Bentonville/Bella Vista Chamber of CommerceMarch 19, 2013                  

 Mission Statement:

The purpose of the Bentonville/Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce is to serve our members as the voice of the business community; to promote planned economic growth; to foster community interaction and provide information, leadership, and support in the Bentonville/Bella Vista Community.  

Chamber Calendar

Upcoming Events   


Thursday, March 21, Connecting Professionals, 8 a.m. Simmons Suites, 3001 N.E. 11th St., Bentonville.


Saturday, March 23, State Legislative Forum, 9 a.m. Shewmaker Center for Business Development,

1000 SE Eagle Way, Bentonville, AR.


Tuesday, March 26, WalStreet Speaker Series - Matt Kistler, 8 a.m. John Q Hammons Center, 3303 Pinnacle Hills Pkwy., Rogers, AR.


Thursday, March 28, Business After Hours, 5 p.m. 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville, 200 N.E. A St., Bentonville.


Tuesday, April 2, Lunch & Learn - Revive Health, 11:30 a.m. Chamber of Commerce, 200 E. Central Ave., Bentonville, AR.


Tuesday, April 2, Regional Business After Hours, 5 - 7 p.m. Arvest Ballpark, 3000 S. 56th St., Springdale, AR.


Thursday, April 4, Governmental Update Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, 301 S.E. Walton Blvd., Bentonville, AR.  


Saturday, April 6, State Legislative Forum, 9 a.m. Shewmaker Center for Business Development,

1000 SE Eagle Way, Bentonville, AR.


Thursday, May 2, Mayor's Prayer Breakfast, 6:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 901 NE "J" St., Bentonville.


Thursday, May 2, Morning Business Blast, 7:30 a.m., Simmons First Bank, 3210 S. Walton Blvd., Bentonville.


Thursday, May 2, WalStreet Speaker Series - John Aden, 8 a.m. John Q Hammons Center, Grand Ballroom 6, 3303 Pinnacle Hills Pkwy., Rogers, AR.


Thursday, May 9, WalStreet Golf Tournament, 7:30 a.m. Lost Springs Golf Course, 3024 N. 22nd St., Rogers, AR.

Arkansas State Legislative Forum 

Saturday, March 23

NWACC Campus

Shewmaker Center for Business Development

1000 S.E. Eagle Way

Bentonville, Arkansas

9 a.m. - 10: 00 a.m.


The public is invited to attend a series of forums featuring state legislators representing the Bentonville, Bella Vista, Rogers and Lowell areas.  Learn about issues and public policy under consideration during the legislative session, meet with their representatives and participate in a question and answer session.


The Bentonville/Bella Vista and the Rogers-Lowell Area Chambers of Commerce will be co-hosting the State Legislative Forums during the upcoming session.  These forums are open to the public and are intended to allow you to meet, answer questions and provide updates on public policy and legislation under discussion at the Capitol during the session. 


Sponsored by:

AT&T, Arkansas State Chamber/AIA, Liberty Bank, NWA Community College, NWA Regional Airport & SourceGas.


For more information contact:

479-273-2841 or 479-636-1240

WalStreet Speaker Series - Matt Kistler  

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

8 a.m.

John Q Hammons Center

3303 Pinnacle Hills Pkwy.

Rogers, AR


Please RSVP to Tammy Thurow at Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m., program at 8 a.m.  


Matt Kistler is Senior Vice President of Dry Grocery for Walmart U.S. He is responsible for center store grocery including breakfast/baking, candy/impulse, condiments/specialty and grocery meal categories. 

Prior to his current role, Matt served as Senior Vice President of Merchandise Execution for Walmart U.S. where he was responsible for the implementation of merchandise strategies at store level across all Walmart U.S. stores.


Previous to this role Matt served as Senior Vice President of Walmart U.S. Marketing, 2010-2011 and Senior Vice President of Sustainability, 2007-2010, where he led Walmart's global sustainability strategy and the integration into Walmart's business practices.


Matt joined Sam's Club in November of 2003 as the director of private brands. In 2004 he became a corporate officer as the Vice President of Product Development and Private Brands.  In 2006 Matt was appointed Vice President of Product and Packaging Innovation for Sam's Club and in 2007 he was promoted to Senior Vice President of Marketing, Research and Insights.


Prior to joining Walmart, Matt held marketing, strategy and sales management positions with General Foods, Oscar Mayer and Kraft Foods.


Sponsored by:


Business After Hours 21C Hotel   

Thursday, March 28, 2013

5 - 6:30 p.m.

21c Museum Hotel Bentonville

200 N.E. A St.

Bentonville, AR


Come celebrate the grand opening of 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville! This will be a special Business After Hours that you don't want to miss where you can tour the hotel and enjoy the wonderful artwork. You will also mix and mingle with other NWA business professionals and find out what other businesses have to offer. Make sure to bring plenty of business cards!  Enjoy great food, music and prizes! 

