Ten individuals and businesses will be recognized at the 2020 Annual Meeting later this year. William C. “Bill” Adkisson, founder of Faulkner County Title Company and longtime law partner at Graddy & Adkisson LLP, together with Conductor founding director and former Acxiom executive Jeff Standridge, Ed.D., are the recipients of the Guy W. Murphy Distinguished Service Award.
Amid the current concerns around coronavirus COVID-19 transmission and per CDC recommendations to cancel or postpone mass gatherings or events of 10 or more people, the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce has postponed its Annual Meeting, which was previously scheduled for April 2, 2020. The new date will be announced at a later time.
Mayor Bart Castleberry has issued two executive orders that suspend certain zoning and ordinance restrictions on Conway’s eating establishments, hotels, and motels. By easing zoning restrictions, Conway citizens have alternative opportunities to purchase food, cleaning supplies, and other items from eating establishments and hotels during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Velda Lueders, Donna Seal, Jamisa Nuness-Hogan, Rebekah Fincher, Cinda Montgomery, Rita Birch, and Melissa Allen were recognized at the 2019 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.
Brad Lacy, president and CEO of the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce and Conway Development Corporation, has been named to Arkansas Business’s 2019 list of Arkansas’ 250 Most Influential Leaders.
The Conway Area Chamber of Commerce presented the Minority Business of the Year Award to Chris Hervey of Christopher Hervey: Allstate Insurance; the Outstanding Young Minority Professional Award to Dr. George Parks Jr. of New Hope Baptist Church; the Minority Executive of the Year Award to Marcus Elliott of Conway Regional Health System; the Advocate for Opportunity Award to Robert “Bunny” Adcock Jr. for his work with Opportunity Matters Arkansas; and the Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Charlotte Green.
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Learn how one Conway business owner overcame a cyberattack and established new protocols to keep the business safe and secure.
The first phase of the Markham Street Jump Start Improvement Project is underway. Bookmark this page for road closures and other updates on the project. For up-to-the-minute updates, follow the City of Conway on Twitter at @CityofConway and the #ConwayTraffic and #MarkhamSt hashtags.
In late September 2019, Conway Regional Health System broke ground on a three-story medical office building that will provide 42,000 square feet of space dedicated primarily to women’s health services.