Time Banking – A Twenty-First Century Solution

This could be a very powerful tool for our community. My last four or five pieces have all been written with the intent to set the stage for this piece, to gear thinking towards this conversation. 42 states currently have operational Time Banks, Arkansas is not among them. But that only means we have a… Read more »

Champions For Community


Take Value In Non-Profits


GDP Not The Whole Story


Podcast with Special Guest, Sam Sicard, president First National Bank

If you want to learn more about everything entailed in the proposed 5.558 millage increase, listen to our podcast (below) with Sam Sicard. Sam was on the volunteer citizens committee that worked behind the scenes to determine what our schools needed to be safe and competitive.  

In this episode, Miles talks with the team from Winrock International about rural community development, the Innovate Arkansas program, the value that apprenticeship programs offer both employers and the workforce, and much more.  “This was one of my favorite episodes to date.  The three individuals I had the opportunity to talk with were all engaging and enlightening. … Read more »

Podcast Interview with Dr. Ashok Subramanian, Dean of the College of Business at UA Fort Smith.

In this episode, Miles talks with Dr. Ashok Subramanian about the current condition surrounding innovation and entrepreneurship in the greater Fort Smith region and its future. Dr. Subramanian was hired as dean at UA – Fort Smith following ten years of academic leadership – three as a dean at BVU and seven as chair of the Information Systems… Read more »

Learn everything you need to about starting or growing your business.

On our newest podcast, our CEO Miles Crawford talks with special guest Ronda Hawkins, business consultant with the Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center, about starting a business, growing a business, financing a business, and more!  The ASBTDC is located on the Arkansas Tech University – Russellville campus.   Listen Here!

Learn how the University of Arkansas, Fort Smith is a pioneer in workforce development.

Listen as Miles Crawford, CEO of Go Ye Employment Services, interviews Dave Robertson with the UA Fort Smith Family Enterprise Center.  Click the link below!   http://fortsmith.podbean.com/e/go-ye-podcast-dave-robertson-uafs/

#100Jobs Campaign Kicks-Off!

  Hosted by the Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce, the ribbon cutting for the kick-off of the #100Jobs campaign was complimented by a great audience, including Fort Smith Mayor Sandy Sanders who commemorated the occasion by naming June 22nd “Career Connection Day” in Fort Smith!