Editor’s Note: “The Economic Development Side” originally appears in the Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce’s weekly member e-newsletter. It is written by Rhonda Dishner, the Economic Development Alliance’s executive assistant.
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The 2016 Junior Leadership Pine Bluff class graduation will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at the Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce, 510 Main St.
The Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce will host the 2016 Business Expo Thursday, May 5, at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.
The new Food Wise grocery store, 3101 W. 28th Ave., will host a ribbon-cutting and grand-opening celebration at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 4, according to a news release from the Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Jefferson County Judge Dutch King and Pine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth are among 147 officials in 70 counties who declared May as Historic Preservation Month and Arkansas Heritage Month.
Despite weekly waves of heavy rains, Arkansas farmers pushed across their fields, planting soybeans, rice, cotton and corn ahead of the five-year average pace, according to Monday’s report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service.
The Disability Resource & Advocacy Center at White Hall will host UPproaches to Positive Mental Health, a mental health seminar and legislative forum, Friday, May 6. Sessions include:
Pine Bluff obstetrician and gynecologist, Dr. Amy Cahill MD, was recently elected president-elect of the Arkansas Medical Society.
From left, Priscilla Foreman, Kendall Mosby and Griffin Haynes of White Hall High School’s FBLA will attend the National FBLA Leadership Conference at Atlanta, Georgia, the week of June 27 through July 3. At the state FBLA Leadership Conference at Little Rock on April 4-5, Mosby won second place in Insurance & Risk Management; Foreman placed fourth in E-Business; and Haynes placed fourth in Introduction to Financial Math. Seventeen members of White Hall’s FBLA, along with advisers Dottie Strahan and Courtney Harp, attended the state conference. (Special to The Commercial)
Pine Bluff School Board will hold a special called board meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at First Ward School, 1300 E. Fifth Ave.