Committees

Education Committee

Mary Twitty, Committee Chair

Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 9 AM at the JCC Building.

Responsibilities include:

  • Monitor ongoing activities of JNPSD & Jacksonville Lighthouse Academy
  • Develop relationships with district personnel
  • Champions of Academic Excellence Luncheon
  • Back to School Welcome for New Jacksonville Teachers

Membership Committee

Rebecca Schiermeyer, Committee Chair

Meetings are held the 1st Monday of each month, 1 PM at the JCC Building.

Responsibilities include:

  • Grow and retain and inform, involve a diverse membership base
  • Provide quality membership services
  • Annual Dinner & Silent Auction
  • General Membership Luncheons
  • Lunch & Learn Series

Military/Governmental Relations Committee

Daniel Gray, Committee Chair

Meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of each month, 2 PM at the JCC Building.

Responsibilities include:

  • Keep abreast of ordinances, regulations and legislation affecting members
  • Inform members of issues relating to AR government (local, state and federal) and LRAFB
  • Host events such as Local Issues Breakfasts, Legislative Breakfasts, Candidate Forums, Capitol Hill Legislative Luncheon, and Highway Commission Dinner
  • Be an Advocate for the Base
  • Host LRAFB Spouse & Family Events
  • Host Chamber/Base Golf Tournament

What Our Members Say About Us

"My father was instrumental in creating the Chamber of Commerce in 1948. Keep in mind that it wasn’t until a year later that he founded Jacksonville State Bank (now FAB&T). That fact demonstrates the value that my family and other community leaders saw in the need to create a bustling Chamber of Commerce in Jacksonville right from the start. The Chamber of Commerce has played an important role in many of Jacksonville’s successes, including the Little Rock Air Force Base and helping to secure our own school district. A healthy and vibrant chamber is critical to the success of any community, and we are so very grateful for the networking events and investment opportunities that the Chamber provides to our bank. We’ve been a member for 75 years and will be a member for many more years to come."

Larry T. Wilson, Chairman and CEO of FAB&T

"Working with the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce has benefited me personally and professionally. Working as an Ex Officio member of the board has given me insight into this amazing city and helped create strong working relationships with civic-minded volunteers on the board. Membership in the Chamber has allowed Unity Health – Jacksonville the opportunity to be involved in the community we serve and hopefully to help draw even more organizations to Jacksonville to open businesses. Membership also brings awareness to our business in the community. As a relatively new organization in Jacksonville, some members of our community might not have known we were open without the support and promotion of the Chamber."

Kevin Burton, MBA, Administrator at Unity Health | Jacksonville

"We are so proud of Kathy, the staff and board members at our Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce. They are doing an awesome job of promoting Jacksonville. We love the Chamber e-mail blasts too- they keep us up to date with all the good things going on in Jacksonville. Great Job Chamber of Commerce team!"

Mark Goodsell, Owner of Goodsell Truck Accessories