In addition to the benefits provided to our members, the Cross County Chamber of Commerce offers a variety of services to the communities we serve. All of these services and projects are designed to better our local businesses and enhance quality of life for our residents and visitors.
Relocation packets are sent out to new residents and businesses through Internet contacts. These packets contain information about Cross County as well as information on Chamber members. If you have items you would like us to include in our packet, please bring them by the office. Items should be in paper form and not too bulky.
Your business is listed on our website, and if applicable, your website is linked to your name. Our site is also used to make community announcements on upcoming area events, such as seminars, ribbon cuttings, festivals, celebrations and school happenings. We invite you to take advantage of this great advertising tool.
A great way to communicate with other members is an email blast—we’ll conveniently send it out for you from our membership list.
A team of County Ambassadors welcomes newcomers to our community with packets of information and other useful items, such as phone directories. A list of Chamber members is included in this information. Again, we welcome information about your business or coupons that can be used for services you offer.
Ribbon cuttings for new businesses are arranged, along with a picture in the local newspaper, which helps bring awareness to the community about you and your products.
We are always striving hard to bring events to our community. Some of these events include Wynne Farmfest; Cherryfest; Hickoryfest; Wynne, Cherry Valley and Parkin Christmas Parades; Wildlife Expo; PAST Living History Fair; Paint the Town Contest; Mid-South Marathon and Vietnam Moving Wall Exhibit.
In some cases we provide financial support, while other events may only require advertising or volunteer help. The Chamber Board is always willing to do its part—our theory is that if we bring people to our communities through various events, they will spend money, which will in turn help our Chamber members prosper.
The Chamber continually looks for ways to boost community spirit. For instance, we sponsored a contest and produced a county flag—which is second to none—and now represents our local National Guard Unit in Iraq. Our county flag will also be presented to new industries locating in our area.
We work closely with several groups to enhance the appearance of our community. Presently we are working with the Holiday Lighting and Decorating Committee, which was established to purchase new Christmas decorations for Wynne. The underpass painting was another project of the Chamber. This project is scheduled to be completed when weather permits. The Endowment Foundation of Cross County received the Chamber's endorsement to begin its work, which has resulted in hundreds of dollars in grants to non-profits groups in our county.
In order to provide chamber members the opportunity to visit and share business ideas, we host an annual Chamber Banquet and a membership outing each year. We also encourage networking through Business After Hours and other community events.
We receive numerous phone calls every day for referrals of different types of businesses; however, we only refer our Chamber members!