Events for January 2015
El Dorado Chamber of Commerce
Jan 01   New Year's Day
The Chamber and city government offices, with the exception of the police and fire departments, will be closed in observance of New Year's Day.
Date:   January 1, 2015
Jan 05   El Dorado Promise Scholars--Paying it Forward
El Dorado Promise recipients -- past & present-- are invited to visit the classrooms of current El Dorado High School students.
Date:   January 5, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.eldoradopromise.com
Location:   EHS Commons area
Contact:   Sylvia Thompson El Dorado Promise director
Email:   sthompson@esd-15.org
Date/Time Details:   Monday January 5. 9:00 am
Jan 07   Senior Circle Lunch & Learn
Age gracefully, live well and have some fun. Join the Circle. Francis Custom Tours presents 2015 travel opportunities to Senior Circle members. The event begins at 12:00 p.m. Lunch will be served. Reservations requested to (870) 864-3245. No charge for Senior Circle Members. SC membership is $15/year. You can sign up at the Lunch & Learn!
Date:   January 7, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.themedcenter.net
Location:   Medical Center of South Arkansas Conference Room 3
Contact:   Amber Cowger 870.864.3245
Email:   amber.cowger@mcsaeldo.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, January 7 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Fees/Admission:   No fee for Senior Circle members. Annual membership for Senior Circle (age 50 plus) is $15/yr. Reservations requested
Jan 08   Antigua's Grill Ribbon Cutting
Please join Antigua's Grill for a Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting celebrating their new location at 2422 N. West Ave. on Thursday, January 8th at 10:30 a.m.
 
Date:   January 8, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Antigua's Grill
2422 N. West Ave.
El Dorado, AR 71730
Contact:   Kay Smith, 870 863-6113
Email:   kay@goeldorado.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, February 27
Ribbon Cutting: 11:45 a.m. .
 
Jan 08   South Arkansas Administrative Professionals Meeting
"Passions and Purposes", Presented by Mandi Plunk, Sponsored by United Machine Works.
Date:   January 8, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://saapnetwork.wix.com/saap
Location:   St. Mary's Episcopal, Parish Hall, 512 Champagnolle Road
Contact:   Saapnetwork@gmail.com
Email:   saapnetwork@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, January 8th from 12pm to 1pm.
Fees/Admission:   Lunch is provided with RSVP to saapnetwork@gmail.com
Jan 09   Flu Vaccine Clinic
A Registered Nurse from the Arkansas Dept. of Health will be available at the Union County Courthouse in the Atrium area on Friday, January 9, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. providing Flu vaccine to the public. Medicaid, Medicare and most private insurances will cover the cost of the vaccine. You will need to provide your ID number if you have any type of insurance coverage. But those who have no insurance, can still receive the vaccine free of charge.
Date:   January 9, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Location:   Union County Courthouse - Atrium Area
Contact:   Regina Minor, RN 870-331-1477
Email:   regina.minor@arkansas.gov
Date/Time Details:   01-09-15 - from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Fees/Admission:   No cost. Medicaid, Medicare and most insurances will cover the cost of the vaccine. Please bring your card with your ID number for the nurse. Those who need the vaccine and have no insurance - the vaccine can still be given at no cost.
Jan 12 - Mar 21   HealthWorks Community Wide Couch 2 5k Training
HealthWorks is having a community wide Couch 2 5k training program beginning Monday, January 12th and ending Saturday, March 21st. Each Saturday at 8:00 a.m., weather permitting, meet us at the Union County Fairgrounds for a community run/walk. For HealthWorks members, a training schedule will be posted on the 2nd floor. Non-members may pick up a copy of the training schedule in the lobby of HealthWorks. Inquire at the front desk.

