January 2013

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New Merchants Make Their Way Downtown

Downtown Conway continues to see steady enhancement as new and relocating businesses make their way to the heart of the city.

In addition, more living space and the increased availability of commercial property contribute to the area’s vibrancy. Kim Williams, executive director of the Conway Downtown Partnership, outlined some of the newest downtown merchants.
• Gospel Concepts, a Christian bookstore, opened its doors at 1010 Oak Street in late November.
• A Wedding Palooza and Events, a wedding planning service, will open at 1030 Front Street later this month.

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Acxiom CEO featured guest at Chamber Annual Meeting


Scott Howe, president and CEO of Acxiom Corporation, will be the featured guest at the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting. The event is scheduled for Thursday, March 14, at 6:30 p.m. and will take place at the University of Central Arkansas’ HPER Center.

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WELCOME TO THE HIVE

EXECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES ARE A WORK ENVIRONMENT INNOVATION. Moe’s accounting practice is growing, and she is seeking office space. She cannot, however, afford to hire another employee to help with answering the phone, handling mail, and other small tasks. She also has a strict monthly budget. Surprise utility, phone, Internet, and other bills can hurt cash flow.

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Toad Suck Daze seeking scholarship applicants

Toad Suck Daze is four months away, but it’s already time to start preparing if you’re a high school senior who hopes to receive a Toad Suck Daze Community Service Scholarship.

Once again, Toad Suck Daze will award college scholarships to a select group of Faulkner County students who display a strong academic record and a commitment to community service.

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Conway to host GLOBAL LEADERSHIP simulcast


In May, residents of Conway and Faulkner County will have the opportunity to hear from high-profile figures in sports, entertainment, government and business.
The event is the Chick-fil-A Leadercast, and the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a broadcast of the one-day leadership development program. The Conway Leadercast will take place Friday, May 10, at Fellowship Bible Church from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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Home Construction: The Little Engine that is Recovering


By Roger Lewis

In the same way a new-built factory boosts the nearby economy for as long as the factory operates, a new-built house has a similar effect. A house or apartment continues to affect the economy for the life of the unit, perhaps as long as 100 years.