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Nov
2010
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CVB, Chamber Partner on ‘Choose Conway’ Campaign

Would-be shoppers throughout central Arkansas will soon be asked to “Choose Conway” in a coordinated mail, tv and radio campaign.

The Conway Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Chamber of Commerce are partnering on the promotion. The effort coincides with the start of the Christmas shopping season. Kathy Wyrick, VP of Investor Relations for the Chamber, will coordinate the campaign. “With so many currently making decisions on where to shop, host parties and spend time with friends and family, we chose the holiday season to kick off the campaign.”

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Nov
2010
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CONWAY2025 PLAN UNVEILED AT EXPO

After a year of surveys, meetings and goal setting Conway now has a strategic plan. The Conway2025 plan was unveiled to a breakfast crowd of more than 250 during Business Expo.

The plan was the result of 1,400 surveys from Conway-area residents and recommendations from more than 200 volunteers. The plan is built around seven focus areas that promise to “Keep Conway: Active, Building, Creative, Learning, Moving, Safe and Working.”

The process was facilitated by a seven-person steering committee of Conway residents.

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Nov
2010
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Health Benefit to be discussed at Lunch and Learn event

Perhaps the most underused and little known benefit of Chamber membership will soon take center stage at a Dec. 2 Lunch and Learn event at the Chamber offices.

The Chamber Alliance Program, or CAP, is a group health plan available to any active chamber member that employs between two and 199 employees.

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Nov
2010
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Crafton tull has big plans for conway

Full service planning, architecture, engineering, and surveying firm is growing roots in town

They know how to imagine a space where people live, work, play, worship — you name it.

The company is built on collaboration and teamwork, both with customers and within the firm. They listen, they learn, they ask questions, and then listen some more. They strive to capture the imagination of their clients and present them with an organic representation of their vision.

energy services

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Nov
2010
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Partnership focuses on investment, events

By Kim Williams
Director,
Conway Downtown
Partnership

These are busy times for the Conway Downtown Partnership. Downtown Conway is thriving like no other time in its modern history.

As our organization has matured, we have embraced our daily mission of facilitating new investment and a rich slate of events for downtown.

Investment

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Nov
2010
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Shopping Locally, and Why it matters

W e would love to think everyone in Conway knows why they should make every effort to shop locally when possible.

But the fact is advertising, convenience or a host of other circumstances often distract us from thoughtfully considering where we spend our money. For your consideration, here are just a few reasons why to shop locally.

• It helps your city — In Arkansas, sales taxes on purchases will always be the single most important way cities pay for community capital projects and services. Spend your money elsewhere and their residents get the benefit.

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Nov
2010
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Conway Corp. upgrades will offer ‘blazing, unmatched’ internet speeds

On Nov. 17, Conway Corporation will begin offering a new level of Internet service that promises a quantum leap in speed and service. DOCSIS 3.0 will allow Conway Corp. customers to have Internet access with faster speeds.

The launch of DOCSIS 3.0 opens the doors to the next generation of Internet technology. With the deployment of DOCSIS 3.0, Conway Corporation has introduced new tiers of service and increased speeds in existing tiers for both residential and business customers.
We visited with Jason Hansen, manager of Broadband, Video and Voice with Conway Corp.

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Oct
2010
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Partnership benefits transitioning workers

The current economic slowdown has displaced a record number of workers nationwide. Central Arkansas has not been immune to the job losses. This had one Conway organization feeling the impact in a big way.

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Oct
2010
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We Wouldn’t Ask if it Wasn’t Important

There are Chambers of Commerce around the country that chomp at the bit to inject themselves into every political race. That hasn’t been our model and we don’t expect that to change. However, when we can fill the role of educating voters about little known, but very important, issues affecting their economic security we feel a responsibility to speak.

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Oct
2010
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TWO voting issues that may go unnoticed in november

This November’s election has been one of the most politicized, advertized and scrutinized in decades. Voters have been overwhelmed with television ads and direct mail. However, two issues that could affect voters more than who their next Senator or Congressman is have gone mostly unnoticed. That has some local leaders very concerned.

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