Quarterly Chamber Luncheons

The Marion Chamber hosts a luncheon each quarter to give our members an opportunity to network. 2017 luncheon dates are February 2, May 4, August 24, and November 2.

To RSVP & pre-pay to reserve a lunch, click here.
If you prefer to RSVP only, you may call us at 870-739-6041 or email chamber@marionarkansas.org.

Stacy Hurst was appointed director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage by Governor Asa Hutchinson in January 2015. She is responsible for the work of eight separate agencies that represent the natural and cultural heritage of Arkansas. They are the Arkansas Arts Council, the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, the Arkansas State Archives, Historic Arkansas Museum, Delta Cultural Center, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, and the Old State House Museum. She also serves as the State Historic Preservation Officer, representing Arkansas to the National Trust for Historic Places. Stacy is a life-long Arkansan who grew up in Pine Bluff and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

Prior to her appointment as DAH director, she was involved for 19 years in general management and marketing for Tipton & Hurst, a family-owned business started in Little Rock in 1886. Before that, she was vice president of Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation, where she was responsible for the statewide Children’s Miracle Network Telethon that raised $2 million annually.

Her record of public service is extensive with service as a Little Rock City Director representing Ward 3 from January 2003 to 2014. She served as Vice Mayor from January 2007 to December 2008. As City Director, she was a liaison to the Arts and Culture Commission, the Sister Cities Commission, the City Beautiful Commission and the Parks and Recreations Commission. She currently serves on the Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission, which manages, operates and maintains the Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport.

Stacy believes in the importance of community involvement, having served on the boards of Youth Home, CARTI, the Junior League of Little Rock, the Arkansas Field Office of The Nature Conservancy, First Tee of Arkansas, Boys and Girls Clubs, Little Rock Zoo, Alzheimer’s Arkansas and The Cathedral School.

She and her husband, Howard, have two children, who both attend Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA.