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Special Announcement Today @ 11am


Please join us today at 11 a.m. at the Little Rock Regional Chamber building for an announcement by the Little Rock Regional Chamber, Little Rock School District, North Little Rock School District, Pulaski County Special School District, and Jacksonville-North Pulaski School District of an exciting joint exploratory study into Ford Next Generation Learning (NGL), a transformative education initiative of the Ford Motor Company Fund.
 
Ford NGL is nationally recognized for its unique approach to learning and is transforming public high schools across the country to better prepare students for college and professional success in today's competitive, global economy.  NGL represents an inclusive, comprehensive community initiative that brings together educators, employers, and community leaders to implement a proven model for transforming secondary schools and improving achievement for all students.

Announcement Details:
Date: Friday, January 11
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Little Rock Regional Chamber, 200 E Markham St., Little Rock, AR 72201

Monthly CLR Happy Hour


Thursday, January 24th, 5 : 30-7:30pm
Allsopp & Chapple - 311 Main St., Little Rock

To kick off the new year, join us at one of Little Rock's newest restaurant & bars, Allsopp and Chapple on Main Street! Located in the 300 block  of Main (next to Brewskies and across from Samantha's), Allsopp and Chapple has quickly become a downtown favorite for a craft cocktail after work or a great lunch or dinner.  

They'll have complimentary appetizers and some great drink specials: $3 drafts of Flyway beer, $5 well drinks, and $5 select wine.  And they'll have a special Create Little Rock specialty drink for the occasion! 



CLR Member Spotlight
Rhonna Wade
2019 Chairman, Create Little Rock


Rhonna Wade is an Arkansas native with a passion for social initiatives and community collaboration. She credits her desire and passion for social justice to her African roots of community and family.  As a trained facilitator, she has facilitated 1000+ workshops with over 10000+ individuals from various organizations and companies across the country.  She currently is the  Affiliate Human Resources Director for Arkansas Community Foundation.  She is an active community member volunteering and serving on boards of various organizations throughout the state.

" In 2012, I joined Create Little Rock as a member of our Land in the Rock committee. This committee spends the summer months highlighting the many different things to do in Little Rock. I am more than excited to come in as the 2019 Chair! If you are looking for something to do, find a way to connect one of our committees. If you are not sure which one to join , let's connect and I would love to talk with you about them. " 

Congratulations, Rhonna, we're looking forward to a great year!
Mayor's Transition Subcommittees


As part of the transition process, Mayor Frank Scott is soliciting participation in 8 short-term subcommittees.  Those subcommittees are as follows:

Economic Development
Education
Finance & Administration
Inclusion
Mobility
Public Safety & Accountability
Quality of Life
Transportation & Government Reform

CLICK HERE for descriptions and to submit an application for one or multiple committees.  Applications are due this Monday at 8am. 
Little Rock Live Music

Date
Band
Venue
Cost (advance/day
of)
Wed, Jan 16 Cherub Rev Room $17/20
Fri, Jan 18 Futurebirds $10
Wed, Jan 23 Jon Spencer Stickyz $15
Sun, Jan 27 Amanda Shires Rev Room $17/20
Thurs, Jan 31 Cadillac Three Rev Room $20/25
Fri, Feb 8 Amasa Hines White Water Tavern $10
Tues, Feb 12 BJ Barham (of American Aquarium) White Water Tavern $20
Sat, Feb 16 Casey Donahew Rev Room $20/25
Sun, Feb 17 Todd Snider South on Main $30-38



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 will be chaired by Kody Robinson, CLR's new 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.  
Chaired by  Brian Kutsch.
 
Land in the Rock Committee: 
Organizes  our annual Land in the Rock summer program is 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 Flatley.
Create Little Rock
An Initiative of the Little Rock Regional Chamber
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