May 2013

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Metropolitan National Bank to host Business After Hours

Metropolitan National Bank will host the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly Business After Hours networking event on Tuesday, May 21, from 5-6:30 p.m. The bank is located at 414 Oak Street in Conway.

According to its website, Metropolitan National Bank is the largest, locally owned bank in central Arkansas. It opened in 1970 to serve customers in southwest Little Rock and now has 45 banking branches and 51 ATMs throughout central and northwest Arkansas.

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Registration open for Chamber bowling


Managers who are looking to provide team building or reward opportunities for their employees may find that Bowling for Business is right up their alley.

Now in its third year, Bowling for Business encourages interaction among employees in a fun and laid-back environment and promotes friendly competition among participating businesses.

The event, hosted by the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, will take place Friday, June 28, at Conway Family Bowl.

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Conway seniors recognized for academic achievement


Each year, Conway Academic Signing Day recognizes a select few of the high-achieving graduating seniors from Conway Public Schools, St. Joseph and Conway Christian who have received significant academic awards and substantial scholarships. The event is hosted by the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce and is presented by Acxiom Corporation.

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HBO documentary featuring Nabholz to be screened at Chamber.

The Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Nabholz Construction Services and the Arkansas Department of Health, will host three screenings of HBO documentary “The Weight of the Nation” on Wednesday, May 29, at the Chamber.

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Arvest Bank to lead seminar on cyber fraud

Cyber fraud is a widespread form of targeted, online fraud affecting organizations that use commercial Web-banking services. Next month, representatives from Arvest Bank will present a free, informative seminar about how nonprofit organizations, schools, public sector entities, and small- to medium-sized businesses can protect themselves from this crime.

The seminar is part of the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Lunch and Learn series. It will take place Tuesday, June 25, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Chamber building, located at 900 Oak Street.

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Umami Sushi Lounge and Grill Fusion opens in Conway


On April 30, Johnny Ho opened his third Umami Sushi Lounge and Grill Fusion at 500 Amity Road in Conway. From the restaurant’s name, to its menu selection, to its physical layout and design, Ho’s attention to detail is apparent.

The Name

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Give Credit Where Credit Is Due

Another successful Toad Suck Daze has come and gone. Traditionally, unpredictable weather gave us the coldest festival on record (last year was the hottest), but Mother Nature gave dedicated festival-goers plenty of bearable weekend to work with.

Toad Suck Daze is a successful event on two fronts.

First, any Southern town worth its salt has a festival named after a native fruit, vegetable or animal. (We assume things like “Founder’s Day Festivals” mainly exist up North or in movies.) Toad Suck Daze is ours. It’s unique, fun and family-focused — just like our community.

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The Rest Of The Story


By Roger Lewis