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Six honored at Women in Business awards ceremony

Crystal Kemp, chief marketing officer at Conway Corp, is the 2020 Diamond Achievement Award recipient. The 2020 Outstanding Women in Business are Vickie Crutchfield of Arkansas Property Brokers, Julie Goodnight of Julie’s Sweet Shoppe, Cate McConnell of Smith Ford, and Denise Perry of Sandstone Real Estate Group. Dr. Shaneil Ealy of the University of Central Arkansas is the 2020 Outstanding Woman in Nonprofit.

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Baptist Health Rehabilitation Institute-Conway Brings Specialized Treatment, Experienced Staff to Improve Functional Needs of Area Residents [North Metro Business Journal]

Baptist Health Rehabilitation Institute-Conway is now offering specialized treatment to help patients regain their independence and restore them to the highest level of function. It is just one of the ways that Baptist Health is continuing to address the evolving health concerns of residents in Faulkner County and surrounding areas.

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Sandstone Real Estate Group: The Smart Choice for Real Estate [North Metro Business Journal]

A real estate company that got its start during the 2008 housing market crash is now the largest minority-owned real estate firm in the state of Arkansas. Sandstone Real Estate Group reached $23 million in residential sales volume in 2019 and has 15 agents in Conway, Little Rock, and Pine Bluff. Of the nearly 40 real estate firms in Faulkner County, the company consistently ranks among the top 10. The North Metro Business Journal talked to owner and principal broker Korry Garrett about why Sandstone is "The Smart Choice for Real Estate."

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Female heads of state government departments speak at Women in Business event

This past April, Governor Asa Hutchinson signed into law the Transformation and Efficiencies Act of 2019, bringing about a historic transformation and reorganization of state government agencies, boards, and commissions – the first reorganization of state government in nearly 50 years. A cornerstone of this effort was the reduction in cabinet-level agencies from 42 to 15, resulting in a more modern and efficient way to operate state government without cutting any services. Fifteen cabinet secretaries were appointed to lead each agency, and seven of these 15 positions are held by women.

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