Monticello Live

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Drew Memorial Hospital Cablevision






Sheilla Lampkin

Secure Storage 2

Western Sizzlin’

Western Sizzlin'


Baker’s Electrical

Baker's Supply

Corner Express (O&M Oil Co.)

Corner Express

Head of the Class

Outfitters RX

Outfitter's RX

Jones Custom Backhoe Service, LLC

Jones Custom Backhoe Service LLC

NorthSide Baptist Church

Northside Baptist Church


Cricket Wireless

Johnson’s Showroom Furniture

Johnson's Showroom Furniture

South Arkansas Business Solutions


Atlas Foundation Repair

Immanuel Baptist Church


Gibson & Keith

Lucky’s Of Monticello

LifeShare No Date

LA Graphics

LA Graphics

Time & Temp

Time and Temperature

War Eagle Boats

Arkansas AG

Seark Sod Farm

Pines Broadcasting Company

Pines Broadcasting Company

Commercial Bank

O’Fallon Vet

0'Fallon Vet

Market Place

The Market Place

Union Bank 1

Scripture Of The Day

Scripture Of The Day

Archive for the ‘Chamber of Commerce’ Category

Parade Float Winners

Thursday, December 25th, 2014

Winning floats in Tuesday’s Christmas parade were:


Weevil Welcome – Photos

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Monticello’s  annual Weevil Welcome event was held Tuesday night, with 300-350 local folks attending.

The celebration recognizes the appreciation that Monticello has for the University, its staff, and its students.

The Chamber of Commerce organizes the event.  The set up and cooking is done by City of Monticello employees.  The meal was served by the UAM Cotton Blossoms basketball team.  Prizes were donated by dozens of local businesses.

Local Chapter of Friends of NRA Joins the Chamber of Commerce

Monday, February 11th, 2013

The Saline River chapter of the Friends of the NRA recently joined the Monticello / Drew County Chamber of Commerce.

The welcoming ceremony, showing them becoming more active in the Drew County area, was held at Donaldson Gun Shop, on Westgate Drive.

For more Information, their upcoming banquet flyer (attached) has their contact information.


Christmas Parade Winning Floats

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

The winning floats from the Chamber of Commerce Carols of Christmas Parade are……


17th Annual Weevil Welcome Photos

Friday, September 14th, 2012

23. Proposal at Christmas Parade

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Jay Dyson invited Meagan Wilson (a senior at UAM) to watch the Christmas Parade at the Monticello Town Square.

She was surprised when Jay “won” the chance to introduce the 4 guest judges.

Meagan was even more surprised when Jay proposed to her in front of the hundreds of onlookers.  She said “yes.”

The event made statewide news, and the video was viewed over 2,100 times.

Chamber of Commerce / MEDC – BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Mandy Moss, reporter, and Joe Burgess, the "MonticelloLive Guy"

The Business of the Year Award is given to a business that strives everyday to provide outstanding community service while developing a quality product that attracts a wide range of customers. MonticelloLive is pleased and honored to accept the title of MEDC/Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Year for 2011.

After purchasing MonticelloLive only 4 years ago, owner Joe Burgess has transformed a small, local website into a news site that, in the past 12 months, has had more than 2.7 million page views. In the past two months alone, MLive has also been linked on state-level news websites 3 times for its coverage of important local stories.  The business has been mentioned in Arkansas Business twice, and in Arkansas Times once

Burgess’ entertaining acceptance speech ranged from stand-up comedian to lay-preacher, as he took the opportunity to thank his sponsors, employees, and readers, but most of all, he took time to say, “I want to thank the Lord.”

Chamber of Commerce / MEDC – INDUSTRY OF THE YEAR

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Glen Dabney and the EFS Geo-Technologies staff

EFS Technologies was established over 20 years ago in Monticello and has experienced significant growth in recent years. The company provides a career path and opportunities for UAM students in the technology field in hopes that they will remain here after graduating. The presence of such industry in Monticello also allows for the recruitment of other technology-based employers to come to the area.

Following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, EFS Geo-Technologies mapped 1.5 million acres of damaged forest lands with their Ariel GPS Systems. In 2010 the company collected imagery data on over 10 million acres of land area.

“Those are pretty impressive numbers, I don’t care who you are.” – MEDC Executive Director Nita McDaniel

Chamber of Commerce / MEDC – WOMAN OF THE YEAR

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Monteen McCoy was named as this year’s Woman of the Year. Mrs. McCoy has been married for 60 years and at the age of 87 years old, she says she looks forward to serving her community for many more years.

Mrs. McCoy is a retired public school teacher and was awarded Volunteer of the Year at Drew Memorial Hospital after many years of service and has accumulated 5,917 volunteer hours at the hospital. She leads an effort to provide hand crocheted newborn caps for each baby born in the hospital. These are but a small portion of the many contributions Monteen McCoy has made, and continues to make, to Drew County.


Chamber of Commerce / MEDC – MAN OF THE YEAR

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Richard Akin was honored as Man of the Year, largely in part to his passion for keeping the Monticello Square functional and beautiful. He has seen to keeping the downtown area kept uniform and allowed business to continue there as it has since it was first constructed.

Mr. Akin said, “When I was a kid, going to Monticello meant going to the square,” as he explained what drives his passion to continue renovating the buildings.

His most recent project, commonly referred to as “The McKiever Building,” is moving along very quickly. Upstairs there will now be two apartments and downstairs will be home to a sandwich shop.


The Computer Guys

4. DMH Home Health

Cedar Hills Apartments

Monticello Tire (Goodyear)

Monticello Tire (Goodyear)

Razorback Body Shop

Razorback Body Shop

Holiday Inn Express

Booth 7B

Booth 7B

Mt. Tabor

Life Share

Cash Saver Food Outlet

Cash Saver

A.J. Huffman

Ray Ryburn Real Estate

Mina Rae’s


Monticello Realty

Monticello Realty

Monticello Animal Clinic

Monticello Animal Clinic

Mullis Insurance

Sammy Mullis Insurance

Old Milo Farms Pumpkin Patch

The Guest House

The Guest House

State Farm David Funderburg

Union Bank 2

ManCave Haircuts For Men & Boys

ManCave Haircuts For Men & Boys

Mr. Bug

Mr. Bug

Bone’s Auto Parts

Bone's Auto Parts

Reggie’s Lock & Key

Reggie's Lock & Key

Greenscape Nursery

Greenscape Nursery

Farm Bureau

Southern Quality Construction

Larry & Lance Kling




Farmer’s Insurance

Cass Martin Realty

Cass Martin Realty




City Drug

City Drug