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Apr
2011
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Construction Projects Under way for Conway Schools

Conway Public Schools anticipates big changes to its facilities in the year 2012.

A millage increase approved by Conway voters last September will finance the construction of a new elementary school on Old Military Road and the reconstruction of Conway High School-West. In addition, Sallie Cone Elementary will transition into a preschool center and an adult education center.

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Apr
2011
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Changes in finance regs cause construction to plummet

BY ROGER LEWIS

Single family home construction in Conway has fallen by 65 percent in the first three months of 2011 compared to the same period in 2010. There were 28 permits issued for this period in 2011 compared to 80 in 2010. The homes being built in 2011 are larger and more expensive; averaging 850 square feet larger and $95,000 dollars more in construction costs.

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Apr
2011
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SUMMER EVENTS HEATING UP ON UCA CAMPUS

Life at the University of Central Arkansas doesn’t slow down after the last degree is conferred during May commencement. The campus bustles with activity throughout the summer with academic, music, and sports camps, performing arts programs, and professional development workshops.

The wide variety of UCA’s public summer programs exemplify not only the breadth the University’s academic programs but also the depth of its commitment to the youth of Conway and their parents, says Dr. Lance Grahn, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs.

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Apr
2011
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Council to consider formal adoption of Conway2025

The April 12th Conway City Council meeting could mark the next milestone event in the success of the Conway2025 strategic plan.

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Apr
2011
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Our ‘Bell Cow’

Is Conway a company town? Not hardly. We’re too diverse economically and growing in too many ways to be pigeon holed in that fashion. However, it is almost impossible to overstate the importance of Acxiom to our local economy. So any time there is a change in leadership or change at all there will be rumors and rumblings. After all, it’s hard to imagine a gathering of 4 or more people in Conway where someone doesn’t have a connection to Acxiom.
We think the more you look at the facts surrounding recent Acxiom activities, the more reassured you will be in their (and our) future.

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Apr
2011
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‘techies’ unite to plan fall conference

Will “tech addicts” from around the country come to Conway, Arkansas to hear speakers and share ideas? A working group of central Arkansas tech savvy professionals think so. “Central Interactive” may be in its infancy, but it already has the support of more than two dozen individuals and businesses. On March 28th the Conway Chamber hosted a planning meeting for the fall technology conference.

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Apr
2011
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Chamber Receives Natural Gas-Powered Vehicle

Crain Automotive of Conway and Southwestern Energy have partnered to underwrite the “Official Vehicle of the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce.” The 2011 GMC Yukon is powered by compressed natural gas.

Crain converted the vehicle to CNG. As a dual-fuel vehicle, it has the ability to run on both compressed natural gas and gasoline.

04
Mar
2011
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ASI IS PROTECTING BUSINESSES AND HOME OWNERS ONE AT A TIME

Randy Clay has a number of goals for American Sentry Insurance: grow the agency by 20% next year, retain more than 94% of customers, transition a traditionally file laden industry to a paperless environment, create a culture of referral driven business.

04
Mar
2011
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NEED A HOTEL ROOM? 1,332 AVAILABLE IN CONWAY

BY ROGER LEWIS
Does the number 1,332 surprise you? When you hear there are 21 hotels in Conway with an average of 60 rooms per hotel, that number is believable. The range* is from 19 rooms at Stacy Hotel to 102 at Howard Johnson’s and 103 at Hilton Garden Inn.

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Mar
2011
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SEMINAR PROMISES TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES EXECUTE

People today have more distractions and competition for their time than perhaps any time in history. Execution has become one of the most relevant business issues today.
Why is it that some organizations have the ability to execute and deliver strategies that produce world-class results while others fall short? The Conway Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Lunch and Learn on March 21st that will help small businesses create a culture of execution.

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