Fort Smith/Van Buren Chamber's "Meet the Legislators."
Date: 1/3/2013 Album ID: 1590864
Photos by Jamie Mitchell
Local community and business leaders gathered Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at the MovieLounge in Fort Smith for the "Meet the Legislators," mix and mingle reception before the legislators head to Little Rock for the 2013 session.
Jamie Mitchell  Times Record - Arkansas  Rep. Charlotte Vining Douglas (R-75), of Alma, standing, speaks with Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority members Michael Milton and Janet Menshek, Thursday, January 03, 2012, during the Meet the Legislators, reception at the MovieLounge in Fort Smith. Presented in part by Marlin Transportation Transit, Sparks Health System, Summit Medical Center, the Fort Smith Regional Chamber and the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce, the informal gathering offered local business and community leaders an opportunity to share ideas and meet with the local House of Representatives members before they make their way to Little Rock for the new session.
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Jamie Mitchell  Times Record -Alan Lewis, left, and state Sen. Jake Files, R-Fort Smith, talk business and politics,Thursday, January 03, 2012, during the Meet the Legislators, reception at the MovieLounge in Fort Smith. Presented in part by Marlin Transportation Transit, Sparks Health System, Summit Medical Center, the Fort Smith Regional Chamber and the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce, the informal gathering offered local business and community leaders an opportunity to share ideas and meet with the local House of Representatives members before they make their way to Little Rock for the new session.
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Jamie Mitchell  Times Record -Donna Bragg with Sparks, left, state Sen. Bruce Holland, R-Greenwood, and Sharla Lau gatherThursday, January 03, 2012, during the Meet the Legislators, reception at the MovieLounge in Fort Smith. Presented in part by Marlin Transportation Transit, Sparks Health System, Summit Medical Center, the Fort Smith Regional Chamber and the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce, the informal gathering offered local business and community leaders an opportunity to share ideas and meet with the local House of Representatives members before they make their way to Little Rock for the new session.
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Jamie Mitchell  Times Record -Janie Simmon, left, with the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce, and Stacy Johnson with Summit Hospital talk business and politics,Thursday, January 03, 2012, during the Meet the Legislators, reception at the MovieLounge in Fort Smith. Presented in part by Marlin Transportation Transit, Sparks Health System, Summit Medical Center, the Fort Smith Regional Chamber and the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce, the informal gathering offered local business and community leaders an opportunity to share ideas and meet with the local House of Representatives members before they make their way to Little Rock for the new session.
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Jamie Mitchell  Times Record -T. Baridi Nkokheli, director of the Fort Smith Department of Sanitation, joins guests Thursday, January 03, 2012, during the Meet the Legislators, reception at the MovieLounge in Fort Smith. Presented in part by Marlin Transportation Transit, Sparks Health System, Summit Medical Center, the Fort Smith Regional Chamber and the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce, the informal gathering offered local business and community leaders an opportunity to share ideas and meet with the local House of Representatives members before they make their way to Little Rock for the new session.
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Jamie Mitchell  Times Record -Bill Loyd with Abilities Unlimited, left, and District 66 Rep. Gary Deffenbaugh talk business and politics,Thursday, January 03, 2012, during the Meet the Legislators, reception at the MovieLounge in Fort Smith. Presented in part by Marlin Transportation Transit, Sparks Health System, Summit Medical Center, the Fort Smith Regional Chamber and the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce, the informal gathering offered local business and community leaders an opportunity to share ideas and meet with the local House of Representatives members before they make their way to Little Rock for the new session.
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Jamie Mitchell  Times Record -State Rep. Terry Rice, R-Waldron, from left, Ricky Cross with AT&T, and District 84 Rep. Jon Eubanks, R-Paris, join others Thursday, January 03, 2012, during the Meet the Legislators reception at the MovieLounge in Fort Smith. Presented in part by Marlin Transportation Transit, Sparks Health System, Summit Medical Center, the Fort Smith Regional Chamber and the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce, the informal gathering offered local business and community leaders an opportunity to share ideas and meet with the local House of Representatives members before they make their way to Little Rock for the new session.
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Jamie Mitchell  Times Record -Steven Keady, left, and Jay Carter with the Farmers Co-Op visit with state Sen. Bruce Holland, R-Greenwood, Thursday, January 03, 2012, during the Meet the Legislators reception at the MovieLounge in Fort Smith. Presented in part by Marlin Transportation Transit, Sparks Health System, Summit Medical Center, the Fort Smith Regional Chamber and the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce, the informal gathering offered local business and community leaders an opportunity to share ideas and meet with the local House of Representatives members before they make their way to Little Rock for the new session.
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Jamie Mitchell  Times Record -Arvest Bank VP of Private Banking Kristen Carroll, left, and Arvest Marketing Director Beth Presley smileThursday, January 03, 2012, during the Meet the Legislators, reception at the MovieLounge in Fort Smith. Presented in part by Marlin Transportation Transit, Sparks Health System, Summit Medical Center, the Fort Smith Regional Chamber and the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce, the informal gathering offered local business and community leaders an opportunity to share ideas and meet with the local House of Representatives members before they make their way to Little Rock for the new session.
