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How to Compose a French Press

By Guest Author | March 31, 2017

Originally published: at Round Mountain Coffee When it comes to brewing coffee at home, most are familiar with the traditional french press brew method. The real question I want to pose to you is how much do you truly know about this family favorite? Starting from origin to process to final product, this post serves to inspire you to give the French press a try in your own home! Brief History The French press was originally patented by two Italians, Attilio Calimani and Giulio Moneta in 1929. Shortly after in 1958, a Swiss man by the name of Faliero Bondanini …

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Arkansas Asset Builders

Event: Fundraiser Arkansas Asset Builders

By News | March 6, 2017

The Arkansas Asset Builders will hold a fundraiser on March 8th at Blaze Pizza in Conway. The cool thing is all you have to do is go enjoy dinner and AAB will earn up to 20% to go to the organization. The event will be from 5-8 pm. Details: Come get dinner at Blaza Pizza (Conway), learn more about Arkansas Asset Builders, and help us earn 20% of the night’s profits! We currently provide free tax preparation services for households in the Faulkner County community earning less than $54,000. Hear more about our mission and goals for developing strong financial …

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Arkansas Asset Builders

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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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 …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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