Getting To Know Jonesboro

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Getting To Know Jonesboro

October 17, 2019--Jonesboro Unlimited hosted our largest Get To Know Jonesboro tour yet!  

On October 17, we took twenty-one Jonesboro newcomers and gave them a day they won’t soon forget.

The class of Fall ‘19 was made up of industry professionals from Nestle, Nice-Pak, Unilever, Apex Tool Group, FMH Conveyors, Hytrol, and Frito-Lay.

The Get To Know Jonesboro tour started in the Spring of 2018.  Jonesboro Unlimited’s Shelle Randall had an idea: invite manufacturing professionals who were newly relocated to Jonesboro and give them a day to immerse themselves in things that are unique and special to Jonesboro.  No powerpoints, no lectures, just great information and a load of fun!

“Thank you so much.”
“It was a wonderful experience.”
“It was a great networking opportunity.”

That was just some of the terrific feedback we received following the day which included several stops that not only informed our newest neighbors but gave them a chance to make some new friends and explore.

The day started with a quick tour around town, highlighting some important roads and places to know, like where to get your new driver’s license and assess your car.  We also paid a visit to the Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center to learn about the heritage of Jonesboro, the importance of conservation, and our love for the outdoors.

Other highlights included a walk to Craighead Forest Park, Lasertron at Hijinx, and lunch at Eleanor’s. We even stressed the importance of volunteering in Jonesboro with a stop at the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas where we boxed up 8,350 meals in about 15 minutes! That took some serious teamwork!

After all that, we threw them a tailgate party at Centennial Bank Stadium before the A-State game with some great catering by Bistro On the Ridge and tickets to the game.

The goal of the Get To Know Jonesboro tour comes from a belief that if we can help Jonesboro newcomers make great connections right away, it will increase the likelihood they will want to stay in Jonesboro and raise their families. 

Contact Our Team
Mark Young - President & CEO
Mark Young
President & CEO
Steven Lamm
Steven Lamm
V.P. of Economic Development
Shelle Randall - Director of Workforce Development & Existing Industry
Shelle Randall
Director of Workforce Development & Existing Industry
Donna Holt - Executive Assistant
Donna Holt
Executive Assistant
Craig Rickert
Craig Rickert
Director of Communications