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Episode 17: NWA, more than just good paying jobs and affordable housing. A conversation with lifelong resident, Chad Coldiron.

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On this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Chad Coldiron.  He is the Director of HR and Executive Search at Zweig Group a local Management Consulting firm here in NWA. We spoke with Chad because he is a very interesting fellow, yes, like the Dos Equis Man, but with a flavor and knowledge of Northwest Arkansas.  

Chad shared a little bit about what it was like to grow up here in NWA and how much the area has changed over the past few decades.  Chad walked us through the benefits of having a good corporate citizen like Walmart in the community. He also walked us through all of the great offerings in each section of NWA including Rogers, AR, and Beaver Lake, the Industry and Revival of Growth in Springdale, and Fayetteville is the educational center of the area with the University of Arkansas his alma mater.

We also talked about some of the great programs that give back to the community like the annual Cow Paddy Races at Gulley Park and the Hero Half Marathon hosted by theSpark Foundation.  

Chad is also a bit of a Garage Sale and Antique guy and he shared some of his favorite places to find the best deals including 410 Vintage in Fayetteville and why he heads out toPrarie Grove for the great deals he finds out there.  

Chad is also a bit of a Foodie and he recommends visiting Hugo’s just off the square in Fayetteville, Andouille a local food truck owned by a friend of his, Preachers Son in Bentonville, and Mojo’s Pizza.  According to Chad, they have the best pizza crust in NWA.  

Maxine’s Tap Room is also a favorite watering hole of his along with Busters on Dickson.

Chad left us with a great quote about the area, “The NWA opportunity is greatest now than it has been in a long time!”  

We had a great conversation with Chad and he will be back for another episode in the future.

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

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