04
Mar
2011
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KILLING THE GOOSE THAT LAID THE GOLDEN EGG

It’s no secret our opinion is that the benefits associated with the exploration of the Fayetteville Shale far outweigh the costs.
The jobs, the wages, the community investment, the positive impact on income, sales, ad valorem and severance tax collections convinced us long ago that this endeavor was worth the trouble. The natural gas industry’s timely and significant investment is why Faulkner County, our neighbors and the rest of Arkansas weathered this recession as well as we did. We don’t wish to belabor that point in this space.

04
Mar
2011
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CHAMBER DELEGATION CHAMPIONS LOCAL ISSUES IN DC

A group of area business leaders and elected officials delivered a local agenda to the nation’s capital this month during the Conway Area Chamber’s annual visit to Washington DC.
Conway Chamber of Commerce and Conway Development Corporation board members as well as Mayor Tab Townsell, County Judge Preston Scroggin and Quorum Court member Steve Goode met with Faulkner County’s federal delegation and staff.

04
Mar
2011
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CONWAY 2.0 PATHAGILITY


Pathagility is a 4-year-old technology company that provides a software platform service to pathology labs. Their service help physicians implement the transition to electronic medical record keeping. Pathagility co-founder and president, Mark McCuin gives us a look inside the company.
What is Pathagility ?

04
Mar
2011
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FORDS, AWARDS, ANNOUNCEMENTS HIGHLIGHT EVENT


The Faulkner County business community’s biggest night is just around the corner. Over 900 business owners, employees and area leaders will gather at UCA on Thursday March 10th to celebrate the growth of their local economy.

19
Jan
2011
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Conway 2.0 – ROCK-POND SOLUTIONS

Rock-Pond Solutions provides business consulting, software applications and information services to the home infusion therapy industry. Home infusion therapy is one of three segments of home health care, the other two being durable medical equipment and home health nursing services. The home infusion therapy industry represents approximately $9-11 billion dollars a year U.S. health care expenditures.

What is Rock-Pond Solutions?

19
Jan
2011
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Real Estate Sales, Construction Down; Remodeling, Additions Up

BY ROGER LEWIS

It is a real estate buyer’s market with interest rates at a historic low, a high inventory of existing homes for sale and somewhat depressed prices. But, because of a number of factors, there is also a shortage of buyers.

19
Jan
2011
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Preliminary census data shows positive trends for County

Recent data released from the Census Bureau shows that a higher percentage of Faulkner County residents are earning a living locally.

The American Community Survey shows that the percentage of residents traveling outside the county for work fell from 32.9% in 2000 to 32.1% in 2009. While the decline is modest, Chamber President Brad Lacy said that it reinforces an important story about the local economy. “This community is bucking the trend when it comes to central Arkansas.

19
Jan
2011
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Feb. 8 event promises to grow ‘relationship driven’ profits

Dozens of Conway area business people will gather Tuesday, February 8th at Oak Street Bistro to discuss how to generate qualified leads and referrals for businesses of every type.

The “Business After Hours” event will last from 5:00pm til 6:30pm. The event is hosted by Conway Area Chamber of Commerce Leads Groups. Chamber Leads Groups meet twice a month and give members the opportunity to share testimonials about their business. In turn, they hear from other members and are able to give personal references for their group.

19
Jan
2011
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EL Clinical Esthetics is ‘ready for its close up’

For the last 22 years, tens of thousands of women (and men) have made their way from all over Arkansas to a small business in west Conway committed to personal service and helping people look and feel their best.

Susan Isom opened EL Clinical Esthetics in 1989 “we started with a small loan and a handful of clients.” Isom said that the business went through a number of locations before settling down in the Saddletop Center on Salem Road 12 years ago. Isom, who was the state’s first licensed esthetician, has done esthetician work since 1986.

19
Jan
2011
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IT’S A TALE OF 3 PLANS

If you have lived in Conway for more than 10 years, you have seen some incredible change. I’m not just talking about more cars, people and houses. I’m talking about Conway becoming something different. Conway has made a conscious effort to better itself.
In 2000, our downtown was “tired.” It had not seen significant new investment in years. To many, it was not capable of being saved. Today, it is a thriving destination for Conway residents and their neighbors. Perhaps no one area of town has seen more investment in the last 5 years than downtown. The progress still continues today.

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