October 2010 Newsletter - Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce

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October 2010 Newsletter - Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce
Chambertalk
Chris Olsen highlights Grand Prairie AutumnFest
X Chris Olsen, who is the
“Garden Guru” on Today’s
THV Channel 11, was the
featured speaker at the Grand
Prairie AutumnFest.
The gardening seminar was
held Saturday, Oct. 2 and was
sponsored by the Beautification Committee of the
Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce.
Grand Prairie AutumnFest included a pruning
workshop, lunch, and a seminar by Chris Olsen.
“With the start of autumn,
this was a great way to get
ideas for Fall and tips for decorating your home,” said
Bethany Hodges of the
Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce. “Chris Olsen was a
great speaker and he shared
some great ideas with those
attending the Grand Prairie
AutumnFest.”
Olsen is a nationally-known
home and garden guru, designer, author, TV personality
and public speaker.
In
his
new
book,
“SEA5ONS,” Olsen shares
his landscape and gardening
knowledge, along with his
unique flair for home decor
and design.
Olsen has been a featured
speaker at numerous flower,
home and garden style shows.
You can watch him
Wednesday mornings on
“Today’s THV This Morning”
on Channel 11, where he
chooses viewers’ questions to
answer live on the show.
To learn more about Chris
Olsen, visit his website at
www.chrisholsen.com
GARDEN GURU — Bethany Hodges of the Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce visits with Garden Guru Chris Olsen and
Lindy Rabeneck of the Chamber Beautification Committee
at the Grand Prairie AutumnFest.
FALL BAKING — Penni Madsen of Cookies by Penni,
showed off some of her cookie ideas to those attending the
Grand Prairie AutumnFest.
PRUNING SEMINAR — John Slater of the Arkansas
Forestry Commission talks about safety during a pruning
workshop at the Grand Prairie AutumnFest.
HALLOWEEN IDEAS — Chris Olsen, the Garden Guru
on Today's THV Morning show, gave easy to make and inexpensive Halloween decoration ideas at the Grand Prairie
AutumnFest. He also talked about easy ways to decorate
your home for Fall.
Motorcycle Cannonball Run stops in downtown Stuttgart
HOST CITY — Stuttgart hosted riders from the Motorcycle
Cannonball Run when they stopped for lunch downtown at
the Stuttgart Stage.
RARE VIEW — The public got an up close look at some
rare and vintage motorcycles when the Cannonball Motorcycle Run stopped in Stuttgart in September.
ON THE ROAD — Riders in the Motorcycle Cannonball
Run traveled from Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, to Santa
Monica, California, a journey of 3,272 miles.
LUNCH — Doris Minter of Entergy, and a member of the
Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, helped
serve lunch to the motorcycle riders.
VINTAGE BIKES — Motorcycles in the Cannonball Motorcycle Run were all built prior to 1916. More than 40 riders
participated in the coast-to-coast event.
OUT OF TOWN VISITORS — Spectators from as far
away as Jonesboro traveled to see vintage motorcycles
when the Cannonball Motorcycle Run stopped in Stuttgart
for lunch on September 16.
ChamberTalk monthly newsletter sponsored by
Delta Plastics
www.deltapl.com
3104 South Main
P.O. Box 1028
Stuttgart, AR 72160
Office: (870) 673-7458
Fax: (870) 673-7538
Toll Free: 1-800-277-9172
Chambertalk
Business Shine
Yard of the Month
BUSINESS SHINE AWARD — Saranie’s Lawn Care received the Business Shine
Award for September. The award is sponsored by the City of Stuttgart and selected by
the Beautification Committee of the Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce.
YARD OF THE MONTH — Bret and Candace Prine of 2406 Shannon received the
Yard of the Month for September. The award is sponsored by Stuttgart Flower & Gift
and selected by the Beautification Committee of the Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce.
CenturyLink sponsors Industry Appreciation Golf Tournament
INDUSTRY APPRECIATION — Golfers included Brent Hicks with CenturyLink, Jon
Aaron Jackson with BancorpSouth, Alex Maynard with Mayn-Mart, Eric Ward with Ward TV
& Appliance, Chris Carlin, and Blake Frizzell of Riceland Foods. CenturyLink sponsored
the Industry Appreciation Golf Tournament for the Stuttgart Industrial Development Corp.
and the Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce.
BUSINESS GOLFERS — Enjoying a round of golf in Stuttgart were Mike Dondanville of
Riceland Foods, Dr. Jerry Sparrow, Gary Hudson of Farmers & Merchants Bank, Stuttgart
City Engineer Dan Clinton, Jeremy Hertzog, and Terry Trice of Riceland Foods. CenturyLink
sponsored the Industry Appreciation Golf Tournament for the Stuttgart Industrial Development Corp. and the Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce.
Local Economy
City sales tax revenues
Current Year
GOOD GOLFERS — Johnny "Boo" Mahfouz, Jim Bush
and Donna Mahfouz participated in the CenturyLink Industry
Appreciation Golf Tournament.
FUN TIMES — Rick Pilkington with the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, Johnnie Lammers with
Blue Seal Petroleum and Charlie Holt with Farmers &
Merchants Bank, played in the golf tournament.
GOOD TIMES — Carl Humphrey, Stuttgart Municipal
Airport; Jerry Moorehead, Petrus Auto Sales; and Daniel
Butler of Riceland Foods, played in the tournament.
ON TOUR — Ward Smith of Riceland Foods, Kevin Sexton of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission,
and Jackie Nobles of Stedman's ACE Hardware, played in
the golf tournament.
Previous Year
September
321,784
279,052
August
341,184
309,156
July
305,574
329,212
June
343,614
262,002
May
308,409
321,941
April
314,718
329,913
March
337,860
370,860
February
410,428
458,678
January
296,609
375,736
December
316,568
354,536
November
265,652
350,706