MH Chamber of Commerce secures new permanent home

After operating from a temporary location for the past 18 months, the Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce will soon move to a new home in the former Bear State Bank location on U.S. Highway 62 Southwest.Chamber President and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Pipkin says the purchase of the property now owned by Arvest Bank was made by the organization's foundation.

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Pipkin says funding for the chamber's new $400,000 home has primarily been raised from private contributions.


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Pipkin says the timeline for moving to the new location has yet to be determined.

During the past 18 months, the chamber has been operating temporarily from facilities in Highland Circle.

In mid 2017, the building next to McDonald's that had housed the chamber for over 25 years closed due to infrastructure issues.

In October 2017, Pipkin told KTLO, Classic Hits and The Boot news the decision has been made to not return to its former building location. However, the board was still trying to determine if the chamber would return to the location in a new facility or locate elsewhere.

Pipkin says the property where the former chamber offices were located is now being advertised for sale. The building has since been razed.

A sign recently erected on the property directs potential purchasers to the chamber's website for more information.

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