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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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Minority business leaders recognized at annual awards event

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.

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Conway-based Centennial Bank celebrates 20 years

Centennial Bank (“Centennial”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Home BancShares, Inc. (NASDAQ GS: HOMB) (“Home” or “the Company”), opened its doors 20 years ago this month in Conway, Arkansas, as First State Bank.

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Chamber employees earn IOM recognition

Therese Williams, director of events at the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, and Adena White, director of communications, received the IOM graduate recognition in July from the Institute for Organization Management.

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Honorees named for second annual healthcare awards

Organized by the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce and underwritten by the University of Central Arkansas, the North Metro Healthcare Awards honored individuals who are making an impact on the overall health of the community they serve and companies that are dedicated to the health and wellness of their employees.

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