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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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Baptist Health CEO: Conway a 'destination for health care'

The top executives of the state’s largest, privately owned, faith-based health system were the featured guests at the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce’s final CEO Luncheon of 2015, held Tuesday, Nov. 10, at Central Baptist College.

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Workshop focuses on women-, minority-, veteran-owned small businesses

A seminar on obtaining designations for small businesses owned by women, minorities and veterans is the second in a series of four workshops focused on the challenges and opportunities facing independently owned and operated enterprises. The Conway Small Business Institute 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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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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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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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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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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Editorial: The end of the beginning

A little more than five years ago, the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce and the Log Cabin Democrat began a partnership (and experiment) of sorts.

The Faulkner County Business Journal would be a once-a-month insert into the Sunday paper.

The majority of content would be provided by the Chamber. That content would offer in-depth news, editorial, and data about the local economy.

It was a business publication written by the organization most readily identified with Conway’s business community.

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Combining strength, stability and personalized services

As one of the country’s best places to live and work, Faulkner County deserves top-quality financial services, too. That is exactly what you get when you do business with Bank of the Ozarks, which for five consecutive years has been recognized as the nation’s best bank by leading financial publications.

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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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