• Site Selection Database & Flood Plain Analysis

       Did you know? Entergy hosts a Site Selection Database website used to showcase available properties around the state. Staff from the Clarksville – Johnson County Chamber and Clarksville Regional Economic Development Organization recently attended a training seminar unveiling the newly upgraded website. The seminar discussed new tools to improve Johnson County’s community profile, as well as integrated media functionality which will allow the quality aspects of various sites to be illustrated. We work to make sure Johnson County sites are represented on the website, which will lead to new investment and development in the community. A primary focus will be the 127-acre business park land south off I-40.To see the business park and other sites in the state, visit ArkansasSiteSelection.com.

    John Williams learns about the Site Selection Website.

       In other news, there is potential to eliminate 100-year flood plain from the downtown area to positively impact residents and business. We are excited about the levy/hydrology analysis conducted by a specialized engineering firm to review how to eliminate the downtown from the flood plain. Flood plain designations incite increased insurance expenses for property owners, and deters development. On Monday, October 9, at the Clarksville city council meeting, a report on the flood plain analysis will be presented. Council meetings begin at 6:00 pm and the public is welcome to attend. The Clarksville Regional Economic Development and Chamber of Commerce were and are supporters of this flood plain review. It is important to continue to remove the obstacles for development. Development is what sustains a local economy with jobs and the flow of money. 


    CREDO Website Provides Business Resources

       Mark your calendar: this Veterans Day, you’re going to want to be in downtown Clarksville. In collaboration with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department, local Fire Departments, and the Army National Guard, the Clarksville-Johnson County Chamber will be hosting Red, Blue & You, an all-afternoon event dedicated to honoring United States’ Veterans. Attendees will have no shortage of activities to participate in. Red, Blue & You will feature a 4-mile race taking advantage of Clarksville’s new trail system, demonstrations from the Fire Departments and the Sheriff’s Office (including the ever-popular Jaws of Life and Drunk Driving Simulation), an inflatable obstacle course, a tailgating center featuring the Razorbacks playing live on the big screen, and a chili-cookoff judged by the day’s guests of honor: the United States’ Veterans.
       To sign up for the race, visit runsignup.com/Race/AR/Clarksville/RedBlueYou4MilerWalk. To sign up for the chili cook-off, visit clarksvillearchamber.com. To have a blast while honoring this country’s heroes, come to Red, Blue & You November the 11th at the courthouse square in downtown Clarksville.


    Music on the Square

       In September, Russell Corbin graced the Johnson Coming to Clarksville County courthouse steps with an acoustic medley of covers and originals, letting Music on the Square attendees enjoy an hour of his raspy, soulful renditions of some new, some aged, but somehow always fresh folk songs.

       While there have been numerous rainchecks for this year’s Music on the Square events, quality has trumped quantity for August and September, and now, the same is expected for October. Closing out the 2017 Music on the Square catalog will be Brick Fields.

       Brick Fields is an Arkansas original musical group featuring married couple Rachel Fields and Larry Brick. Fronted by Rachel’s voice, the band’s Folk and Blues sound with an “Americana Soul” is featured on their new album, “Blues Habit.” Rachel cut her musical teeth first in the Arkansas river valley, by way of her Uncle Mike "Burger" Scoggins, then in the jam band circuit touring in the late 90's east and west coast festivals opening for acts like Government Mule, and later singing on a tour with JGB. Larry has spent over 40 years in the music business as a guitar player, songwriter and also as a worship leader during the California Calvary movement of the 1970’s.

       Brick Fields will take the stage—or stairs, to be exact—at 6:00 PM, October the 20th. In addition to great music, excellent food will be available courtesy of Amy’s Rolling Rocket Café.


    Shoe Sensation Coming to Clarksville

       Shoe Sensation is pleased to announce plans to open a new store this fall in Clarksville. The store is located in the Southgate Shopping Center, 1119 Rogers Street. The store is scheduled to grand open on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 9:00 AM. This will be the Company’s 6th store in Arkansas.
       Providing its customers with a mix of nationally branded footwear for the entire family from brands such as Under Armour, Nike, Clarks, Skechers and many others, the new Shoe Sensation will be an easy-to-shop environment where associates will deliver exceptional customer service. In addition to a variety of styles of footwear from work shoes and boots to athletic and dress styles for men, women, and children, Shoe Sensation will also offer a wide range of accessories including socks and shoe care along with fashion and athletic accessories including backpacks. “Everyone at Shoe Sensation is excited about the opportunity to serve the community of Clarksville. We look forward to assisting our customers with their footwear needs as well as becoming an active part of the community” says Sue Vousden, Charities Coordinator.