Posts By: Jon Chadwell

Northeast Arkansas IT Training Collaboration to Begin in Newport

Newport Lake as seen along Country Club Road in the city limits of Newport

For Immediate Release Newport, Arkansas More Information:  director@newportaredc.org The Newport Economic Development Commission and ASU-Newport are partnering with the Arkansas Center for Data Sciences (ACDS) to bring a regional Information Technology training center to downtown Newport, Arkansas.  The training center will feature apprenticeship training programs for a wide range of Arkansas companies in the areas… Read more »

Newport Micro-Business Bridge Loan Program

Newport Lake as seen along Country Club Road in the city limits of Newport

Newport Micro-Business Bridge Loan for Self-Employed/Sole Proprietors/Sole Member LLC’s or S Corporations Newport Micro Business Bridge Loan Guidelines and Application The Newport Micro-Business Bridge Loan is a joint project of the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce and the Newport Economic Development Commission.  The Bridge Loan is designed to help self-employed individuals, sole proprietors or sole… Read more »

“Boost Local” Video Ad Program

Newport Lake as seen along Country Club Road in the city limits of Newport

“Boost Local” Video Ad Program Dear Friends in Our Local Businesses, We are going to start a local business promotion to allow Jackson County businesses to promote the goods and services they are offering during the COVID-19 crisis. The program is called “Boost Local” and we will pay to boost your video advertising through our… Read more »

SBA 7(a) Payroll Protection Program Loan Information

Newport Lake as seen along Country Club Road in the city limits of Newport

The SBA 7(a) Payroll Protection Loan Program that includes the potential of forgiveness will be available on these dates: Small Businesses and Sole Proprietorships can apply for loans starting Friday, April 3rd Independent Contractors and Self-Employed Individuals can apply for loans starting Friday, April 10th The program ends when the funding has been used or… Read more »

Save Our Local Restaurants! List

Newport Lake as seen along Country Club Road in the city limits of Newport

Per the Governor all dine-in services at restaurants and bars suspended until further notice.  Please use drive-thru, take out and delivery options and support our local businesses. SEVERAL RESTAURANTS ARE OFFERING DELIVERY SERVICES.  CHECK OUT THE LIST BELOW!!! Below is a list of Newport and Jackson County restaurants and other prepared food businesses who are… Read more »

Coronavirus Crisis Local Business Updates

Newport Lake as seen along Country Club Road in the city limits of Newport

We will be editing this page on a regular basis.  If you want updates about your business included, please email them to director@newportaredc.org and we will add them to the list.  For restaurants, please visit the restaurant page under the Press section. Business Information Arkansas Department of Workforce Services:  The Newport-DWS office will be servicing… Read more »