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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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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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Governor to be featured guest at Partnership event

PANEL DISCUSSION WILL HIGHLIGHT “DATA DISTRICT” GROWTH

Governor Asa Hutchinson will be a featured guest at the Conway Downtown Partnership Annual Meeting at Hendrix College on Wednesday, Oct. 14. The governor will speak about the relationship between downtown, economic development, and technology. The event will also feature a panel discussion with leaders of four tech-oriented businesses located in downtown Conway: Josh Smith, Metova; Pete Tanguay, RockPond; Michael Rasmussen, Eyenalyze; and Bryan Throckmorton, Big Cloud Analytics.

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Michael Bynum and Dawn Johnson: "Challenge accepted."

In September 2014, Executive Vice President Michael Bynum joined Eagle Bank & Trust to lead the company’s expansion into Conway. An 18-year veteran of the banking industry, Bynum is the President and Chief Lending Officer of the Faulkner County Market, where he oversees all bank branches in Faulkner County.

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Asa attends 2015 Downtown Conway Annual Meeting

The Conway Downtown Partnership held its annual meeting Wednesday, Oct. 14, at Hendrix College. Gov. Asa Hutchinson attended and commended Conway for playing a role in Arkansas’ growth as a “micro tech hub.”

“What a great story Conway has to tell,” he said.

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Workshop focuses on women-, minority-, veteran-owned small businesses

A seminar on obtaining designations for small businesses owned by women, minorities and veterans is the second in a series of four workshops focused on the challenges and opportunities facing independently owned and operated enterprises. The Conway Small Business Institute 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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2015 Business Expo and Taste of Conway

The Conway Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business Expo and Taste of Conway, presented by Southwestern Energy, took place Thursday, Oct. 15, at the Conway Expo Center and Fairgrounds. The event included a breakfast, a business-to-business trade show and concluded with Taste of Conway.

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Opening doors to education, not debt

Central Baptist College recognizes that many students and parents have concerns about the amount of student loans required to finance higher education. That is why CBC now offers the Mustang Advantage Loan Repayment Assistance Program to all incoming freshmen and transfers.

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Combining strength, stability and personalized services

As one of the country’s best places to live and work, Faulkner County deserves top-quality financial services, too. That is exactly what you get when you do business with Bank of the Ozarks, which for five consecutive years has been recognized as the nation’s best bank by leading financial publications.

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Arvest Bank hosts Business After Hours

Arvest Bank hosted the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce’s final Business After Hours of 2015 at its newest Conway location.

The full-service branch is located at 621 Oak Street.

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