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Small Business Institute continues in spring 2016

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The Conway Small Business Institute, a program of the University of Central Arkansas Division of Outreach and Community Engagement and the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, will continue in the spring of 2016 with workshops in February and March. The workshop series is designed to help small-business owners establish, develop and promote their business. The dates for the spring 2016 sessions are as follows:

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Cadron Creek capital crosses million-dollar threshold

Conway, AR – Cadron Creek Capital, a seed-stage venture fund based on Conway, has recently established a December 31st deadline for new investors. To date, the fund has over 40 investors and more than $1.0M in seed capital.

“We are excited about the strong initial response we’ve had to the fund,” said Jeff Standridge, co-founder of the fund. “A great group of investors have joined and we are confident we can leverage their expertise to help our portfolio companies grow.”

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Editorial: The end of the beginning

A little more than five years ago, the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce and the Log Cabin Democrat began a partnership (and experiment) of sorts.

The Faulkner County Business Journal would be a once-a-month insert into the Sunday paper.

The majority of content would be provided by the Chamber. That content would offer in-depth news, editorial, and data about the local economy.

It was a business publication written by the organization most readily identified with Conway’s business community.

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Workshop on marketing for small businesses set for Sept. 24

A seminar on marketing for small businesses is the first in a series of four workshops focused on the challenges and opportunities facing independently owned and operated enterprises.

Named the Conway Small Business Institute, the series is a collaborative effort between the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce and the University of Central Arkansas’ Division of Outreach and Community Engagement.

The organizations formed the Institute to accomplish goals outlined in Conway2025, the city’s long-range strategic plan.

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Covington Companies expands to commercial real estate

Covington Companies – the collective name of four, four-generation, family-owned businesses – has added a fifth enterprise to further its goal of preserving and enhancing Conway’s commercial landscape.

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Sponsorships, booth space available for Business Expo, Taste of Conway

Making connections with other professionals and attracting new customers are important parts of operating a business, but these duties often come second to day-to-day obligations.

The annual Business Expo and Taste of Conway is a way for busy business owners and company representatives to devote one day to networking and promotion.

The 2015 Business Expo, organized by the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, is a daylong event that will take place Thursday, Oct. 15, at the Conway Expo Center and Fairgrounds.

Southwestern Energy is the presenting sponsor.

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Conway festival announces entertainment lineup, contributions

CONWAY, Ark. – On May 1, the 34th Annual Toad Suck Daze festival, presented by Crain Buick GMC, will kick off in downtown Conway. This year’s Toad Suck Daze will feature a number of changes designed to make the three-day festival more “regional and relevant,” according to Conway Area Chamber of Commerce CEO Brad Lacy.

“Toad Suck Daze has always been an evolving event. We started at the river, now we’re downtown. We’ve supported traditional college scholarships, and we’ve grown to support pre-K education. We think this year’s changes are just as positive.”

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Registration open for Chamber bowling event

Managers who are looking to provide team building or reward opportunities for their employees may find that Bowling for Business is right up their alley.

Bowling for Business encourages interaction in a fun and laid-back environment and promotes friendly competition among participating businesses. The event, hosted by the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, will take place Friday, June 19, at Conway Family Bowl.

Crafton Tull is the presenting sponsor.

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Meadowlake Corner businesses to host Chamber networking event

Businesses located in the Meadowlake Corner shopping center will co-host the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce’s first Business After Hours of 2015.

The networking event will take place on the corner of Meadowlake Road and Donaghey Avenue on Thursday, June 25, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

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2015 Administrative Professionals Awards Luncheon celebrates individuals

The inaugural Administrative Professionals Awards luncheon celebrated the valued work of administrative professionals and recognized individuals in the Conway area who keep their offices running smoothly.

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