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.
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.
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.
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.
Pain Treatment Centers of America (PTCOA) is the largest, fully comprehensive, pain management practice in Arkansas. With 10 locations across the state, including one in Conway, PTCOA’s team of dedicated physicians and nurse practitioners helps restore patients’ functionality and improve the quality of their daily lives.
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.
A series of family-friendly events will take place over a 40-day period.
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.
The University of Central Arkansas North Metro Healthcare Awards will air at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 24 on KTHV Channel 11. The UCA North Metro Healthcare Awards honor individuals and companies that are making an impact on the overall health of the community they serve or their company employees.
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.