February 2015

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Chamber 'revisits' Conway2025 plan

Four years after unveiling the Conway2025 strategic plan at their 2010 Business Expo breakfast, leadership from the Conway Area Chamber presented a four-year progress report on the effort at the 2014 breakfast.

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FCBJ editorial: The politics of job creation

Every two years political candidates treat voters to a chorus of promises to create jobs. The methods by which they propose to do this are as diverse as the candidates themselves. It seems that whatever your policy proposal, the best way to get people to support it is to claim it will create jobs.

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Honorees Named for Third Annual Women in Business Event

The Conway Area Chamber of Commerce’s third annual Women in Business Awards will take place Tuesday, Dec. 9, at the Conway Expo Center and Fairgrounds. The awards luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. and will feature Sonja Hubbard, CEO of E-Z Mart Stores Inc., as the guest speaker.

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E-Z Mart CEO to headline Women in Business event

The CEO of one of the largest, privately held convenience store chains in the U.S. will be the guest speaker at the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce’s third annual Women in Business event, scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at the Conway Expo Center and Fairgrounds.

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What's Old is New Again

Anyone who has spent time in Conway has likely seen the Covington name displayed on signage for commercial development, industrial property, and retail and office space throughout the city. These signs, however visible, understate the family’s nearly 100-year impact on Conway’s commercial landscape.

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Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace seeks input from small businesses

The Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace encourages representatives of small businesses to take a minute to support Arkansas’s business community, the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, and their own business by completing a survey to help build a successful small business health insurance exchange.

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The people have spoken

If you didn’t notice, Faulkner County was a focal point in this most recent election. For more than a year, airwaves, mailboxes and inboxes were overflowing with info and innuendo.

Now the people have had their day to speak. What did they say? It depends who you ask. About 60% of Faulkner County voters preferred republican candidates. Almost 40% of Faulkner County voters wanted democratic candidates. The rest just couldn’t resist voting for a guy named Elvis (or other, perhaps more credentialed, third party candidates).

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Chamber Membership Maximizer Scheduled for January

Employees of Chamber-member businesses are invited to attend a Membership Maximizer on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015.

During a Membership Maximizer, a Chamber representative provides an overview of the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce’s history and mission as well as an explanation of member benefits. The informal setting gives attendees an opportunity to network and ask questions over a catered lunch.

Aaron Throneberry, director of sales, said the luncheon is ideal for employees of businesses new to Chamber and new employees who work for current Chamber-member businesses.

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Top Residential Home Sales, November

PRICE ADDRESS BED/BATH SUBDIVISION SQFT $/SQ FT BUILT

$380,000 505 W Ridge Drive 4/5.5 West Ridge Subdivision 4250 $91.74 1990

$357,000 1950 Royal  Drive 4/3.5 Royal Oaks 3814 $99.13 1994

$302,500 5125 Quarry 4/3 Fieldstone 2920 $106.76 2006

$280,000 4830 Canal Place 4/2.5 Westin Park 2863 $100.94 2006

$265,900 525 Fieldstone 4/2.5 Fieldstone 2550 $104.27 2005

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Earlier this year

Earlier this year, the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce launched a citywide initiative called “Be Vocal Buy Local” to encourage residents to do business in Conway.

The campaign outlines three reasons why it is important to buy locally. First, sales taxes from purchases made in Conway support city services, such as police and fire departments; parks; and streets. Second, patronizing local businesses keeps them in operation and retains jobs. Finally, local, independent shops are what make Conway distinct and vibrant.