March 2013

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CONWAY REGIONAL Women’s Council to host State of Health Luncheon

As part of the Conway Regional Women’s Council Program Series, the Arkansas Department of Health is presenting the annual State of Health Luncheon on Thursday, March 28, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The event will take place in the Student Center Ballroom at the University of Central Arkansas.

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Toad Suck Daze corporate t-shirt order deadline approaching


The Conway Area Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting corporate orders for 2013 Toad Suck Daze t-shirts. Corporate orders must be for a minimum of ten shirts.

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Kimberly-Clark Ranks Among ‘World’s Most Ethical Companies’ for Second Consecutive Year

The Ethisphere Institute – a research-based, international think-tank – has ranked Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) among the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” for the second year in a row.

To compile its rankings, Ethisphere reviewed hundreds of candidates and a record number of applications using its proprietary process. Those companies that excel beyond their industry peers are named to the exclusive list of “World’s Most Ethical Companies.” This year’s list, the largest since the award’s inception in 2007, includes organizations from 36 industries and more than 100 countries.

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IN A NEW DIRECTION

Linn’s Auto Refocuses with Launch of Three New Companies.

Linn’s Auto has been serving the automotive needs of central Arkansas for more than 47 years. From salvage vehicles to parts and rebuilders, Linn’s Auto in Conway has always been in the automobile industry.

Last year, however, unexpected insurance company changes caused owners Danny Linn, Linda Linn, Susan Linn-McCoy and Christy Priester to consider closing the business’s doors.

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NOW accepting applications for Academic Signing Day

Each year, Conway Academic Signing Day recognizes a select few of the high-achieving graduating seniors in the city who have received significant academic awards and substantial scholarships. The Conway Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications from the class of 2013.

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Education and the Conway/Faulkner County Workforce

By Roger Lewis

Conway and Faulkner County have a highly educated work force. Of those in the U.S. aged 24 to 65, 27 % hold at least a bachelors degree. For Conway the percentage is 35%. The Faulkner County percentage is 27%, matching the national percentage. For Arkansas the number is 19%. One of the facts of economic life is that education and employment are closely related. (Among the states Arkansas is next to the bottom; only West Virginia has a lower percentage of college graduates -17%.)