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The Art of Reimagining

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By Misti Hollenbaugh | Photos by Makenzie Evans When Donna Benton decided to start a furniture business almost nine years ago, she had $25 that wasn’t allocated to anything else – which she used to start WaterHouse Market. While her business began primarily as painting furniture, it has evolved over the years. Many of her projects now encompass a de[...]

Start Your Christmas Shopping at Dazzle Daze

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Get a head start on your holiday shopping at the 16th annual Dazzle Daze in Conway. Held at the Conway Expo Center and Fairgrounds at 2505 East Oak Street from Nov. 16-18, the event is one of the largest holiday shopping events in Arkansas. Dazzle Daze will include a raffle for a new Ford Mustang convertible and other prizes, Girls’ Nite Out early bird sh[...]

Thankful For Theatre

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Katherine Stewart, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Growing up, the holiday season was synonymous with drama. No, not because of family shenanigans at the Christmas dinner table, but because whether it was playing a pilgrim in the annual Thanksgiving play (everyone wanted to be the turkey, which I never quite understood) or getting [...]

Illuminate Conway

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Central Arkansas’ newest holiday tradition combines commerce, community By Adena White | Photos courtesy of Conway Area Chamber of Commerce Located in Rogers Plaza, the inaugural Illuminate event featured a Ferris wheel, mini train rides for kids, an appearance from Santa Claus, live music from local musicians and a food truck offering hot chocolate and fu[...]

People of Conway

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Conway is an undiscovered gem among America’s college towns. What is lovely about Conway is it has all the benefits of a great college town while still having that heart and that warm welcome of a small town." - Bill Tsutsui, Hendrix College President   "We love that we are able to go out on any given weekend and find something to do,[...]

Home in Conway

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onway has offered both a new beginning and a walk down memory lane for Russ and Julie Pennell. Their house on Country Club Road is just a five-minute drive from the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) campus where they met in the early 1980s, when Russ was a point guard for the UCA Bears. They came back to Conway in 2014, when he was hired as UCA’s men’s b[...]

Schools in Conway

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Currently, Conway casts a net that reaches past Russellville to the west, along the U.S. 67/167 corridor including Searcy, Beebe and Cabot, north to Heber Springs, Clinton and Fairfield Bay and south to Maumelle. Lacy says he hopes to continue to stretch the boundaries of that reach and predicted forthcoming big name retailers will help. "You hear differen[...]

Economic Side of Conway

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onway mayor Bart Castleberry said it best when he described Conway as "a great place to raise a family and to grow up. People want to come to Conway, they want to stay in Conway, they want to live in Conway." Brad Lacy has spent years with the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce and its nonprofit economic development arm, Conway Development Corporation, of whic[...]

Welcome to Conway

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Conway, Arkansas has rapidly evolved over the last few years. Situated in the heart of the Natural State, the college town is full of fantastic restaurants and entertainment, and is a place that many call home. Conway's residential development, health care, exceptional education opportunities and local leadership continue to make a difference around the area[...]

A Letter from Brad Lacy

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onway is one of Arkansas' most dynamic locations for business.  Our education infrastructure, competitive operating environment, and quality of life combine to offer the perfect location for businesses in a variety of industries and sizes. In Conway, you will find technology leaders like Acxiom, Insight Enterprises and DXC Technology next door to manufactur[...]