March 2014

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Business Journal: Conway's first testosterone therapy clinic to open in April

In April, a Little Rock-based clinic specializing in testosterone therapy and holistic men’s health will expand to Conway. APEX Men’s Health will open its second location in Olympia Plaza, located at 2215 East Oak St., Suite 4.

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Business Journal: Salter Properties scheduled to host networking event at Metro Square

Salter Properties, a real estate development and property management firm, will host the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly Business After Hours at Metro Square, located at 1023 Main Street in downtown Conway. The networking event will take place Thursday, April 3, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Formerly known as the Regions Bank building, Metro Square is a newly renovated office space.

Tenants are able to lease the upstairs part of the building, and Regions Bank is still located downstairs.

The Flats at Metro Square will be the residential component of the project.

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Hiland Dairy executive, NFL official to speak at Chamber luncheon

Walter Coleman III, controller for Hiland Dairy Foods in Little Rock, will be the guest speaker at the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce’s upcoming CEO Luncheon. The event, presented by Nabholz Corporation, will take place Tuesday, April 1, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Central Baptist College.

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Toad Suck Daze corporate T-shirts now on sale

The Conway Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting corporate orders for 2014 Toad Suck Daze T-shirts. Corporate orders must consist of a minimum of 10 shirts in one color.

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Business Journal: Leadercast tickets still available

Although the early bird deadline to register for Leadercast® has passed, tickets are still on sale. Community business leaders can access the knowledge and experience of world-renowned leaders by attending the global simulcast at Central Baptist College on May 9, 2014.

Individual tickets are available for $75. Business can purchase a group package of 10 tickets for $750. Sponsorships are also available.

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

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Business Journal: Old, new commercial real estate in Conway

People. People need supplies and services. The more people, the more the need for supplies and services. And who delivers supplies and services? Mostly, they come from commercial establishments that operate from commercial real estate locations.

In 1960, Conway had 9,719 residents. Now, just more than 50 years later, the number has increased to about 62,000, a more than six-fold increase. All these additional people are customers who are served by establishments housed in commercial real estate.

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Business Journal: The Purple Cow opens March 31

The Purple Cow Restaurant will open Monday, March 31, in The Village at Hendrix. The Conway location will be the fourth for the Little Rock-based eatery. Ken Vaughan, chief operating officer and operating partner for Purple Cow Restaurants, said Conway and The Village at Hendrix are a perfect fit for the diner.

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Business Journal editorial: Be our guest

In 2000, the Conway City Council passed an ordinance creating an Advertising and Promotion Commission. That initial ordinance included a tax on hotel stays. In 2005, a tax on prepared food was added. The proceeds from that tax built the new baseball and softball parks. The Expo Center and new fairgrounds were financed with A&P tax collections. A&P taxes have “advertised and promoted” the city in a number of ways, and yes, the city even bought a Christmas tree with the money.

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New York City is next stop in Chamber travel program

The Conway Area Chamber of Commerce is providing individuals and families with an opportunity to experience The Big Apple during the 2014 holiday season.