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Biz Roundup in January 2021

In this month’s business roundup, we take a look at a new documentary, an award for Conway Corp’s CMO, the launching of a new business (or two), and a new location for a favorite restaurant.

New Location for Holly’s

The other day I had lunch at Holly’s Country Cookin.’ The long time restaurant has moved to its new location on Harkrider at the old Fish House, 116 S Harkrider Street. The restaurant has the same feel with the same cafeteria type setup but now has more space for users to sit. This helps to manage social distancing.

Mini Golf in Conway!

The  Toad Suck Mini Golf is set to open this Summer. The Mini Golf has already made a splash on social media with lots of pictures of the location and the types of set designs they will have.

I remember enjoying mini-golf as a teenager and am looking forward to this opening. The location of the mini-golf course will be 500 Hwy 64 E. Conway.

According to the Toad Suck Mini Golf Website:

Coming in the summer of 2021, is the most exciting outdoor family fun center to come to Faulkner county, Conway, and surrounding cities in years. Toad Suck Mini Golf will be an 18 hole outdoor mini golf course with waterfall features, challenging and fun holes, plus lots of toad accents. You can visit our gift shop where you can purchase your favorite Toad Suck merchandise. We will have a snack shack with all sorts of tasty treats. There will also be large party rooms where you can have birthday parties, anniversary parties or any toad friendly party you want!

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Creative Institute Launches 

Are you a designer or creative? If you are looking for opportunities that will bridge the gap between school and real-world experience, the Creative Institute may be your answer.

A project of Jessica Crum and her team at Silverlake Design Studio.

The institute launches on Friday, January 15th. 

Conway Corp’s Crystal Kemp gets recognition

It seems like Crystal Kemp is always winning an award for her role as the Chief Marketing Officer at Conway Corp. 

According to a recent press release,

“Conway Corp Chief Marketing Officer Crystal Kemp has been named to Cablefax Magazine’s annual list of powerful women in the cable and internet industry for 2020.”

Featured in the publication’s December issue, she is listed as a “Most Powerful Women 2020.” 

Rising through the ranks, Kemp started as a Marketing/Communications Coordinator in 2000 for Conway Corp. 

She told the magazine about her proudest moment during the pandemic,

“I am proud of how our teams rose to the occasion to serve our customers and one another while adjusting to a whole new way of delivering service. I have truly felt honored to serve our teams in any way I can ­– going to work every day to make sure they had what they need to be safe and to effectively serve our customers. It has been one of the most challenging and also rewarding of my leadership experiences.”

A documentary made about Barham’s Ozark Beef

“Tender Touch: Nurturing Ozark Cattle” a documentary about Barham’s Ozark Beef premiered Thursday, January 14, 2021, on Barham’s Facebook page.

The documentary highlights the different ways that Charlie Barham takes care of his cattle to get higher quality beef.

According to a recent press release,

“Tender Touch highlights a farming technique not commonly seen. The cattle in the Barham’s Ozark Beef program receive a steady diet of sweet potatoes, in addition to the more commonly used grain and improved pasture. The film also showcases the unique relationship between Charlie and Ed [Link], who started their family business after Ed introduced the idea of creating a farm-to-table business model.”

The documentary was created by Conway’s Twisted Creative Studio

“What began as a promotional video, naturally shifted to telling the story of this humble, hard-working farmer – Charlie Barham,” said Peter Bella, Owner at Twisted Creative Studio.

Viewers can catch the video on either Barham’s Facebook page or their website.

Wrapping it up

As we get going in 2021 we will surely see more changes. Drop us a note if your business has changes coming.

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