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Conductor’s High School Startup Day Event to be Scaled Internationally through the Global Entrepreneurship Network

Student entrepreneurship initiative selected as an official event of the 2018 Global Entrepreneurship Week. CONWAY, AR (Oct. 24, 2018): The Conductor today announced that its High School Startup Day program, presented in partnership with Junior Achievement of Arkansas and the University of Central Arkansas, has been selected as an Official Event of the 2018 Global Entrepreneurship …

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Jimmy Warren II

Eight questions with young professional Jimmy Warren II

Jimmy Warren II has been someone I have watched the past few months who is very involved in our community.  He has hosted a couple of events where the community shared conversations.  He hosted Community Mixtapes, a discussion about diverse communities, in early September. It was at that meeting that he announced a partnership with …

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Jessica Jones

Jessica Jones dispels the idea of a starving artist in Conway

Living in or around Conway, it’s hard to miss the gorgeous murals suddenly appearing downtown. From Wunderhaus to Kings to the peacock outside Righteous Remedies (Formerly the Naked Hippy Cafe), there has been a wave of vibrant, original installations brightening up local businesses and street corners all over the city. Residents might be surprised to …

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Women's Leadership Network

UCA Hosts Women’s Leadership Network Kickoff Event

August 31, 2018– The University of Central Arkansas Division of Outreach and Community Engagement will host the Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) kickoff event and welcome reception featuring Patricia Poulter, provost and executive vice president of academic affairs. The purpose of this event is to provide women with new leadership opportunities. The WLN allows women from …

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Renee Little

Five questions with Renee Little of Magnolia’s Consignment

Recently, I asked L. Renee Little of Magnolia’s Consignment to answer questions about her and her business’s story. Magnolia’s Consignment is located at 2323 Washington Ave. in Conway. The store has been around for almost 30 years.  According to Little, the store moved across the street from its original location to a bigger building in December …

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Congressman French Hill visits with the roundtable

U.S. Congressman French Hill Visits The Conductor, Discusses Entrepreneurship

U.S. Congressman French Hill Visits The Conductor, Discusses Entrepreneurial Policy with Entrepreneurs from the Region CONWAY, AR (Aug. 22, 2018): On Monday, Aug. 20, the Conductor hosted U.S. Congressman French Hill in Conway, and facilitated events to connect him with startup and scaleup companies in the region. Congressman Hill led a roundtable discussion with a …

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Arkansas Coding Academy Demo Day

UCA Celebrates Grand Opening Of New Arkansas Coding Academy Campus

CONWAY, AR., August 23, 2018—The University of Central Arkansas Department of Outreach and Community Engagement celebrated the grand opening of the new Arkansas Coding Academy campus with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday. Arkansas Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin was a special guest speaker at the ceremony. “The Arkansas Coding Academy is the perfect example of local entities – UCA, …

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Streetside Creperie

Why Streetside Creperie Makes is making Conway a Better Place to Live

Though it’s in heart of downtown Conway, it’s all too easy to pass by Streetside Creperie without noticing. Located in a tiny brick building on Front Street, the homey breakfast restaurant seems like shouldn’t work: seating is limited,  the restaurant is closed by mid-afternoon, and the owners, Arkansas natives Lesley Waterson and Spencer Pearson, are …

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