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Ancil Lea Common Grounds

Veteran HealthTech sales professional Ancil Lea addresses success in new Common Grounds book

By News | August 29, 2022

Conway, Arkansas — In Ancil Lea’s latest book, “Common Grounds 2: The Art of Relational Selling,” he teaches anyone — regardless of experience — the secrets of how to use relationship-based selling to win more clients and get closer to the people they care about. With over 34 years of sales experience, Lea has put his unique philosophy into this guidebook for prosperity in business and life. It builds on his first book in the series, “Common Grounds:  An Entrepreneurial Guide to the Coffee Shop Office,” published in October 2017. Common Grounds is about his experiences, insights, and successes while …

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Cops & Coats Campaign Conway PD

Conway PD launches Cops & Coats Campaign

By Todd E Jones | August 28, 2022

Cops & Coats is a program by the Conway Police Department that focuses on providing children of low-income families a warm coat for the Winter. Applications are currently being accepted through Friday, September 30, 2022. According to a spokesperson for the Conway Police Department, “The Cops & Coats program is a project that the Conway Police Department began several years ago to address the health concerns of low-income families in our city. It is our firm belief that no child should go without a warm coat for winter. “This program helps us give back to the individuals that we serve …

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ARKAST Podcast Convention

American Business Engine Hosts ARKAST Podcast Convention

By News | August 22, 2022

The first podcast convention in Arkansas comes this September North Little Rock, AR — American Business Engine will host ARKAST: Arkansas Podcast Convention at The Innovation Hub on September 8, 2022, featuring some of the most successful podcasters from Arkansas in partnership with The Innovation Hub and the Arkansas Arts Council. Panelists will speak on the main stage to speak about their podcast and answer questions about how to be a successful podcaster. The showroom floor will feature the latest microphones and recording tech while ongoing workshops will be available to teach how to create a podcast from conception to …

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UCA News

UCA hosts 36th annual Community Development Institute

By News | August 22, 2022

150 leaders from across the Midsouth attended five-day event CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas hosted the 36th annual Community Development Institute earlier this month. More than 150 community leaders from across the Midsouth region participated in the five-day training session which culminated in a graduation and award ceremony. President and CEO of the El Dorado-Union County Chamber of Commerce Bill Luther received the Bill Miller Community Development Award as recognition for his long-standing leadership and support of CDI. This award recognizes an individual who has had a significant, positive impact on UCA’s Community Development Institute. Luther, who is a 2007 …

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Start of School Conway Public Schools

First day of school means Fall has arrived even if the weather doesn’t feel like it yet

By Todd E Jones | August 21, 2022

Monday, August 22, 2022 is the first day of school in Conway. It is also the first day of school in Greenbrier and Vilonia. Mayflower starts back on Tuesday, the 23rd. That means all of the local public schools as well as our local private schools will be back in session this week! UCA and Hendrix College start back this week as well. Central Baptist College started late last week. St. Joseph and Conway Christian Schools have also started back. There is so much to be aware of once the kids go back to school. The weather may not feel …

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Conway Scene Show

Conway Scene Show: Season 3 of the podcast kicks off in September

By Todd E Jones | August 14, 2022

Season 3 of the Conway Scene Show is coming in September 2022. Are you ready for more interviews and more stories? I’m going to level with you. Last fall when I started doing podcasts, I didn’t know where it would go. I started it as an idea to complement the Weekly emails. Thus, as I went forward, I just called it the Weekly. Then it morphed. It morphed into the Weekly at Conway Scene or the Weekly by Conway Scene. When I started doing the podcast again in early 2022, I started interviewing people, eventually leaving behind those solo shows. …

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Red Curtain Theatre

Red Curtain Theatre Offers Sing-A-Long Performance of The Sound of Music

By News | August 11, 2022

Added performance of The Sound of Music will be first of its kind CONWAY, AR – In response to demand and requests, Red Curtain Theatre is adding a performance to its schedule this weekend where participants will be able to sing along with the cast members. The added performance will be a Saturday matinee at 2:00 p.m. “Our ticket sales for the first weekend of performances were great, but so many audience members were asking if they were allowed to sing along with the cast members during the show,” said Kristen Dickerson, Co-Owner of Red Curtain Theatre and Executive Producer …

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Jammin’ and Jivin’ in Conway’s Live Music Scene

By Raven Nobles | August 10, 2022

If you’re searching for some good company and good tunes, look no further! Conway has a variety of live music venues to choose from and Conway Scene is about to give you the lowdown on some of the most popular spots. Kings Live Music Starting off strong in Downtown, we have Kings Live Music. Whether it be live music, karaoke or an open mic, there’s something for everyone! Live music Wednesday-Saturday means the weekend warriors and 9-5 workers have equal opportunities to check out this pub space. For a full calendar of events, check their website.  JJ’s Grill  Looking for …

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