Lunch & Learn - Revive Health    

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

11:30 - 1 p.m.

Chamber of Commerce

200 E. Central Ave.

Bentonville, AR


Join us for an informative seminar regarding hormone imbalance and how it may be effecting you. 


Dr. Jennifer Bingham is an Internal Medicine Physician who specializes in Health & Wellness. She has practiced medicine in the northwest Arkansas area for the past 15 years. Dr. Bingham worked in Texas and Kansas prior to moving to Arkansas with her family. She received her medical degree from the University of Kansas Medical Center. Research and staying on the cutting edge of the latest medical breakthroughs are a passion for Dr. Bingham. She is also very passionate about assisting her patients to meet their personal weight loss and wellness goals. She currently practices at Bingham MD in both Fayetteville and Huntsville Arkansas, as well as Revive Health in Bentonville, Arkansas. Dr. Bingham's personal mission is to put the "care" back into Healthcare......which she is pursuing one patient at a time.


Please RSVP to Tammy at This is a brown bag luncheon, so grab a bite before you come and join us to learn more about this important topic.

Regional Business After Hours 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

5 - 7 p.m.

Arvest Ballpark

3000 S. 56th St.

Springdale, AR



Governmental Update Luncheon 

Thursday, April 4, 2013

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton

301 S.E. Walton Blvd.

Bentonville, AR


To reserve your seat, contact Tammy Thurow at: or 479-273-2841. Tickets are $25 each or a table of eight for $200.

Bentonville Mayor's Prayer Breakfast    

Thursday, May 2, 2013

6:30 a.m. 

First Presbyterian Church

901 NE "J" St.

Bentonville, AR





Schedule your next vacation at The Cabins at Big Springs. Cabins for rent or sale! Call 479-271-8700.



Area Events

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March 23, Naturals' FanFest Part Two, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Avest Ballpark, Springdale, AR. Free chicken sandwiches, behind the scenes tours, free photos on the field, batting cages,raffles and more.


April 10, Chevy Pro Night, 5-7 p.m. George Nunnally Chevrolet, 2700 SE Moberly Lane, Bentonville, AR. Meet the FLW Pro Anglers. Win a fishing trip on Beaver Lake with a Pro, Free Dinner with the Pros, Chevy Boat Simulator, FLW casting game and more.


April 13, Sunshine Gala at Horton Farms, 6 p.m., 15799 Bethlehem Rd., Gravette, AR. Featuring live entertainment, casino style gaming, silent & Live auctions and dinner. Tickets $100, tables start at $1000. Tickets can be purchased online at All proceeds benefit the Sunshine School.


April 16, Planning Your Legacy Today: Wills, Trusts and Estates for 2013, 1 - 2:30 p.m. Rogers Adult Wellness Center, 2001 W. Persimmon St., Rogers, AR. A free community outreach program sponsored by Beale, Lee and Associates.


April 19, Great Futures Gala, benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Benton County, 6:30 p.m., John Q Hammons Center, Rogers, AR. Entertainment Provided by 176 Keys Dueling Piano Show. Tickets are $100 each. RSVP to 479-273-7187 or


April 26, 7th Annual NWACC Enactus Golf Tournament, at Stonebridge Meadows Golf Course. There will be a morning and an afternoon flight. Breakfast and lunch will be served and there will be lots of goodies and beverages. For more information, please contact Becky Hudson 479-619-3137 or e-mail


April 27, NWA Children's Shelter Starlight Gala, Featuring The Band Perry.  John Q Hammons Convention Center, Rogers, AR. For more information about the event contact Krisit Coats at or 479-795-2417.


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New Members!


Bentonville Free Will Baptist Church
905 S.E. J Street
Bentonville, AR  72712
(479) 273-9528

Crystal Global Co
2929 N Quail Creek
Fayetteville, AR  72703
(479) 966-6169
Indigo Sky Hotel and Casino
70220 East Highway 60
Wyandote, OK  74370
(918) 666-9200

Land O'Frost
Rogers, AR  72758

Maxpoint Interactive
609 SW 8th St., Ste. 600
Bentonville, AR  72712
(479) 866-4508 

Ribbon Cuttings  


Wednesday, March 18

9 a.m. - Ribbon Cutting

Harps Marketplace

1209 N. Walton Blvd 

Bentonville, AR

Grand Opening at 10 a.m. 



If you are a new member and haven't had a ribbon cutting yet, please contact our office, (479) 273-2841. A free ad will run in the paper with a photo and contact information about your business. Take advantage of this free advertising opportunity.

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