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The I am Northwest Arkansas Podcast covers the intersection of Business, Culture, Entrepreneurship, and Life in Benton and Washington County Arkansas. If you are thinking about moving here or already live here, we've got great inspiring stories, ideas, things to do, places to see, people to meet, and food to eat. Learn why we are one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas of the United States.

The I am Northwest Arkansas Podcast covers the intersection of Business, Culture, Entrepreneurship, and Life in Benton and Washington County Arkansas. If you are thinking about moving here or already live here, we've got great inspiring stories, ideas, things to do, places to see, people to meet, and food to eat. Learn why we are one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas of the United States.
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The I am Northwest Arkansas Podcast covers the intersection of Business, Culture, Entrepreneurship, and Life in Benton and Washington County Arkansas. If you are thinking about moving here or already live here, we've got great inspiring stories, ideas, things to do, places to see, people to meet, and food to eat. Learn why we are one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas of the United States.

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Episodes

16 - It begins and ends with the children, a conversation with Erin Tarver, Early Childhood Development Specialist

5/20/2019
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About the Show: On this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Erin Tarver, Executive Director of BrightHaven Christian Learning Center. Erin has a passion for children and it shows. We learned all about her “Why,” for starting BrightHaven and why she opened up her facility in Springdale. In addition to running the show at BrightHaven, Erin is also an Early Childhood Development trainer and she takes her team through twice the recommended continuing education requirements called for by...

Duration:00:34:38

15 - King of the Co-op with Mike Anzalone and Ozark Natural Foods

5/13/2019
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About the Show: On this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Mike Anzalone, General Manager of Ozark Natural Foods in Fayetteville. Mike has spent most of his career in the Grocery/Retail business and has served in a variety of roles at the Co-op. In addition to that Mike is also an accomplished writer. Mike details what makes Ozark Natural Foods or “ONF,” as so many people call it such a special place. Aside from the fact that it is the only Co-op in the State of Arkansas, it is also...

Duration:00:39:26

14 - Talking Business with U of A Dean Matt Waller

5/6/2019
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About the Show: On this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Sam M. Walton School of Business Dean Matt Waller. Dean Waller has spent more than 25 years at the University of Arkansas including a detour to grow and sell a merchandise technology company, Mercari Technologies. No stranger to success, Dean Waller picked up where he left off upon returning to the University of Arkansas, spending time in China for the first ever EMBA program for WalMart China. After a year in China he...

Duration:00:42:57

13 - Chris Dinwiddie - A good Realtor never wants to see you take a loss

4/29/2019
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About the Show: On this episode of the podcast, we sit down with NWA Realtor, Chris Dinwiddie, from The Exclusive Real Estate Group. Chris is originally from Central Arkansas, where he went to college and then made his way up to Fayetteville to attend Law School. After deciding that he didn’t want to spend the rest of his life in a courtroom Chris decided to take his legal experience and pivot into Real Estate. Chris is a natural salesman with a strong work ethic. A combination that works...

Duration:00:31:43

12- Legally Speaking with Woody Bassett

4/22/2019
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About the Show: On this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Attorney Woody Bassett, who along with his Dad and brother founded Bassett Law Firm back in 1981. Woody was born in Louisiana but moved to Fayetteville as a toddler. His Dad was originally from Fayetteville. Woody remembers Fayetteville back in 1970 when he graduated HS and there were only 30 thousand residents at the time. He marvels at how much this area has grown in almost 50 years. The Bassett family has been practicing...

Duration:00:32:40

11 - Komodo, an Asian Scratch Kitchen in NWA

4/15/2019
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About the Show: On this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Reid Combellack, who along with his wife, Michelle, founded Komodo an Asian Scratch Kitchen in Rogers. Reid is no stranger to great restaurants. He cut his teeth working at arguably one of the best Asian restaurants in San Francisco the Slanted Door. It’s this type of culinary pedigree and attention to detail that encouraged Reid to create a great Asian restaurant of his own right here in Northwest Arkansas. Reid clearly...

Duration:00:38:35

10 - From Tontitown to Springdale to Little Rock and beyond with NWA's own Philip Taldo

4/15/2019
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About the Show: On this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Philip Taldo, Broker Owner of Weichert Griffin residential and commercial real estate in Springdale, AR. Philip was born and raised in NWA, and he has a unique perspective on the growth of Northwest Arkansas. In addition to being a small business owner Philip is also on the Arkansas Highway Commission and the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport Authority. Philip’s father was Mayor of Tontitown. Philip talked about his...

Duration:00:35:40

9 - We Asked Chelsea Ware What’s Up In Fayetteville?

4/8/2019
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About the Show: On this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Chelsea Ware, the founder of the What’s Up Fayetteville and Ask Fayetteville pages on Facebook. Chelsea also runs The Syc House a popular live music and events venue in Fayetteville. What’s Up Fayetteville is a great page to learn about events happening in and around Fayetteville on that particular day. Chelsea explained to us that based on the popularity of What’s Up Fayetteville she had to create Ask Fayetteville to answer...

