Fort Smith Symphony – Conductor’s Choice

Saturday, May 13th, 2017 at 7:30pm

Two magnificent cornerstones of symphonic music together contrasting with intimate works for winds and strings. Sibelius’ 7th Symphony contains some of the most ravishing music ever composed for orchestra.

The visceral impact of the Sinfonietta (with its 12 trumpets!) is a true event indeed. A grand concert to conclude a celebratory season!

To purchase tickets please call 479-452-7575 or visit http://www.fortsmithsymphony.org/

Fort Smith Chamber – 2017 Business Expo & Job Fair

May 5th

Ex. Hall BC

State Volunteer Mutual Seminar

Fort Smith Symphony – Bonded: The Music of James Bond

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 7:30pm

Paying tribute to the music of James Bond and all things British, this thrilling concert is for those who like their music shaken, not stirred!

To purchase tickets please call 479-452-7575 or visit http://www.fortsmithsymphony.org/

Hannah House Dinner Event

Where Life Meets Love

Hannah House Mission: Housing young women 13-29 who are experiencing crisis situations in their lives, providing a place that empowers young women, allowing them to have a chance to stabilize their lives and prepare them for a better future.

Hannah House is a residential facility for young women who find themselves pregnant or have other life controlling issues. The house provides a structured program for each girl, including training in the practical aspects of living, counseling and spiritual help, as well as education and career guidance. We house our residents free of charge during their pregnancy or time of crisis and are a positive influence in their life when they need it most.

Organization

Hannah House opened September 8, 1997. We are recognized by the IRS as a 501 (c)(3) under our parent corporation Tree of Life Preventive Health Maintenance, Inc. We are funded by donations from individuals, corporations, churches, civic groups and foundations in our community.

Purpose

Our purpose is to offer these young women a place of refuge in a warm home-like atmosphere where we can help them work on the issues in their lives that brought them to Hannah House. We want to help them heal and become productive caring individuals and those who were pregnant will be able to care for their babies, or to help them in making a decision to place their baby for adoption.

Program

The average stay for a young woman at Hannah House is six months to one year; with 97% of our residents falling in the 100% category of the 2016 Poverty Level Guidelines, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Our program has grown through the years and now has three phases; in-house, extended living, and transitional housing. The in-house program is an eight step program with foundational steps and foundational tasks. Included in this program are life skills such as parenting, budgeting and finance, cleaning, cooking, and one-on-one counseling.  In addition, while learning these life skills they are also working to complete their education.

In the extended living phase, while still living at Hannah House, a resident may begin attending college and/or obtain a job, to prepare her for the future. After completing these two programs, she may move into transitional housing located next to Hannah House. In this phase she begins to become self-sufficient and a productive taxpaying citizen.

Success

We are in our 19th year of service.  Over the years we have had successful outcomes with young women who have completed the program.  Two former residents have come back to serve on the Board of Directors. Three former resident now hold jobs at Hannah House and one former resident works for Tree of Life.  This type of residual outcome will keep Hannah House strong. As those who have been through the program make sure the home is there for those who have, and will come after them.

Fort Smith Chamber – Ar. Scholars Luncheon

Name: 2017 Arkansas Scholars Luncheon

Date: April 19, 2017
Time: 11:30 AM1:00 PM CDT
Arkansas Scholars Luncheon
Each year the Chamber and it’s Education Division partner with the schools to provide a recognition luncheon for our graduating Arkansas Scholars. These students have maintained the GPA, attendance, and curriculum requirements since 9th grade to be distinguished as an “Arkansas Scholar.”

Without great sponsors, we cannot raise the level of education in our region and promote excellence by giving them a small recognition for their achievements.  THANK YOU!

Fees/Admission:
No Charge for students to attend
Chamber members, help “Sponsor-A-Student” for a $100.00!