Chamber of Commerce – Latest News

Leo Cummings III Appointed to National Board of Trustees for Institute of Organization Management

Leo Cummings III has been appointed to the Institute of Organization Management’s national board of trustees. As a member of the trustees, Cummings will help set the strategic direction of Institute, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and will take an active role in advancing Institute’s standard operating and curriculum policies.

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Chamber Adds 2 New Staff

The Conway Area Chamber of Commerce has hired Celeste Suitt as development and special events coordinator and Jack Short as existing business and talent development coordinator.  

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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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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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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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