Growing Together—Right Here, Right Now. That’s the message from the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce. We welcome you to join us as we embrace the future from this unique place we call home. Van Buren, located in Crawford County, has a fascinating history. This city sits on the banks of the Arkansas River, north of Fort Smith and just across from “Indian Territory” (Eastern Okalahoma). This location has made it easy for business leaders to position themselves for opportunities of western expansion. The river, and later rail, served as supply lines to the west. Key westward expansion leaders like Sam Houston and Albert Pike made Van Buren their choice for trade and commerce. Today Van Buren continues to provide the region, the country and the world with goods and services through business, management, manufacturing and multi-modal transportation services.
Join us in Van Buren—for FUN. With so much to do and see here, visit the Historic District and Main Street for shopping, dining and a history lesson. Tour our exceptional Center for Arts and Education or the Drennen-Scott House. For a historic look at the town feature artifacts and photos visit the River Valley Museum of History. Enjoy a variety of professional shows and programs at the state-of-the-art Van Buren School District Fine Arts Center or even more shows and programs at the historic King Opera House.
Join us in Van Buren—for BUSINESS If you are looking to locate your business or industry in a thriving regional economy then look no further. Van Buren has a variety of different locations for industrial, professional and retail development. The city is home to established companies like USA Truck, Inc.; Bekaert Corporation; Oxane Materials; and Experian Consumer Direct. Van Buren offers manufacturers a well-trained workforce, a pro-business environment and outstanding transportation options. The Van Buren Chamber of Commerce membership is composed of the finest businesses, professionals and individuals who support our local community’s economic and community development though their involvement with the chamber.
Join us in Van Buren—for LIFE. A quiet lifestyle with many beautiful, one-of-a-kind neighborhoods and outdoor nature spots await you in Van Buren. The unique and gorgeous architecture of homes can be found on bluffs overlooking the Arkansas River, on quaint downtown streets, and in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. Wonderful are schools and universities as well as a variety of churches and places of worship, that make it easy to feel welcome and at home.
Thank you for your support of the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce and our member businesses. Working together we can share our ideas, resources and hard work to continue Growing Together—Right Here, Right Now.