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I am Northwest Arkansas

Randy Wilburn

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I am Northwest Arkansas
I am Northwest Arkansas

I am Northwest Arkansas

Randy Wilburn

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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.

Latest Episodes

Waste Not Want Not with Food Loops

About the Show: Imagine being able to divert 95% of the waste produced at an event with 10,000 people and recycling it?!? In this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Michael Kraus, Project Manager with Food Loops who shares his story, the origins of Food Loops, and how they only had to send 5% of the waste from the Roots Festival to a landfill.

39 MIN5 days ago
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Waste Not Want Not with Food Loops

Doing Business in Bentonville

On this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Andy Wilson, Executive Director of Doing Business in Bentonville. Doing Business in Bentonville is a professional speaker series for current and prospective suppliers to WalMart and Sams Club. They focus on best practice topics that are critical for supplier success.

38 MIN1 weeks ago
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Doing Business in Bentonville

Junk Brands - Making the Best Athletic Headbands in the Industry Right Here in NWA

On this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Craig Lile, President of Junk Brands in his Bentonville office. It’s no accident that Craig is in the position that he’s in. Hear how he arrived in NWA back in 1997 from South Africa, became an SEC Golfer, earned his stripes on the PGA Tour, worked his way up the ladder at Acumen Brands, and eventually landed the plum assignment of growing an established organization like Junk Brands.

30 MIN2 weeks ago
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Junk Brands - Making the Best Athletic Headbands in the Industry Right Here in NWA

And Now a Word From Our Sponsor

On this episode of the podcast, we hear from our fearless founder, Randy Wilburn. It’s been 29 episodes of the show in less than six months. We discuss our experiences and some of the highs and lows of doing a podcast. In addition, we make the case for the growth of podcasting and voice applications like Alexa, Siri, and Bixby.

33 MIN3 weeks ago
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And Now a Word From Our Sponsor

Matt Cooper is The Preachers Son

On this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Chef Matt Cooper from The Preachers Son in Bentonville, AR. Originally from Arkansas and an actual Preachers Son, Chef Matt spent time on the West Coast in Oregon where he attended culinary school and then made his way back to The Natural State spending time in the Little Rock area and then coming here to NWA.

45 MINAUG 13
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Matt Cooper is The Preachers Son

Jerrmy Gawthrop's Deep Roots in NWA

On this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Jerrmy Gawthrop, Founder of Greenhouse Grille, Woodstone Pizzeria, and Co-Founder of The Roots Festival. Jerrmy has been around the world and then some. Starting out in New Orleans with a pit stop in Indiana before spending his formative years in Benton County. He’s personally witnessed and been a part of the explosion of growth and transformation of Northwest Arkansas.

40 MINAUG 6
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Jerrmy Gawthrop's Deep Roots in NWA

Dr. Bowtie Todd and his passion for people

On this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Dr. Todd Jenkins, Global Inclusion Leader with JB Hunt. We discussed everything that he is working on including the upcoming NWA Young Professional Summit. The #NWAYPSummit is taking place at the Walton Arts Center on August 9th, 2019.

36 MINJUL 30
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Dr. Bowtie Todd and his passion for people

Tyler Clark is helping move single parents and their families out of poverty and into prosperity

On this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Tyler Clark, Executive Director of the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of NWA (SPSFNWA). We wanted to learn more about the philanthropic underpinnings of Northwest Arkansas. Tyler was just the person to give us a history lesson. He spoke about the impact that Harvey and Bernice Jones from the Jones Truck Lines had on him and why their generosity and support encouraged him to get involved in philanthropic efforts wherever he went.

53 MINJUL 23
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Tyler Clark is helping move single parents and their families out of poverty and into prosperity

Did you know that NWA used to have a lot of Apple Orchards The guys at Black Apple Crossing Cidery did

On this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Leo Orpin one of the founders of Black Apple Crossing in Downtown Springdale and Manuel Tejeda, the event coordinator. Leo is proud that Black Apple Crossing is the first Cidery in the Natural State. In a few short years, they have perfected the cider process and invoked some of the historical aspects of apple production in this region.

38 MINJUL 16
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Did you know that NWA used to have a lot of Apple Orchards The guys at Black Apple Crossing Cidery did

From 10,000 Watts to 100,000 Watts, The Evolution of Public Radio in NWA with Kyle Kellams

On this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Kyle Kellams, News Director of KUAF, 91.3 FM & Producer of Ozarks at Large. Kyle has been with the public radio station for more than 30 years. In High School, Kyle started out in radio on KTLO in Mountain Home, AR, where he grew up. He attended the University of Arkansas where he spent time working at KUAF among other stations

51 MINJUL 9
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From 10,000 Watts to 100,000 Watts, The Evolution of Public Radio in NWA with Kyle Kellams

Latest Episodes

Waste Not Want Not with Food Loops

About the Show: Imagine being able to divert 95% of the waste produced at an event with 10,000 people and recycling it?!? In this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Michael Kraus, Project Manager with Food Loops who shares his story, the origins of Food Loops, and how they only had to send 5% of the waste from the Roots Festival to a landfill.

