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.
Today, we chat with Christy Zweig Niehues of Always August Farm, shedding light on the merger of passion and business in the horse industry. Christy delves into her entrepreneurial odyssey, the pandemic’s dual-edged sword on the horse sector, and the imperative of business education. With a heart for community, she’s zealous about guiding peers in their ventures.
Dave LeVan’s remarkable journey, from his role as a Walmart executive to becoming the CEO of Lifewater, is a testament to his unwavering commitment to global impact and purpose. Infused with corporate expertise, a global perspective, and a profound sense of altruism, Dave discovered his true calling in transforming communities worldwide. His connection with Lifewater began through his church’s Serve the World initiative, leading him to places like Northern Nigeria and Ukraine, where he was captivated by Lifewater’s dedication to sustainable solutions for the global water crisis. Dave’s decision to join their board and his subsequent move to Northwest Arkansas coincided with a serendipitous opportunity to lead Lifewater as CEO. Join us to explore Dave’s inspiring journey and his impactful work, where compassion and strategic planning converge to tackle one of the world’s most urgent challenges.