Blog & News from Conway Corporation
Today is October 22, 2021

Lukas celebrates 25 years of service

 

We’ve come a long way since we began operating Conway’s electric light plant in 1929, and we owe much of our success to our employees – the men and women who proudly serve this community 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  

This month, Conway Corp would like to recognize Randy Lukas who is celebrating 25 years of service to the company and the community.

Randy was hired in October 1996 as a Headend Technician. He was promoted to Headend Engineer in 2007.

In March 2016, Randy was promoted to his current position Manager, Headend Operations in the Technology department. As the department’s manager, Randy oversees the facility that receives television signals for processing and distribution over the cable system.

Thanks, Randy!

Blog & News from Conway Corporation
Today is October 22, 2021

Conway Corp promotes Matthews

 

Conway Corp has announced the promotion of Jeff Matthews from Public Relations/Production Specialist to Manager, Video Production and Local Programming. 

In his new, role Matthews will supervise Conway Corp’s production department and oversee programming for Conway Corp’s local origination channel.

“Jeff has been a part of the Conway Corp family for many years. He understands our mission in the community and will do a great job managing our video production and local programming efforts,” Chief Marketing Officer Crystal Kemp said. “I’m excited about the future of our video production under his leadership.”

Jeff began his career at Conway Corp in 2015 as Public Relations Coordinator and was promoted to Public Relations/Production Specialist in February 2019.

Congrats, Jeff!

Blog & News from Conway Corporation
Today is October 22, 2021

Conway Corp partners with Creative Institute to commission a new mural in downtown Conway

 

On the morning of Wednesday, August 25, paint hit the wall at 1100 Oak Street. The latest downtown Conway mural project was commissioned by the Creative Institute thanks to a sponsorship from Conway Corp. The mural features data and electricity traveling across a motherboard in a 70s retro style. The work seeks to communicate that every flourishing and vibrant community recognizes the need for creativity and art as essential infrastructure alongside electricity and internet access.

The mural is the work of renowned local artist, Jessica Jones, whose work is featured throughout Conway, Central Arkansas and the region. This is her latest contribution to the interior of the EM building, home to the Studio Downtown and the Creative Institute. After the Conway Corp mural is complete, Jessica will begin work on the next stretch of the wall, sponsored by the Conway Chamber of Commerce. By the end of the year, the building will host three street-facing murals and six more interior murals.

“The arts play an important role in the quality of life in Conway. We were excited to see the work the Creative Institute is doing and are happy to be included with one of their featured murals,” Chief Marketing Officer Crystal Kemp said.

Blog & News from Conway Corporation
Today is October 22, 2021

Conway Corp launches new children’s show

 

Conway Corp has announced the launch of “Gavin & Gordy”, a new educational and entertainment program for children, parents and educators in Conway.

Gavin Thomas Drew created and stars in the program along with a cast of puppets and special guests that includes Gordy a fun, friendly, little fuchsia friend who is the show’s other titular character. His name is an homage to Conway Corp’s first general manager, Fred Gordy. Mr. Gordy served as general manager from 1942-1955.

The pair will explore topics ranging from solar energy and watershed protection to conservation and WiFi technology. Along the way, we’ll meet a cast of friends and Conway Corp team members to help the duo learn information to share with viewers.

Drew, a Conway native raised in Indiana, returned to Arkansas after studying musical theatre at Oklahoma City University. Puppets have long been an inspiration in his life from “The Muppets” to “Sesame Street” and he was excited to create characters to tell the stories on the show.

“During the pandemic I was looking for a new hobby and found a video on YouTube of someone who makes puppets,” Drew said. “I thought ‘I could do that’, so I made all the puppets you see on the show and hopefully we do right by those shows that inspired me in my childhood.”

Conway Corp will release one episode per month over the next six months beginning the week of October 4.

Blog & News from Conway Corporation
Today is October 22, 2021

Conway Corp promotes Bell

 

Conway Corp has announced the promotion of Eric Bell to Lead Customer Service Specialist. 

In his new role, Eric will assist with the supervision of Customer Service Specialists working in the Conway Corp lobby who provide product and service information, manage customer inquiries and work with all departments in the company to support customer requests.

 “Eric brings a wealth of knowledge in all areas of customer service,” Customer Service Manager Jaylene Sexton said. “I look forward to him continuing to grow in this position and enhancing the skills and knowledge of our team.”

Eric started at Conway Corp in 2015 as a Customer Care Specialist in the Call Center.

Congratulations, Eric!

