January 2014

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Jan
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Conway to host simulcast of global leadership event

Community business leaders can access the knowledge and experience of world-renowned leaders by attending Leadercast® at Central Baptist College in Conway on May 9, 2014.

The Leadercast event is broadcast live from Atlanta, Ga., to hundreds of sites around the world, including Conway. This year’s speaker lineup includes:

• Andy Stanley, leadership author and communicator

• Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel laureate and human rights activist (live from Cape Town, South Africa)

• Malcolm Gladwell, journalist and best-selling author of The Tipping Point and Outliers

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Jan
2014
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Warren named director of membership at Conway Chamber


The Conway Area Chamber of Commerce has hired Jimmy Warren II as its director of membership. Warren is responsible for member relations; membership investments; and member programs, services and benefits.

A native of Crossett, Ark., Warren earned a bachelor’s degree in speech communication from Arkansas Tech University. He previously worked for Hewlett-Packard’s inside sales division for more than four years.

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Jan
2014
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White earns public relations credential


Adena White, director of communications for the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, has successfully completed the Examination for Accreditation in Public Relations, entitling her to use the APR professional designation. The designation is granted by the Universal Accreditation Board (UAB), a consortium of nine professional communication organizations that directs this competency certification program.

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Jan
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Conway Wealth Management helps clients reach financial goals


A desire to help people was one of the reasons Greg Pillow, CFP®, became a financial advisor and, ultimately, a Certified Financial Planner™. He began his career 15 years ago with Edward Jones Investments and later worked for Merrill Lynch. In 2010, Pillow and a colleague formed an independent practice.

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Jan
2014
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Construction industry still in the tank

While national indicators show that the economy is slowly recovering, the economy of Conway and Faulkner County appears stagnant. Sales tax collections are up less than one percent, the unemployment rate has increased to state and national levels, and construction is at a 10-year low.

The construction industry and particularly home construction is an important engine in our local economy. Home construction generates jobs, retail sales, and sales tax and real estate tax revenue.

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Jan
2014
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Downtown Partnership to host 'Moonlight Madness'

More than 25 downtown stores and restaurants will participate in the Moonlight Madness shopping event on Friday, Jan. 31. Organized by the Conway Downtown Partnership, Moonlight Madness has been a downtown tradition for more than 20 years.

Many storeowners will keep their doors open for extended hours — from 6 to 9 p.m. — and invite Friday-night shoppers and diners to browse their selection and take advantage of special offers.

To stay informed about events happening downtown, visit the Conway Downtown Partnership’s website at DowntownConway.org.

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Jan
2014
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SWN CEO Mueller to be featured guest at 2014 Annual Meeting


Steve Mueller, president and CEO of Southwestern Energy Company, will be the featured guest at the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting, presented by Hewlett-Packard and the University of Central Arkansas. The event is scheduled for Thursday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m. and will take place at the Conway Expo Center and Fairgrounds.