Chamber Sponsors Membership Drive


The Mansfield Chamber of Commerce met on Thursday, February 7. President Mike Gipson announced the launch of a membership drive and a push to increase interest in the chamber.

Gipson noted that he plans to visit with businesses in the days ahead. The Chamber of Commerce is undergoing a revitalization period, and members are excited about the future.

In Gipson’s welcome letter to prospective businesses, he highlighted the benefits and services of being a chamber member. One of those services will be to promote and advertise those businesses who are members.

“We will have a banner at each of our community events with those members names on it. Also Resident Press will be providing members an opportunity to have exclusive and affordable ongoing advertisement.”

Upcoming events include the inaugural Tiger Plunge, which is slated to take place on February 23, 2019 at 11 a.m. Participants will take an icy plunge into the Mansfield City Lake. If you are interested in participating, you will need to contact President Mike Gipson at 479-883-8465 or Stephanie Morgan at City Hall at 479-928-5552 and pick up a pledge form. Participants will need to raise a minimum of $100 to take the plunge. Those who take the icy challenge will be treated to a free BBQ lunch afterwards.

If you are interested in supporting the chamber, and want to take pledges, but don’t want to brave the water you can opt to “chicken out.”

All who raise the minimum amount, regardless if they take the plunge or are too chicken, will be given a participation t-shirt. Additionally, community members are welcome to come out and support those who are participating and enjoy the BBQ for $5 per plate.

The Mansfield Chamber of Commerce has many other community events planned. They welcome both individuals and businesses to join. The next meeting will be on March 7 at noon, Mansfield City Hall. If you are interested in joining, you are welcome to attend.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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