Toad Suck Daze earned the gold award in the Festival of the Year category at the 2017 ALFiE (Arkansans Love Festivals and Events) Awards Luncheon, which took place Jan. 26, 2017, during the Arkansas Festivals and Events Association’s annual conference and trade show in Little Rock.
Andrea Woods, executive vice president and corporate counsel for Nabholz Construction Services, is the 2017 chair of the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors. New appointments to the Chamber’s 32-member board are Chris Coffman, Sarah Murphy, Mayor Bart Castleberry, Chris Boudrie, Julie Gillaspy, and Joanna Nabholz.
Children’s programming at Toad Suck Daze earned the festival a Gold Pinnacle Award from the International Festivals & Events Association. Toad Suck Daze took home a total of eight awards at this year’s convention.
Congratulations to our executive vice president Jamie Gates for being recognized as an Arkansas Business 40 Under 40 honoree.
The eighth annual Academic Signing Day recognized 28 graduating seniors from Conway High School, Conway Christian High School, and St. Joseph High School.
Brad Lacy: "Leave it to Conway to find a way to send kids to college, children to preschool, Shakespeare to high schools, and hanging baskets to downtown. The lowly toad does some pretty cool things in a pretty cool town."
The Toad Suck Daze Community Service Scholarship committee awarded more than $27,000 in direct scholarships in 2016.
Conway-native Ed Linck has been named chief operating officer for the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce. Former chief operating officer Lindsay Henderson has accepted the newly created position of chief revenue officer for the Chamber.
NerdWallet, a personal finance website, listed Conway among the Top 100 best small cities for working parents.