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Join us for a Ribbon Cutting at Red Lobster at 4:00 PMConnect
Join us for a Ribbon Cutting at Ben Geren Regional Golf Course at 3:00 PM.Connect
The Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a workshop to help our members and guests gain better knowledge and understanding of new aspects of cybersecurity including introducing Blockchain into your organization’s practices. Bill Stuckey from Pinnacle IT Services will lead the workshop.Connect
1st Session 8:30 – 10:00 AMConnect
2nd Session Time 1:30 – 3:00 PM.Connect
Tapping Into the Region’s Talent: Chamber Hosting Largest Career and Workforce Education Event in Area
“This is really going to be exciting and a complete change from what we’ve done in the past,” said Tim Allen, President and CEO of the Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce. “Fort Smith has never seen anything like this event before.”
The breakfast will feature keynote speaker Jeremy Bout, TV Host, Entrepreneur, Filmmaker and President of Edge Factor, one of the country’s leading creative businesses, coupling advanced manufacturing and interactive resources. To build the workforce pipeline, Edge Factor tells real life stories of makers who are using technology to change lives and pushing back the edge of what’s possible. They create in-depth, dynamic interactive resources that equip educators and business leaders with tools to break the negative reputation of manufacturing, raise awareness of the incredible careers in manufacturing and make STEAM (science, technology engineering, art, and math) relevant. Edge Factor empowers communities across North America with story-driven tools to tackle workforce development, inspire students, reach parents, and build relationships between local schools and companies.
The Fort Smith Chamber has focused on the expanding effort to build a regional infrastructure to develop the talent for a variety of career pathways, including advanced manufacturing, healthcare and information technology jobs.
“Jeremy is a mixed brew of caffeine, ideas that defy convention and passion that drives creativity,” continued Allen. “His presentation is going to change the way Fort Smith thinks about our workforce. We’ve also got a surprise that is really going to make businesses take notice. Do not miss this event.”
The Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce provides vision and leadership to enhance the quality of place for businesses and individuals in the Greater Fort Smith Region. The Chamber works to grow the economy, provide networking and training opportunities for members, and is the legislative advocate for the region.
Across the Greater Fort Smith Region, the Chamber represents a variety of professions and businesses. The Chambers strength lies in its members, who work tirelessly to improve their communities and businesses. A board of directors, made up of representatives from member businesses and supported by a full-time professional staff, oversees the work of the Chamber.