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Christina Madsen shares wisdom with Startup Grind crowd

By News | July 2, 2017

Christina Madsen, the Associate VP for Communications, Public Relations and Marketing at the University of Central Arkansas was the guest at Startup Grind Central Arkansas on Wednesday, June 28th at The Cave on the campus of UCA. Conductor Chief Operating Officer and Startup Grind Central Arkansas founder Kim Lane hosts the events each month with a member of the business community in Conway. About Startup Grind Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting 400,000 founders in over 200 cities. We nurture startup ecosystems in 85 countries through events, media and partnerships with organizations like Google …

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Young Professionals of Conway launch with a party

By News | July 1, 2017

The Young Professionals of Conway (YPC) launched with a party on Tuesday night, June 27th at Fat Daddy’s in downtown Conway. The meeting was a chance for the newly established organization and its leaders to meet with prospective members. The group listened to a short message on career development from new CEO Bret Carroll. According to the YPC Facebook page, The Young Professionals of Conway (YPC) was founded to provide young professionals in the Conway area an opportunity to connect, to become better professionals, and to give back to our community. The YPC is the Satellite Club of Conway Rotary, which …

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Holly Davis

Holly Davis – Meet your Barista

By Todd E Jones | May 22, 2017

I like to refer to Holly Davis as the queen of the Aeropress. If you ever walk into Round Mountain Coffee while she’s on the bar, ask her for the Todd Aeropress special. This month, we are sitting down with the barista from Round Mountain Coffee. CS: What is one thing about you people would be surprised to know? Oh gosh, I’m pretty predictable. Oh wait, I used to only listen to country music and I wore cowboy boots and camo. That would hopefully be surprising to anyone that knows me now. I would like to think I’ve changed a …

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Toad Suck Daze

Toad Suck Daze 2017 kicks off this week

By News | May 3, 2017

Toad Suck Daze 2017 kicks off this week and the weather will be fantastic. For 35 years Toad Suck Daze has brought a carnival to the city of Conway. For the past ten years, it has been held in downtown Conway. The festival is used to raise money for education in Faulkner County. According to the Toad Suck Daze website: “Toad Suck Daze is an education-based festival. Proceeds from the festival support education initiatives and scholarships. Over the past 35 years, more than $1.6 million dollars has been donated to education initiatives. More recently, Toad Suck Daze supports pre-K education …

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Toad Suck Daze

Toad Suck Daze

By Guest Author | May 3, 2017

Publisher’s note: Article by Ashley Lyon and originally published at http://www.ashleylyonrealtor.com. If you’re new to Conway or haven’t experienced Toad Suck Daze before, you are in for a treat! It’s the epitome of a small town festive full of music entertainment, food, shopping, carnival rides, and yes TOADS! While the grown ladies in green wigs can catch you off guard, there’s so much to do and experience during this special weekend. You can catch and bring your toad to the toad races in the Toad Dome, and my kid’s favorite part is the toad hunting leading up to race day! …

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Spring Cleaning for Conway residents this weekend

By Guest Author | April 20, 2017

April 21st and 22nd is the annual Conway Spring Clean up, brought to you by the City of Conway Sanitation Department. The days are getting warmer and longer, and if you’re anything like me spring cleaning fever has hit!  For me, as a mom, this means purging toys and too small clothes as well as cleaning up the yard and around the house.  For you, it could even include taking advantage of some sales and making appliance and furniture updates!  If you have large items you are needing to trash or electronics that you no longer need, you are in …

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1 Million Cups Conway

Conductor launches 1 Million Cups

By News | April 3, 2017

Conway’s entrepreneur organization, Conductor, launched another program this past week with the addition of 1 Million Cups. 1 Million Cups is a global program sponsored by the Kaufman Foundation. The event features networking and a short presentation by a local entrepreneur. The first 1 Million Cups in Conway was held at the brand new facility known as The Cave in Donaghey Building on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas. The first presenter was What is My Mutt App created by Little Rock entrepreneur and veterinarian Dr. Lauren Schluterman. Several members of the business community, as well as students …

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Entrepreneur Kid launches Kickstarter

By News | March 31, 2017

Conway designer Li Zeng has teamed up with entrepreneur and journalist Erica Swallow to create a book series highlighting problem-solving skills of kids. Zeng and Swallow recently launched their Kickstarter Campaign for Entrepreneur Kid. The two professionals have been working for several months including trips to meet each of their four kid entrepreneurs. Written by technology journalist and entrepreneur Erica Swallow and illustrated by graphic designer Li Zeng, the series is a wonderful tool for introducing children to the concepts of entrepreneurship, perseverance, creative thinking, and philanthropy. Entrepreneur Kid. The entrepreneurs in the book series include: Sebastian Martinez, founder and …

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