November 2013

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13-in-13 program to conclude with CBC visit

The Conway Area Chamber of Commerce’s 13-in-13 program will take participants to Central Baptist College on Dec. 5, from 9-11:30 a.m. The program is free to the employees of Chamber member businesses.

Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

This yearlong program provides individuals with an opportunity to get an inside look into 13 businesses that have had a significant role in developing Conway’s economy.

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A&J Collision Repair to host Business After Hours

By ELISE WILLIAMS
Business After Hours, the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly networking event, will be hosted by A & J Collision Repair on Dec. 9. The event will be held at 1215 Thomas G. Wilson Drive from 5-6:30 p.m.

A & J Collision Repair has been voted one of the best body shops in the Faulkner County Best of Readers’ Choice Award for the past seven years. In addition, the company has received the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval and became the first in the state to use Envirobase, an environment-friendly paint, in 2007.

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Downtown Conway kicks off holiday festivities


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in downtown Conway.

The Conway Downtown Partnership kicked off the holiday season with a window-unveiling ceremony Saturday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m. Window shoppers strolled down city sidewalks lined with garland-wrapped lampposts to see how area merchants have adorned their storefronts in preparation for Christmas Open House the following day.

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Honorees named for second annual Women in Business event


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The Conway Area Chamber of Commerce’s second annual Women in Business Awards will take place Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Conway Expo Center and Fairgrounds. The event will begin with a panel discussion at 9 a.m. followed by the awards luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Terri Jordan, vice president of technology for Microsoft Retail Stores, will be the guest speaker.

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Hurley Chiropractic is far from ordinary


Hurley Chiropractic and Wellness Center is not a traditional chiropractic clinic. Extended hours, a strong community presence and a suite of health-and-wellness services have contributed to its success.

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Gasoline Prices

Roger Lewis
In 1850 nobody cared a whit for oil that oozed up from the ground. There were no drilling rigs, no pipelines, no refineries, no ocean tankers, no oil spills, no law suits and no wars fought to secure oil fields or oil reserves. But in 1859 in Titusville, Pennsylvania Edwin Drake struck oil and changes began that have transformed our country and our planet. It was not until nearly 100 years later (1952) that oil consumption exceeded domestic production and the U S started to depend on importing oil to meet demands.