With a vaccine on the ground and a strategic plan underway, Conway is preparing to spring forward into 2021.
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.
Conway-native Lee Hogan has been named director of communications for the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce. In this position, Hogan will manage communications and public relations for the Chamber and its partner organizations, serving as the Chamber’s primary writer and managing its social media presence.
Adena White has been named the editor of Conway Publications for the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce. In her new part-time role, White will oversee the production of the Chamber’s publications. White has served as the Chamber's director of communications since 2011.
Through free consultations, H&R Block can help clients navigate the many aspects of starting a business – from choosing a business structure to securing capital to connecting them with other professionals who can assist with marketing and other needs.
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.
When challenged with a global pandemic, Conway Regional swiftly implemented innovative, and much needed, initiatives, such as telemedicine and telecommuting.
While AARP is often known for discounts and its “active” use of the U.S. Postal Service, AARP is, first and foremost, a social mission organization empowering people to choose how they live as they age. Through Arkansas volunteers, AARP helps ensure that those 50+ live vibrant lives and have information and tools for health security, financial resilience, and other matters.
Two Baptist Health providers who recently began seeing patients at clinics in Conway – obstetrician-gynecologist Dr. Audrey Tobey and pediatrician Dr. Carly Roark – strive to create personable and inviting environments for their patients by taking into consideration their own experiences growing up around health care settings. Adding providers at Baptist Health Women’s Clinic-Conway and Baptist Health Pediatric Clinic-Conway is just one way that Baptist Health continues to address the growing health care needs of residents in Faulkner County and surrounding areas.
Conway-native Cindy Webb has been in the fine jewelry business since 1993. In August 2017, she took a leap of faith and opened Francis M. Fine Jewelry in historic downtown Conway. Named after her late father Francis Marion (Frank) Hudson, Francis M. Fine Jewelry offers a welcoming atmosphere and personal touch to all who enter.