**NOTE:  You can also download the C25K app on your smartphone
Date:   January 12, 2015 - March 21, 2015
Website:   http://www.healthworksfitnesscenterar.com/
Location:   HealthWorks and Union County Fairgrounds
Contact:   Terry Clark 870-862-5442 ext 26 or Lindsey Spooner at 870-862-5442 ext 14
Email:   tclark1@suddenlinkmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1/12/2015 through March 21, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Couch 2 5k training is free to the public. Registration fee for the 5k on Saturday, March 21st yet to be determined.
Jan 13   Tech Petting Zoo
Learn how to use that device you got for Christmas at the Tech Petting Zoo, sponsored by Barton Library. Donovan Mays with the Arkansas State Library, will have a variety of electronic toys to see and can answer your questions about your new device.
Date:   January 13, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.youseemore.com/barton
Location:   Barton Library
Contact:   Barton Library 870-863-5447
Email:   narn@bartonlibrary.org
Date/Time Details:   10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   None
Jan 17   HealthWorks Community Run/Walk
Meet as a community at the Union County Fairgrounds for the Couch 2 5k run/walk (weather permitting).
Date:   January 17, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Website:   https://www.healthworksfitnesscenter.com
Location:   Union County Fairgrounds
Contact:   Lindsey Spooner 870-862-5442 ext 14
Email:   healthworksfitness1@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1/17/2015 8:00 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jan 20   United Way Annual Meeting & Campaign Luncheon
The United Way of Union County will hold its annual meeting and campaign luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 15 at the El Dorado Golf & Country Club. United Way contributors are invited to attend the meeting. New members will be elected to the United Way Board of Directors and results of this year?s campaign will be announced. For more information or to RSVP, call the United Way office at 862-4903.
Date:   January 20, 2015
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.unitedwayunioncounty.com
Location:   El Dorado Golf & Country Club
Contact:   870-862-4903 to RSVP
Email:   alexis@unitedwayunioncounty.com
Date/Time Details:   11:30 a.m. on January 20
Fees/Admission:   n/a
Jan 22   "A Passion for Service"
Bill Drury Seminars will present "A Passion for Service". This workshop will help your business go to the next level of service excellence and create lifetime loyal customers. It has received rave reviews from over 200 Chambers of Commerce and thousands of companies. The speaker, Bill Drury, has delivered over 1,000 workshop presentations the last 15 years! I highly recommend you attend with your entire staff! As a chamber member we are asking for your support in sponsoring such a needed seminar for our community. Below are the sponsorship levels we are offering. Further details will be mailed out in December once the sponsorship are confirmed. If you are interested in sponsoring at any level below, please contact the chamber at chamber@goeldorado.com or call 870-863-6113. Thank you and we look forward to seeing your participation. Benefits for Signature Sponsor at $2000.00 ? Top billing on all event collateral including company's name and/or logo ? Bill's DVD "Passion for Service" training system ($1000.00 value!) ? Sponsor name badge for representative(s) highlighting sponsor designation ? Opportunity to display company banner at event (company to provide banner) ? Admission for twenty (20) attendees to event ? Opportunity to distribute company information and promotional items ? Display table at event (company required to furnish materials for table) ? Company featured in promotional materials developed by the Chamber for the event including the Chamber's newsletter and on the Chamber's website Gold Sponsors at $750 ? Company name and/or logo on event collateral ? Special name badge for representative(s) highlighting sponsor designation ? AUDIO "Passion for Service" training system ($200.00 value!) ? Admission for seven (7) attendees to event ? Company featured in promotional materials developed by the Chamber for the event including the Chamber's newsletter and on the Chamber's website Silver Sponsors at $500 ? Company's name listed on select event collateral ? Admission for five (5) attendees to event ? Company featured in promotional materials developed by the Chamber for the event including the Chamber's newsletter and on the Chamber's website
Date:   January 22, 2015
Time:   08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   El Dorado Chamber of Commerce
Contact:   Tiffany Olson Events Manager 870-863-6113 El Dorado Chamber of Commerce
Email:   tiffany@goeldorado.com
Date/Time Details:   January 22, 2015
Jan 22   Operating a Home-Based Business
Thousands of people are running businesses out of their homes. Are you considering joining them? This seminar will help you with business planning, ideas, requirements and more to get you headed in the right direction.
