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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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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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Throneberry graduates from Institute for Organization Management

Aaron Throneberry, director of sales at the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, received the IOM graduate recognition in July from the Institute for Organization Management.

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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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CDC Hosts Annual Banquet

The Conway Development Corporation hosted its annual banquet Tuesday, Nov. 10, at Zimmerman events studio in downtown Conway. Nearly 60 attendees representing the CDC’s member businesses attended.

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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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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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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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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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