April 2015

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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.

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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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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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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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An overdue thank you

Last month, at the age of 97, longtime Conway businessman and philanthropist Felton O’Kelley died. Mr. O’Kelley built several successful businesses and served on a number of local civic and charitable boards. Any of those contributions are worthy of lengthy discussion. But we want to share a story about one single decision, made by Mr. O’Kelley alone, that permanently changed the course of Conway’s economic future.

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Tour Group visits NYC through Chamber, Collette Vacations

A group of Arkansas travelers experienced The Big Apple Dec. 1-5 on a five-day guided tour by Collette Vacations.

The Conway Area Chamber of Commerce offered the all-inclusive excursion through Collette – an international tour, cruise and vacation agency. Through the partnership, the Chamber is able to provide locals with a hassle-free travel opportunity at a group rate. Collette Vacations is a family-owned business offering 150 tours to destinations on all seven continents.

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Conway to serve as Leadercast host site for fourth consecutive year

Business leaders in the Conway area can access the knowledge and experience of world-renowned leaders by attending Leadercast® at Central Baptist College on May 8, 2015.

This is the fourth consecutive year the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce has hosted a broadcast in Conway.

The Leadercast event, a brand that builds “Leaders Worth Following,” is broadcast live from Atlanta to hundreds of sites around the world, including Conway.

The 2015 simulcast will be co-hosted by award-winning personalities Bill and Giuliana Rancic and will feature the following speakers:

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Chamber Membership Maximizer scheduled

Employees of Chamber-member businesses are invited to attend a Membership Maximizer on Tuesday, April 21.

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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Conway to serve as Leadercast host site for fourth consecutive year

Business leaders in the Conway area can access the knowledge and experience of world-renowned leaders by attending Leadercast® at Central Baptist College on May 8, 2015.

This is the fourth consecutive year the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce has hosted a broadcast in Conway.

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Finalists named for Administrative Professionals Awards luncheon

The Conway Area Chamber of Commerce’s Administrative Professionals Awards luncheon is set for Administrative Professionals Day – Wednesday, April 22 – beginning at 11:30 a.m. The event will take place in Childers Dining Hall at Central Baptist College.