North Metro Business Journal – Latest News

Working Together to End the Pandemic [North Metro Business Journal]

As a company whose primary concern is the health and well-being of its members and their local communities, the executive team at Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield made a commitment of substantial effort and resources to help keep people safe. When the long-anticipated release of COVID-19 vaccines was announced early in 2021, Arkansas Blue Cross knew they wanted to do something statewide that would hopefully bring the pandemic to a timely end. But they knew they could not do it alone. They joined forces with their core and community partners to announce Vaccinate the Natural State, an initiative to encourage Arkansans to get their COVID-19 vaccine. This initiative is a collaboration with multiple business and community organizations statewide to educate and engage Arkansans in doing their part to help stop the pandemic by getting the vaccination.

Read More

Arkansas PBS: Arkansas’s Media Home

For 55 years, Arkansas PBS has been committed to enhancing lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people of all ages and all walks of life. As the only statewide public media outlet, Arkansas PBS has played a vital role in educating, informing, engaging and inspiring audiences in every corner of the state.

Read More

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.

Read More

CALI Class of 2020 Graduates 33

The Conway Area Leadership Institute’s class of 2020 was a class of firsts. It was the first group to meet the incoming Conway Public Schools superintendent, the first to see the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce’s strategic plan survey and the first to see its results. It was also the first class to participate and graduate from CALI in the middle of a pandemic.  

Read More