My name is Todd and I'm the publisher.
Hi, my name is Todd. I have been writing online for about 15 years.
I have had the honor of covering Division I College Football and writing about startup and tech in Arkansas.
It has been a wild ride, one that has allowed me to meet interesting and influential people.
I remember the day an author wanted to send me a copy of his book just so I could review it on my college football blog. That turned out to be one of the best books I have ever read.
I learned I can have some kind of effect publishing my thoughts online. I believe that digital publishing is here and the future of media.
However, there are some things I dislike.
I don't know about you, but I get tired of visiting websites that have annoying pop ups.
Media websites load so slowly and sometimes they can completely hijack your browser.
It makes me frustrated. How about you?
News can also be extremely depressing. After all, like Don Henley once said, "everybody loves Dirty Laundry."
Let's be positive, shall we?
Let's tell the stories of those who make life a little better for others.
Let's highlight those who make a difference.
Another thing I wanted to do in the Conway area was have a place where public events are published.
We work hard to grab those events and add them to our calendar. Even more, we have created a way for users to add their own public events.
We invite you to do so.
So while you are Conway Scene, you will find things to do, stories of those who make an impact in our community, and learn about great local businesses.
Are you ready for this journey?
We will post stories of everyday influencers. We want to tell those stories, and we invite you to help.
We will never have paywalls. We want everyone to have the ability to read our articles. We will need to pay the bills, so you expect other means. I just don't want to do it by ruining your reader experience. Cool?
We will never have intrusive popups. You know, the ones that cover the entire screen and you can't do anything. Often they are popups that contain ads. It completely defeats the purpose of digital marketing.
We will remain, at our core, digital. There is no reason for us to print anything. We want to remain paperless, especially when it is expedient. We can save money and we can save trees. It's a win/win.
We will be a lifestyle publication. We don't deliver the news. We want to tell you stories, about different entrepreneurs, businesses and those serve our community. Why does it matter? We need to see hope and inspiration. We need to know that a single mother of four launched her own business and grew to be successful. That's powerful. Don't you think?
We will cover the Conway, Arkansas area.
Conway Scene Values
We are digital-only.
We believe in storytelling. We tell the stories of everyday influencers in Conway. Storytelling has it power to impact lives, change how we view the world and create more empathy in ourselves.
We believe in coffee, culture, and community. These three areas are the core of what makes up a city. Coffee stands for commerce or business. We value and cherish our entrepreneurs. Culture is our art and music. We need art and music to help us make sense of this world. Finally, we believe in the organizations that help our community become a better place.
We believe in the value of all human life. Every. Single. One
We believe in small businesses local to the Conway area. We support and encourage others to support those businesses.
We believe in the support of our community's most vulnerable. This is because we believe in the value of human life.