by each of the committee chairs.

Be501 Committee:
Be501.com  was conceived by the Economic Development Committee of Create Little Rock's Think Big Little Rock initiative.  It's designed to be a 1-stop shop for things to do in the Little Rock Region.  It's in its beta phase while we build up a committee of volunteers to regularly contribute upcoming events and activities to the site.  The Be501 committee is chaired by Kody Robinson, CLR's Communications Chairman. If you'd like to be an influencer, email Kody and join his committee.  

Talent Development Committee: 
Responsible for selecting speakers for our Unplugged Speaker Series, organizing the Get on Board program, and facilitating Serve the Rock and Crew at the Zoo.
Chaired by  Brian Kutsch.
Land in the Rock Committee: 
Organizes and implements  our annual Land in the Rock summer program designed to entertain interns, law clerks, and medical residents who are here for the summer and demonstrate to them what Little Rock has to offer.  These events are also for young professionals who have recently moved to Little Rock.  To see last summer's schedule, visit our Land in the Rock page. 
Chaired by Jared Landrum and Devin Bates.

PopUp in the Rock Committee:
Organizes and implements our annual PopUp in the Rock project in partnership with studioMAIN.  To learn more about PopUp, visit our PopUp in the Rock page.  
Chaired by Jennifer Hoss.
Create Little Rock
An Initiative of the Little Rock Regional Chamber