The North Little Rock Advertising & Promotion Commission oversees the North Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau. The North Little Rock CVB functions as the sales and marketing arm of the Commission.
To promote North Little Rock as a positive tourism and hospitality experience thus enhancing economic growth and quality of life for its citizens and visitors.
- To make a positive difference in the economy.
- To market the community.
- To work as a tourism industry coordinator.
- To represent the tourism industry.
- To build community pride.
In 1965, the Arkansas Legislature adopted Act 185, which provided that any city of the first class may by ordinance of the governing body thereof, levy a tax upon the gross receipts or proceeds from lodging accommodations, restaurants and food service businesses thereby creating legislation establishing the Advertising & Promotion Commission. On June 23, 1975, the North Little Rock City Council approved Ordinance 4530, which established the Commission.
The NLR A&P Commission is comprised of the Mayor, two council members, two representatives of the lodging industry and two representatives of the food service industry.
Manoj Patel, Hampton Inn (McCain), Chairman
Thomas W. Roy III, Wyndham Riverfront, Vice Chairman
Melanie Hoggard, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Secretary/Treasurer
Melody Williford, American Pie Pizza, Commissioner
Mayor Joe A. Smith, City of North Little Rock, Commissioner
Charlie Hight, North Little Rock City Council – Ward 4, Commissioner
Maurice Taylor, North Little Rock City Council – Ward 2, Commissioner
Bob Major, Executive Director