The Greater Bryant Chamber of Commerce promotes Todd Rhoden from Executive Director to President & CEO. Rhoden joined the Bryant Chamber on May 31st, 2016 and there have been many positive changes since.
“When we made the decision to bring in Todd Rhoden as our Chamber Leader, we made a commitment to excellence. The Bryant Chamber is growing and evolving in a way that fits his bold personality, our amazing community, and the needs of an ever-changing future,” said Todd Sellers, Board Chairman.
“Our Chamber has accomplished so much under Todd’s leadership already. Now is the time to journey with the Greater Bryant Chamber of Commerce if your business desires accelerated growth and outstanding results,” stated Carlton Billingsley, Previous Board Chairman.
Sellers and Billingsley, along with Past Board Member, Allison Ramsey, were instrumental in hiring Rhoden.
“We are establishing lots of new business and personal relationships that are benefiting the Bryant Community. We are expanding our reach even more into Benton and Little Rock. I am honored to lead the charge with the help of many other great individuals including our Operations Director, Cheryl Smith, board of chamber directors, school and city officials,” said Rhoden.
In the past year, the Bryant Chamber has been through a complete rebranding. There is a new staff, mission statement, logo, website, member directory, and events. The events include Network Nights, Current & Future Member Orientations, and the First Responder Luncheon.
Rhoden’s next objective is to house the chamber and city offices under the same roof.
“I believe this will speed up economic development and allow us to serve our members most effectively. They deserve the absolute best for trusting and investing in us. I want a larger common space where businesses can hold their meetings while having additional resources to mentor start-ups,” stated Rhoden.
Rhoden actively serves on the Saline County Economic Development Corporation Board, the Salt Bowl Executive Committee, and the Bryant Rotary Club. He also played a role in the Keep Bryant Moving Campaigns along with other local leaders resulting in future school and city improvements.
Bryant is currently ranked the #1 Most Successful City in Arkansas by Zippia, #1 Healthiest Housing Market in Arkansas by SmartAsset, one of the Top 100 Small Towns in America by CNN Money Magazine and one of the most affordable suburbs by BusinessWeek.
2017 is Bryant’s 125th Birthday and the 30th Anniversary of Fall Fest on September 30th. They are expecting at least 5,000 people and 90 business vendors in attendance. There will be a Kansas City Barbeque sanctioned competition that same day bringing in teams, judges, and families from Arkansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas.
The Bryant Chamber is also hosting the 18th Annual Taste of Bryant in partnership with Everett Buick GMC on August 3rd from 6pm to 8pm in the Center at Bishop Park. This food showcase attracts at least 25 restaurants and 700 attendees. There will be a brand-new Dave & Buster’s VIP Room Partnering with the Saline County Young Professionals Network that same evening providing food, drinks, music, and games from 7:30pm to 9pm.
For more information, visit bryantchamber.com or call 501-847-4702.