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Episode 245: Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges: Understanding the Arkansas Asian Business Community with Yang Luo-Branch

Randy Wilburn talks with Yang Luo-Branch, President of the Arkansas Association of Asian Businesses (AAAB), and board member Michael Mourot. They discuss the growth and diversity of the Arkansas Asian business community. Yang shares her journey in establishing the organization, emphasizing cross-cultural communication, while Michael points out the diversity across different Asian countries. The episode also covers the “five personas” in the local business scene, showcasing the opportunities for networking and growth in Northwest Arkansas.

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Episode 244: Unlocking Specialized Pediatric Care in Northwest Arkansas with Shannon Hendrix

Shannon Hendrix, Senior VP at Children’s Hospital discusses her role in developing Arkansas Children’s in Springdale, emphasizing its status as the region’s sole pediatric hospital. The episode sheds light on ACNW’s comprehensive services, including emergency and specialty care, while addressing pediatric healthcare misconceptions. The significance of a local children’s hospital for Northwest Arkansas families, particularly those contemplating moving to the area, is a key topic, highlighting the area’s strong pediatric healthcare offerings. This episode is informative for anyone interested in Northwest Arkansas’s healthcare, especially in pediatrics.

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Episode 243: Affordable Education for All: NWACC’s Commitment to Empowering Students with President Dennis Rittle

“Join us on the I am Northwest Arkansas podcast for a captivating conversation with NWACC President Dennis Rittle. Delve into NWACC’s dedication to accessible, affordable education, and explore how they’re tackling the challenge of rising educational costs. Discover their strategies, like providing Pell grants, to support students financially and the pursuit of debt-free graduation. Tune in for insights into NWACC’s role as a valuable starting point in higher education, offering diverse courses and paths.”

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Episode 242: Building a Bright Future: How the ULI Young Leaders Group in Northwest Arkansas is Shaping the Real Estate Industry with Kaitlyn Fondano

About the Show: “Each successive generation that comes out will do even greater things than the generation before it.”  – Kaitlyn Fondano In the latest…

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Bonus Episode: Unlock the Power of Shop Small Y’all: Supporting Local Businesses in Northwest Arkansas – Tori Bogner and Jennifer EstyBonus Episode:

Tori Bogner, Senior VP of Marketing at Signature Bank, and Jennifer Esty, owner of the Scout Guide, discuss the “Shop Small Y’all” program—a collaboration between Signature Bank and the Scout Guide that supports local businesses. They emphasize the importance of backing local enterprises for community growth. The program offers gift cards with exclusive discounts, benefiting both shoppers and businesses. Success stories underscore its impact, emphasizing the ongoing need to support small businesses in Northwest Arkansas. Tori and Jennifer encourage active involvement in Shop Small Y’all as a way to invest in the community’s vibrancy.

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