June 2013

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Chamber employees earn industry's highest designation


TJ Johnston, executive vice president at the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, and Jamie Gates, senior vice president, have obtained their Certified Chamber Executive designation from the American Chamber of Commerce Executives.

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Resource Guide will target high-income households, new movers for area businesses

Re-locators, pre-locators, small business owners and high-income households are the recipe for success for Conway area businesses. At least Jamie Gates, Sr. Vice President of the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, thinks so: “By identifying households that are seeking new business relationships or households with high incomes, we can help businesses increase their profits.”

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Chamber wins national awards, named Chamber of the Year finalist

Conway Area Chamber of Commerce has received Awards of Excellence in a national competition sponsored by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE), an association of professionals who manage chambers of commerce. The Chamber is also a finalist in ACCE’s Chamber of the Year competition.

The 29th annual Awards for Communication Excellence program attracted 142 entries from chambers of all sizes across the United States. A three-judge panel of chamber executives evaluated the entries and selected winners in four categories: advertising, electronic, publications and campaigns.

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Making a difference in the health of Faulkner County


While a hospital is often one of the last places in the world that people want to find themselves, what makes a difference is how they are treated when they are there.

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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. On Tuesday, June 25, representatives from Arvest Bank will present a free seminar about how nonprofit organizations, schools, public sector entities and small- to medium-sized businesses can protect themselves.

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

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County to participate in nationwide cancer prevention study

The American Cancer Society’s Epidemiology Research Program is conducting a nationwide study as part of its efforts to prevent, and ultimately eradicate, cancer. Individuals between the ages of 30 and 65 can enroll in the Cancer Prevention Study-3 at one of four host sites in Faulkner County.

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Registration open for Chamber bowling event


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.

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The Lottery and Faulkner County

By Roger Lewis

Imagine an operation that produces $1.7 billion in revenue in less than 3 ½ years. Not only is revenue high, but after expenses, the endeavor has 20% ($340 million) to distribute. Does this sound too good to be true? It isn’t; it is real. The operation is the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery.

From the summary information, the future of the lottery certainly appears bright. However, a forecast requires an analysis of trends over time and not just a summary. In recent months the trend for the lottery is downward.