Acxiom CEO and President Scott Howe told members and guests at the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce 2013 Annual Meeting that “there would not be an Acxiom if it were not for the folks in this city.”
Howe headlined the banquet Thursday night where chamber members were praised for their work and recognized for their contributions to the community.
As far as keeping big businesses in Conway while attracting more of them to the area, Howe said that education, community and transit are three main areas to focus on.
“Make this a great place for those people to stay,” he said to his second point.
Educated at Princeton University and Harvard University, with experience in the digital marketing and advertising world, Howe told the room of businesspeople one of the paths to success in business directly relates to a person’s associates.
“If you surround yourself, if you align with amazing people, you have the keys to accomplish amazing things,” he said.
Conway Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Brad Lacy emphasized how the chamber has been a part of business life and networking in Conway to help business-owners create those connections.
“Tonight we sit in the 73rd fastest growing county in the United States and the 13th best job market in the United States,” Lacy said. “That is not luck. That is the goal of a lot of hard work by people like you and we certainly could not do our part of that without the investment of our members.”
Several businesses and individuals were recognized for their contributions including the Boys and Girls Club of Faulkner County for outstanding nonprofit, Arkansas Golf Center for outstanding retailer, Hewlett-Packard for outstanding large employer and Conway Copies for outstanding small business.
Toad Suck Daze announced
James and Peggy Paxton, honorary co-chairs of Toad Suck Daze, announced the line up for this year’s festival at the Chamber Annual Meeting Thursday night.
Kip Moore, Diamond Rio and Hawk Nelson were announced as the main acts for this year’s festival, which will take place May 3-5.
Additionally, the supporting acts are Drake White on Friday, Erin Enderlin on Friday and Saturday and Kingsdown on Sunday.
In April, smartphone users will be able to download an app specifically designed for the weekend.
For more information, check out www.toadsuck.org.
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