July 2013

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Sponsorships, booth space now available for 2013 Business Expo, Taste of Conway


The Conway Area Chamber of Commerce invites area businesses to participate in the 2013 Business Expo. The event will take place Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Conway Expo Center and Fairgrounds. Southwestern Energy is the presenting sponsor.

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Chamber accepting nominations for MED awards

The Conway Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2013 Minority Enterprise Development awards.

These awards celebrate the achievements of minority entrepreneurs and the individuals and organizations committed to advancing minority business enterprise.

The Chamber of Commerce established the MED committee to foster growth and sustainability of minority businesses and as a way to recognize minority businesses and their supporters.

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A setback

By now dust is settling on news surrounding the layoff of 500 HP employees at their Conway site. This has been a hot topic of conversation in most households around the city. There are a number of reasons the news sparked such particular interest.

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Inspired by ‘The Good Ol’ Days’


A new retail store, Park Hill Home, is set to open late summer in Downtown Conway. The store and the associated Park Hill Collection take the name of the historic North Little Rock neighborhood, Park Hill. It was there where owners Todd Smith and Charlie Groppetti hatched the idea of starting their business six years ago.

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Conway apartments – A housing bubble?

When the Big War (WWII) ended in 1945, residents of Conway lived in single-family houses, duplexes, boarding houses or an older house renovated into apartments. Some simply rented a room in a house. No one lived in an apartment complex. Today, of course, the story is quite different.

Probably the first apartment complex in Conway was on Bruce Street near ASTC (now UCA). The two Lasley Apartment buildings were built just before 1950. The pace of apartment building picked up considerably after that. In 1950 Conway’s population was 8,610.

Recent years

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Chamber introduces new job bank website

The Conway Area Chamber of Commerce has created a website featuring a job bank of available jobs in Conway. The Chamber launched the website in March, and in light of the city’s recent unemployment crisis, now hopes it will help to serve as a solution to the problem.

According to Whitney Cummings, director of membership development at the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, the job bank will serve as a tool for both Conway employers and those seeking jobs.

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Sponsorships available for ninth annual Teacher Breakfast and Education Fair


The ninth annual Teacher Breakfast and Education Fair, presented by Conway Corporation and the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, will take place Aug. 13 in the Conway High School Cafeteria, located at 2300 Prince St.