Committee Info

Governmental Affairs

To provide representation for the membership on governmental issues as they pertain to business and enhance the relationship between business and government on the local and state levels. 

Chair: Randy Reichardt

Events: Legislative Reception Little Rock

Water Carnival

Coordinates all events associated ith the White River Water Carnival to increase community and regional attendance.

Chair: Sam Dortch


To provide a special welcome and hospitality to visitors of special functions and events in the Batesville Area. To welcome new members to the Chamber. To represent the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce at Ribbon Cuttings, Grand Openings & Special Events. 

Chair: Janelle Shell

Events: Ribbon Cuttings, Chamber Golf Classic, Business After Hours

Social Mentorship

To develop programs to assist chamber members in retention and recruitment of employees.

Chair: Kevin Rose

Business Networking

Organizes and promotes the Annual Business Expo, Business After Hours, and the Quarterly Membership Luncheons.

Chair: Mandi Curtwright

Christmas Events

Coordinate and plan Batesville Christmas Parade and Independence County Lights.

Co-Chairs: Joyce Prickett and Cliff Brown


Attend regular customer service trainings and trains other business in regards to the hospitality program. Committee also aids in development of brochures, visitor and relocation packets.

Chair: Crystal Johnson


To support tourism development and attration in Independence County.

Co-Chairs: Sam Cooke and Rusty Elumbaugh