 

 

Blog & News from Conway Corporation
Today is October 22, 2021

Manion celebrates 25 years of service

 

We’ve come a long way since we began operating Conway’s electric light plant in 1929, and we owe much of our success to our employees – the men and women who proudly serve this community 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

This month, Conway Corp would like to recognize Gail Manion who is celebrating 25 years of service to the company and the community.

Gail was hired in July 1996 as an Accountant. She was promoted to General Accounting Supervisor in 2003.

In April 2015, Gail was promoted to her current position as Controller in the Accounting department. As the department’s manager, Gail oversees all aspects of the accounting process as well as financial statements and reports for the company.

Thanks, Gail!

 

Blog & News from Conway Corporation
Today is October 22, 2021

Carroll named as Cablefax 100 honoree

 

Conway Corp CEO Bret Carroll has been named a Cablefax 100 honoree by Cablefax Magazine. The publication provides coverage of business developments affecting the cable, broadband and digital markets. Cablefax’s annual list salutes and ranks the most influential executives whose leadership continues to advance and elevate our industry.

Carroll has been with Conway Corp for more than 20 years, serving as Chief Financial Officer prior to being named Chief Executive Officer in 2017. In the last year, Conway Corp has launched a streaming video product – ConwayCorp TV and Managed WiFi powered by Plume to continue to provide the latest technologies to Conway Corp customers.

Conway Corp has long been recognized as an industry leader and Bret and his team are building on Conway Corp’s history of providing reliable and innovative services.

Carroll was asked by Cablefax editors his thoughts on how the country can narrow the digital divide. “It is my hope that funds allocated for rural broadband get used for that purpose; if so, I think much progress can be made.”

Congratulations, Bret!

 

Blog & News from Conway Corporation
Today is October 22, 2021

Lawrence celebrates 35 years

 

We’ve come a long way since we began operating Conway’s electric light plant in 1929, and we owe much of our success to our employees – the men and women who proudly serve this community 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

This month, Conway Corp would like to recognize Damage Prevention and Recovery Supervisor Jim Lawrence who is celebrating 35 years of service to the company and community.

Jim was hired in July 1986 as a Locator in the Property & Procurement department. He was promoted to Locator Foreman in October 1999, Damage Prevention Foreman in 2010 and Damage Prevention and Recovery Supervisor in 2016. The position he currently holds.

Jim works daily to help ensure the safety of our employees and our community.

Thanks, Jim!

 

 

Blog & News from Conway Corporation
Today is October 22, 2021

Jane Harrison retires after 27 years

 

Lead Customer Service Specialist Jane Harrison retired this month after dedicating 27 years of service to Conway Corp and the Conway community.

Jane was hired in the customer service department in November of 1993 as a Customer Service Specialist I. She was promoted to Senior Customer Service Specialist in 1998 and again to her current position in 2012.

Jane has spent her career dedicated to providing an exceptional customer experience to Conway Corp customers.

“If there is an employee who is the model for living out our mission to exceed customer expectations, it is Jane.” Chief Marketing Officer Crystal Kemp said. “She has committed herself to serving our customers, our customer service team and all of her co-workers with excellence. We will miss her and wish her the very best in retirement.”

Congrats, Jane!

Blog & News from Conway Corporation
Today is October 22, 2021

Conway Corp Presents Scholarships

 

Conway Corp recently presented three Conway High School seniors with scholarships for their performance in the classroom and on the field during the 2020-2021 school year.

Maggie Batson was honored as the Ruth Doyle Award winner as the outstanding female athlete, finishing her high school athletic career as a three year letter winner in golf and a four year letter winner in soccer. Batson was also named the Female Scholar Athlete of the Year as the female athlete with the highest GPA. She was presented $1,000 in scholarships from Conway Corp for her achievements.

The Male Scholar Athlete of the Year is Gunter Campbell. Campbell was a member of both the cross country and track teams at Conway High School and will receive a $500 scholarship for finishing with the highest GPA among male athletes.

The outstanding male athlete of the year, the Frank E. Robins Award, was presented to Cade Swindle. He is a three sport letter winner for the Wampus Cats, earning four letters in cross country, three letters in track and two in basketball. Swindle was awarded a $500 scholarship.

“Promoting education has been important to Conway Corp since the beginning of our company,” Conway Corp CEO Bret Carroll. “We are proud of the academic and athletic achievements of these students and are pleased to provide scholarships to help further their education.”

Conway Corp began its’ partnership with Wampus Cat athletics in 2001. Over the last two decades the company has produced more than 250 broadcasts and awarded more than $28,000 in scholarships for Conway High student-athletes.

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