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September  2017 Community Events

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National Sickle Cell Awareness Month

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2017 Minority Enterprise Development  Week (MED Week)

September 11 thru September 14, 2017

Sept. 11, 2017

Minority Business Awards Luncheon

11:30 am - 1 pm

Philander Smith College

Admission: $25.00 per person, $250 for table of tem

Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 - Climb The Rock (By Invitation Only)

Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017- Think Big Little Rock Panel on Diversity and Inclusion (Reserve your spot)

Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 - Innovations and Libations (Reserve your spot)

The Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce presents Minority Enterprise Development Week September 11 thru 14th. Each year the event is held to celebrate and grow minority businesses in Little Rock. This event has been hosted by the Chamber since it's inception in 1983.

For  more information and ticket purchases please contact Miguel Lopez at 501-377-6021

Dancing with Our Stars - All Star Spectacular

Thursday, September 14, 2017

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Prices: Varies upon sponsorship and $200 individual tickets

Little Rock Marriott Ballroom

Dancing with Our Stars is in it's 10th year with their Red Carpet for Research event. They have local community leaders and advocates dancing with local instructors to compete for the trophy and benefit the Children's Tumor Foundation. The evening will include a silent auction, pictures on the red carpet and to celebrate the momentous occasion the foundation will bring back the Alumni Stars to compete against each other.

For more information and ticket purchases please contact Lesley Oslica at 501-205-0711 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

8th Annual Mark Pennebaker Memorial Golf Tournament

Friday, September 15, 2017

8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Admissions: $500-$700

Burns Park Championship Golf Course

The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce hosts it's 8th Annual Mark Pennebaker Memorial Golf Tournament presented by Bank of the Ozark. There is a morning flight that starts at 8:00 am and an afternoon flight that tee off at 1:00 pm. The teams registration includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, beverages, green fees, golf cart and prizes.

For more information please contact Kenda Shields at 501-372-5959 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Maumelle's Bash on the Boulevard

Saturday, September 16, 2017

11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Town Centre Shopping Center

Maumelle, AR

This family friendly festival event is a fantastic way to connect with local businesses and residents in an energetic environment. The event will include all types of vendors, arts, crafts, a Kids Zone, games, entertainment and much more. Proceeds on the Bash will go to support economic development and promote entrepreneurship in the Maumelle area.

For more information contact Maumelle Area Chamber of Commerce at 501-851-9700 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Janet Jackson - The State of the World Tour

Saturday, September 16, 2017

8:00 pm

Verizon Arena

Janet Jackson continues her Unbreakabletour here in Little Rock to include her favorite chart-topping albums. The album is an array of her socially conscious music throughout her career. You will also hear her soon to be released new tracks in a live stage performance

For ticket purchases visit


Big Dam Bridge 100

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Rider Start Time: 7:00 am

Riverfront Drive off Willow- North Little Rock

The Big Dam Bridge 100 is an annual Little Rock event that celebrates the 4, 220 foot bridge over the Arkansas River. The bridge is built for predstrian and bicycle traffic that connects 15 miles of scenic riverside trails between Little Rock and North Little Rock. It is one of the longest bridges built in North America.

For registration please visit


A Taste of Business

Thursday, September 28, 2017

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door, Special Discount packages 10 tickets $175 and 20 tickets $325

Verizon Arena

Join the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce as it host "Taste of Business", 0ver 20 chamber members will be on hand for you to sample local cuisine from the restaurants and caterers. With over 1, 200 attendees this has been an annual food and beverage showcase is one of the area leading networking event. This year non chamber members and non-profits will be allowed to showcase their businesses goods and services. Proceeds will support the Chamber's educational programs, including Arkansas Scholarship and Leadership Renaissance and fund local scholarships in the community.

For more information please contact the Chamber at 501-372-5959






J Kelly Business to Business Radio Talk Show

September  2017


Every Saturday morning from 10-10:30 am listen to your host,Mrs. Mary M. Parham and co-host Rev. James McCarther

Of the J Kelly Business to Business radio talk show

on Praise 102.5 FM.


Call In Number to Ask Questions 501-433-1250

September 2, 2017

Benito Bendentico Lubazibwa

The Remix Network


September 9, 2017

Mr. Kevin Howard, City of Little Rock Housing Department

Mr. Dan Weathersby, Daisy Bates

September 16, 2017

Mr. Edward Haddock

Small Business Administration


September 23, 2017

Ms. Carol Bevis

Regional Recycling and Waste Reduction District