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Convention and Visitors Bureau digital campaign targets area shoppers

As the holiday shopping season officially kicked off last month, thousands of central Arkansas residents got a digital reminder of all Conway has to offer. Last month more than 13,000 households in Beebe, Cabot, Maumelle, Searcy and Russellville were targeted with a Facebook marketing campaign highlighting Conway holiday shopping options.

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Conway Corp's McCullough earns IOM recognition

Beth McCullough, marketing coordinator at Conway Corporation, received the IOM recognition from Institute for Organization Management, a four-year professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

As a graduate of Institute, McCullough has completed 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management.

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Chamber's 2015 Annual Meeting set for March

With close to 1,000 business and community leaders in attendance each year, Annual Meeting is the largest business event in Conway.

The 2015 event, organized by the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled for March 19 at the University of Central Arkansas’ HPER Center. Tickets and sponsorships are available now.

An awards ceremony recognizing individuals and businesses that have made a difference in Conway over the past year is one of the highlights of Annual Meeting. The Conway Area Chamber is accepting nominations for the following categories:

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First, do no harm

First, do no harm

Ironically, the Arkansas legislature would do well to remember those famous words from Hippocrates as they consider what to do with the private option and health care during the current legislative session.

The private option is legislation originally passed in 2013 that extended private (but subsidized) insurance coverage to 210,000 previously uninsured Arkansans.

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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 feature the following speakers:

• Andy Stanley, leadership author and communicator;

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Toad Suck Daze expands retail area; applications now available

Retailers and concessionaires have until March 1 to apply to participate in the 34th annual Toad Suck Daze festival. Applications are available online at ToadSuck.org.

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Scholarship applications available for Toad Suck Daze 2015

For more than 30 years, Toad Suck Daze has provided fun for the entire family during the first weekend in May. Proceeds from food, attractions, and T-shirt and merchandise sales support the festival’s primary goal – raising money to promote education initiatives in Faulkner County.

Since the Toad Suck Daze Community Service Scholarship Program began, it has awarded more than $1.5 million in the form of direct scholarships, endowments and a pre-K initiative.

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Preferred Medical: Customer focused, service oriented

Preferred Medical is a medical supply company that focuses on the Long-Term Care market, which includes nursing homes, assisted living facilities, home health agencies, hospice providers, and Medicaid and Medicare durable medical equipment providers.

Using its own fleet of trucks and drivers, the Conwaybased company delivers medical supplies, specialty beds, and Medicare Part B services to customers located within a 200-mile radius of its distribution center on Nabco Street.

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Chairman's Circle recognizes top Chamber investors

Each year, the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce acknowledges its top investors through a “Chairman’s Circle” designation. Members of the Chairman’s Circle underwrite the economic development, education and government affairs initiatives of the Chamber, Conway Development Corporation and Conway Downtown Partnership.

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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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