Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce News: April 29, 2022


May Networking at Noon

Please join the Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, May 4 for our monthly “Networking at Noon” event.

This monthly event takes place on the first Wednesday of each month from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Stuttgart Public Library. This event will allow you to meet new members and also keep you up to date on Chamber happenings.

On May 4, enjoy lunch, network, and hear Sarah Cotton Patterson from Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLC speak on Trust and Estate Planning.

There is a $10 fee for members and $15 for non-members. For more information and to register, call Jenifer at 673-1602, email [email protected], or register online here. Please RSVP by Monday, May 2!

Networking at Noon | May 4 | 12 Noon | Stuttgart Public Library

Innovation Award for Tourism Achievement

Please join us Wednesday, May 4, at 3:30 p.m. as the Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce accepts an Innovation Award from Arkansas Delta Byways for our Prairie Sunset Mural!

Arkansas Delta Byways is the official tourism promotion association for the 15 counties in Eastern Arkansas. Counties include Arkansas, Chicot, Clay, Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Desha, Drew, Greene, Lee, Mississippi, Monroe, Phillips, Poinsett and St. Francis.  These past two years have been very challenging for the tourism industry, especially in our area. However true to our heritage, culture, and people, Delta perseverance prevailed! Businesses, organizations, events and individuals needed to develop “Innovative Practices” to survive.  The region did not disappoint in its creativity. To recognize those who went above and beyond, Arkansas Delta Byways is presenting its first-ever, ADB Innovation Award for 2020-21.  Winners will be presented their awards at a Traveling Awards ceremony during Arkansas Tourism Week, May 2-6. Weather permitting, ceremonies will be outside. The public is invited to all events.     

ADB Innovation Award Presentation | May 4 at 3:30 p.m. | Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce

Candidate Forum

The Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with East Arkansas Broadcasters and the Stuttgart Daily Leader to host a Candidate Forum for the upcoming election.

The Forum will be held on Wednesday, May 4, and will feature the candidates running for School Board, Arkansas County Judge, and State Representative District 61.

The Forum will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the School Board candidate forum followed by Arkansas County Judge and State Representative District 61. There will be no live audience due to space limitations.

EAB will broadcast the forum live on Country 97.3 FM and the Stuttgart Daily Leader’s Facebook page. The radio broadcast can also be heard through the Country 97.3 mobile app, which is available for free download for smartphones, or online at A video replay will be available after the forum on the Stuttgart Daily Leader’s Facebook page.

Candidates will each be asked a series of general questions followed by questions submitted by the public which will be drawn by each candidate in a round-robin format.

The Candidate Forum is designed to provide citizens with a unique opportunity to learn more about candidates and their platforms for key local races. Questions are selected in advance of the event by the committee, with the goal of obtaining relevant information from the candidates in a fair manner.

Lynn Keller will serve as moderator. Candidates, the moderator, a timekeeper, and representatives from the Chamber and EAB will meet together at city hall for the candidate forum, which will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Candidate Forum | May 4 at 5:30 p.m. | Country 97.3 Radio Broadcast | Stuttgart Daily Leader Facebook Live

Mallard Classic Golf Tournament

Join us for the 15th Annual Mallard Classic Golf Tournament, a 3-man scramble on Friday, May 6, presented by Saracen Casino Resort!

Beverages and goodies are provided by Express Employment Professionals and Wilkerson Jewelers. Again this year, Ritter Communications will sponsor a ball drop for a chance to win CASH!

Lunch will be provided by Delta Plastics-Revolution at 11 a.m. with tee-off at Noon sharp. Contact Logan at 673-1602 or [email protected].

The last day to register is Monday, May 2. Click here for a registration form.

New Stuttgart Shirts!

NEW styles of Stuttgart shirts are NOW IN STOCK! 
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Rid Litter Day

Rid Litter Day was held in Stuttgart on Tuesday, April 26!

THANK YOU to these wonderful businesses and volunteers who helped Keep Stuttgart Beautiful during Rid Litter Day:

SHS volunteers Julie Landrum, Leo Adams, Joel Choh, and Noelani Barrett, Southern Bancorp, County Judge Eddie Best, Rotary Club of Stuttgart, Thompson Trice Realty, Ltd., Farmers & Merchants Bank, Express Employment Professionals of East Arkansas, Grand Prairie Physical Therapy, Garrett Sheeks, Holy Rosary Catholic School, Riceland Foods, Megan and Layton Tabor, Meredith Creekmore, Linda McCarty, Cathy Calloway, Gaye Rusk, Meredith Lovett and Judy Pond.

We THANK YOU for investing your time in Stuttgart! 

To see all the pictures from the event, click here.

Business After Hours at Southern Bancorp

A Business Social was held at Southern Bancorp in Stuttgart on Thursday, April 21 to celebrate their first year in the community with fun, food, and prizes!

To see pictures from the event, click here.

Southern Bancorp | 620 E. 22nd St. | Stuttgart

Welcome New Member!

The Stuttgart Chamber is excited to welcome Sugartown Mercantile as one of its newest members.

The mercantile will be an everyday store. Shoppers will be able to find procured items ranging from “true mercantile products” of yesteryears like day-to-day pantry favorites, hand-selected vintage, homewares and giftable items garnered for the trendsetter & tastemaker.

The brick & mortar store will be located on Main Street in Downtown Stuttgart. An online store will also be launching.

Congratulations to owners Michelle Jacobs and Andrea Knight, and Manager Brooke Yelvington on your new venture. Follow them on Instagram for more details!

Sugartown Mercantile | 425 S. Main St. | Stuttgart


A Ribbon Cutting was held on Tuesday, April 26 to celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of Dodge’s Chicken Store in Stuttgart!
After a long-awaited remodel, they are open for business at 209 W. 22nd Street. Stop by today!

See all the pictures from the event here.


March $700,173.27 $636,914.24
February $866,074.89 $759,711.84
January $788,427.96 $642,562.92
December $651,451.14 $567,372.99
November $639,789.53 $519,536.53
October $631,971.92 $607,433.77
September $621,040.59 $597,767.20
August $652,921.70 $561,056.77
July $634,282.10 $634,602.86
June $676,134.44 $593,006.80
May $707,531.51 $593,665.18
April $511,880.36 $543,462.96
March $636,914.24 $591,993.02
(The total reflects the 3% tax collected by the city. Sales tax is then divided equally between the hospital, the city and to bond debt equally.)

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