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Welcome to our Chamber Connection Newsletter!
In an effort to connect our Chamber Members to valuable news, information, and resources each month we will feature a spotlight topic to better connect our community.
This month's topic focuses on the importance of our Shop Local options during the holiday season including shopping, dining, services, and more. Next month's topic will feature a focus on our Members in our region.
November | 2022 | Shop Local
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This Month's Newsletter is Sponsored by River Valley Democrat-Gazette
More From our Newsletter Sponsor
While the River Valley Democrat-Gazette name is new, our news team telling stories within the River Valley is not. We have been reporting stories in River Valley communities from Fort Smith to Clarksville for years.

Leland Barclay and our sports team cover River Valley prep sports from pre-season to playoffs with game stories, previews, features, and a video podcast.

Our features department writes about things to do in What’s Up, River Valley, which can be found in the print and digital replica of the Sunday River Valley Democrat-Gazette. It is also available in many businesses on Garrison and Rogers Avenue. You will find several of our publications such as Ozark Living, our lifestyle magazine powered by real estate agencies and agents; La Prensa Libre devoted to the growing Hispanic community; and Official Kids Mag, which tells the stories of local kid heroes and provides a resource for teachers and parents alike.

We are also expanding our news, sports, and advertising/marketing services in the region. Our office is located on Court Street in Ft. Smith nestled between the Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce and the main downtown branch of First National Bank of Fort Smith. Our objective is to create economic lift and overall promotion of the River Valley while engaging the community in celebrating the places, restaurants, and local businesses that make the River Valley unique. Please support our efforts to provide journalism in, by-and-for your community. Sign up for a free newsletter for Breaking News, Morning Updates, Prep Sports, River Valley news, and much more at

Feel free to email ( or call us (479-684-5509). We will assist you with a new subscription to receive an iPad with our seven-day River Valley Democrat-Gazette replica app and Sunday home-delivered print newspaper. Our team will continue to do our best to report the news and promote the River Valley. We appreciate your support!
Shop Local Campaign - Thank you to our Presenting and Supporting Sponsors
Shop Local Christmas Campaign November 17, 2022 - December 15, 2022
How Your Businesses Can Participate in the Chamber's Shop Local Christmas Campaign
We can Feature Our Chamber Members' Specials & Deals
Email Dawn Turner with your business promotions for the Christmas season and she will build posts for the Fort Smith Chamber's website/social media to help support our Fort Smith Chamber members! She can also help you promote special holiday events you may have planned. This is a free service to Chamber Members.
We Want to Feature Your Business in our Shop Local Showcases
Feature your business in our Shop Local Showcases from November 30th - December 15th. Showcases include a Facebook Live and separate picture posts on Facebook. Book your time with our Member Engagement Administrator, Dawn Turner by hitting the button below to book while we have spots available! Free to Chamber Members! For questions call
Dawn at 479-783-3111.
Follow us on Facebook @ftsmithchamber to watch our Shop Local Showcases
Shop Local - Upcoming Specials, Giveaways, & Events From Chamber Members
Small Business Saturday is November 26, 2022
Make sure to follow the Fort Smith Chamber on social media @ftsmithchamber to see information and news about our organization and from our members!
Upcoming Chamber Member Events - Click the photos to learn more
Shop Local Quick Fact
Find a List of Retailers that are Members of the Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce on our Online Member Directory by Clicking here.
News & Information from Chamber Members - Click the photos to learn more
Check out our Chamber Member Eateries
Check out our Fort Smith Chamber members in the Food & Beverage categories to find your favorite meal, drinks, catering, and more this holiday season. Click here for complete list.
Hot Deals, Services, & Specials - Click the photos to learn more
Why Shopping Local is Important to Your Community
Welcome New Chamber Members
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Upcoming Chamber Connection Newsletters
December 22, 2022 - Membership
January 26, 2023 - Healthcare
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