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Arkansas Asset Builders – Featured Nonprofit

By Todd E Jones | March 6, 2017

The Arkansas Asset Builders is a new non-profit organization provides financial literacy programs and free tax preparation services for many of Conway’s residents. The founder, Joyia Chadwick Yorgey, explained, “The mission of Arkansas Asset Builders is to empower hard-working Arkansans with limited income to flourish as individuals, families, and communities through free tax preparation services and financial literacy programs.” The founder, Joyia Chadwick Yorgey, began the process of creating the non-profit last year. Yorgey said that she was looking for a volunteer tax preparation service to work with when her family moved to Conway. Taking Root After she was unable to find …

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The Conductor, Junior Achievement of Arkansas Partner to Create Opportunities for Youth Entrepreneurs

By News | March 3, 2017

CONWAY, ARK (MARCH 3, 2017): The Conductor and Junior Achievement of Arkansas today announced a partnership to create programming that will equip K-12 students with expertise in entrepreneurship, innovative thinking, financial literacy and intrapersonal skills, and will catalyze multi-generational collisions among students, mentors and collegiate faculty members. All of the programming offered by the partnership will be open to students around the state at no cost. “Student-focused programming is at the core of the Conductor’s mission, and we’re honored to partner with Junior Achievement of Arkansas to foster educational experiences for K-12 students,” says Kim Lane, Chief Operating Officer of …

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Coffee for a Cause at Round Mountain Coffee

By News | March 3, 2017

Coffee for a Cause is a night for Conway to come together for coffee, dessert, and live music, all in support of international missions. The event will take place at Round Mountain Coffee. Artists featured include Tiffany Lee, Brother Bera, and Amanda Trice. $15 cover charge includes one drip coffee or espresso drink, and one dessert. Proceeds go to support mission trips to both Rwanda and Germany. RSVP here

Health Sciences Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

Conductor, UAMS and BioVentures Join Forces to Launch Health Sciences Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

By News | February 27, 2017

CONWAY, ARK (February 27, 2017): The Conductor today announced a joint initiative with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and BioVentures to offer a week-long residential camp at the University of Central Arkansas for college students around the state. The camp will teach students the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, and give them the opportunity to formulate new health science ventures. “This camp is the second iteration of a camp we ran last summer for graduate students and post-docs,” says Nancy Gray, Director of BioVentures. “We had a tremendous response, and have adapted the camp to focus on undergraduate students interested …

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Meet your Barista – Matthew Kakilala

By Todd E Jones | February 27, 2017

Meet your Barista Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of articles where we get to meet some of Conway’s top Baristas. Conway is fortunate to have several good coffee shops and the Baristas make it much more enjoyable. Meet Matthew Kakilala, our first Barista in this series. Matthew has a million dollar smile. He’s always got a smile on his face and a positive demeanor. When you get a chance, go see Matthew at one of the Blue Sail locations. Matt moved here from Hawaii to go to school at Central Baptist College. Name: Matthew Kakilala Coffee Shop: Blue …

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March Events @ Kings

By News | February 27, 2017

March bands at Kings in downtown Conway March 3 Ryan Viser Live at Kings Fri 10 PM March 4 Cosmocean Live at Kings Sat 8:30 PM March 10 Akeem Kemp Band Live at Kings Fri 8:30 PM March 11 Trouble in the Streets Live at Kings Sat 8:30 PM March 17 The Wandering Troubadours Live at Kings Fri 8:30 PM March 18 Greasy Tree Live at Kings Sat 8:30 PM March 24 Mary-Heather and the Sinners Live at Kings Fri 8:30 PM March 25 Randall Shreve Live at Kings Sat 8:30 PM March 31 Sad Daddy Live at Kings Fri …

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Addressing the homeless and panhandlers

By Guest Author | February 18, 2017

Editor’s Note: I asked Phillip Fletcher, Executive Director of City of Hope Outreach, if he would address panhandlers in Conway. Many of the panhandlers are among our homeless. Phillip dives into the top. The context in which we live is fraught with difficulties.  I wonder if our eyes are open to recognize the difficulties people are living in at this present moment. Can we observe with our new eyes the strain people are under? Can we hear beyond the words of “I’m fine,” the possibility a person right before me simply needs my presence?  When we hear, and see someone …

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Three Conway Businesses make impact on Capital City

By Todd E Jones | February 11, 2017

Conway entrepreneurs are making an impact on the Capital City. Three businesses will expand locations to Little Rock in the early part of 2017. Ashton and Austin Samuelson will bring their Tacos4Life to Little Rock in early 2017 in the Shackleford Crossing Shopping Center. According to Ashton Samuelson, “Our main focus as a restaurant is to feed hungry children by providing customers with made ­from ­scratch, amazing food. Opening another location will allow us to build relationships in a new community and raise even more meals for hungry children.” Kyle Tabor, owner of Blue Sail Coffee will be opening a …

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