The Conway Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Administrative Professionals Awards will occur from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. April 26 at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the University of Central Arkansas campus.

The awards will recognize Outstanding Paraprofessionals this year.

Presented by Patticakes Bakery and Stoby’s, this even celebrates the valued work of administrative professionals and paraprofessionals and recognizes indivduals in the Conway area who keep their offices running smoothly.

Award recipients exceed work expectations, collaborate successfully with colleagues and community members and manage resources efficiently.

Over 25 nominations were submitted and a panel of Chamber executives from outside the state of Arkansas selected the following as this year’s winners:

Outstanding Administrative Professoinal:

Colleen Brock, Milestones Services, Inc.

Myrna Eldridge, Green Bay Packaging, Arkansas Kraft Division

Carol Harrison, First Security Bank

Outstanding Paraprofessional:

Nakia Jackson, Counseling Associates

Bridget Fuller, Nabholz Construction

The business community is invited to join in celebration of these individuals at an award breakfast.

In addition, consider treating your support staff to a special morning in appreciation of all they do for your office.

Attendees will enjoy a hot breakfast, dynamic keynote speaker and are sure to love this year’s gift bags.

Individual tickets are available for $50 and tables of eight can be reserved for $400.

Space is limited, so contact Director of Events Therese Williams to hold your seat today at or 501-932-5411.


Be a part of the largest one-day leadership event in the world, in Conway from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 4 in the McCastlain Ballroom on the University of Central Arkansas campus.

Hone leadership skills, partake in team building and invest in your own professional development while earning CEUs.

Insight is offered by a panel of nationally renowned speakers talking to the theme of “Lead Yourself.”

Leadercast poses the questions, “What does it look like to lead yourself?

How can you intentionally develop your own leadership skills and style?

What qualities do you hope to embody as a leader?”

In 2018, the Leadership Live stage will highlight leaders who will answer these questions and explain the power and importance of leading yourself first so you can lead others well.

Pediatrics Plus and Kimberly-Clark Corporation present this event locally.

Attendees will receive leadership materials, breakfast from Patticakes and lunch from Taziki’s Mediterranean Café.

Individuals can register for $80 while groups of ten or more have access to the $70 per ticket rate.