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!

#100Jobs Campaign!

It’s time for our annual ‘100 Jobs in 100 Days’ campaign!  This year we have taken the campaign to new heights by partnering with the Southwest Times Record to allow this campaign to reach a larger audience and on a more frequent basis!  We will have a ribbon cutting to officially kick this year’s campaign off… Read more »

‘Tips & Techniques’ Course to Be Posted On Our Site!

In the near future, we plan to make our ‘Tips & Techniques’ course available online.  This course has been well received all throughout western Arkansas, and per request, we are working to make it a readily available resource and a permanent installment by posting it to our website.  This course is targeted to unemployed, underemployed, and… Read more »

Call to Arms

(A huge thank you to all of the great news outlets who are helping me bring this conversation to a much larger crowd than I could myself. This was printed in its entirety by the Southwest Times Record, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and a shorter version was edited to appear as a Letter to the Editor with Talk… Read more »

Economic Development – A One Sided Balancing Act

Last Tuesday evening, my wife and I braved the storm and drove to Bentonville to sit in the audience of a G60 Event.  If you are not familiar with G60, imagine a more localized, lower stakes version of ‘Shark Tank’.  G60 is an event organized with the purpose of bringing entrepreneurs together and provide them… Read more »