Friday, August 22, 2008

Fw: Announcements

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From: "Billy Ray" <>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2008 12:33:24 -0500
To: 'Chamber'<>
Subject: Announcements

Quick announcements...
This afternoon, the Delta Cultural Center is hosting a reception from 5:30 til 7:30 at the Delta Cultural Center's Visitor's Center located on Cherry Street in historic downtown Helena.  The reception is to help kick-off the center's newest exhibit on the Flood of 1927.  I have been down there and it is very interesting.  I have been told that some unique refreshments will be served this afternoon....The America Red Cross was instrumental in brining aid to the victims of the 1927 flood and to commemorate the agency's role, the American Red Cross will be serving samples of MREs (meals ready to eat) - which are the meals that are served to victims of natural disasters.  What a great concept to dive the point home.... And of course, there will be normal reception food too.  
 I tell you, we are blessed to have such a great resource in our community!
Next week...
Thursday, August 28th: First Bank of the Delta is hosting a Business After Hours to introduce this year's Teach for America teachers to the community.  This annual tradition will take place from 4:30-6:00 at First Bank of the Delta's Cherry Street Banch in historic downtown Helena.
The Tri-County Fair is set for September 1st thru the 6th with promises of new rides, the return of the ever-popular demolition derby, exhibits, pageant, and many other special events and attractions. 
On another note....
I received my copyof this week's Arkansas Business publication and each month a different industry is highlighted and ranked.  This week, the emphasis was on higher education and each college and university was ranked according to their Fall 07 enrollment figures.  Obviously, the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville lead the pack at 18,648 students, but I want to point out and congratulate our very own Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas.  Out of 47 colleges and universities listed in the state, PCCUA was ranked #17 showing an enrollment of 2,336 for last year's Fall semester.  I have spoken to a staff member of PCCUA and it is too early to tell of this year's Fall semester since this is the first week of classes, but they feel really good that they will even surpass last year's enrollment.  Congratulations to the faculty and staff of PCCUA!  Another GREAT resource we have in our own backyard!
Until next time, as always... Get out and explore Phillips County!

Billy Ray, PCED I Executive Director

Phillips County Chamber of Commerce

Helena-West Helena, Arkansas

870-338-8327 office I 870-338-8882 Fax


Mission: “Together we can” enhance the quality of life in Phillips County through education, service, leadership, community, and economic development.



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