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Monday, October 21 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
The Rogue Roundabout
804 Chestnut Street
Downtown Conway

From infrastructure to homebuilders to tradesmen to the companies who employ them, our local workforce are truly the heroes who both build and work in Conway and Faulkner County and keep it all running smoothly. 

Join us on October 21 at The Rogue Roundabout for the ASI (American Safeguard Insurance) Blue Ribbon Workforce Awards presented by First Arkansas Bank & Trust as we honor and celebrate our Blue Ribbon Workforce Heroes. 

The qualifications are simple. The individual or company must meet the following criteria:

  • An individual, employee, or company who is a current member of the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce.
  • An employee, individual contractor, or company located in Faulkner County.
  • Have made an impact on their company or community.
  • Shows potential to be a leader in their industry during the next decade.

-Agriculture (Farming, Ranching, Forestry, Supply, etc.)
-Construction (Demo, Plasterer, Painter, Mason, Tile & Marble Setter, Insulation, Flooring, Roofing, Drywall, Framing, Cement, Landscaper, General Contractor, etc.)
-Skilled Trades (Carpentry, Electrical, Transportation, Cosmetology, Food Service, Plumbing, HVAC, Welding, Tailor, Cobbler, etc.)
-Industrial Supply (Industrial Sales, Distribution, Supply Chain Management, Supply Sales, Warehouse, etc.)
-Manufacturing (Factory Employee, Mill Employee, Plant Employee, Assembly Line, Quality Control, etc.)
-Utilities (Lineman, Field Service Technician, Operator, Water Treatment, Waste Management, Engineer, etc.)
-Blue Ribbon Workforce Company of the Year (Manufacturing, Utility, Supply Chain, Construction, Agriculture, etc.)

2024 ASI Blue Ribbon Workforce Heroes

Bell Urban Farm, Kim & Zach McCannon
Lewis Livestock, Cody Lewis
Rabbit Ridge Farms, Alan & Angela Mahan
Ben Gipson, VP of Operations, B&A Property Maintenance 
Gene Klaasmeyer, Owner, Klaasmeyer Construction 
Jennifer Hill, Business Development Manager, Collier Roofing
Jennifer Mouser, HR Executive, Salter Construction
Melvin Gonzalez, Owner, Melvin’s Painting and MK Events & Rental 
Skilled Trades: 
Dustin Smith, Master Plumber, Superior Plumbing & Rooter 
Sara Long, Owner of Top Notch Heating & Air LLC
Taft Ealy, Owner, Central Diesel 
Tim Huey, Operations Manager, Conway Airport 
Zack Harrison, Owner, Oaklawn Sign Company  
Laura Martin, Owner/CEO, Turbare Manufacturing 
Rachel Weaver, Plant Manager, SFI Manufacturing 
Industrial Supply: 
Benson Pump 
Chad Hogan, Senior Foreman of Water Systems, Conway Corporation 
Lee Tedford, Manager of Water Systems, Conway Corporation
Mark Ferguson, Senior Engineer of Water Systems, Conway Corporation
Company of the Year: 
Top Notch Heating & Air, LLC 

Title Sponsor

ASI (American Safeguard Insurance)

Presenting Sponsor

FAB&T (First Arkansas Bank & Trust)