New Businesses

Black Earth Art Studio

Black Earth Art Stuido will be soon be opening at 1025 Front St.

Artist Randall J. Rollheiser found his passion for art at a young and impressionable age in the landscapes and roots of Black Earth, Wisconsin.

Through the years, Randall “Randy” pursued art and exhibited his pieces in the Denver, Colorado, art district.

There, he became known for his line of customer wall-hanging shelves that are built directly into the hollowed bodies of recycled acoustic guitars, guitar cases, violins and mandolins, along with his “Elements” series made of plaster and resin, depicting earth’s natural elements.

Classes will be offered at the studio for the experienced and the blossoming artist to gather in a creative environment and be a part in the growth of Conway’s Art District.

Expedition Fit

Come have a training session in our Expedition Fit’s new boutique at 808 Court St. in the heart of downtown Conway.

If one is a personal trainer and would like to train clients, or looking to get fit, this facility is designed with both in mind.

Getting fit isn’t all about losing weight.

Expedition Fit’s certified personal trainers can help guide one on their journey to whatever one’s goal, whether lifestyle change, fat loss, performance enhancement training and more.

Whatever one’s destination, Expedition Fit will help.

Golden Girls Conway

Owners Carie Golden and daughter Erin Golden Vance are excited about opening their Conway store at 1020 Oak St.

Golden Girls Clothing Co., offers on-trend clothing for every age, from women, juniors and young girls’ clothing sizes small to 3XL-plus.

The Daiquiri House is a New Orleans-inspired concept restaurant that will marry the “Big Easy” style and cuisine in a Conway locale at 809 Court St.

Arvest Bank

Forbes names Arvest Bank one of America’s best employers

FAYETTEVILLE – Arvest Bank has been recognized by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2018, the second consecutive year it has received the honor.

Arvest ranked 266th out of the 500 businesses – with 5,000 or more full- or part-time employees – nationwide that scored highest in an independent survey.

“Maintaining a culture that appeals to, and supports, our associates leads to having happy, loyal and satisfied customers,” Arvest president and CEO Kevin Sabin said. “It is extremely rewarding to know our associates think so highly of our bank. It’s even more gratifying to see that translate into the way they take care of our customers every day. At Arvest, our commitment to the communities we serve and creating a positive, fulfilling work environment for our associates go hand in hand.”

More than 30,000 employees from 25 industries were consulted anonymously to compile the Forbes survey’s nationwide results.

First, they were asked to rate their willingness to recommend their own employer to friends and family on a scale of 0 to 10, with 10 being the best possible score. Participants also were prompted to evaluate other employers within their industry that stood out either positively or negatively.

Furthermore, employees were asked 35 questions about work-related topics, including working conditions, salary, potential for development and company image.

This is the third year Forbes has compiled its list of America’s Best Employers.

Assessments for 2018 were conducted during a four-week period last year.