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Jun
2011
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Conway Explorer: New Publication Will Target High-Value Households For Area Businesses


Re-locators, pre-locators, small business owners and high-income households are the recipe for success for Conway area businesses. At least Jamie Gates, Sr. Vice President of the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, thinks so: “We think by identifying households that are seeking new business relationships or households with high incomes, we can help businesses increase their profits.”

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Jun
2011
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Lunch and Learn

Chamber of Commerce will host a Small Business Lunch & Learn on Monday, July 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Chamber building on 900 Oak Street. This session is co-sponsored by Big House Burger Joint and Verizon and Nokia Siemens Networks.
Rob Lamberson, data sales account manager for Verizon Wireless in Arkansas, will speak about “Gadgets for Small Business” and will introduce participants to new products that can help them conduct business more efficiently. One gadget he will discuss in particular is the tablet.

23
Jun
2011
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Conway Seniors Recognized For Academic Achievement


Each year, Conway Academic Signing Day recognizes a select few of the high-achieving graduating seniors from Conway Public Schools, St. Joseph and Conway Christian who have received significant academic awards and substantial scholarships. The event is hosted by the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce and is presented by Acxiom Corporation.
This year’s 39 honorees met one of the following criteria to be selected for Academic Signing Day:

23
Jun
2011
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Conway, Faulkner County Residents Younger, Smarter and Wealthier

Conway residents have a lower average age and more education when compared to Faulkner County, Arkansas and US residents. Average household incomes of Conway’s residents are slightly below Faulkner County’s and above the Arkansas average; but well below the US average. This information is revealed in the recent release of the 2010 census data and also the American Community Survey conducted by the census bureau.

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Jun
2011
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Shakespearean Festival Stimulates Economy

The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre offers a repertoire of family friendly professional productions each June at Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus. Performances are also held at the Village at Hendrix and Argenta Community Theater in North Little Rock.

23
Jun
2011
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Online Tool Connects Employers With Future Workforce

Governor Mike Beebe and the ARKANSASWORKS Partnership are encouraging employers across the state to register their businesses on the ARKANSASWORKS state government website.
Connect2Business is a free online tool that enables employers to reach potential job candidates by posting company information and extended learning opportunities on the college and career-planning system. Extended learning opportunities include internships, apprenticeships, work-based mentoring and job shadowing opportunities.

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Jun
2011
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Chamber Adds Director Of Destination Marketing


While Conway may never top the list of popular Arkansas tourism spots, the city can still enjoy the economic benefits of visitors. Youth athletics tournaments, business travelers and those attending events at our colleges all represent niche markets that offer Conway tremendous opportunity. Rachel Earls’ job is to figure out how to market to those groups and individuals.

23
Jun
2011
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Verizon, Chamber Bowling for Business


It’s air conditioned, easier to participate in and offers more opportunity for networking. These are just a few of the reasons Conway Chamber Vice President of Operations Bart Shaw said the Chamber decided to host a Bowling for Business event in lieu of their traditional golf tournament.

23
Jun
2011
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Weather High Temps Without Breaking the Bank

Unseasonably high temperatures this June have left people wondering just how hot the actual summer will get. With increased temperatures come increased use of air conditioning, which can have a negative effect on budgets and power systems.
Richard Arnold, CEO of Conway Corporation, gave two smart tips that can help businesses conserve energy, water and money during the heat wave.

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May
2011
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Conway's Parks System: The Place to Play

There are no great cities with inadequate parks systems. Good parks alone won’t make your city great, but not having them is a disqualifier. They increase property values. They contribute to the physical health and social wellness of our entire community. They’re fun. We won’t take up any more space defending their value to everyone who lives here. But for a moment, we would like to recognize the newfound “destination” status of Conway’s facilities.

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