Lee Hogan, director of communications for the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, has been named editor of Conway Publications, Inc.
Through Rabbit Ridge Farms, owners Alan and Angela Mahan have set out to create community through food and agriculture. Their passions for being good stewards of the land, consuming locally sourced animal protein, and building relationships have converged to create a farm-to-table experience like no other. Spanning more than 200 acres in Rabbit Ridge, Arkansas, Rabbit Ridge Farms is a family farm that encourages visitors, something Alan admits is unconventional for most farmers.
What happens when transplants to the Natural State are faced with a pandemic that confines them to their newly empty nest? They get out of the house, lace up their hiking boots, and explore the many trails Arkansas has to offer.
The last five years have been a little brighter and more interesting for the people of Conway thanks to a leap of faith from a local artist. “I think for a long time it was conveyed to me that art wasn’t a realistic career to approach,” said mural artist Jessica Jones. “Although it was something I was passionate about from the time I was a child, I never viewed it as something I should pursue with intention. So, it kind of happened organically.” Intentional or not, it did happen. This full-time artist with an unconventional career path has made her mark by creating beautiful art in unconventional places: electrical boxes, trails, tunnels, and large indoor and outdoor walls.
Writing a book was the furthest thing from Andrea Lennon’s mind. She had established a successful ministry through speaking. She even had a tagline that guided her instruction: know the truth, live the truth, and share the truth. But women at her events still had a similar refrain: We love your guidance and instruction. Where can we find this material outside the event?
When new clients walk into Conway Wealth Management, owner Greg Pillow wants them to leave with a clear and extensive picture of their financial situation and how they can move forward to achieve their goals, whether it be saving for retirement, a house or a child’s future education.
Faheemullah Beg, M.D., is a practicing physician at Baptist Health Heart Institute/Arkansas Cardiology Clinic–Conway. He grew up in a small town in northern Pakistan and was interested in health care from an early age. “We had minimal access to health care where I grew up,” he recalled. “Mostly when we saw a physician, it was during sickness, and those physician visits usually preceded wellness. So, I had a positive emotion related to this profession.”
As a company whose primary concern is the health and well-being of its members and their local communities, the executive team at Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield made a commitment of substantial effort and resources to help keep people safe. When the long-anticipated release of COVID-19 vaccines was announced early in 2021, Arkansas Blue Cross knew they wanted to do something statewide that would hopefully bring the pandemic to a timely end. But they knew they could not do it alone. They joined forces with their core and community partners to announce Vaccinate the Natural State, an initiative to encourage Arkansans to get their COVID-19 vaccine. This initiative is a collaboration with multiple business and community organizations statewide to educate and engage Arkansans in doing their part to help stop the pandemic by getting the vaccination.
For 55 years, Arkansas PBS has been committed to enhancing lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people of all ages and all walks of life. As the only statewide public media outlet, Arkansas PBS has played a vital role in educating, informing, engaging and inspiring audiences in every corner of the state.
Surgeons at Baptist Health NeurosurgeryArkansas Satellite Clinic-Conway allow patients to stay close to home in Faulkner County and still receive Arkansas’ most comprehensive neurosurgery care.