2019 Pioneer Citizens

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The Siloam Springs Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize Raquel Beck and Bob & Cathi Coleman as the 2019 Pioneer Citizens. The Pioneer Citizens will be honored at the Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Banquet February 7, 2019 from 6-8 p.m.


Raquel Beck

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Raquel Beck works as the Office Manager for Community Clinic in Siloam Springs. She is an active member of the community and has volunteered her time as a member of many groups and organizations including; Kiwanis Club of Siloam Springs, Bridges to Wellness, Dogwood Literacy Council, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Heritage League, Miss Dogwood Scholarship Pageant and the Siloam Springs Chamber of Commerce.
We are very grateful to have had Ms. Beck’s support as a member of our Board of Directors, Ambassador Program, Outstanding Civic Leader Event Committee and as the 2012 Moose Van Poucke Volunteer of the Year Recipient. 



Bob & Cathi Coleman

colemansBob & Cathi Coleman have lived in Siloam Springs for many years and become quite popular around the holidays, appearing whenever Santa and Mrs. Clause come to visit.
Bob retired from a career at A G Edwards/Well Fargo Advisors and now serves of the board of directors for the City of Siloam Springs.
Cathi worked in accounting and bookkeeping and was a part owner of several local businesses for a number of years.
Though technically retired, the Colemans are both very active in volunteer work and members of numerous organizations. Bob has volunteered with organizations including Heritage League, Friends of the Library, the Elizabeth Richardson Center, Siloam Springs Children’s Center, Ability Tree, Siloam Springs Nursing and Rehab, Kiwanis Club of Siloam Springs, Gideons International, Arkansas Municipal League and Circle of Life Hospice. Cathi has volunteered with Dogwood Literacy Council, Friends of the Library, Main Street Academy, P.E.O. Sisterhood, Primavera Garden Club, Gideons International and Gideons Auxiliary.
2008 - Myron “Pete” Peters and Doris Elrod Ramsey
2009 - Delbert “Pete” Allen and Janice Mounger
2010 - Walter Gray and Donetta Samuels
2011 - Chandler “Bub” Gunter and Art Morris
2012 - Lloyd Fagan and Bep Morrison
2013 - Bob Wasson and Mary Benjamin
2014 - Louie Thomas, James Fuller (posthumously) and Linda Brown
2015 - Mike Moss and Mark Simmons
2016 – Sid Townsend and Suellen Coleman Chase
2017 –  Jerry Cavness and Judy Omo
2018 - Shirley Dilbeck and Hank Harrison
"The Big News About Siloam Springs"
​February 7th, 2019
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Qualla Ballroom inside Cherokee Casino & Hotel

Please enter directly into the Qualla Ballroom through the East entrance.

There will be limited reserved parking in the adjacent lot. Once the lot is full, please pull into the lot and a golf cart attendant will follow you to your parking space.


Individual Tickets - $60
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chamber banquet 2019

For additional information, or if you would like to submit a nomination, please contact
Laura Campbell, Director of Community Outreach, 479-524-6466 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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