The Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce celebrates the achievements of our outstanding business and community leaders annually. The celebration is proudly presented by our community partners: Conway Regional Health System, Karen Ferguson Team -REMAX ELITE, Waco Title, First Security Bank, Pafford Medical Services, First Arkansas Bank and Trust, First Service Bank, Centennial Bank, The Children's Clinic of Conway and Greenbrier, Central Christian Academy, and Barksdale Federal Credit Union.
The event is also supported by Kennedy's Treasures, THINK Coffee, Zellner's Appliance, Braswell and Son, Ott Insurance, Kona Ice, Integrity Insurance Group, Inc., and Boston Mountain Rural Health Center, Thursday, March 30th at Legacy Acres. The event kicks off with a social hour at 5 PM. Prepare to be entertained with "The Great Greenbrier" gatsby inspired festivities and toasts to our chamber members and award recipients. For tickets and sponsorships, or to donate to the silent auction email firstname.lastname@example.org for all details.
The Chamber will be recognizing The CALL of Conway and Faulkner County as our non-profit organization of the year for 2023. The Call mobilizes local churches to serve local children and youth placed in foster care. The CALL partners with the Division of Children and Family Services to recruit, train and support foster and adoptive families for children and teens in foster care. Since 2009; statewide The Call has helped over 25,000 children that have been cared for by "The Call" family. "The CALL walked alongside our family from the time we decided to open our home to foster and even attended our adoption day! We fostered 25 children and they supported us every step of the way- they provided clothes and supplies late at night when we received a new placement and answered all our questions along the way. We wouldn’t have made it without their support and guidance" shares Kaitlyn Stell.
Megan Hurtt, has been the county coordinator since October and volunteer for The Call for 5 years now and shares, "The most rewarding part about being the county coordinator of The CALL is having the privilege of being a first hand witness to so many people playing a crucial part in God’s extraordinary work. Rather that work is seeing foster parents wrap their arms and hearts around children and their families in the most vulnerable times of their lives, seeing biological parents overcome hardships and reunify with their children, or the teenager who is holding out hope for stability is finally matched with their forever home, The CALL is thankful to play a small part. The CALL has the most wonderful foster and adoptive families, volunteers, and supportive community dedicated to being the hands and feet of Jesus, and to be a part of that is a great and rewarding honor."
Their hope is to see a day where there are no children in Arkansas waiting for families. Because what children and youth in foster care need most, is a family to care for them as they heal from abuse or neglect. The Chamber is excited to honor this incredible organization during our annual banquet. For more information on how to donate or volunteer, check out thecallinarkansas.org.
Megan Hurtt, County Coordinator