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Downtown Conway Bucket List

Downtown Conway encompasses the heart of local business and community. Our downtown area is rich with opportunities to explore, make memories, and try new things. We composed this Downtown Conway Bucket List to help you get the most out of your Downtown Conway experience and see some of the best that our beautiful and cozy town has to offer.

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Lindsay Henderson Earns Elite Certification

Lindsay Henderson, chief revenue officer at the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, obtained her Certified Chamber Executive designation from the American Chamber of Commerce Executives. Henderson was one of 16 candidates nationwide in the CCE Class of 2021.

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Conway CVB becomes first public entity in the country to enter NCAA NIL agreements

The Conway Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) announced plans to sign 30 student athletes from the University of Central Arkansas to “Name, Image, and Likeness” (NIL) agreements. The student athletes will be trained as “ambassadors and brand representatives” touting the Arkansas city’s quality of place and visitor amenities. The agreement between individual athletes and a public entity represents the first of its kind in the country.

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Structurlam Puts Down Roots in Conway [North Metro Business Journal]

In August, operations will begin at the first mass timber manufacturing facility in the United States, introducing a new product and new occupations to central Arkansas. Headquartered in British Columbia, Canada, in the city of Penticton, Structurlam was established in 1962 and is the leading mass timber manufacturer in North America. The company announced in December 2019 that it was expanding its mass timber operations to the U.S. with a plant in Conway, Arkansas, investing $90 million to purchase, retrofit, and equip a former steel plant and create 130 new jobs.

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Downtown History - Baker Drug

Baker Drug is one of the oldest businesses operating in Downtown Conway, and owner Jimbo Hendrickson shares a bit about what running the store has meant to him and his family over the years.

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A return to in-person programming for 40th Toad Suck Daze festival

Beginning on April 30, the 40th annual Toad Suck Daze festival will begin six weeks of live programming. Festival organizers and presenting sponsor First Arkansas Bank & Trust announced a series of in-person events, $40,000 in charitable contributions, and plans for a festival-ending concert.

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Meet The Team - The Sporty Runner

Anyone who has lived, shopped, eaten, worked, or relaxed in Downtown Conway will likely tell you that one of the best things about it is the connections that are formed by the community of Merchants, Partners, and Patrons.

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