About this Episode:
We recently sat down with Orson Weems and Greg Thompson from the Music Education Initiative to learn about their desire to expose young people to a career path in music.
According to Weems and Thompson, there are numerous pathways for young people to learn about the music industry and how they can get involved. Of course, we know the typical path of writing, recording, and performing music, but there are other ways to work in the industry, including safety, audio, lighting, and live performances.
Participating in this workforce development program will give young people a leg up on building music industry relationships and a chance to gain higher than minimum wage entry-level employment.
All this and more on this episode of I am Northwest Arkansas.
Important Links and Mentions on the Show*
This episode is sponsored by*:
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.
Are you looking for ways to build a Digital Marketing Strategy from scratch? Whether you need to design things for your family or personal brand or need a versatile design tool to help you with your social media presence. Canva can help.
Need new Business Cards? Canva has you covered.
Need to create and post Social Media images quickly? Canva has you covered.
Need to create videos for Social Media and beyond? Canva has you covered.
Need to create a sharp-looking resume? Canva has you covered.
Need access to more than 3-Million Royalty-Free Images?
Ok, you get the point!
Canva covers just about anything you need from a design perspective, and it costs pennies a day to open a Canva Pro account.
Try Canva for FREE today at IamNorthwestArkansas.com/canva
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.
*Note: some of the resources mentioned may be affiliate links. This means we get paid a commission (at no extra cost to you) if you use that link to make a purchase.
Connect more with I am Northwest Arkansas:
● Email Us email@example.com
● Connect with Our Facebook Page https://www.Facebook.com/iamnorthwestarkansas/
● Connect with Our Twitter @iamnorthwestar1
● Connect with Our Instagram @iamnorthwestarkansas
● Join The Facebook Group https://www.Facebook.com/groups/iamnorthwestarkansas
● Connect with our Fearless Host Randy Wilburn on LinkedIn
Thank you for listening to this episode of the I am Northwest Arkansas podcast. We showcase businesses, culture, entrepreneurship, and everyday people’s lives, making Northwest Arkansas what it is today.
Consider a one-time donation to our production team to keep this podcast running smoothly. https://www.paypal.me/encouragebuildgrow