Featured Articles

Spark

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 …

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

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 …

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

Matt K

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 …

Meet your Barista – Matthew Kakilala Read More »

Kings LIve Music

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 …

March Events @ Kings Read More »

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 …

Addressing the homeless and panhandlers Read More »

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 …

Three Conway Businesses make impact on Capital City Read More »

UCA Downtown Celebrates one year

By Todd E Jones | January 28, 2017

UCA Outreach & Community Engagement celebrated the one year anniversary of the UCA Downtown on Friday, January 27th, 2017. Over 200 people crowded into the facility to reflect on the one year of events for the community. New UCA President, Dr. Houston Davis, addressed the standing room only crowd. Various members of the community, the Chamber of Commerce, the University of Central Arkansas and business leaders gathered to hear about the future of the downtown location, hear from Dr. Davis, enjoy networking and listen to UCA musical talent.   Fantastic crowd at UCA Downtown's one year anniversary! Great welcome for UCA's new …

UCA Downtown Celebrates one year Read More »