Advertising & Promotion Commission

The mission of the Springdale Advertising and Promotion Commission is to advertise and positively promote the city of Springdale and its environs; to increase occupancy, revenues and visitation in Springdale hotels, restaurants, meeting facilities, attractions and businesses; and to enhance the cultural, recreational and economic environment of Springdale.

On October 8, 1991 the Springdale City Council passed an ordinance creating the Springdale Advertising & Promotion Commission. The ordinance established a 1.5 % tax upon the gross proceeds of hotel and motel accommodations in the city for Advertising and Promotion of the City and its environs, and to be collected by the Springdale Advertising & Promotions Commission. On July 12, 2011, the Springdale City Council voted to increase the city's A&P tax to 2.0%. The A&P tax is also known as HMR (Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant) Tax, Bed Tax or Tourism Tax.

Commission Members

Laura Bazyk - Western Sizzlin
Rick Culver - Springdale City Council
Justin Cole - Northwest Arkansas Naturals
Roger Davis - Holiday Inn/Northwest Arkansas Convention Center (chairman)
Mark Henry - Catering Unlimited
Mike Lawson - Springdale City Council
Richard Winesburg - Arvest Bank

Funding Process & Application Form

The Springdale A&P Commission provides funding to qualified groups who will attract overnight guests, particularly meetings, groups and conventions, to the city of Springdale. These funds are instrumental for economic development which will entice visitors to stay in Springdale hotels, eat in Springdale restaurants, and shop in Springdale shops.

Applications for 2017 funding may be downloaded here.

Any individual or organization hosting an event in 2017 that meets the above criteria and is interested in funding must apply.

Complete applications are due to the commission by Tuesday, November 1st, 2016. 

For more information on A&P funding, please contact the Springdale Chamber of Commerce at (479) 872-2222 or email us at