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Jamie Mitchell  Times Record -Warren Blaylock, left, and Fort Smith Public Schools Superintendent Benny L. Gooden talk business and politics,Thursday, January 03, 2012, during the Meet the Legislators, reception at the MovieLounge in Fort Smith. Presented in part by Marlin Transportation Transit, Sparks Health System, Summit Medical Center, the Fort Smith Regional Chamber and the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce, the informal gathering offered local business and community leaders an opportunity to share ideas and meet with the local House of Representatives members before they make their way to Little Rock for the new session.
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Jamie Mitchell  Times Record -Fort Smith Chamber of Commerce board member Michael Barr greets guests Thursday, January 03, 2012, to the Meet the Legislators, reception at the MovieLounge in Fort Smith. Presented in part by Marlin Transportation Transit, Sparks Health System, Summit Medical Center, the Fort Smith Regional Chamber and the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce, the informal gathering offered local business and community leaders an opportunity to share ideas and meet with the local House of Representatives members before they make their way to Little Rock for the new session.
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Jamie Mitchell  Times Record -Alma Schools Superintendent David Wolley, from left, Ed Thicksten of Stepping Stone, and Fort Smith Schools Superintendent Benny L. Gooden talk business and politics,Thursday, January 03, 2012, during the Meet the Legislators reception at the MovieLounge in Fort Smith. Presented in part by Marlin Transportation Transit, Sparks Health System, Summit Medical Center, the Fort Smith Regional Chamber and the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce, the informal gathering offered local business and community leaders an opportunity to share ideas and meet with the local House of Representatives members before they make their way to Little Rock for the new session.
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Jamie Mitchell  Times Record -Sebastian County Republican Party Chairman, Rex Terry, left, and state Rep. Denny Altes, R-Fort Smith, talk business and politics,Thursday, January 03, 2012, during the Meet the Legislators, reception at the MovieLounge in Fort Smith. Presented in part by Marlin Transportation Transit, Sparks Health System, Summit Medical Center, the Fort Smith Regional Chamber and the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce, the informal gathering offered local business and community leaders an opportunity to share ideas and meet with the local House of Representatives members before they make their way to Little Rock for the new session.
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Jamie Mitchell  Times Record -District 78 Rep. George McGill, D-Fort Smith, left, and Toni Wilson with Stepping Stone, talk business and politics,Thursday, January 03, 2012, during the Meet the Legislators, reception at the MovieLounge in Fort Smith. Presented in part by Marlin Transportation Transit, Sparks Health System, Summit Medical Center, the Fort Smith Regional Chamber and the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce, the informal gathering offered local business and community leaders an opportunity to share ideas and meet with the local House of Representatives members before they make their way to Little Rock for the new session.
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Jamie Mitchell  Times Record -Mabel Coleman of Willow House, from left, Ann Hopkins, and Linda Fernau with Miller Investments talk business and politics,Thursday, January 03, 2012, during the Meet the Legislators, reception at the MovieLounge in Fort Smith. Presented in part by Marlin Transportation Transit, Sparks Health System, Summit Medical Center, the Fort Smith Regional Chamber and the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce, the informal gathering offered local business and community leaders an opportunity to share ideas and meet with the local House of Representatives members before they make their way to Little Rock for the new session.
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Jamie Mitchell  Times Record -Tim Lemonier, left, and Aneisha Rushenjoy the evening,Thursday, January 03, 2012, during the Meet the Legislators, reception at the MovieLounge in Fort Smith. Presented in part by Marlin Transportation Transit, Sparks Health System, Summit Medical Center, the Fort Smith Regional Chamber and the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce, the informal gathering offered local business and community leaders an opportunity to share ideas and meet with the local House of Representatives members before they make their way to Little Rock for the new session.
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Jamie Mitchell  Times Record -First Western Bank Branch Operations Supervisor Nicole Jamerson, left, and Exide Technology's Nita Barnes enjoy the company,Thursday, January 03, 2012, during the Meet the Legislators, reception at the MovieLounge in Fort Smith. Presented in part by Marlin Transportation Transit, Sparks Health System, Summit Medical Center, the Fort Smith Regional Chamber and the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce, the informal gathering offered local business and community leaders an opportunity to share ideas and meet with the local House of Representatives members before they make their way to Little Rock for the new session.
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Jamie Mitchell  Times Record -Jenny O'Daniel, River Valley Primary Care, from left, Stacy Johnson with Summit Hospital and Anthoney Brooks talk business and politics,Thursday, January 03, 2012, during the Meet the Legislators, reception at the MovieLounge in Fort Smith. Presented in part by Marlin Transportation Transit, Sparks Health System, Summit Medical Center, the Fort Smith Regional Chamber and the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce, the informal gathering offered local business and community leaders an opportunity to share ideas and meet with the local House of Representatives members before they make their way to Little Rock for the new session.
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