Fox's Den: New flea market is now in town

Step into my den, pull up a comfy chair and a cup of tea and let’s chat.

Stop in to a new business in town that opened August 1. A new flea market opened located on Highway 65 in the same center as Shipley’s Donuts and they are open seven days a week. Robert Luyet is the Manager. Jean Leffler and her husband own a booth there and says there are “no big ‘doins’ that I am aware of” for a grand opening yet; but stop by and give a new business a boost. Their number is 501-358-2816.

Our local Chamber of Commerce is on the move with a new membership campaign they are naming “20 in 20”. Their goal is to reach 20 new Chamber members in 20 business days. During the month of September, board members, ambassadors, and current members will be talking to business owners and individuals about the benefits of joining the Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce. Joining the Chamber of Commerce provides exposure for businesses which includes a free listing in the Greenbrier city directory that is distributed to over 2000 people each year and a listing on the chamber website. Members have opportunities to network with other area business professionals and community leaders through a variety of events including the annual awards banquet and the teachers’ breakfast and expo. Go to for more information.

The Chamber is also sponsoring a free seminar for small businesses on the subject of Facebook Profiles, Pages & Privacy Wednesday September 24, 1-4 p.m. at First Service Bank, 134 S Broadview. This is a basic course to help small business owners evaluate how Facebook and other social media can help their marketing efforts. Topics will include What is Facebook? How does Facebook and other social media help a business? Is it right for my business? How do I set up a Facebook page for my business? Presented by Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center of UALR, this seminar will help you make the most of Facebook for your business! Go to the Chamber page to register for this event.

‘Til next time……

(Please send Greenbrier news, questions, comments, or suggestions to BJ Fox at or call 501-679-3690.)



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