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$40 million Conway Regional expansion underway [North Metro Business Journal]

Conway Regional Health System is in the beginning stages of a $40 million capital investment that will expand and enhance services throughout the health system. Projects include additional clinic space for women’s services, a new critical care unit with increased beds and expansion of the hospital’s clinic in Greenbrier.

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Educational exhibits to have temporary home in downtown Conway

Two educational exhibits from the Discovery Network, a statewide program of the Museum of Discovery, will have a temporary home in downtown Conway. "Science & Art" and "Mystery of the Mayan Medallion" have been featured in some of the top children’s museums around the country. This spring, the exhibits will occupy 5,000 square feet at 1101 Oak Street from Monday, Feb. 18, until Sunday, May 5.

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"Everybody wins." [North Metro Business Journal]

Conway, Maumelle and Morrilton are textbook cases for economic development. Although they have a healthy sense of competition, the cities benefit from each other in a “one-for-all, all-for-one” mentality to create a strong regional draw.

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The Conductor: Trailblazing the Entrepreneurial Frontier [North Metro Business Journal]

The Conductor, a public-private partnership between the University of Central Arkansas and Startup Junkie, is catalyzing Conway’s next frontier of business development: an entrepreneurial ecosystem. Just over two years since its launch, the Conductor has seen a groundswell of burgeoning entrepreneurs, makers and innovators in the region, with big plans for the future.

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Conway-based Centennial Bank celebrates 20 years

Centennial Bank (“Centennial”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Home BancShares, Inc. (NASDAQ GS: HOMB) (“Home” or “the Company”), opened its doors 20 years ago this month in Conway, Arkansas, as First State Bank.

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Chamber employees earn IOM recognition

Therese Williams, director of events at the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, and Adena White, director of communications, received the IOM graduate recognition in July from the Institute for Organization Management.

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First land sale announced for Central Landing development

The first project at the Central Landing development on the site of the former Conway airport will break ground this summer. Central Arkansas developer and Burkhalter Technologies Inc. CEO John Burkhalter today announced plans to build a $70 million development that incorporates 339 luxury apartments into 18.7 acres of the mixed-use development.

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