Person of the month: Linda Linn

The Conway Area Chamber of Commerce recently honored Linda Linn with its first “Diamond Achievement Award” that recognizes an individual who has had a positive impact on her profession and in the community. Linda and four others – Brandy Strain-Dayer, Toby Hart, Sonja Keith and Holly Marr – were recently honored at the Women in Business Awards Luncheon at the University of Central Arkansas. (See additional photos from the luncheon in the February edition of 501 LIFE - Mike Kemp photo)

City: Conway.

Work: Partner in Linn’s Auto,, Just Scrap It! Metal Recycling, U-Pull-It of Conway; advisory board of First Security Bank.

Community activities: Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, Bethlehem House capital campaign committee, Boys and Girls Club of Faulkner County (fundraising committee), University of Central Arkansas business advisory committee.

Church activities: Member of Calvary Baptist Church (planning and finance committees).

Family: Husband, Danny Linn; daughters Susan (and Ric) McCoy and Christy (and Eric) Priester; grandchildren Raegan Moore, Andrew Priester, Nicolas Priester, Kavanagh McCoy and Rileigh McCoy.

Education: South Side High School and the University of Central Arkansas.

Last book you read: “The Racketeer” by John Gresham.

Favorite book: “Safe Haven” by Nicolas Sparks.

Favorite meal: Chicken and dumplings with cornbread and vinegar cole slaw.

Most cherished possession: An old beat-up dishpan and fried potato platter that belonged to my Granny Parish.

Most enjoyed weekend activity: Danny and I spending time with our grandchildren.

Favorite quote: The question isn’t “can you” it’s “will you.”

No. 1 vacation spot: Blackberry Farms, Tenn.

Favorite place in Arkansas: Red River and Greers Ferry, Heber Springs.

What do you love about living in the 501: The  people. We’ve built so many great relationships over the last 48 years with people from the community. The people in Central Arkansas have helped my family and businesses grow successfully. From church and business to community service involvement and education, the people here are what make this an amazing place to live. We couldn’t have done it without them.