COVID-19 – Latest News

Biomat USA helps treat rare, chronic conditions through plasma donation [North Metro Business Journal]

As COVID-19 cases rise in Arkansas and across the country, plasma donation has gotten increased attention as a method to treat patients with the disease. Biomat USA – formerly known as Biotest Plasma Center – has collected plasma at its Conway location on 2235 Dave Ward Drive since March 2015. Grifols, the parent company of Biomat USA, is leading the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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How to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan

The Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL) can provide up to $2 million of financial assistance (actual loan amounts are based on amount of economic injury) to small businesses or private, nonprofit organizations that suffer substantial economic injury as a result of the declared disaster, regardless of whether the applicant sustained physical damage. Here's what to expect when you apply.

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Conway Area Chamber of Commerce to reschedule 2020 Annual Meeting

Amid the current concerns around coronavirus COVID-19 transmission and per CDC recommendations to cancel or postpone mass gatherings or events of 10 or more people, the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce has postponed its Annual Meeting, which was previously scheduled for April 2, 2020. The new date will be announced at a later time.

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Mayor Castleberry eases zoning, ordinance restrictions on eating establishments, hotels

Mayor Bart Castleberry has issued two executive orders that suspend certain zoning and ordinance restrictions on Conway’s eating establishments, hotels, and motels. By easing zoning restrictions, Conway citizens have alternative opportunities to purchase food, cleaning supplies, and other items from eating establishments and hotels during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Seven Ways to Support Small Businesses

Shops and restaurants in Downtown Conway are taking extensive, diligent measures to provide a clean, safe and welcoming environment for customers. Downtown businesses remain open, and continue to provide a positive, safe and welcoming experience.

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