Welcome

Located deep in the beautiful pine forests of southern Arkansas, Magnolia is one of this state’s treasures. As you enjoy the fragrant blossoms on the Magnolia trees lining the courthouse square you realize you are somewhere special. Historic downtown has been revitalized and has many charming boutiques and locally owned restaurants to satisfy any appetite. Come and tour our landmark Magnolia Murals, which colorfully portray our historic downtown.

Magnolia is the home of Southern Arkansas University and our city benefits from all the amenities a university brings. In May of each year we host the Magnolia Blossom Festival and World Championship Steak Cook-Off. It is a week-end full of family fun and entertainment, always held on the third Saturday of May.  For more information visit our website at www.blossomfestival.org

Take time to visit our 100 year old classical revival courthouse, explore nature at Logoly State Park and enjoy fishing and water sports at beautiful Lake Columbia.

Join the Chamber

The Magnolia-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce extends an invitation to businesses, industry, organizations and individuals to invest in our city by becoming a Chamber member.  It is our job to continually promote Columbia County.

We are a source of information for members and seek ways to help the businesses of Columbia County grow.  The Chamber keeps an eye on our state government to inform you of issues that affect businesses in our area.  We are the heart beat of tourism for Columbia County.

If you would like to invest in the Magnolia-Columbia County Chamber, please contact our office at 870-234-4352 or email us at eb@ccalliance.com.  We would be happy to share with you our levels of investment.

Click HERE to download a membership application.

Upon receipt of your application, you will be contacted with a quote for your membership dues. If you have any questions, please contact:

Magnolia/Columbia County Chamber of Commerce
211 West Main 
Magnolia, AR 71753
Ph: 870-234-4352
Fax: 870-234-9291

Membership Directory

About Us

Local merchants and professionals welcome you to Magnolia. Our local businesses offer a unique shopping and dining experience, and we are convinced that once you discover Magnolia’s southern charm, you will be certain you made the right decision to visit or call Magnolia home.

The Magnolia Chamber of Commerce actively works in a strong business environment. Our Chamber membership is composed of the finest businesses, professionals and individuals who support our local community’s economic and civic development through their involvement with us. We are fortunate to have a business environment supported by government, civic and community organizations that contribute to the overall success and quality of life in Magnolia. In return, we encourage you to utilize this directory when in need of a particular good or service and support the businesses that are Chamber members.

As the advocate for the business community, the Chamber provides programs and services to ensure a favorable business climate and acts as the vehicle to promote the area’s economic and social progress. We will continue to be a force for constructive change in the community. We are proud of our contributions to Magnolia and Columbia County that add value to families, businesses and institutions.

Thank you for your support of the Magnolia-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce. Working together we can share our ideas, resources and hard work and continue to strengthen Magnolia as we move forward.

Hours: 8:30-5:00 Mon-Fri.
Phone: 870-234-4352
Address: 211 W. Main, Magnolia, AR 71753

Katherine Phillips
Magnolia Health and Rehab
Laura Crowell
Edward Jones
Amanda Newton
Columbia County Ambulance Service
Minna Green
Mustard Seed Wealth Management
Kimberly Jones
Albemarle Corporation
Kristen Reeves
Peoples Bank
David Haney
Oil and Lube Express
Shaun Fallin
Fallin Tractor
Caroline Waller
Southern Arkansas University
Chelsea Walsh
Murphy's Jewelers
Lisa Elliott
CMC, Inc.
Jason Ray
Carter Federal Credit Union
Ellie Baker
Director - Magnolia-Columiba County Chamber of Commerce

Blossom Festival Board of Directors

Chamber Representatives

Micki Mitchell
Kelli Souter

Magnolia Arts Representatives

Katherine Caldwell
Janet Rider-Babbit

Steak Cook-Off Chairman

David Nelson

At Large Representatives

Steve Crowell
Dina Hayes
John Stobaugh
Travis Arnold
Paul Garris
Julia Nipper

Bank Treasurer

Nancy Lewis

Festival Director

Ellie Baker

Officers 2017

Julia Nipper, Chariman
Dina Hayes, Vice Chariman
Micki Mitchell, Secretary
Treasurer

Mission Statement

The Magnolia Chamber of Commerce actively works in a strong business environment.  Our Chamber membership is composed of the finest businesses, professionals and individuals who support our local community’s economic and civic development through their involvement with us.  We are fortunate to have a business environment supported by government, civic and community organizations that contribute to the overall success and quality of life in Magnolia.

Ellie Baker, Executive Director, Magnolia-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce

Micki Mitchell, Executive Assistant

Leadership Magnolia

The mission of the program is to improve the quality of life in the community by developing leaders who will recognize, address, and find solutions to critical issues. Participants must have the “qualities of a good leader” – the sense of personal responsibility, willingness to sacrifice one’s own interest for the welfare of others, courage to set the tone for action through personal example and to accept, understand and overcome challenges.

Sessions combine forums, tours, dialogue, and interaction between speakers and participants. Subjects include government, quality of life, education, health care, economy, human services, industry technology, and community heritage.

Leadership Magnolia seeks to identify and motivate both existing and potential community leaders with community needs, problems, and opportunities. Participants are given the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills, learn more about their community, and build civic networks.

The program requires a serious commitment from participants. Applicants should be prepared to devote one day per month (for ten months) to the program, beginning in August and continuing through May. The success of this program will depend on full participation by the individuals. Those who are unable to make this commitment should not apply. Leadership Magnolia tuition is $450 per individual. Partial scholarships may be available for those who qualify for financial assistance. 

Magnolia-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce is promoting Columbia County Young Professionals Network (CCYPN). This program is a group of dynamic individuals under age 45 who are dedicated to civic participation, professional and personal growth, and have a shared interest in making Columbia County a more attractive place for young professionals to live and work. See the attached brochure for more information or to register.

Leadership Magnolia Application