39 MIN5 days ago
Comments
Waste Not Want Not with Food Loops

Doing Business in Bentonville

On this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Andy Wilson, Executive Director of Doing Business in Bentonville. Doing Business in Bentonville is a professional speaker series for current and prospective suppliers to WalMart and Sams Club. They focus on best practice topics that are critical for supplier success.

38 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Doing Business in Bentonville

Junk Brands - Making the Best Athletic Headbands in the Industry Right Here in NWA

On this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Craig Lile, President of Junk Brands in his Bentonville office. It’s no accident that Craig is in the position that he’s in. Hear how he arrived in NWA back in 1997 from South Africa, became an SEC Golfer, earned his stripes on the PGA Tour, worked his way up the ladder at Acumen Brands, and eventually landed the plum assignment of growing an established organization like Junk Brands.

30 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Junk Brands - Making the Best Athletic Headbands in the Industry Right Here in NWA

And Now a Word From Our Sponsor

On this episode of the podcast, we hear from our fearless founder, Randy Wilburn. It’s been 29 episodes of the show in less than six months. We discuss our experiences and some of the highs and lows of doing a podcast. In addition, we make the case for the growth of podcasting and voice applications like Alexa, Siri, and Bixby.

33 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
And Now a Word From Our Sponsor

Matt Cooper is The Preachers Son

On this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Chef Matt Cooper from The Preachers Son in Bentonville, AR. Originally from Arkansas and an actual Preachers Son, Chef Matt spent time on the West Coast in Oregon where he attended culinary school and then made his way back to The Natural State spending time in the Little Rock area and then coming here to NWA.

45 MINAUG 13
Comments
Matt Cooper is The Preachers Son

Jerrmy Gawthrop's Deep Roots in NWA

On this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Jerrmy Gawthrop, Founder of Greenhouse Grille, Woodstone Pizzeria, and Co-Founder of The Roots Festival. Jerrmy has been around the world and then some. Starting out in New Orleans with a pit stop in Indiana before spending his formative years in Benton County. He’s personally witnessed and been a part of the explosion of growth and transformation of Northwest Arkansas.

40 MINAUG 6
Comments
Jerrmy Gawthrop's Deep Roots in NWA

Dr. Bowtie Todd and his passion for people

On this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Dr. Todd Jenkins, Global Inclusion Leader with JB Hunt. We discussed everything that he is working on including the upcoming NWA Young Professional Summit. The #NWAYPSummit is taking place at the Walton Arts Center on August 9th, 2019.

36 MINJUL 30
Comments
Dr. Bowtie Todd and his passion for people

Tyler Clark is helping move single parents and their families out of poverty and into prosperity

On this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Tyler Clark, Executive Director of the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of NWA (SPSFNWA). We wanted to learn more about the philanthropic underpinnings of Northwest Arkansas. Tyler was just the person to give us a history lesson. He spoke about the impact that Harvey and Bernice Jones from the Jones Truck Lines had on him and why their generosity and support encouraged him to get involved in philanthropic efforts wherever he went.

53 MINJUL 23
Comments
Tyler Clark is helping move single parents and their families out of poverty and into prosperity

Did you know that NWA used to have a lot of Apple Orchards The guys at Black Apple Crossing Cidery did

On this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Leo Orpin one of the founders of Black Apple Crossing in Downtown Springdale and Manuel Tejeda, the event coordinator. Leo is proud that Black Apple Crossing is the first Cidery in the Natural State. In a few short years, they have perfected the cider process and invoked some of the historical aspects of apple production in this region.

38 MINJUL 16
Comments
Did you know that NWA used to have a lot of Apple Orchards The guys at Black Apple Crossing Cidery did

From 10,000 Watts to 100,000 Watts, The Evolution of Public Radio in NWA with Kyle Kellams

On this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Kyle Kellams, News Director of KUAF, 91.3 FM & Producer of Ozarks at Large. Kyle has been with the public radio station for more than 30 years. In High School, Kyle started out in radio on KTLO in Mountain Home, AR, where he grew up. He attended the University of Arkansas where he spent time working at KUAF among other stations

51 MINJUL 9
Comments
From 10,000 Watts to 100,000 Watts, The Evolution of Public Radio in NWA with Kyle Kellams

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