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PattiCakes Won’t Reopen After Fire, Owner Pursuing New Project

Owner Patti Stobaugh said the decision to move on from the business after 18 years marked a "very tough day."  read more >
Health Care / Real Estate

Texas Pharmaceutical Company FarmaKeio Expands to Conway

The company acquired a 16,000-SF facility with plans to create 74 jobs. read more >
Education / Nonprofits

UCA Fundraising Campaign Surpasses $100M Target

The campaign, which began silently in 2017 and went public in 2021, was bookended by major gifts from the Windgate Foundation. read more >

Nick Stevens Appointed Executive Director of Creative Institute

He co-founded the Conway institute in 2020. read more >

Mercer Gets OK for $81M Acquisition of Structurlam

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge approved the sale, setting the stage for operations to resume at Structurlam's 288,000-SF plant in Conway. read more >
Nearly one-third of the Structurlam facility’s production capacity is earmarked for Walmart’s new Home Office in Bentonville.
Construction / Manufacturing / Public Companies

Structurlam Files for Bankruptcy Protection, Agrees to $60M Sale

The deal with publicly traded Mercer International includes its facility in Conway, which suspended operations in January. read more >
A rendering of the 530,000-SF Westrock Coffee Co. distribution center planned for Conway. The 72-dock building is expected to be complete later this year.
Manufacturing / Public Companies / Restaurants & Food / Retail

Westrock Reports Losses for Q4, Full Year

An increase in sales was offset by rising labor and production costs, among other challenges. read more >
The entrance to Structurlam Mass Timber Corp.'s facility in Conway. Operations at the plant were suspended in January after the company lost a production contract with Walmart.
Construction / Manufacturing / Public Companies / Retail

Production Delays Caused Walmart to Cancel Structurlam ContractLock Icon

The cancellation of the deal led Structurlam to suspend operations at its Conway facility, resulting in 144 workers being laid off. read more >
Despite an eventful past year, Structurlam’s 288,000-SF facility in Conway will begin making cross-laminated timber products in June.
Construction / Manufacturing / Retail

Structurlam Suspends Operations in Conway, Lays Off 144

The company is seeking new clients after Walmart Inc. canceled an exclusive production agreement. read more >
Karen Petersen, the next president of Hendrix College

Hendrix College Names Karen Petersen Next President

Petersen comes to Hendrix from the University of Tulsa. She's set to become the college's second woman president. read more >
Construction / Manufacturing / Public Companies / Restaurants & Food

Westrock Announces Extra $90M for Conway Plant With Q3 Results

The company also reported the acquisition of California-based Kohana Coffee LLC, a move that will help it develop and distribute ready-to-drink products. read more >
The former Kimberly-Clark plant in Conway 
Construction / Public Companies / Restaurants & Food

Westrock Begins Renovations at Former Kimberly-Clark Plant in Conway

Nabholz Construction Corp. of Conway is the lead contractor on the project. read more >
Grace Rains
Real Estate / Small Business

The Conductor Sets Opening Date for New Home

The entrepreneurial support organization will host events and programming at the center as well as rent co-working space, desks and access to meeting rooms. read more >
LaneShift CEO Ryan Hale addressed Metroplan members before they left on a bicycle tour of the Razorback Greenway from the Graduate Hotel in Fayetteville.
Construction / Tourism / Transportation

Northwest Bike Boom Inspires More Trails

Other Arkansas cities plan greenways of their own. read more >
Cyclists cross the Clinton Presidential Park Bridge connecting Little Rock and North Little Rock over the Arkansas River. Housing construction in the Little Rock metro area hit a 14-year high in 2021.
Construction / Real Estate

Little Rock Region Saw Post-COVID Housing Boom, Report Says

Housing starts in the region hit a 14-year high. Meanwhile, affordability remained among the best in the nation, according to Metroplan. read more >
Real Estate

Texas Group Lassoes 165 Homes in Central ArkansasLock Icon

The group spent $39.6 million on houses it apparently plans to use as single-family rental properties. read more >
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Uncle T’s, Opening in Conway, Eyes More Expansion

Little Rock landmark Uncle T's Deli Market will celebrate the grand opening of its second location Saturday in Conway, and the family behind the business aims to open five more in the next three years. read more >
David Stobaugh expects construction to rebuild Stoby's to take four to six months.
Restaurants & Food / Small Business

Conway’s Stoby’s to Rebuild After Fire

The owners of Stoby's Restaurant, a fixture on the Conway restaurant scene since 1980, plan — at least as of Tuesday morning — to raze the building, heavily damaged by fire on Saturday, and rebuild at the same site. read more >
Dr. Brad Teague.

Brad Teague Joins Conway Corporation Board of Directions

The Conway Corporation Board of Directors selected Brad Teague, the University of Central Arkansas athletic director, to serve a seven-year term with the board, which began on May 8, 2015. read more >
Trentlaw LLC recently purchased a half-acre lot on Dave Ward Drive in Conway for $255,000 and plans to construct a Krispy Kreme Doughnuts shop on the parcel. Construction could start as early as the third week of June, with the store ready to open in September.
Restaurants & Food

Krispy Kreme Opens in Conway, Plans Pastries ‘Round the Clock

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts has officially opened in Conway, and its owner is expecting big demand for its doughnuts. read more >