The Conway Area Chamber of Commerce’s 13-in-13 program will take participants to Nabholz Construction Services and the University of Central Arkansas this month. The Nabholz visit is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 21, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., and the tour of UCA will take place Thursday, Aug. 29, from 2:50-5 p.m.
The 13-in-13 program gives individuals an inside look into 13 businesses that have had a significant role in developing Conway’s economy. At each visit, 13 attendees will gain insight into the history and operations of some of Conway’s largest employers. Previous visits have included Acxiom, Kimberly-Clark, Hewlett-Packard, Southwestern Energy and RockTenn.
“The 13-in-13 program gives people a unique opportunity to learn more about the community where they live and work,” said Lindsay Wygal, senior vice president of Chamber operations. “It’s a value-added benefit to our members and an opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at the organizations that have helped shape the Conway economy.”
Conway-based Nabholz has three distinct brands operating in 10 locations throughout five states. The company offers more than 15 different services and has been behind a number of projects, including the installation of an oscillating orchestra pit for Miami’s New World Symphony.
The UCA visit will include a campus lecture and a guided tour of the university’s landmarks, halls and newest facilities. Participants will learn more about the history of the four-year, public institution and will tour the newest building on campus, Bear Hall. Bear Hall is home to the EPIC Residential College (Entrepreneurship, Public Scholarship, Innovation and Community Engagement) and the luxury sky boxes overlooking Estes Stadium. As part of the tour, visitors will receive complimentary general-admission tickets to UCA’s opening home football game. The game begins at 7 p.m. on Aug. 29.
Future visits with the following businesses are scheduled for this year: Central Baptist College, Conway Public Schools, Conway Regional Health System, Snap-on Equipment, The Village at Hendrix and Virco Manufacturing.
The 13-in-13 program is free to the employees of Chamber member businesses. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to make a reservation, email Lindsay Wygal at Lindsay@ConwayArkansas.org.