America's Best Chamber Headquarters Available to Members Only
Recognized as the finest chamber headquarters in the nation, this architectural award-winning building opened December 1, 2000. Its varied spaces and advanced audio/visual technology are available to members only for meetings and events. Further, if a room is not booked and requires no set-up or clean-up, members may have free use for unscheduled, two- or three-person meetings.
For more information, contact Emory Jacobs (Executive Assistant to the President & CEO, Facilities and Meetings Manager), 501.377.6010.
Little Rock Regional Chamber Building Dedicated December 1, 2000
Chamber Building Committee Shelby Woods (Chairman) Bob Birch Doug Buford Eddie Drilling Jack Fleischauer Al McDowell Jack Riggs Gary Smith
Architect Polk Stanley Yeary, LTD
Chamber Chairmen Janet Jones 1998 Shelby Woods 1999 Joe Ford 2000 Bill Clark 2001
Deltic Timber Atrium
Chamber President & CEO Paul H. Harvel
Building Project Manager Joe Swaty, APR
Building Contractors CDI Contractors, Inc.
Building Awards Arkansas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects Design Award 2001 Gulf States Region of the American Institute of Architects Design Award 2002 American Society of Interior Designers South Central Chapter Design Award - Gold 2002
The Story of this Building
"There are special places that are created when special people are united with a dream. You are standing in just such a place. The Little Rock Regional Chamber has this world-class facility because of the combined spirit of three special people.
"As the chamber's president and CEO, Paul H. Harvel had a remarkable vision. He saw how creating this building would take the region's chamber of commerce to a bold, new level of accomplishment and prestige.
"Ed Drilling, as president of AT&T Arkansas, had a vision of how the future of communication technology could positively transform this chamber of commerce.
"Jack Riggs, as president of J. A. Riggs Tractor Company, had a selfless vision of how to best honor the company's founder, his father, in a unique way.
"These three men joined together to make their dream become a shared reality. With Paul H. Harvel's ability to "sell" their vision to other donors, the region's business community was united as never before. Working together, these visionary men transformed an empty parking lot into the site of the nationally-recognized chamber of commerce building for the 21st century."
- From Paul H. Harvel Executive Briefing Room Wall