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2017 Business & Career EXPO

Date: Friday, May 5, 2017
Time: 8:30am to 3:00pm
Location: Fort Smith Convention Center

The Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce Business & Career Expo is an opportunity for our members and non-members to showcase their business, products, services and employment opportunities to the community.

Institutions, organizations, and companies participating in our Expo can promote and support growth within their industry, network with like-minded contributors, fill open positions and engage with the workforce of the future. 
Our annual high-energy, high traffic event attracts 600-800 attendees and 80-100 exhibitors in a dynamic business-to-business atmosphere.  We kick-off the day at 7:30 a.m. with a prominent and successful business speaker at our First Friday Breakfast which draws approximately 400 attendees. This year our guest speaker will be Ted Abernathy from Economic Leadership.  Mr. Abernathy will be speaking to us about the 21stCentury Workforce with focus on helping organizations position their strategies and actions to meet their goals as it relates to workforce development. 
The Expo floor opens at the conclusion of breakfast, which is at approximately 8:30 a.m.  Exhibitors from around the Greater Fort Smith region and the state will represent their businesses and career opportunities.  We have also secured, through the Arkansas State Chamber, the BeProBeProud mobile workshop which includes a variety of simulators to provide a hands on approach to learning about key professions, their impact in our state's workforce and the opportunity for Arkansas' residents.

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Alzheimer's Association
Arkansas Oklahoma Gas
Area Agency on Aging (HIRING)

Arkansas Health & Wellness Solutions (HIRING)
Arkansas Blood Institute
Arkansas Secretary of State
Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce
Arkansas Tech University Ozark Campus
Armstrong Bank
Bost, Inc. (HIRING)
Breeden Dodge Chrysler Jeep
Courtyard by Marriott
Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House
Edward Jones, Libby Meyer (HIRING)
First National Bank (HIRING)
Fort Smith Convention Center and Convention & Visitors Bureau
Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority
Frost Oil Company (HIRING)
Glatfelter (HIRING)
Graphic Packaging (HIRING)
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital (HIRING)
John Brown University Fort Smith Center
McCourt Manufacturing
Methodist Village Senior Living
OK Foods, Inc. (HIRING)
Penmac Staffing Services (HIRING)
Preferred Office Products, Inc.
Sebastian County Humane Society - Mobile Adoption Unit

Shared Services Center (HIRING)
Simmons Prepared Foods (HIRING)
Sykes (HIRING)
TEC Staffing Services (HIRING)
The Guidance Center
Times Record
TRAC Staffing (HIRING)
University of Arkansas - Fort Smith
WorkSource (HIRING)


AOG - Grill tool set - $75 value
Area Agency on Aging - $30 gift basket
Arkansas Health and Wellness - Gift card - $50 value
Armstrong Bank - TBD $150 value
Bost, Inc. - Bost items and gift card - $75 value
Edward Jones - Libby Meyer, Financial Advisor - Gift certificate to local merchant - $25 value
First National Bank - $50 value
Frost Oil Company - Television - $150 value
Glatfelter - $25-$50 gift TBD
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital - $50 gift basket
Methodist Villiage - gift TBD
OK Foods -5 goody bags with outlet store voucher- $50 value ea.
Penmac Staffing - gift TBD
Preferred Office Products - Zenergy Ball Chair - $254 value
Sebastian County Humane Society - Leash & Collar $15-20 value
University of Arkansas -  Fort Smith - UAFS Gift Basket - $50 value
WorkSource - Olive Garden gift card - $25 value