America’s Best Chamber Headquarters Available to Members Only
Recognized as the finest chamber headquarters in the nation, this architectural award-winning building opened December 1, 2000. Its varied spaces and advanced audio/visual technology are available to members only for meetings and events. Further, if a room is not booked and requires no set-up or clean-up, members may have free use for unscheduled, two- or three-person meetings.
For more information, contact Halle Erwin (Executive Assistant to the President & CEO, Facilities and Meetings Manager), 501.377.6010.
Little Rock Regional Chamber Building
Dedicated December 1, 2000
Chamber Building Committee
Shelby Woods (Chairman)
Polk Stanley Yeary, LTD
Janet Jones 1998
Shelby Woods 1999
Joe Ford 2000
Bill Clark 2001
Chamber President & CEO
Paul H. Harvel
Building Project Manager
Joe Swaty, APR
CDI Contractors, Inc.
Arkansas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
Design Award 2001
Gulf States Region of the American Institute of Architects
Design Award 2002
American Society of Interior Designers South Central Chapter Design Award – Gold 2002
The Story of this Building
“There are special places that are created when special people are united with a dream. You are standing in just such a place. The Little Rock Regional Chamber has this world-class facility because of the combined spirit of three special people.
“As the chamber’s president and CEO, Paul H. Harvel had a remarkable vision. He saw how creating this building would take the region’s chamber of commerce to a bold, new level of accomplishment and prestige.
“Ed Drilling, as president of AT&T Arkansas, had a vision of how the future of communication technology could positively transform this chamber of commerce.
“Jack Riggs, as president of J. A. Riggs Tractor Company, had a selfless vision of how to best honor the company’s founder, his father, in a unique way.
“These three men joined together to make their dream become a shared reality. With Paul H. Harvel’s ability to “sell” their vision to other donors, the region’s business community was united as never before. Working together, these visionary men transformed an empty parking lot into the site of the nationally-recognized chamber of commerce building for the 21st century.”
– From Paul H. Harvel Executive Briefing Room Wall