(North Little Rock) — Join us for "cuisine" and "commerce" at the 2017 A Taste for Business, hosted by the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, on Thursday, September 28th from 5-7:30 p.m. at Verizon Arena (concourse level) in North Little Rock. Network with local businesses while also sampling great-tasting food and drink from over 30 Chamber member restaurants andcaterers. This annual food, beverage and business showcase has become one of the area’s leading networking events with over 1,000 attendees.
A Taste for Business will feature “Tastes” from the following food and beverage vendors (as of 9/6/17): American Pie Pizza, Ben E. Keith Foods, Blue Bell Creameries, Blue Coast Burrito, Café 201 at Crowne Plaza, Cantina Laredo, Chuy’s Tex-Mex, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Cinnabon, Crave, David’s Burgers, Diamond Bear Brewing Co., Doe’s Eat Place, El Porton, Gina’s Catering, Glazer’s Beer & Beverage, Golden Corral, Golden Eagle of Arkansas, Hogg’s Meat Market & Catering, Hooters, Johnny Carino’s, Kona Ice, McAlister’s Deli, Mick’s Bar-B-Q, Moe’s Southwest Grill, New Age Distributing, On the Border, Panera Bread, Popeyes Louisiana Chicken, Premium Refreshment, Santo Coyote, Skinny J’s, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, Taziki’s Mediterranean Café, The Popcorn Spot, Tropical Smoothie, Two Sisters Catering, Tyson Foods, Verizon Arena Catering, Westrock Coffee.
Non-food chamber member businesses and non-profits will also be showcasing their products, services and attractions to attendees. Business and non-profit vendors include (as of 9/6/17): Arkansas Building Services, Arkansas Enterprises for the Developmentally Disabled, Arkansas State Fairgrounds, C.B.M. Construction, Central Arkansas Water, Chenal Family Therapy, City of North Little Rock, Daryl’s Music Makers, Eagle Bank, Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve, Griffin Leggett Rest Hills, Habitat for Humanity, HealthCare Express, The Hughes Agency, McCain Mall, MedExpress Urgent Care, Pinnacle Signs & Graphics, Primerica, Project SEARCH Arkansas: ACCESS Initiative, TCPrint Solutions, Terminix, Trivia Marketing, TruService Community Federal Credit Union, University of Arkansas – Pulaski Tech, Verizon Wireless and Webster University.
Attendees will be eligible to register and win tickets to upcoming Verizon Arena concerts and shows including: AiR1 Positive Hits Tour with Skillet, Britt Nicole, Colton Dixon and More (Oct. 5); Jason Aldean (Oct. 13); Cirque du Soleil Crystal (Oct. 26-29); and Chris Stapleton (Nov. 16).
An award to the food vendor with the “Best Taste”, voted on by attendees at the event, will be distributed following the event.
A Taste for Business is presented by McLarty Automotive Group. Partner sponsors include Ben E. Keith Foods, Camp Robinson / Camp Pike Community Council, Central Arkansas Water, Delta Dental, Golden Corral, Griffin-Leggett-Rest Hills, The Hughes Agency, North Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau, Pinnacle Signs & Graphics, Simmons First National Bank, Taggart Architects, TCPrint Solutions, TruService Community Federal Credit Union and University of Arkansas Pulaski Tech. Media partners are THV-11 and Alice 107.7.
Proceeds will support the Chamber’s educational programs, including Arkansas Scholars and Leadership Renaissance, as well as fund local scholarships in the community.
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Special discounted ticket packages can be purchased for 10 tickets for $175 and 20 tickets for $325. To order tickets in advance, contact the Chamber at 501-372-5959, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or order online at www.nlrchamber.org.