River Valley Business Expo at a Glance


River Valley Business Expo

In a year marked by dynamic business and networking opportunities, the 20th annual River Valley Business Expo marked a significant milestone in our community's economic development journey. Showcasing 86 diverse booths and drawing 1,207 attendees, the Expo provides a dynamic platform for various industries and businesses to connect, network, and showcase their products and services to the local community. This event celebrates and signifies the longstanding impact and collective commitment to fostering economic development and prosperity in the River Valley. Additionally, throughout the year, First Friday Breakfast provided invaluable networking opportunities, allowing attendees to exchange ideas and enjoy engaging business programs. Notable events included the celebration of Owens Corning's plans to build a new impressive 150,000-square-foot manufacturing facility, set to bring 50 new jobs as well as millions of dollars in economic impact to Russellville, and Workforce Signing Day, honoring graduates who committed to joining our local workforce. In 2023 the Chamber also met popular demand by reintroducing an after-hours networking event which was aptly named "Commerce and Connections". Commerce and Connections provides a vital platform for professionals to network and forge meaningful collaborations and relationships. Outstanding membership participation has contributed to the success of these gatherings, and we look forward to more of these beneficial events in the upcoming year.