Duration:00:26:48

8- 185 People An Hour! David Johnson Tells Us Why The Fayetteville Public Library Is One Of The Crown Jewels Of NWA

4/8/2019
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About the Show: “It’s the librarian's job to listen and reflect and give you something back that you need.” David Johnson, Fayetteville Public Library On this episode of the podcast, we sit down with David Johnson, the Executive Director of the Fayetteville Public Library. Since 2012 David and his team have run one of the finest public libraries in the country. The library in Fayetteville has had many homes but none are as nice as the current location. Hear David talk about outgrowing...

Duration:00:44:31

7- It's not Wright that this BBQ is that Good

4/8/2019
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About the Show: “The culture of BBQ is one of Service and Comfort. Eating here is like you are eating in my backyard.” Jordan Wright, Wrights Barbecue On this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Jordan Wright from Wrights Barbecue in Johnson, AR. Jordan is a perfect example of opportunity meeting your passion. Learn how Jordan parlayed a job at Tyson, a church dinner, and a Food Truck to new heights. If you’ve ever been to Wrights Barbecue on any day of the week, they are open...

Duration:00:31:45

6 - Daniel Hintz from Fayetteville to Bentonville and everything in between

4/8/2019
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About the Show: “If people don’t feel connected with a place they will leave!” On this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Daniel Hintz, Principal, and CEO of the Velocity Group in Bentonville, AR. Daniel has called Northwest Arkansas home since 2003. Moving back here to be closer to his mother in Eureka Springs Daniel has given his all to the area and built strong relationships and ties from Fayetteville to Bentonville and every place in between. Daniel and his wife, Kassie, were...

Duration:00:36:01

5 - Apple Seeds NWA the Best Kept Secret in East Fay

4/1/2019
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About the Show: On this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Kyra Ramsey, Co-Executive Director of Apple Seeds NWA an organization that reached over 10,000 local youth and inspiring healthy living through garden-based education for young people. These guys have given new meaning to the word “ Teaching Farm,” where they are inviting school-age youth by the busload to their working farm on Fayetteville’s East Side. And, when the students can’t come to the Farm, Apple Seed goes to the...

Duration:00:29:47

4 - Everyone needs a good Banker and other life lessons from Gary Head

4/1/2019
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About the Show: On this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Gary Head, Chairman, CEO, and President of Signature Bank of Arkansas. Gary was kind enough to have us at his office in Fayetteville where he talked about starting Signature Bank, his time working for Jim Walton at Arvest Bank and his connection to Sam Walton. Gary is one of the most humble bank executives that you will meet and we had a chance to talk about what a Community Bank is and the efforts that Gary and his team of...

Duration:00:31:42

3 - The Tales of an Entrepreneur featuring Mark Zweig

4/1/2019
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About the Show: On this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Successful Educator, Businessman, and Entrepreneur Mark Zweig of Mark Zweig Inc. At the age of twelve Mark started in business and has never looked back. He has shown a knack for making businesses run smoothly. Mark has taken several firms to the Inc 500/5000 list multiple times and has taught Entrepreneurship at the Sam Walton School of Business for more than a decade. Mark is the Chairman of Zweig Group a consulting firm...

Duration:00:39:31

2 - 4.2 Million people can’t be wrong, a visit with Crystal Bridges

4/1/2019
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About the Show: On this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Beth Bobbitt Director of PR at Crystal Bridges Art Museum in Bentonville. The museum has been open since 11/11/11 and has enlightened and engaged over 4.2 Million guests since the doors opened that first day. Beth walked us through the history of the museum, how Crystal Bridges encourages students and their schools to visit - even offering to pay for the field trip, the Distinguished Speaker Series, and some of the great...

Duration:00:31:09

1 - Omar Kasim - Juice, Queso, and a Bag of Chips

4/1/2019
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About the Show: On this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Entrepreneur and U of A Graduate Omar Kasim. Omar is the owner of both JuicePalm and Con Quesos. With locations in both Fayetteville and Bentonville Omar is trying to take NWA by storm with some of the best food offerings in the State. Omar helped us understand the importance of Queso coming from Arkansas and not Texas. JuicePalm is also the first certified organic restaurant in Arkansas. Here Omar discusses his...

Duration:00:37:18

I am Northwest Arkansas Podcast Trailer

3/22/2019
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About the Show: This is the trailer for I am Northwest Arkansas. This podcast covers Business, Culture, Entrepreneurship, and Life in the Ozarks. We created this podcast because it's the kind of information that we would like to have about the place where we live. So whether you are thinking about relocating to Northwest Arkansas or you already call this place home, you are listening to the right show! Important Links: www.IamNorthwestArkansas.com. This episode is sponsored by: Email...

Duration:00:24:40