Acxiom president Scott Howe and philanthropic and business leaders in Conway will be featured at Conway Area Chamber of Commerce's Annual Meeting Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the University of Central Arkansas HPER Center.
Howe, who joined Acxiom as CEO in 2011, will participate in a conversational interview with news anchor Melissa Dunbar Gates.
Howe is a former corporate vice president of Microsoft Advertising Business Group and has a professional history in digital advertising and media.
The following individuals and businesses will be highlighted at the event:
Terry Kimbrow, president of Central Baptist College, is Business Executive of the Year.
Hal Crafton, of Rush-Hal Properties, is recipient of the Distinguished Service Award.
Billie Carter, a firefighter with the Conway Fire Department, is recipient of the Good Neighbor Award.
Young Business Leader is Travis Walls, of Arkansas Roofing Kompany.
Outstanding Hospitality winner is Stoby's Restaurant and Patticakes Bakery.
Outstanding Retailer is Arkansas Golf Center.
Outstanding Large Employer (100 or more) is Hewlett-Packard.
Outstanding Small Business (99 or fewer) winner is Conway Copies, Inc.
Outstanding Non-profit winner is Boys and Girls Club of Faulkner County.
The Chamber said Wednesday this annual banquet and ceremony is expected to be the largest, with more than 925 guests.
Bart Shaw, Chamber vice president, said growth of the event is a reflection of more business in Conway as well as growing anticipation to hear from guest speakers and to hear the area's annual report.