I love Little Rock. If you live here or have stumbled upon the city, you catch my drift. With it’s history and rich vibes, it’s no wonder I happened into so many serendipitous ties to Little Rock locals. This week I sat down with Derrell Hartwick, a friend I met at LA Fitness when it very first opened its doors.
Derrell was a Little Rock promoter from the start, immediately asking me if I had joined the chamber and what kind of business I was running here in the Capitol city. At the time, I was still a registered appraiser working for someone else and not particularly interested in growing my reach or expanding my network. Fast forward 7 years and here I am running a real estate business. During my first year selling up pops Derrell and the opportunity to join the Little Rock Regional Chamber. Again, it was at the gym only this time I’m getting closer to being able to arm wrestle this guy.
Derrell is a connector and his job is to make sure as a business owner and local professional, have access to the information and resources you need to thrive in this city. On the podcast, Derrell was kind enough to answer all my questions about the chamber that I didn’t already get answers to on the air. I had a chance to complete my application to the chamber, pay my dues, and tour the facility they operate in Downtown Little Rock. It was eye-opening. This city is overflowing with ingenuity, innovation and a level of success in small business like I have never seen. The chamber throws a great party too, so there’s one reason to join right there!
If you haven’t joined the chamber or at least checked out the list of businesses who ARE members, you would be surprised to learn how many of your ideal clients are posted in the chamber. They are networking at local events you may not even be aware of. No matter what you do or who you are, if you live in this beautiful, eclectic, small town that we call our Capitol City, the Little Rock Regional Chamber wants to hear from you.
So what “AR” you waiting for?
Check them out online at: www.littlerockchamber.com
Or give them a call at 501-374-2001. You can also go and like the Chamber’s Facebook page and reach Derrell Hartwick on Facebook as well for information on membership.
Until next time, I’m OUT.