Thrive Hempstead and their Community Partners Launch an All-Inclusive Website

See the original article from Southwest Arkansas Today here.

In 2019, the Hempstead community joined to create a unified Hempstead County 5-Year Plan. Each task force created to improve Education, Tourism, Public Priorities, Quality of Life, and Economic Development identified and all-inclusive website as being needed.

After visiting with numerous companies, the Thrive Hempstead committee selected Vision Amp. The Hempstead County Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors along with the Hope Tourism Commission provided funding for the development of the site.

VisionAmp Web Design is an award-winning branding, web design and marketing agency headquartered in Mountain Home, Arkansas. Since beginning in 2007, VisionAmp Marketing has helped hundreds of businesses grow and acquire more customers by gathering intelligence from data, then leveraging that data to create more effective websites and marketing campaigns.

Steve Harris, Director of the Hempstead County Economic Development Corporation commented, “The upgraded Hempstead County Economic Development Corporation website will be able to show directly all our available buildings and sites. We were able to highlight some of our success stories for our community as well as provide additional information to prospective companies and site consultants. We look forward to working with the Chamber, Tourism, and UAHT/Hempstead Hall in keeping this website current.”

One central piece of the website is the Community Calendar. Amanda Lance, Director of Hempstead Hall is taking the lead on this important aspect of the site. From this point forward, anyone planning a community event, activity or program will be able to submit information via the calendar tab on the website. Once the information has been accepted and posted, the calendar will showcase the information.  

The website is “live” today, Thursday, June 24, 2021.  

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See full article from Southwest Arkansas Today here.