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2021 A Year In Review In Northwest Arkansas

About this Episode: 

We sit down with two good friends of the podcast, Jerra Nalley Toms and Jeremy Tran, to talk about the year that was 2021.

We experienced highs and lows this year. 

And, there is also a lot to look forward to for the future. This podcast is the first time we have done a year in review episode, and we hope you enjoy it.  As we said in episode 151 last week, we have accomplished a lot with the I am Northwest Arkansas podcast in 2021, and we just want to acknowledge our fans and listeners by saying, “Thank You!”

All this and more on this episode of I am Northwest Arkansas.

Important Links and Mentions on the Show*:

Jerra Nalley Toms

Jeremy Tran – IamGastronome

Five New Things with Jerra Nalley Toms

Episode 146 with Jeremy Tran and I am Gastronome


Forge Fund


Walton Arts Center

Theater Squared

Fresh Grass Music Festival

Onyx Coffee Lab


Olivia Trimble and Sleet City Woman

JJ’s Live

Snoop Dog at Raising Canes

Walton College of Business

Livsn Designs

Ozark Natural Foods



Whole Health Institute 

NWA Food Bank

Onward Ozarks with NWA Council

Ozarks at Large and I am Northwest Arkansas

This episode is sponsored by*:

Signature Bank of Arkansas –  

Signature Bank was founded here in Northwest Arkansas in 2005. Their focus is personal and community banking. When you bank with a community bank, you’re investing in local businesses, local entrepreneurs, local charities, and the causes close to home. Signature Bank has worked hard to earn its tagline, “Community Banking at its Best.”

You may ask why bank at Signature? 

Because they focus on the customer instead of having a branch on every corner, this means you can have your questions answered by a real person, whether you’re reaching out to the call center or your banker’s cell phone. You can access any ATM in the country without fear of a fee.  They will refund all of those fees at the end of every month. Finally, they are constantly improving their digital offerings to ensure you can access the best financial tools from your laptop, phone, or tablet 24 hours a day.

Signature Bank of Arkansas is a full-service bank offering traditional checking and savings accounts, investment accounts, business and personal loans, and mortgages.

Give the folks at Signature Bank a call (479-684-3700) or visit their website Signature.Bank and let them know you heard about them on the I am Northwest Arkansas Podcast. 

Signature Bank of Arkansas is a Member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.  

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