Date:   January 22, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eaaqrs58ca4c8aad
Location:   SouthArk - East Campus
Contact:   Julia Nipper, SAU ASBTDC Training Coordinator SAU Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center 870-235-5033 julianipper@saumag.edu
Email:   julianipper@saumag.edu
Date/Time Details:   January 22, 2015 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $30
Jan 22   El Dorado's City Council Meeting
City Council Meeting is open to the public.  You are welcome to hear your city council members discuss business in the community. 
Date:   January 22, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Location:   City Hall
Contact:   City Hall (870) 862-7911
Fees/Admission:   5:30 p.m.
Jan 24   HealthWorks Community Run/Walk
Meet as a community at the Union County Fairgrounds for the Couch 2 5k run/walk (weather permitting).
Date:   January 24, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Website:   https://www.healthworksfitnesscenter.com
Location:   Union County Fairgrounds track
Contact:   Lindsey Spooner 870-862-5442 ext 14
Email:   healthworksfitness1@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1/24/2015 8:00 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jan 25 - Mar 20   Get Lean in '15
HealthWorks Fitness Center is starting the New Year with Get Lean in '15. This program is an 8 week challenge that focuses on total wellness through a variety of Fat Loss Lifestyle Education Classes and Workouts. Participants will receive a pamphlet containing healthy nutrition and time efficient workouts. Interactive lectures teaching the fat loss lifestyle are scheduled weekly on Sundays from 3:00-4:00pm. This program will end Friday March 20th.
Date:   January 25, 2015 - March 20, 2015
Time:   03:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   https://www.healthworksfitnesscenter.com
Location:   HealthWorks Fitness Center Conference Room
Contact:   Terry Clark 870-862-5442 ext 26
Email:   tclark1@suddenlinkmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Educational seminar dates are as follows: January 25th, February 1st, 8th, 15th, 25th, and March 1st, 8th, and 15th.
Fees/Admission:   $120 which includes 8 weeks of unlimited access to XTS classes, education, and workouts.
Jan 27   South Arkansas Networking Luncheon
South Arkansas Networking Luncheon sponsored by Young's Funeral Directors of Distinction. The location is First United Methodist Church, 201 S. Hill in the Fellowship Hall. Each attendee will have the opportunity to introduce themselves to others as well as tell a little about what they do and who they work for in a fun, friendly environment. Be sure to join us for a chance to win a Valentine's Day Gift Basket from merchants in your very own Downtown District. Food will be catered. The cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members.
Date:   January 27, 2015
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   First United Methodist Church, 201 S. Hill in the Fellowship Hall.
Contact:   chamber@goeldorado.com or (870) 863-6113.
Email:   chamber@goeldorado.com
Date/Time Details:   January 23, 2015 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   The cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Reservations required to chamber@goeldorado.com or (870) 863-6113.
Jan 29   South Arkansas Administrative Professionals Bunko Night
Bunko Night Everyone is invited Come Play Bunko and Help Fundraise Whether your a newbie or an old Pro!
Date:   January 29, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://saapnetwork.wix.com
Location:   St. Mary's Episcopal Church 512 Champagnolle Road
Contact:   Please RSVP at saapnetwork@gmail.com by Monday January 26,2015
Email:   saapnetwork@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   January 29, 2015 from 6pm - 9pm
Fees/Admission:   $10 per player
Jan 31   HealthWorks Community Run/Walk
Meet as a community at the Union County Fairgrounds for the Couch 2 5k run/walk (weather permitting).
Date:   January 31, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Website:   https://www.healthworksfitnesscenter.com
Location:   Union County Fairgrounds Track
Contact:   Lindsey Spooner 870-862-5442 ext 14
Email:   healthworksfitness1@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1/31/2015 8:00 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free