Welcome to the Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce!
Explore our Directory to find great places to visit, explore and shop! You will find maps to crystal shops and mines, information on relocating to the area, and even places to get your hunting or fishing license. If you can’t find it here, just call us for assistance at 870-867-2723.
Do you offer a service or have a business? We serve and promote area businesses in the Montgomery County Area, including the cities of Mount Ida, Norman, Caddo Gap, Oden, Sims, Story and more. Discover what the Chamber can do for you!
Great news for Montgomery County residents
Governor issues statewide face mask mandate
The governor announced on July 16th, that a statewide face mask mandate goes into effect on Monday, July 20th.
It is quite simple. If you cannot maintain six foot social distance with anyone (except your family), you must wear a mask. The mandate does provide for enforcement (gently applied first with warnings) with fines up to $500.
A county could be exempt from the mandate if there have been no active cases in the last 28 days AND if testing continues to be done. Montgomery County does not qualify for that exemption.
As of today there have been 8 positive cases in Montgomery County, two of which are still active.
Arkansas is seeking individuals interested in participating in a COVID-19 vaccine test. Qualified people will be individuals over 65 as well as individuals under 65 who have been working outside their home. You may do a Google search on Arkansas COVID Vaccine for more information/application.
Chamber Office & Visitor Information Center Has Re-Opened with Restrictions
The Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce office and Visitor Information Center has re-opened (with restrictions). We require that there be no more than 2 guests at any time, that you practice social distancing guidelines, and that all who enter to wear facemasks and use hand sanitizer (we will have a hand sanitizer station inside the door). We will be taking the aforementioned precautions as well.
At this time, the Chamber office and Visitor Information Center will be open from 10 am – 2 pm Monday – Friday and available by phone 10 am – 2 pm on Saturday.
Cancellation of Upcoming Festivals and Events
Regretfully, the Three Rivers Heritage Festival, the World Championship Quartz Crystal Dig, and the Caddo Gap Heritage Festival have each been cancelled.
With the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, changes to safety guidelines, as well as feedback from Montgomery County residents, the Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce believes it is in everyone’s best interest that these events be cancelled.
We look forward to hosting these events in the future at a time when we are confident we can maintain the health and safety of our community, attendees, and participants.
Stay safe and healthy, and we hope to see you next year!