February 2014

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Chamber announces Annual Meeting award recipients


An awards ceremony recognizing individuals and businesses that have made a difference in Conway over the past year is one of the highlights of the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting. The following award recipients will be recognized at the 2014 event, which is scheduled for March 20 at the Conway Expo Center and Fairgrounds. Tickets and sponsorships are available now at ConwayChamber.org.

Bunny Adcock, Distinguished Service Award

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First Security Bank ranks first in market share in Faulkner County


First Security Bank recently moved to first place in market share in Faulkner County. Market share data is collected by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and measured by deposits an FDIC-insured institution has within a defined geographic market. The most recent data collected was from June 30, 2013 and reported by the FDIC nationally in October.

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Going out to eat in Conway

Even in the beginning Conway had places where you could go out to eat. Although Gatewood’s 1880 map shows no cafés or restaurants among about 35 businesses, there are two hotels and one rooming house. Today’s very long-time residents might recall Mrs. Ross’s (where Dayer Jewelry is now) or Goads Café at the corner of Oak Street and Parkway (which was Railroad Avenue then). And just plain long-time residents will remember places to eat on Harkrider Street; American Grill, Southern Café, Frank Brannan’s Drive Inn and Tommy’s.

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Lunch & Learn focuses on small business financing

On Wednesday, Feb. 26, representatives from Advantage Capital Partners will give a presentation about Arkansas’s New Markets Jobs Act. The seminar is part of the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Lunch & Learn series and is free to employees of Chamber-member businesses. It will take place from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Chamber building, located at 900 Oak Street.

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Chamber adds attorney, graphic designer

To meet growing organizational needs, the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce has added a part-time graphic designer and a full-time attorney to its staff.

Kara Darling,
Graphic Designer
Kara Darling began her new position as graphic designer on Jan. 21. A Florida native, Darling is a graduate of Full Sail University and has more than 10 years of advertising-agency experience. She has also served as creative director for the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute.