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A New American Town - Bentonville, Arkansas
OZ Trails > NWA Gravel Riding and Events

A New American Town - Bentonville, Arkansas

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 18:04


The OZ Trails Team is in the studio with Bentonville locals, Wendi Scoggins and Angela Barcenilla, to talk about the incredible gravel cycling here in Northwest Arkansas.Bentonville is well known for its state-of-the-art trails and singletrack, but don't forget about the gravel of the beautiful Ozarks. Tune in to hear our locals' perspective of the terrain, inside advice, and more on the upcoming gravel events in Northwest Arkansas.Keep up with OZ Trails on Facebook and Instagram!Click here for more information on Big Sugar!

A New American Town - Bentonville, Arkansas
Yeyo's > Chef Rafael Rios

A New American Town - Bentonville, Arkansas

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 28:50


The Visit Bentonville Team sits down with Chef Rafael Rios, owner and operator of Yeyo's. Yeyo's recently was named one of the best fifty restaurants in the United States by the New York Times.  In this episode, Chef Rios talks us through his journey, from the hardest years of his life to an inspirational entrepreneur and exquisite chef. Yeyo's started off as a food truck in downtown Bentonville in 2012. With their authentic Hispanic food, high-quality employees, and excellent customer experience – Yeyo's quickly gained a seemingly endless line of customers.  Today, Yeyo's has grown to four locations in NWA; including their Yellow Truck and the El Alma de Mexico at 8th Street Market in Bentonville. You won't want to miss out on this episode – or an opportunity to eat at Yeyo's. Plan your trip to Visit Bentonville today!Stay up-to-date with Yeyo's on Facebook and Instagram!

Walmart Radio Podcast
Best of The Chris Show: I'll Be Back

Walmart Radio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 12:26


We're celebrating the '80s, and spoiler alert, it's both the decade recognized in “What Year Was It” and also the combination of three milestones celebrated in Milestone Minute. For a total of 80 amazing years with Walmart, we're celebrating Todd at the Home Office in Bentonville, Arkansas, for 35 years, Dawn from Store 1276 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, on 25 years, and rounding out the trio with 20 years is Fidela from Store 5843 in Patterson, California. Omar from Store 4601 in Las Cruces, New Mexico, gave a shoutout to Thomas and his other coworker who is also named Omar. While making donuts, “Bakery” John from Store 3111 in Springfield, Missouri, called and gave a special shoutout to “Frozen” John who works in Frozen & Dairy, making us all feel like we're having a serious case of deja moo. Tune in now and enjoy some throwback tracks and more great shoutouts!

Seed to CEO: Stories from Cannabis Businesses
Fitness trainer gets off the corporate treadmill to thrive in Arkansas' cannabis industry

Seed to CEO: Stories from Cannabis Businesses

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 48:54


Arkansas wasn't on many people's radars a few years ago when it came to cannabis legalization. But since legal sales started there in May 2019, Arkansas has proven to be a robust market, albeit with its challenges. One canna-entrepreneur making a go at it is Matt Shansky, who was climbing the corporate latter in the fitness space when his family queried him about breaking into the industry. Before long, he was converting a barn in Bentonville, which became The Releaf Center, the dispensary that Shansky runs today. In this episode of Seed to CEO, Shansky will talk about:  How he and his team educated themselves about this new industry  Why he and his team chose to pursue retail business instead of a cultivation or manufacturing business  Choosing the right location for your store  How to compete against MSOs.  Serving a rural community      Who is Matt Shansky? Matt Shansky is a cofounder and CEO of The Releaf Center, a medical cannabis dispensary in Bentonville, Arkansas, near the Missouri and Oklahoma borders. A personal trainer by profession, Shansky once lived in Memphis, Tennessee and was climbing the corporate latter at a nationally known fitness company where there was “room to grow.” When family members came to him with the idea of breaking into the cannabis industry, he initially had reservations, but was intrigued by the opportunity and motivated by the mission to provide medicine. He and his team scouted other markets, hired consultants, and submitted a successful application that helped them launch The Releaf Center.  

Mach 1 Market Moment Podcast
Ep 120: Should I Go To Cash?

Mach 1 Market Moment Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 21:44


The question many are asking is, "should I go to cash?". After some volatile weeks and even months, many have concerns about staying invested. Tune in this week to hear thoughts from our advisors.  To learn more about Mach 1 Financial Group, visit our website: https://mach-1financial.com/  Schedule your FREE consultation with any of our advisors today: https://mach-1financial.com/first-appointment-questionnaire/    Mach-1 Financial Group, LLC (“Mach-1”) is an SEC Registered Investment Adviser located in Bentonville, AR. Mach-1 may only transact business in those states in which it maintains a notice filing, or qualifies for an exemption or exclusion from registration requirements. SEC registration does not constitute an endorsement of the firm by the Commission nor does it indicate that the adviser has attained a particular level of skill or ability. Third party ratings and recognitions are no guarantee of future investment success and do not ensure that a client or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance or results. These ratings should not be construed as an endorsement of the advisor by any client nor are they representative of any one client's evaluation. For full disclosures please see https://mach-1financial.com/disclosures/

Talking Mopars
Episode 149: Holley MoParty 2022 Adventure

Talking Mopars

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 129:03


This is a compilation of 3 live videos that I recorded with the first two streams being on the way to MoParty, and the last stream being the one after the first day of MoParty festivities. The first segment was on my drive to the airport, the second segment was when I jumped in the Challenger with Matt (AKA BigBlock from @BigBlocksGarage) to make the 10-hour road trip from Bentonville, AR to Bowling Green, KY, and the last segment was our recap for our first day at MoParty from our AirBNB. A recap of my entire MoParty adventure is going to be the next episode of the podcast. Enjoy! NO MOPAR LEFT BEHIND! →Website: TalkingMopars.com →Facebook: facebook.com/TalkingMoparsPodcast →Instagram: instagram.com/TalkingMoparsPodcast →Talking Mopars Merch: talkingmopars.creator-spring.com →The Talking Mopars Channel Home Page: youtube.com/talkingmoparspodcast →Affiliates: talkingmopars.com/p/affiliates/ If you enjoyed this episode of the podcast, be sure to subscribe to the Talking Mopars YouTube channel! Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed on Talking Mopars are those of the host, and/or guest(s), and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any party not present, or directly involved in this video/podcast. Any content provided by Talking Mopars, or guest(s) of Talking Mopars, are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything. Due to factors beyond the control of Talking Mopars, Talking Mopars cannot guarantee against improper use or unauthorized modifications of this information. Talking Mopars assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. Use this information at your own risk. Talking Mopars recommends safe practices when working on vehicles, and/or with the tools and products seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of Talking Mopars, no information contained in this video shall create any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage, or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, products, equipment, or from the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user, and not Talking Mopars. Talking Mopars is not affiliated with Stellantis in any way. Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Mopar, HEMI, and SRT are registered trademarks of Stellantis.

The Bentonville Beacon
A Sneak Peak into the World's First Bikeable Building with Ledger Bentonville

The Bentonville Beacon

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 35:53


SummaryOn this episode of The Bentonville Beacon, host James Bell is joined by Josh Kyles, the mastermind and developer behind Ledger, and Mary Best, the director of operations at Ledger. As the first bikeable building, Ledger is cultivating working environments that everyone can thrive in while elevating an individual's desire for movement and well-being. Throughout the episode, James, Josh, and Mary discuss the artistic details incorporated within Ledger, who Ledger caters to, and how it seamlessly blends into the Bentonville culture.Thanks for tuning in!Show Notes:(0:55) Introduction to Josh and Mary(4:37) Josh's Inspiration behind Ledger and Its Bentonville Location(8:18) About Ledger(9:49) Inspiration Behind the Bug Gem Artwork(14:08) Meaning behind Bikeability(16:52) Highlighting Artists with Conference Rooms(19:26) Intertwining Ledger into the Fabric of Bentonville(22:39) Businesses Opening at Ledger(24:48) What Ledger Means to Bentonville(29:25) Overcoming Challenges While Building Ledger(32:21) Closing Questions‍‍LinksJames BellJosh Kyles Mary BestLedgerQuotes“I tell my people one of my favorite times was when I saw some guys that worked on the job by the fence showing it to their kids. That's what you want to create. Where that sense of ownership and pride travels through to every person that touches the job.” - Josh Kyles, (7:17)“...it's this ethos and this story around how now is the best time to be alive. It's that these bugs are doing the work to create something that's bigger and better for everyone.” - Mary Best, (11:53)“We had investors and developers who said this building should be a mirror and the community should see themselves here.” - Mary Best, (18:17)“We hope that not just on the architectural side that it starts to set the bar for not just Bentonville, but the region. People look at it and say, ‘This is what can be done. Here's the interaction that can be had. Here's how it's done right.'” - Josh Kyles, (26:01)

Ozarks at Large Stories
After months of planning, FORMAT Festival starts today

Ozarks at Large Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 3:54


Events like the Bentonville Bike Festival and the Bentonville Film Festival attract thousands of people. FORMAT Festival is this weekend, and its planners are expecting about 10,000 attendees. Debbie Griffin, the director of administration for the City of Bentonville, said planning for festivals requires coordination of safety, lodging, sanitation and transportation.

Photographic Collective Podcast || MWB
STAY CURIOUS. SECRETS OF STORYTELLING | ft. Varina Shaughnessy

Photographic Collective Podcast || MWB

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 53:23


Tell better stories. That's a mantra every photographer and film maker should strive to repeat. The live a life filled with the curiosity of the human experience is a special thing and to be a full time story teller is a job title reserved for a pretty select few creatives. Today's episode is with my friend Varina Shaughnessy. Let me start by saying Varina is brilliant. Her ability to understand, to observe, to empathize has been shaped over a decade spent watching stories come to life. Whether as a film maker, an interviewer, or a wanderer Varina's own story has been filled with intentionality and opportunity. This chat with her is packed full of nuggets of wisdom she has picked up along the way as well as moments that have shaped her. From meeting her husband who was a journalist in Uganda, to being hired by one of the world most foremost imaging companies to help tell their brand story Varina has lived an amazing life that I can't wait to share. You can connect with Varina via her INSTAGRAM page here or find her as a member over in the PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTIVE The Photographic Collective is a FREE to join community filled with not only all of the guests of this podcast but hundreds of other positive, intentional image makers from around the globe! The Photographic Collective Podcast is a production of Photographic Collective LLC hosted by Bentonville, Arkansas based photographer Miles Witt Boyer with sound engineering by Jared Mark Fincher. For more content like this please check out CUTTING ON ACTION, our sister podcast hosted by film maker Brandon Buccheri. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mwbpodcast/support

Walmart Radio Podcast
Best of Kirby Gwen & Friends: Good Karma

Walmart Radio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 15:20


Kirby had a very special guest join her on air this week: Asiahn, the voice actress starring in the animated show Karma's World, streaming now on Netflix. The pair chatted at Store 100 in Bentonville, Arkansas, and then were joined by several kids who came to color and dance with Asiahn. But celebrity or not, a lot of folks had time in the spotlight throughout the week. Janae from Store 5343 in Fredericksburg, Virginia, gave a shoutout to her whole store, along with an encouraging message, “Stay positive and keep working forward.” Meanwhile, Veronica from Store 1474 in Yuma, Arizona, earned a spot on You Glow, Girl for passing her 29-year milestone! Tune in for all this week's glowing highlights.

Le retour de Mario Dumont
Walmart attaque Amazon : «Ils se sont lancés à 100 milles à l'heure», dit Francis Gosselin

Le retour de Mario Dumont

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 10:37


Chronique économique avec l'économiste Francis Gosselin : l'inflation au Canada débute son glissement vers la cible, une très bonne nouvelle. Nouveau record du nombre de postes à pourvoir — 997,000 emplois sans travailleurs au Canada, le Québec en tête. Walmart vs Amazon: le géant de Bentonville s'apprête à bâtir un centre de traitement des commandes au Québec d'un coût de 100M$.Pour de l'information concernant l'utilisation de vos données personnelles - https://omnystudio.com/policies/listener/fr

Walmart Radio Podcast
Best of The Bo Show: Impossible Fun

Walmart Radio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 11:23


The amount of fun happening on Bo's show may seem impossible, but when he's leading the way, anything can happen. Just ask our Associate Caller of the Day who called in for the first time — Hunter from Associate Store 301 in Bentonville, Arkansas! He left a sweet shoutout for everybody in his store. Barbara from Store 2584 in Tucker, Georgia, passed props to Marlene on her 22-year Walmart anniversary and Sophia, who celebrated her birthday. Even Kirby and Chris hopped in on this week's fun, playing Yes or No Way Bo! Tune in to the highlights to see how they handled Bo's tough questions!

Le retour de Mario Dumont
L'intégrale du mardi 20 septembre

Le retour de Mario Dumont

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 110:10


  Segment LCN : le sondage Léger démontre que la CAQ semble être très stable. Jour J pour Pierre Poilievre. Manchettes, nouvelles du jour et commentaires entre Mario Dumont et Alexandre Moranville. Entrevue avec Samuel Labelle, chef des opérations de Groupe RSL : la compagnie québécoise a annoncé, ce matin, la production du tout premier diamant de laboratoire au Canada. Chronique économique avec l'économiste Francis Gosselin : l'inflation au Canada débute son glissement vers la cible, une très bonne nouvelle. Nouveau record du nombre de postes à pourvoir — 997,000 emplois sans travailleurs au Canada, le Québec en tête. Walmart vs Amazon: le géant de Bentonville s'apprête à bâtir un centre de traitement des commandes au Québec d'un coût de 100M$. La rencontre Maréchal-Dumont avec Isabelle Maréchal : enfin, l'éducation revient dans la discussion durant la campagne électorale! On revient sur la proposition du Parti québécois sur l'analphabétisme.  Entrevue avec Malek Arab, ancien candidat libéral dans Joliette : Malek Arab a été remplacé par le parti à la dernière minute, l'équipe libérale affirmant avoir été incapable de le joindre dans les derniers jours précédant la remise de sa candidature électorale. Il nous explique sa version des faits. Tout savoir en 24 minutes avec Alexandre Moranville : la Sûreté du Québec enquête après qu'un adolescent de 13 ans se soit fait poignarder à l'école. La campagne de vaccination stagne au Québec. Gregory Charles prend la défense du premier ministre Trudeau, après le scandale d'hier. M. Legault est à nouveau contraint de s'excuser pour avoir tenu des propos controversés. Le Parti libéral du Québec doit encore corriger son cadre financier. L'éducation revient au centre de la campagne : la CAQ propose de créer «clic-école» tandis que le PQ veut s'attaquer à l'analphabétisme. L'inflation ralentit au Canada. Près d'un million de postes vacants au pays, le Québec champion sur la liste. Walmart s'attaque à Amazon en entamant la construction d'un complexe de 100 millions de dollars pour les commandes électroniques. La douma russe passe de nouvelles lois anti-désertion et se rapproche dangereusement d'une mobilisation militaire générale. Trump embrasse les conspirations à pleine bouche. Une astuce des antivax dévoilée : l'utilisation de l'emoji carotte.La rencontre Latraverse-Dumont avec Emmanuelle Latraverse : le «candidat perdu» du Parti libéral a été retrouvé par notre équipe de recherche. Jour de rentrée, du côté d'Ottawa. Le premier jour officiel de Pierre Poilievre. Chronique sportive avec Jean-François Baril  : c'est la journée des retraites dans le monde sportif! PK Subban, Zdeno Chara ainsi que Keith Yandle annoncent qu'ils accrochent leurs chandails. Les questions douteuses d'Hockey Canada à propos des critiques. Le joueur le mieux payé de la LNH est Nathan MacKinnon.   Segment LCN-TVA avec Sophie Thibault : la bataille pour la 2e place.  Une production QUB Radio Septembre 2022 Pour de l'information concernant l'utilisation de vos données personnelles - https://omnystudio.com/policies/listener/fr

The Bentonville Beacon
Moving the Bicycle Industry Forward with PeopleForBikes and SHIFT'22 Bentonville

The Bentonville Beacon

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 35:40


SummaryOn this episode of The Bentonville Beacon, host James Bell is joined by Jenn Dice, president and CEO of PeopleForBikes, and John Paul Shaffer, the Northwest Arkansas business innovative director for PeopleForBikes. PeopleForBikes is a non-profit organization focused on uniting individuals and businesses to make bike riding better for everyone. They accomplish this by helping communities quickly build better places to ride. Throughout the episode, James, Jenn, and John Paul discuss PeopleForBikes' current lobbying efforts, what they're working on in the NWA region, and the upcoming Shift ‘22 conference.Thanks for tuning in!Show Notes:(1:17) Introduction to Jenn and John Paul(3:49) PeopleForBikes' Mission(4:38) Current Lobbying Efforts(7:09) Making the Cycling Industry More Inclusive(9:29) Why PeopleForBikes Chose NWA(11:20) The Biking Scene in Bentonville(14:37) PeopleForBikes Work in the Region(20:15) About the Shift ‘22 Conference(27:33) Closing Questions‍‍LinksJames BellJenn DiceJohn Paul ShafferPeopleForBikesShift ‘22 ConferenceQuotes“We really believe the bike makes life great and believe in the profound effect the bicycle can have on lives in communities. So we've been centering on this mission of making America a place where bike passes and trails are ubiquitous.” - Jenn Dice, (4:02)“We do a lot of work in the equity mobility space, making sure all people have a chance to move around their communities freely. There's not a one-size-fits-all aspect, so we're lobbying for different purchase incentives or tax credits.” - Jenn Dice, (6:29)“It's the same mindset of if we want people to make a behavior change, we need to equip them with the knowledge and the gear. But also on the other side, let's program things that make them want to get out and ride a bike.” - John Paul Shaffer, (14:53)“Our three tracks are diversity, equity and inclusion; climate change or sustainability; and fostering assembly manufacturing in the United States and growing jobs.” - Jenn Dice, (21:19)

The Travel Wins
CJ Johnson Jr influencing connections

The Travel Wins

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 71:17


CJ Johnson JR takes his success in branding and creating and now helps others achieve their goals with brand consulting. We have a great talk about the benefits of social media and how building his own brand affords him the opportunity to travel and help large groups with his public speaking. His most recent travel event was in Bentonville, Arkansas at the corporate headquarters of Walmart.So many of us, business travelers, have to balance being on the road while still maintaining our relationships with the ones we love at home. A good portion of our chat involves CJ balances being raising his child while still growing his business in new ways. We also have a fun talk about GQ magazine and what it means to CJ being a GQ insider for them.Make sure to follow CJ on his social media pages to see where he will be next and follow his journey connecting the dots.SUBSCRIBEYou can subscribe to The Travel Wins Podcast on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, YouTube, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, Podnews, Castbox, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Amazon.The Travel Wins intro song by Allison Johnson and Steve StevensWebsite Design by Stack Host#cjjohnsonjr #gq #influencer

NWA Dirt Report
Episode 011 - NWA Dirt Report - Labor Day Festivites

NWA Dirt Report

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 17:30


BETTER LATE THAN NEVER! This weeks discuss topics are... Amped Electric Games New Bridge Connector for Bentonville & Bella Vista Coler Slaughter Pen FORMAT & More Thank you for tuning in! #NWADirtReport

The Bentonville Beacon
#Because Bentonville Highlight Episode

The Bentonville Beacon

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 15:18


Summary:Welcome to a special episode of The Bentonville Beacon Podcast. This week, we're taking a break from our regular episodes to highlight why Bentonville is so amazing. We've chosen a few clips from some of our favorite moments of The Bentonville Beacon Podcast so far. Sit back and enjoy these clips, and check out Bentonville, where you get more of what you want, and less of what you don't!Show Notes:(0:32) Cyrus Sigari of Up Partners, Future Mobility Council of Arkansas, and Fly Oz(2:26) Morgan and Tyler Baumgardner of Encore Bike Rentals(5:42) Rich Drew of The Ride Series(8:30) Bonnie Adams of Swim OZ(12:45) Kris Adams of NWA Tech Summit

Not Perfect Podcast
126: Rediscovering your sex drive with Betony Vernon

Not Perfect Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 30:18


Welcome to today's podcast with Betony Vernon, who is a bold and boundary defying sexual anthropologist, erotic jewellery designer and the author of the Boudoir Bible: The Uninhibited Sex Guide for Today. Her personal mission is to help women and men enjoy and share pleasure and her book encapsulates this mission, with a second book coming very soon which we'll hear about today. Betony's book, Boudoir Bible, is a comprehensive and instructional guide to a new sexual landscape, encouraging greater sexual expression that expands and challenges readers to experiment with new routes to pleasure. Betony is a clinical hypnotherapist and uses other tools like ribbons and restraint, to help women and couples break old beliefs and paradigms to discover greater sexual awakening. You might be aware already, but the festival FORMAT is happening in Arkansas, Bentonville from 23rd - 25th September. It's a brand new music festival launching that celebrates the arts and technology with installations, a music lineup of dreams and art exhibitions with live performances from artists like Betony. Tickets are available, so do have a look on this link if you don't have one: https://www.format-festival.com/ Find more information on Betony: Instagram: @betonyvernonBooks: https://www.betonyvernon.com/books/We'd love to hear your thoughts on the episode, please get in touch via contact@notperfectpodcast.com. --- Hosted by Poppy JamieProduced by Georgie RutherfordEdited by George Drake Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

Ozarks at Large Stories
Breaking Down Mountain Biking Barriers

Ozarks at Large Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 8:46


The Women of Oz will host the Sunset Summit this month in Bentonville. The two-day event brings together world-class athletes and coaches to meet with mountain bikers of all skill levels.

Inspire On The Go
Inspiring Stories: Laurie Ormon and Andrea Lennon

Inspire On The Go

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 26:00


On this week's episode, Laurie Ormon welcomes Andrea Lennon into her home. With two cups of coffee and worship music in the background, the two discuss the importance of listening to the call of the Holy Spirit and trusting Him even in the midst of chronic pain. Having served on the team for Inspire since the beginning, Laurie concludes by talking about how she can't wait to see the Lord use this year's Inspire Women's Conference to encourage women around the state on September 24. Laurie Ormon is a native of Camden, but has been in Northwest Arkansas for 28 years. She graduated from Ouachita Baptist University with a degree in art education. She's been married to Steve for 18 years and they have two daughters, Emily (16) and Sarah Kate (14). Laurie serves as Women's Ministry Director at First Baptist Church in Bentonville. She loves time with friends, going out to eat, movies, and working in the church nursery. Learn more and register for Inspire at www.absc.org/inspire.

A New American Town - Bentonville, Arkansas
OZ Trails > Rapha RCC Summit

A New American Town - Bentonville, Arkansas

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 12:54


The OZ Trails team sits down with Rob Sandusky, Rapha's Marketing Coordinator for Northwest Arkansas, to talk about the RCC Summit. The Rapha Cycling Club is an international organization of more than 20,000 cyclists from around the world. Tune into this episode to hear the inside insight on the RCC Summit taking place in Bentonville, AR from October 7th to the 10th.Keep up with OZ Trails on Facebook and Instagram, and Rapha on Facebook and Instagram!

A New American Town - Bentonville, Arkansas
Airship Coffee > Mark Bray

A New American Town - Bentonville, Arkansas

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 25:01


The Visit Bentonville Team sits down with Mark Bray, owner of Airship Coffee, to hear more about the epic evolution and new expansion! Mark shares his story with Airship - how it started, how it went, and how it's going. Tune in to this incredible episode to learn more about Airship Coffee, a staple in the Bentonville community. Stay in the know with Airship on Facebook and Instagram!

Broken Arrow Public Schools
Inside Tiger Football | 9-1-22

Broken Arrow Public Schools

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 23:57


Inside Tiger Football presented by Rib Crib is back! Join Adam Hildebrandt and Coach Josh Blankenship as they discuss last week's season opening battle at Bentonville and preview Friday night's contest with rival Union.

Prep Rally
High School Football's Opening Week

Prep Rally

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 31:02


Join the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and the River Valley Democrat-Gazette sports team of Chip Souza, Rick Fires, Henry Apple and Leland Barclay talk about the exciting Week 0 football games in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley. They'll recap some amazing games including Bentonville's victory over Broken Arrow, the Battle of Rogers Avenue in Fort Smith, Rogers Heritage's first opening weekend victory in years and more. The team will look ahead to Week 1 matchups like Little Rock Christian versus Shiloh Christian, Bixby at Har-Ber, Greenwood at Stillwater, Charleston at Elkins, Cabot at Bentonville West and others. Read more sports stories at: nwaonline.com/sports/prep/ Sign up for our free Prep Sports newsletter at: nwaonline.com/sportsemail/ Support your local news by subscribing at: nwaonline.com/subscribe

Fintech Leaders
Laura Merling, Chief Transformation Officer at Arvest Bank – Driving Change in Large Organizations and Building Bank-Fintech Partnerships

Fintech Leaders

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 24:55


Miguel Armaza sits down with Laura Merling, Chief Transformation and Operations Officer at Arvest Bank, a community-based bank with $26 billion in assets, headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas. Arvest traces its roots back to 1961, when its predecessor bank was acquired by Sam Walton, also the founder of Walmart.In this episode, we discuss:The digitization of small and medium-sized banks. There are almost 5,000 banks in the US – how are they modernizing and riding the fintech wave?Bank-Fintech Partnerships. What should fintech companies partnering with community banks keep in mind? Laura shares some best practices and common mistakes.Pros and cons of building in-house vs partnering with technology providers. What path should your firm take? ... and a whole lot more!Want more podcast episodes? Join me and follow Fintech Leaders today on Apple, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app for weekly conversations with today's global leaders that will dominate the 21st century in fintech, business, and beyond.Do you prefer a written summary, instead? Check out the Fintech Leaders newsletter and join 43,000+ readers and listeners around the world!Miguel Armaza is Co-Founder & Managing General Partner of Gilgamesh Ventures, a seed-stage investment fund focused on fintech in the Americas. He also hosts and writes the Fintech Leaders podcast and newsletter.Miguel on LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3nKha4ZMiguel on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2Jb5oBcFintech Leaders Newsletter: bit.ly/3jWIpqp

Ozarks at Large Stories
Historic Inn Gets New Owner

Ozarks at Large Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 5:56


The First Presbyterian campsite turned long-time Bentonville staple, Fred's Hickory Inn, is switching hands and its new name is Table at Hickory Inn. Although there some changes, the custom 52 year-old smoke pit will still be operational.

Ozarks at Large
Diversity in the Classroom, Changes in the Kitchen

Ozarks at Large

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 54:06


On today's show, exploring global conflict and immigration in the classroom. Plus, a visit to the Medical Marijuana Expo, new ownership of a Bentonville staple, and much more.

The Bentonville Beacon
Building the World's Finest Aerobatic Aircraft with Game Composites

The Bentonville Beacon

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 39:04


SummaryOn this episode of The Bentonville Beacon, host James Bell is joined by Josh Richards, COO at Game Composites LLC, an aviation and aerospace components manufacturer. Josh's background is rooted in technical excellence, with experience in highly-regulated industries such as aerospace and nuclear power. Throughout the episode, James and Josh discuss Game Composites, the GB1 GameBird, and why Bentonville is the perfect place for advanced manufacturing.Thanks for tuning in!Show Notes:(1:27) Introduction to Josh Richards(1:44) Josh's Passion for Aviation(4:17) About Game Composites(7:21) About the GB1 GameBird(10:34) The GameBird Building Process(13:21) Blazing a Trail for Advanced Manufacturing(18:50) Exposing Customers to the GameBird(21:06) Growth Plan for Game Composites(23:07) Game Composites Employee Opportunities(26:48) Why Bentonville Is Ideal for Game Composites(31:54) The Bentonville Experience(34:45) Final Questions and Thoughts‍‍LinksJames BellJosh RichardsGame Composites LLCQuotes“So part of the history that's important is that the company was never really just founded to build GameBirds. It was always about creating, you know, being a significant player in aviation manufacturing. Maybe not a Boeing right out of the gate, but somebody who makes a difference and really makes a splash in the environment.” - Josh Richards, (5:51)“We see a lot of customers now that want a really custom experience. So, one of the challenges of running a manufacturing business with an operations mindset is how do you give a custom experience, but in a repeatable fashion.” - Josh Richards, (11:33)“The expansion does a couple things for us. It helps us vertically integrate some of our products that go into the aircraft. We want to build as much stuff as we can in Arkansas. On the other side of it, we've got big plans for the company on what's next. We're working on what we call GB2, so the second iteration or second version of aircraft for Game Composites.” - Josh Richards, (21:27)

Armed Lutheran Radio
Episode 327 - A Random Act of Journalism

Armed Lutheran Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2022 36:00


In this week's show, Lloyd gives props to USA Today's Amanda Perez Pintado whose article about a man arrested outside a Washington concert venue actually makes the point that the fear of mass shootings is not proportional to the actual threat. Armed Lutheran Radio is a listener-supported podcast. If you value the information and entertainment we provide, consider supporting the show by joining our membership site, The Reformation Gun Club! http://gunclub.armedlutheran.us Thank You to this Week's Members! Dan from South Lyon, MI Richard from Wichita, KS William from Bentonville, AR Jackie from Federal Way, WA Paul J from McKinney, TX Robert from DeKalb, IL Morris from Dallas, TX Edwin from Round Lake Beach, IL Stephen B Richard from Pagosa Springs, CO Links of Interest Concert goers thought the man might carry out a mass shooting. Police now say it was something else. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/concert-goers-thought-the-man-might-carry-out-a-mass-shooting-police-now-say-it-was-something-else/ar-AA119OaJ?li=BBnbfcL To help support the show and get access to hundreds of hours of exclusive content like this, be sure to check out the Reformation Gun Club for as little as $15.17 per year! Click here to find out more The Armed Lutheran Book "Duty to Defend" 2nd Edition is coming in December. Click below to pre-order! http://www.armedlutheran.us/duty/ Prayer of the Week Almighty and everlasting God, who are always more ready to hear than we to pray and give more than we either desire or deserve, pour down upon us the abundance of Your mercy, forgiving those things of which our conscience is afraid and giving us those good things that we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits and mediation of Christ, our Lord; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen. Get in Touch Visit our Feedback Page - http://www.armedlutheran.us/feedback Please tell your friends about us, leave an iTunes review, and like us on Facebook Join our Facebook group - http://www.armedlutheran.us/facebook Subscribe to us and follow us on Youtube - http://www.armedlutheran.us/youtube Check Out More at our Website- http://www.armedlutheran.us Keep Shooting, Keep Praying, We'll Talk to you Next time!

The Ortho Show
Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – Dr. Chris Dougherty

The Ortho Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 38:31


This episode is brought to you by Thompson Surgical. This episode is also brought to you by TrackableMed, grow your new patients. Dr. Christopher Dougherty, orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, joins for this episode. He's been in practice for 20 years and is at the Agility Center Orthopedics in Bentonville, AK. Dr. Dougherty has pioneered surgical procedures that have been adopted world-wide, as well as developed the most advanced rehab protocols in the state. His numerous patents and published articles aid surgeons around the world to perform advanced surgeries for their own patients. Topics include: -He was born and bred in Missouri. He discusses his experience as the Team Physician for the Kansas City Royals and Northwest Arkansas Naturals. -He's at the forefront of innovation in sports medicine and an early adopter in sports medicine technology with Miach Orthopaedics BEAR® implant and Biorez's BioBrace™ "Tendon in a Bag" implant. Dr. Dougherty discusses scenarios, challenges and outcomes with utilizing these new innovations. -Dr. Dougherty is a lead physician at OrthoLazer's location in Bentonville. We hear about what piqued his interest in opening this facility. Find out more about Dr. Christopher Dougherty here.

The Bentonville Beacon
How Bentonville Became the Mountain Biking Capital of the World with Gary Vernon

The Bentonville Beacon

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 51:50


SummaryOn this episode of The Bentonville Beacon, host James Bell is joined by Gary Vernon, a seasoned Sr. Program Officer at the Walton Personal Philanthropy Group. Gary, a key person behind OZ Trails, is the main reason for the explosion of the mountain bike trails in NWA. Throughout the episode, James and Gary discuss the large expansion of trails and what that has meant for the culture and economy in NWA, specifically Bentonville. Thanks for tuning in!Show Notes:(1:57) Introduction to Gary Vernon(3:04) Walton Family Foundation vs. Walton Personal Philanthropy (4:31) The Rise to Mountain Bike Capital of the World(7:22) About OZ Trails(9:41) Specialty of the NWA Trails(15:23) NWA's E-bike Mentality(18:09) Why Cycling Companies Are Moving to NWA(24:45) About the Bicycle Industry Employers Association(27:05) Economic Impact of NWA's Trial System(34:48) Changes in the NWA Region(43:05) Where Bentonville Is Headed(45:11) Final Questions‍‍LinksJames BellGary VernonWalton Personal Philanthropy GroupQuotes“I can do a nine-mile ride from work on a single track within a block of my house, which is amazing…I think the benefit that we really can't measure is the mental benefit of being able to get active, and you don't have to ride a mountain bike to be on [the trails].” - Gary Vernon, (29:35)“I couldn't tell you how many people I've met in the last year that have moved here, and they can work remote wherever they want and just wanted to be near the trail. The sense of pride in the region is definitely noticeable.” - Gary Vernon, (35:11)“Sustainability is a big word in the trail building industry because weather and use and all that can wear on a trail and raise the cost of maintaining it. That's the one thing that we're always trying to solve is the maintenance conundrum.” - Gary Vernon, (43:10)

The Superlatively Yes Podcast
Walmart Museums and Life in Franklin

The Superlatively Yes Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 58:39


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Arkansas Democrat Gazette
8/18/22: Arkansas retirement system's investments drop by $1.5 billion...and more news

Arkansas Democrat Gazette

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 4:28


Arkansas retirement system's investments drop by $1.5 billion; Arkansas state senator settle with an atheist group; Active COVID cases are at a seven-week low; Bentonville based Walmart required to pay damages in the opioid crisis

Breakfast With Barry Lee
357: Yodeling With Parson Brown

Breakfast With Barry Lee

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 12:44


Parson Brown grew up in Bentonville, Virginia and followed his dream to Los Angeles where he is involved in television, radio and film production.  On this episode, Parson shares his talent and passion for yodeling, so hang on for a good time!   

The War on Cars
All Bodies on Bikes with Marley Blonsky

The War on Cars

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 35:39


Marley Blonsky, a bike adventurer and advocate for inclusive cycling communities, is the co-founder of All Bodies on Bikes, a group that aims to help people of all sizes and abilities to get out and enjoy riding. Marley talks about getting some major bike brands to address the needs of riders in larger bodies; the power of putting the words “fat” and “cyclist” together; and why her new home of Bentonville, Arkansas (headquarters of Walmart), is “a Disneyland for bicycles.” This episode is sponsored by Radpower Bikes and Cleverhood. Support The War on Cars on Patreon and receive exclusive access to ad-free bonus content. You can find out more about Marley on her website, and follow her on Instagram and Twitter.  Watch the All Bodies on Bikes film on YouTube. Check out the All Bodies on Bikes community on Facebook.  Pick up official War on Cars merch at our store. Follow and review us on Apple Podcasts. It helps people find us! This episode was edited by Yessenia Moreno. Our theme music is by Nathaniel Goodyear. Our logo is by Dani Finkel of Crucial D Designs. TheWarOnCars.org

The Automotive Troublemaker w/ Paul J Daly and Kyle Mountsier
The Dealership Doctor, Free Streaming, Apple Back To Work, BestBuy Lays Off

The Automotive Troublemaker w/ Paul J Daly and Kyle Mountsier

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 21:07


This Tuesday we're talking about unconventional healthcare with big time satisfaction. The Walmart - Amazon rivalry takes another step up. We also cover Apple's return to work (finally) and layoffs at Best Buy which could benefit Dealership employee searches.One Florida Dealership provides some very special health care services, including a Dr who sees patients several days a week at the storeAfter a 35% rate increase in 2019-2020, Greg Balasco, owner of Lakeland Automall who is a Ford, Hyundai, and Genesis dealer had enough and began looking for other options"There was sheer frustration over the lack of quality health care and the continual increase in expenses for me and our employees every year," Balasco told Automotive News. "Now, we're managing our health care ourselves instead of allowing these big companies to do it and take advantage of the employee and employer.”Worked with advisor Health Rosetta to find a fit and now manages their own healthSaved 25% for everyoneMany no deductible services and no-cost durable medical equipQuick call/text access to the Dealership doctor anytimeHealth card bears the Dealership logoThe “Dealership Dr” Dr. Christopher Salud, said in an interview w ABC Action News in Tampa, Fla., that he enjoys spending more quality time with fewer patients.The store sold 5200 vehicles last yearTake away: We bet they have a lower than normal turnover rate.Walmart has reached a deal with Paramount + to offer the ad supported version of the streaming platform to all members of Walmart+ subscription service for freeDirect move to remain competitive for its 16 million members with rival, AmazonParamount has had an office in Bentonville for many yearsWalmart+ is $98 per year and includes free shipping, gasoline discounts, and 6 months of Spotify premium. Amazon Prime costs $139 and features a robust streaming offering for video and musicApple tells its employees they will need to return to in-person work 3 days per week starting September 5thEmployees will be required to be in-office Tuesday, Thursday, and one other day of their choiceThe return was originally planned for July of 2021 but was shelved due to employee protestFrom CEO Tim Cook, “We are excited to move forward with the pilot and believe that this revised framework will enhance our ability to work flexibly, while preserving the in-person collaboration that is so essential to our culture. We also know that we still have a lot to learn. And we are committed to listening, adapting, and growing together in the weeks and months ahead.”Best Buy announces layoffs likely including hundreds of jobs at the store levelCiting waning demand and sales down 11%, more than the 3-6% initially estimated, the chain is restructuring to combat persistent inflationGet the Daily Push Back email at https://www.asotu.com/Rock with us LIVE at ASOTU CON! Tickets: https://www.asotucon.comJOIN the conversation on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/asotu/Read our most recent email at: https://www.asotu.com/media/push-back-emailShare your positive dealer stories: https://www.asotu.com/positivityASOTU Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/automotivestateoftheunion

Photographic Collective Podcast || MWB
MILES WITT BOYER : IN THE HOT SEAT ft. Guest Host David Kovacs || PCP40

Photographic Collective Podcast || MWB

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 88:25


Forty podcast episodes sitting and chatting with a few of the biggest names in the photography and mindset coaching world. Forty time clicking record with a notebook in front of me and a sincere goal of trying to uncover some little tidbit of truth that's worth listening to. Forty times that Jared has cleaned up the audio (You'll see I actually messed up my mic on this one) and helped to mix down this podcast with the goal of being one of the easiest to listen to options for entrepreneurs during their busy lives but this episode is different. David Kovacs is a good friend, a member of the Photographic Collective, and a brilliant photographer and business owner who challenged me to sit on the other end of the mic. So this is our interview, of me - Miles Witt Boyer. We chat through everything from PhotoExpo, the Bedford Camera convention in Little Rock, Arkansas that I just had the opportunity to keynote to new camera equipment that I'm excited about and then of course some of the lessons I've learned along the way doing this podcast for about a year now! Celebrating 4 seasons, 10k listeners, and friendship in this special episode. The Photographic Collective is a FREE TO JOIN community filled with positive, creative minds from around the world. Founded by Miles Witt Boyer and based in Bentonville, Arkansas PHOTOCO exists simply as a place where photographers, videographers, and artists from around the world can get together and build relationships. Packed full of training opportunities, small groups, and new friends join us by clicking HERE. The Photographic Collective Podcast is a production of The Photographic Collective LLC. Sound engineering and editing by Jared Mark Fincher, executive production by Miles Witt Boyer, in partnership with our other PHOTOCO podcast Cutting on Action hosted by Brandon Buccheri. Copyright 2022 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mwbpodcast/support

The Bentonville Beacon
Leading the Smart Mobility Revolution with Dr. Richard Ham

The Bentonville Beacon

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 64:21


SummaryOn this episode of The Bentonville Beacon, host James Bell is joined by Dr. Richard Ham, a seasoned transportation executive with four decades of experience in security safety operations and administration compliance and enforcement. Dr. Ham's list of expertise and accomplishments is long and includes but is not limited to the associate director of the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Arkansas, where he co-leads the largest graduate program at the University of Arkansas. Throughout the episode, James and Dr. Ham talked about the progression of drones within the next couple of years and the mobility space in Bentonville. Thanks for tuning in!Show Notes:(1:13) Introduction to Dr. Ham(3:00) About Dr. Ham(5:37) Dr. Ham's Passion for Aviation(8:36) The Progression of Drones(25:29) The UP.Summit(34:17) University of Arkansas Planning Grant(37:12) Fully Autonomous Trucks(40:09) Presence of Mobility Companies in Bentonville(45:39) How to Get Involved in the Mobility Space(57:13) Closing Questions‍‍LinksJames BellDr. Richard HamQuotes“...if you want to deliver something to Jonesborough, there's just no good way to get there because it's pretty rural…the ability to have an automated cargo route that would make the flight in an hour and a half and then turn and work it the other way. It starts to connect communities in a way that nobody really thought about.” - Dr. Richard Ham, (16:14)“If you think of these small towns, it affects how commerce happens. If you can get something in three hours then do you have to have as many brick and mortars? There's gonna be a discussion about that and some really smart people that think that way in retail and wholesale are gonna think about how we do distribution if this is our model now.” - Dr. Richard Ham, (22:16)“We're gonna talk about where we are with our ability to accept manufacturing and workforce readiness…If you don't have that foundation, you end up with a lot of voices, but there's never a consolidated voice that people will look to when they are looking to come here.” - Dr. Richard Ham, (32:58)“Developing that framework and then knowing where to step up from there is really important because if you don't, then when you start making some decisions later on, you're going to wish you'd have done that differently because it would have been better.” - Dr. Richard Ham, (38:08)

We the People
A Constitutional Conversation at Crystal Bridges

We the People

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 73:15


The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, opened a new exhibit this summer called We the People: The Radical Notion of Democracy. It features an original print of the U.S. Constitution—one of only 11 in the world—as well as original prints of the Declaration of Independence, the proposed Bill of Rights, and the Articles of Confederation. To celebrate the opening, the museum invited Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, to host a conversation centered around the text and impact of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. His guest was Eric Slauter, deputy dean of the humanities at the University of Chicago and the author of The State as a Work of Art: The Cultural Origins of the Constitution. Questions or comments about the show? Email us at podcast@constitutioncenter.org. Continue today's conversation on Facebook and Twitter using @ConstitutionCtr. Sign up to receive Constitution Weekly, our email roundup of constitutional news and debate, at bit.ly/constitutionweekly.

Grounded by the Farm
Called to Live the Cheese Life, Interview with a Cheesemonger

Grounded by the Farm

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 47:33


There are titles that go almost unnoticed, but being a cheesemonger definitely stands out! It took a long time but eventually, I met a cheesemonger. That cheesemonger, Jessica Keahey (founder of Sweet Freedom Cheese in Bentonville, Arkansas), led a virtual meetup and cheese tasting & we later met in person as we toured two dairy farms! We certainly weren't short of topics to discuss and Jessica kept coming up with cheese puns to keep it light! We talk about how to choose cheeses for a cheese or charcuterie board, what to e pair with cheese, how much cheese to put on the board and more.  This post is sponsored by Midwest Dairy. Ashley Anderson who also in part of the episode, is the wellness director there. I was compensated for my time, but all wording and opinions are mine or the people sharing them. You can access a lot of photos and a video from the visit to Sweet Freedom Cheese Shop at https://groundedbythefarm.com/cheesemonger/ and a transcript is available at https://groundedbythefarm.com/episode-320/ 

The Gravel Ride.  A cycling podcast
Girls Gone Gravel - Kathryn Taylor

The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 44:48 Very Popular


This week on the podcast, Randall sits down with Kathryn Taylor, co-host of the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast and Chief of Staff at Feisty Media. Looking at inclusion in the sport of gravel cycling and how Feisty Media is looking to build a brand centered around helping active, performance-minded women find the resources they need to do the things they love.  Episode Sponsor: Bike Index, a free, non-profit bicycle registry and stolen bike recovery platform.  Girls Gone Gravel Podcast Fiesty Media Support the Podcast Join The Ridership  Automated Transcription, please excuse the typos: Girls Gone Gravel [00:00:00] Craig Dalton: Hello, and welcome to the gravel ride podcast, where we go deep on the sport of gravel cycling through in-depth interviews with product designers, event organizers and athletes. Who are pioneering the sport I'm your host, Craig Dalton, a lifelong cyclist who discovered gravel cycling back in 2016 and made all the mistakes you don't need to make. I approach each episode as a beginner down, unlock all the knowledge you need to become a great gravel cyclist. This week on the podcast, my co-host Randall Jacobs is gonna take the reins. Randall did an interview with Catherine Taylor of feisty media and a co-host of the girls gone gravel podcast, Catherine. And the team at feisty media are helping active performance minded women find the resources they need to do the things they love. Many of you may be familiar with Catherine's work with Christie Mon on the girls gone gravel podcast. Christie is also a former guest of this podcast, and you can refer to that episode. We did about the big sugar gravel event. If you scroll back a little while in your feed, before we jump into the conversation I wanted to thank this week's sponsor bike index bike index is a nonprofit bicycle registry and stolen bike recovery platform. In fact, take a moment, hit pause, and go register your bike. It takes five to 10 minutes. The hardest part is locating your serial number, but once it's in the system, it's a free resource. Bike index has no business talking to you. They're hoping to just sit there in the background as a utility, but God forbid your bike goes missing and gets stolen. Bike indexes. One of the only resources you're gonna find online to help coordinate the efforts of recovering your bicycle. They're a nonprofit. Everything they do. Any donation you make is tax deductible. Registration is free, so you really don't have any excuse other than time to register your bikes. Go on, hit up bike index.org and get your bike registered with that said, let's jump on over to Randall's conversation with Katherine. [00:02:05] Randall: Katherine, thank you for coming on the gravel ride podcast. It's great to have this conversation. It seems like we have a lot of alignment in terms of the types of community building projects that we're most interested in and obviously our shared love of this particular sport. So, would just love to start with what's. What's your background with the sport? How did you end up doing a podcast called girls gone gravel . [00:02:26] Kathryn: Well, it's funny. I'm as many of the guests that we've actually had in our podcast, I've learned there's a lot of burnt out triathletes that end up in gravel. And that was definitely me. So I was really involved in triathlon for about 10 years. I raced coached. I even worked at a triathlon store. That was one of the top triathlon online retailers in the company. And I got really burned out from it because it's all about checking your power and your wants and. A lot of training all the time. And a friend of mine that was in the tri club was doing this race at the time called dirty cancer. And sh because she had heard this woman named Alison Terick on a podcast and she had never rid her bike more than 20 miles, but she signed up for the 200 mile event and was training through the company that I coached with. So I wasn't her coach, but one of my coworkers was her coach. And so I just heard all about this journey to this crazy gravel. Race. And I was like, oh, this sounds kind of fun. I think I'm gonna get a gravel bike instead of a traveling bike. And so I got a gravel bike and I would go out, she would go be doing like five laps of this local 20 mile loop. And I would go out and do one lap with her and just started to love it and love the adventure. And then started hosting some rides on the weekends for local community women. And Got into that. And then it's actually a funny story. So I was working at a bike shop at the time. And when I bought the bike, the bike shop owner was like, well, I don't think you're gonna like gravel because it's hard. And that made me really mad yeah. [00:04:00] Randall: oh [00:04:01] Kathryn: yeah. And so I had way too much wine one night and I woke up at two in the morning and I was like, I'm gonna start an Instagram account. It was when Instagram was. Starting to grow. And I was like, girl's gonna gravel, that's it. So I got the handle at two in the morning and I just started sharing like community pictures and it grew. And that ended up eventually turning into a podcast and now has become a whole brand where we have events. We have a little team, we, you know, go do cover, live events. We're done a few other things in the future, so yeah, that's, that's how it got started. [00:04:34] Randall: And I'm curious, where were you living at the time and what timeframe are we talking here? [00:04:38] Kathryn: So it was 2019. It wasn't that long ago. And I was living in Atlanta, Georgia. So, and, and there's not a ton of gravel around Atlanta. You really have to drive. So it was really in the Southeast the gravel scene. Was much behind kind of the Midwest Northwest, Northeast gravel. It was really just starting to come onto the scene. And the, and people didn't know about things like, you know, Unbound or, or any of those things at the time. My friend Lauren was the first person that any of us ever knew that had gone and done, you know, at the time it was dirty Kansas. So, so yeah. That's, that's where I was living. [00:05:15] Randall: One of the obvious questions that, that, you know, came up to me prior to us recording today was, you know, what was your inspiration? And I kind of feel like I got a little bit of a taste of it when you're talking about that bike shop person. I think that the industry has catered to a particular audience that mostly looks like me, frankly for a very long time. And there is a dire need for more accessible on ramps to other people who wanna participate. And it seems like you, you feel a niche And half the population. It's not really a niche I'd love to hear more about that inspiration and how you've gone about it. [00:05:49] Kathryn: Yeah. So I had been a part of Atlanta tri club, which is the. Probably the third largest triathlon club in the country. And I was one of the coaches for Atlanta tri club. I also was on the regional board for USA triathlon. And we were doing a lot of initiatives in the women's space at the time. And so I, I started to see, there were a few things, if you could do, you could really increase women's participation in the sport. And I had a, a good friend that we were doing. A lot of these things kind of side by side in that. And she, she actually passed away very unexpectedly in 2019 and. [00:06:27] Randall: to hear that. [00:06:29] Kathryn: Thank you. It was yeah, she, it was a, a brain aneurysm. So just out of the blue and I kind of looked back at her legacy and I was. I wanna continue this, but the triathlon space, isn't where I feel the passion anymore. At the same, I was starting to get into gravel. And at the same time I had another friend that was an ultra endurance cyclist. Her name is Danny Gable, and she's done all these crazy ultra endurance adventures. And I started hearing her stories about cycling and how male dominated it was and started looking into it. And I was like, oh, I think there are some things that we could do. That will really bring women to the forefront that are really simple things like telling women stories, giving women a place to connect with each other giving them a space and, and everything just happened to come together right around the time of the pandemic. That's when Christ and I started the podcast and we started a private Facebook group. The, I was like, oh, a couple hundred people. And within, I don't know, two months, it was like 5,000 people. And we were doing, you know, all kinds of webinars and stuff. Over the summer, cuz everybody was stuck at home. Laura King actually had connected with me and she said, Hey, we were gonna do this, this camp or this weekend with rooted, but we can't do it because of the pandemic. But do you wanna do it like just a virtual DIY gravel? Summer thing. And so we did like every Friday we would do a webinar where women could come on and learn for free. And, and so it just, everything started to come together and the community really naturally formed. And it it's really cool because now I go to races and people will say, oh, I heard the podcast. Or I followed your stuff or I'm in the Facebook group. And that's the reason I decided to come do this event or, you know, This inspired me or so. And so story inspired me. So, I think I started rambling, but that's kind of my, my very long answer to your question. It was really [00:08:18] Randall: is entirely the point. [00:08:20] Kathryn: Yeah, but, but I it's been driven by what the community wanted all along. You know, so. [00:08:25] Randall: Well, and I was sharing before we started recording that I actually heard about you and your work from one of our listeners who, who came up to me at rooted Vermont, her name escapes me is actually two women. So if you're listening please drop me a note and remind me your name and just thank you for the introduction. And I asked them, who should we be bringing onto the podcast to talk about community and to elevate their work. And you were the first person that they mentioned. So, there's clearly a deep resonance with what you do. So you have a background having worked in shops, you've been a pretty serious triathlete. You had your own journey into the sport. I'm curious to unpack that a bit. What was it like when you were first getting into cycling or endurance athletics generally? How far back does that go? And what aspects of that experience do you think were different as a consequence of being a woman versus a man coming into it . [00:09:16] Kathryn: Yeah. I actually got into triathlon when I moved to Atlanta. So it was like 2010, I think, 2009, 2010, somewhere right around there. And had lived a lot of places. I had moved there. I was living with my parents and I'd always wanted to do a triathlon. I was a swimmer growing up. I was a really bad runner, but I'd never, like, I'd only ridden my Walmart bike around town. I'd never ridden like a real bike. And so I Googled triathlon. Atlanta and team and training was actually having a info session for their summer training program. So the options were like, sit at home with my parents and watch wheel of fortune, or go meet a bunch of strangers and maybe raise money to do an event. So I ended up signing up for team and training and, and that experience really informed everything I did from then on out. The, the team in training chapter in, in Georgia is, is one of the strongest team in training chapters. At that time was one of the strongest team in training chapters in the country. And they were just so great at bringing people in and teaching them everything from, you know, how do you ride a bike? How do you prepare for a race and, and creating a community around it? And I didn't know anything, like I showed up at my first ride with my mom's bike. That was Just a, like a towny bike and Umbro shorts and a t-shirt everybody was there, there, you know, try bikes and their kits and stuff, but people had just made me feel so welcome. And so part of it, even though I felt like I don't belong here at that moment. And then took me through every piece of it from. Falling over in the parking lot, three times is the first time I tried to clip in and, you know, a woman stayed with me and rode with me that whole day to teaching me, you know, everything about the bike. And then on the contrary, I'd be like, oh, I'm gonna go to this group ride, which would be primarily guys and primarily a race instead of a group ride, like the Tuesday night race, but they didn't communicate that. And so I remember one time I was up I. Dog sitting with my parents or something. And so I was at their house, which is in the north side of Atlanta. And it's really hilly. It's kind of, you're starting to get up into the Appalachians. I went on this ride and I didn't have like a Q sheet. They didn't give them out. They didn't communicate. They didn't say hello at the ride. I was like, okay, well I can hang. I'm a travel now. And I got so lost. Didn't know where I was. Didn't have anybody to call to get back. Finally, like somebody came by and pointed me the way back to town. And I thought if that were my experience, like the first time I showed up at a group ride, I would've never, I would've walked away from the bike. I. Forever. And and I've heard that experience from so many women of just having horrific experiences. The first time they walk into a group ride or a bike shop. And so I just want women to feel confident and be excited about, you know, that, and, and so, because I had such a great experience with team and training and saw the difference, it just it informed the way I wanted to contribute to the community. [00:12:23] Randall: That's great. And I have a confession. I was absolutely one of those men who treated every group ride like a race. I came into the sport, very hard charging and just wanted to compete and go hard and crush it and go into the pain cave and all the things that are associated with that very aggressive more ego driven aspects of the sport that make it so inaccessible. And, it's in recent years that I've come full circle and seen the opportunity to not just take what I've learned and to help bring someone in but also the huge benefit that I get personally from just slowing it down and taking the time to connect and facilitating. So I'm curious, how do you define your community? You have your podcast listeners, you have your Facebook group. What is the extent of the community? How do people interact with you now? How many people are in involved ? What's the structure of it? [00:13:12] Kathryn: Yeah. That's well, just real quick before we move on from like the group ride. Cause I do want like, it's okay. If you have a really hard, fast charging group ride, right. Like I think that is totally fine. And it's appropriate for some people. It's the communication and helping people understand and even saying, like being able to say. this isn't for you. If somebody shows up that's not ready or like I'm willing to sacrifice my night for you. So like, I don't wanna get rid of the group rides that people love to go out and smash themselves on. I just wanna make sure there's spaces. What that, when we say we're welcome to new people, that we're actually welcome to do people [00:13:47] Randall: Yeah. I, I think that that's a really valid point. And if you're going to have a ride that you're opening up to a broader audience, having something in place, whether it be, Points where somebody can break off, to cut the ride shorter or having different groups going at different paces and making sure you have a ride leader for each one of those groups I think goes a long way towards avoiding that sort of scenario that you were describing, where you have a bad experience. And then it's like, well, the bike is not for me. [00:14:13] Kathryn: Yeah. Yeah. So at our community, we, we have several different layers. So we have obviously the podcast we have a free Facebook community called women, gravel, cyclists, and that's women from all over the world. I think it's like between 14 and 15,000 women right now. And it's, it's still. I thought it would fall off after the pandemic, but it's still really active. We have a, when people join, we ask them they're how long they've been riding gravel. And I would say at least a third of them are brand new to gravel cycling. So they're coming to look for advice on bikes, saddles, Shammy, how to train, what events to do, how to find friends. And then we do, we have a small team of about a hundred women Or just a little bit more connected within us. And then this past year, we had our first gravel festival, our women's gravel festival, which is not a competitive event. It's literally just three days of hanging out, having parties riding and learning. And our first one we had about 220 women and we're getting ready next week to announce the 20, 22 dates. 2023 dates. What year are we in? So we'll be back in Bentonville next year for our next one. And we may be able to bump that number up a little bit. [00:15:33] Randall: It's a great location, by the way, the bike infrastructure there is, is quite incredible. And the community there too is it's one of the, one of the country's great cycling communities at this point. [00:15:43] Kathryn: yeah, we were lucky we snapped up Amy Ross. Do you know, have you ever met connected with Amy Ross? [00:15:48] Randall: I don't believe so. Tell me more about her. [00:15:50] Kathryn: She has been in the bike world for a long time, worked for different brands like Santa Cruz that she worked for. Wow. One of the big mountain bike things I can't remember, but her husband's NA Ross. He was a professional mountain biker and they moved to Beville. She was the had a bike Beville. and so she had left bike Bentonville. I was going through, and that's the group that like, if you wanna do an event in Beville you go and you talk to them. So she was, we'd had her on as a podcast guest I'd driven through Bentonville was checking it out. She was like, well, I'm leaving bike Bentonville. And I was like, do you want a job? and so we hired her as our event coordinator on the ground. Basically two weeks later. So she contracts for us as our event coordinator for that event, which makes a huge difference when somebody is in the community day in and day out to, to put together a really great community event. [00:16:40] Randall: And in terms of where people gather online and find you online? Is it primarily the Facebook page, what's your software stack look like? [00:16:47] Kathryn: Yeah. We have a website, girls go gravel. We put, I actually write a lot of the articles and then a woman Celine Jager. Everybody probably knows in the gravel space. Also she works with us at feisty media, so she writes some for us. And then I have another woman from CNN that I pull in a little bit here and there to write articles for me. Her name is Claire and we write a lot of stuff based on what people ask for in the Facebook group. So we're taking. Somebody's asking a question and we're like, oh, we see tons of answers. And I'm like, well, that's an article. So we create a lot of content. So we get a lot of visitors to that site just because we're creating content that people are searching for. From our Facebook page we have our Instagram page and then we have just private Facebook communities. We, we tried like things like slack or other communities and it's, it's just hard. It's hard to get people to go off of Facebook. I know everybody wants them to, but it's so hard. [00:17:42] Randall: We had the same kind of discussion when we started the ridership, we built it in slack initially, or I should say we got it started in slack, the community built itself from there. And there were certain challenges that we saw with Facebook that we wanted to avoid. But slack is great because it's a great communication tool and it is something that people are already using for work in a lot of cases. But then you can't do a lot of the things you'd wanna do like event coordination or dealing with club membership. Then again, Facebook has its own issues. I'd actually love to unpack this a little bit because I've had this conversation with Russ over at path, less pedals and Monica Garrison over at black girls do bike. I'm curious, what are the things that you. Like about the platform and that we're enabling. And what are the things that frustrate you that you would ideally avoid in migrating to something different? [00:18:32] Kathryn: What I like about Facebook is people. Whether they say it, they people say they wanna get off Facebook, but they're still staying there. And a lot of people are lurkers, but they participate in groups. And Facebook has gone really in, on groups in the last few years, because they've seen that trend. Right. So. they're promoting that. And I, I also worked for a tech company for a little while in Atlanta, and I learned it's really hard to get people to use something they're not already using from that that experience, you know, that's the biggest challenge. Yeah. And slack, it just felt like the conversation was really, could be really stagnant a lot of times. Because if people. If they didn't use it for work, it was hard to get them to like, get excited about it. And if they used it for work, sometimes people were like, I'm already on slack all day long. I have PTSD from the dings so, We also one of our communities within Feist, the feisty ecosystem, tried to use my new networks and that also wasn't a good fit for the same reasons. So, so that's why I've stayed on Facebook. I think I have somebody that helps manage the posts if it were just, and, and then I have another person on our team that actually helps manage like all the people coming into the community now and like, The community is really good actually at, at self-regulating so if somebody, if a spammer gets in or if somebody we have a no assholes rule, I don't know if I can cus on your podcast, but we have a no assholes [00:19:53] Randall: Oh, go, go, go right ahead. [00:19:55] Kathryn: And so, they're really good at reporting that and. You know, like we watch it and catch those things and delete them, or just kind of, don't let people get away with being jerks. And I've seen that on a lot of other, especially gravel, Facebook groups that I've been on. There's some real jerks in those groups and the way they can give feedback to people is just it's mean what I don't like is I when not everybody's on the platform and then you. Facebook sometimes is like, I don't think you need to see that anymore. So you have to go to the group if you want something. So, and then the, the other thing I've seen, and I think this is a characteristic of women, we really like to give advice. And so I'll see somebody post something I'm like, oh, they're about to get overwhelmed with like, so much advice about, you know, like, like, so and so just ask like, I'm just, I'm new to riding and I wanna do this 25 mile event. What should I do? And somebody's gonna like give them like a step by step nutrition plan. And I'm like, just go ride your bike. right. Make sure you have water and food when you go out. So people and they mean well, but I, I just see I'm like that they're gonna overwhelm this poor person with like so much. About things. So, so that's why I try to take things and then put, put that into good content. That's a little bit more succinct on our website. [00:21:18] Randall: What are the things that you either are doing off platform, so off of Facebook or that you wish you could do, but you just don't have a tool that works well with your current [00:21:27] Kathryn: Sounds like you all are creating a tech product. [00:21:29] Randall: Well, we've been working on the side with a, like constructing a mighty network and we have a concept for that. So whenever I talk to community organizers, I wanna understand those issues cuz , our vision is to create something that's like a community of allied clubs that share a common infrastructure, and then that organization, it would be a nonprofit. And so, we're starting to do little things like coordinate group rides in the mighty network. Chapter for the ridership and then post that within the slack group to, to get people to join. And it's not seamless , but it's a way of slowly experimenting with it. We have a couple of clubs that have brought their members into their club space in the ridership mighty network. So we're not so much building a tech product as much as we see that there's an opportunity to build a better place for people to come and find out, what to ride, how to ride it and take care of it where to ride, who to ride with and what events are happen. And right now, there's not a one stop shop for that. So maybe you find the girls gone gravel podcast or the podcast that we do or some other resource. So you find some forum, but there's not like a clearing house or one place where you can go and just say, I live here, what's happening near me. Who's near me that I can ride with. What are the recommended tires for my terrain? Things like this. It's very fragmented. [00:22:48] Kathryn: Yeah. Yeah. I would agree on that. Like, one of the things that I know the community wants is they would like they would like to find more people to ride with and more local local things. You know, like regional, because we, especially cuz we're a worldwide group. So people are like you know, every day somebody will be like, I'm in Africa, I'm in here, anybody here that I can ride with. So, those connections and that, you know, that would just become a full-time job in our Facebook community. If you started managing all of those little mini groups and, and like you all, like, we don't, the Facebook community's free. Like it's like, everybody's a volunteer. That's doing it. My job is with feisty media and girls go, gravel came under feisty media. So I get quote unquote paid as a part of that. But I mean, I spent, you know, thousands of my own dollars and hours building everything for before that ever happened, or we ever made a dollar off of anything. So I wish we had that. And then also kind of the step back from that, one of the reasons I haven't been willing. Try to create things around group rides, as I would really like some kind of course or training that you need to go through to be a certified like girls can gravel group ride or something like that, just because of the experiences that I've had. And it's not, I don't want like this massive training, but I want things like you should introduce yourself to people when they show up, it seems like duh, but I think people just get nervous a lot of times if they've not led things in the past or. you know, make sure everybody knows the route, like little things like that. And I just haven't had the capacity to create that, [00:24:27] Randall: Yeah. Well, and these aren't unique to women or to any particular demographic, one of the folks that we've had on the group is Monica Garrison over at black girls do bike. She also started that as a Facebook group with people reaching out . And it's now, a hundred plus chapters and a hundred thousand women around the world and they're organizing events and doing all this stuff. And the challenges that they have are no different than the challenges that we have. And what you're describing too, so there should be some basic toolkit for someone to be able to organize a ride and people need to be able to sign up to post a route, to have a legal waiver. Right. That covers everybody. You know, you're not getting sued for trying to get people together. But then also having some protocols that are in place, like you're describing, introduce yourself, you're expected to arrive on this at this time. Here's the equipment that you should have. It's self-supported. And I think that these things can be largely standardized in a shared infrastructure. And if that were created, then you could leverage the expertise that this much bigger community of people who just wanna ride. You'll have some lawyers in there, you'll have some people who have a lot of technical expertise in there. And then this toolkits available to everyone, you don't have to be an expert in any domain to leverage it. [00:25:35] Kathryn: Yeah, that sounds really smart. And, and, you know, back in my triathlon days, I definitely, there were definitely men that I saw that if they didn't come in looking like a triathlon body, they were treated differently often. So it, it is not just a women issue. Like you said, like it's, it's, it's human issue. And every, I, I just go back to, everybody wants to have a place that they belong and they wanna feel. They're wanted places. And so if we can create those spaces for people, like at the end of the day, when I look at group rides, I'm like one ride a week. Me like riding at the very back of the pack at a super slow pace is not the end of the world for somebody to feel like they belonged. [00:26:16] Randall: Yeah. Everyone has something to gain from having a, common space for diverse people to come together. [00:26:22] Kathryn: Yeah, I was actually talking to Abby Robbins. The first non-binary athlete to finish Unbound. And so Abby just received a good bit of attention. And then there was I can't, I don't know which company was doing a, a video about them, but Abby was at Unbound camp and they were tell at the gravel festival. Abby was telling me about an experience that they were on a ride at a gravel camp. Ended up just like talking to this dude for a long time. Like it was a great conversation. And then the guy was like, oh, well, we should ride some Unbound together. And Abby was like, well, you should know, like, there's gonna be a camera crew following me because of this thing. And the guy was like, oh, what's the thing. Abby said, you know, I'm a non-binary athlete and the guy as well, you should know, like I'm a conservative Christian. And Abby was like, I would've never, and they had a great conversation and Abby was like, I would've never had this conversation. I'm like, I'm sure this, this, somebody that's like in this very conservative Christian camp would also have never like sought out a non-binary athlete to have a conversation with coming from a very conservative Christian background in my past. So I'm like, that's the beauty of it. Right? You experienced these people that you would've never experienced in these points of view and these conversations that shape your life. And I, I just love that about our sport, you know, [00:27:37] Randall: I find that gravel amongst all the different cycling disciplines does seem to be especially amenable to those sorts of really healthy and welcoming dynamics because there's no one thing that is gravel and there's no one type of bike that is a gravel bike. You can, much more so than in other disciplines , ride what you got or get started with what you got. If you ride it on mixed terrain, it's a gravel bike. And yes, you can have fancy equipment, but then also, there's lots of different ways to be a part of it. And we see that in our listenership and within the ridership and even amongst customers that ride the bikes that my company makes. But it's also, you have people of all different abilities who are going for it. It's very different than say roadie culture especially competitive roadie culture, or even mountain bike culture had a little bit more of that festivaly type atmosphere, but then also has its aggressive, hard edge to it too. [00:28:29] Kathryn: Yeah. I never feel like I'm cool enough for mountain biking. I'm like I gotta up my game or something. [00:28:36] Randall: So tell me a bit more about feisty media and how that collaboration started who's involved and the scope of its mission and what it's doing currently. [00:28:47] Kathryn: Sure. So feisty media is a, a women focused media company. So it's, we actually all women on our team. Although we, we would hire men and we focus primarily in the endurance sports space and the whole conversation is about creating an empowering culture for women. And, and we go, we really hone in on the culture piece because there's so much within culture that has. Has given women messages, whether it's about motherhood, whether it's about diet culture, whether it's about equality in sport, that, that if you can address the cultural piece, like a lot of the dominoes will fall. So as an example, one of the reasons that women often under fuel on the bike is because the message of diet culture that you need to look a certain way. And so if you go back to like, actually. We should be fueled and we should be fed when we're riding. And like this message of diet culture is causing us to not do that. So, so we really kind of, we kind of addressed that, but we're, we're kind of fun and cheeky and yeah, so feisty was started by this woman. Her name is Sarah Gross and she was a professional triathlete for 14 years. So back in the day when I was doing triathlon, I actually had a. Triathlon podcast with this friend of mine, Bethany who passed away. And Sarah was a guest on our podcast. And then when Bethany passed away, Sarah reached out to me and she said, I'm so sorry. They wanted to do at one of their events, an award in Bethany's honor. And so, we just kind of got connected through that. She came to Atlanta for the marathon trials. Right before COVID shut the world down, but it was the largest women women's field in the marathon trials ever. So, I helped her do some live coverage for that. And I was like, Hey, they came out you know, starting a podcast, everybody keeps asking for it, but I don't wanna edit a podcast on my, like, by myself again, so much work. Would you be interested in expanding beyond triathlon? And she said, yes. And so. And then she was also like, Hey, we're starting to really grow. We could do some contract work. Would you be interested in some contract work? I was like, sure. And so it, it just, we started with the podcast. I was doing a little contract work within. I think six months, six or eight months, I was working full time with them managing some of our brands. We, we have feisty triathlon. We have our women's performance brand. We have feisty menopause, which is what Celine Jager leads. So that was the brand that I was brought on to manage at first. And then the girls gone gravel brand. And is that all that we have? So within that we have about eight podcasts that fall under. Kind of those different topics. And yeah, so then when we decided to launch a gravel festival, we just brought girls gun gravel fully under the feisty brand, which for me is so great because that was, we were talking about systems. That was a lot of what was stopping me is like, these are all things I can do. I can figure out the financials. I can figure out. The contractors, but it's not stuff I wanted to do. [00:31:48] Randall: Mm-hmm mm-hmm [00:31:49] Kathryn: being able to say, we have a team that's gonna put this festival on. We have money that we can invest in the front end. So I'm not risking my own money for things. It just really opened up the door for us to be able to, to try and experiment with some more things. So it's been a, it's been a great partnership and, you know, part of what we do is we highlight what's happening in the women's fields, but then we also create educational materials. For women for training or racing or those cultural pieces. And then we create communities. So that's the third piece of it. [00:32:20] Randall: Well, I wanna take a moment to highlight. I'm just looking through some of the articles and it's like training and breastfeeding for active moms, or how to handle your period when you're on a gravel ride. These are things that are women's issues, but then also you can look at them as part of accessibility. As well, and these are not resources that I see in any of the media that I'm granted, it's not targeted at me of course, but [00:32:42] Kathryn: Yeah. Now you're gonna get the ads. Now that you've come on our site. [00:32:45] Randall: Yeah. But in just looking at some of the content here, it's obvious why this needs to exist. It is obvious why this is such a core part of making this sport accessible. And in fact, I would even add that it would be beneficial for some of, at least these headlines to exist in media sources, that men or people who don't necessarily need them are at least seeing so that they're aware that this is an issue for this particular group of people that you may be riding with [00:33:11] Kathryn: well, because Celine yer, who does our hip play out pause, which is our menopause podcast. You know, she does a ton of gravel writing. Her husband puts on unpaved and she's like I'm out at gravel rides all the time or gravel events and all these guys come up to me that their wives are like hitting perimenopause or menopause. And they're like, thank you so much for your podcast. I understand so much more about what my wife's going through. She's like, it's so weird having these conversations with guys while I'm racing a gravel of it. [00:33:36] Randall: That actually brings up a great question, what would be the bits of wisdom or knowledge that you would wanna share? To our audience, either for women listening or for men listening to help them be more aware of issues that women face when they're entering the sport or participating in the sport. [00:33:53] Kathryn: Yeah. I mean, I think like the more we can normalize conversations around periods and pregnancy and, you know, menopause, all those things even. especially with the guys we ride with. Right. Cuz that's sometimes what makes it awkward is we're like, Hey, I don't wanna say that. I need to stop on this ride because I have my period, but I really kind of need to stop along this ride. You know, so, or pregnancy it's I feel like a lot of times it's expected that the, the mom is gonna just take this long break while the dad, you know, if they're both into cycling. You see with Laura and Ted king, I just put a post up on Instagram the other day, celebrating Laura, because this is her choice. Like she, she wants to do this, but she wanted to come right back to writing. She wanted to come right back to directing the event. That's not what the choice that every person wants to make, but for so long, the choice was you're a bad bomb. If you wanna do these other things well, for the, the message for the dad was. Yeah, good for you. You're making it all work, you know, celebrating them because they were able to, to hold all those things together. And so, so, so I think like that's a, a big thing is just kind of being okay with normalizing those conversations and like, they feel awkward at first, but like, I don't like go around asking women at the group. Right. If they're on their period and they need to stop, like, don't get weird. [00:35:14] Randall: But maybe if you're organizing a really big group ride, be mindful of the fact that you need a place for people to be able to access a bathroom, or an isolated patch of woods where they can get well off the road. [00:35:25] Kathryn: Yeah. Or, or event directors, you know, we've had talk somebody, when we posted that period, article an event director reached out to me and he said I feel really dumb asking this question, but we wanna offer feminine supplies at the aid stops and I don't know what to buy. Can you just tell me what to buy? And I was like, I love that you asked me this question, [00:35:42] Randall: Hmm. [00:35:42] Kathryn: right? Like we're, we're talking to Laura about coming back on the podcast because she's doing Leadville and is it next weekend is Leadville. And she's like, I have to stop and pump along the way. Like this is the first time I've ever done a race. I'm gonna have to stop and pump. Does Leadville have any place to stop and pump? I don't know. but it'll be interesting to hear. you know, how that plays out for her. So, so yeah, I think like the more we can just say this is, this is normal. Just, just like a guy can just stop and pee on the side of the road, because it's easy. I've been on group rides with guys where it's like, everybody just stopped and is going all of a sudden I'm like, I, I don't know what just happened, but I think I'm gonna go too, since everybody else is [00:36:21] Randall: I'm fortunate. I have an older and two younger sisters and my older and immediately younger sister both have three kids each. And so children and breastfeeding things like this. I've been kind of normalized in my world. But I see how culturally, it's still something that's very uncomfortable for a lot of people. And certainly I also had my adaptation too, even being surrounded by it in my family or with female friends who had kids and had to stop and pump, and just understanding that and not having it be a big deal. I think it's part of a broader cultural shift that's needed to support mothers, but also fathers in playing a more involved, more mindful role that acknowledges the biological realities, and doesn't push it into the shadows. But actually celebrates it. [00:37:06] Kathryn: Yeah, I agree. It's I love seeing, like, I, I love watching Ted and Laura because Ted's like, you know, he obviously was a high level pro he's. They both race in the pro category, but Ted's obviously has more visibility in that because of his background. But, you know, he is also saying, well, I'm not gonna do this event, so Laura can do this event or like, we'll switch. [00:37:29] Randall: Yeah. [00:37:30] Kathryn: ride times and just, and just saying, this is a part of our family, this is something that's important to her. You know, and, and just making that the norm. And so I think they're a really great family. That's kind of leading the way for what that can look like. Yeah. [00:37:44] Randall: Yeah, there's there's a very central role that a mother plays early in a child's life in terms of attachment and so on. But at the same time the gender roles that our society generally has people play, has so much of the burden falling on the woman. And I think it's a missed opportunity, frankly, for a lot of men to connect with their kids really early on. [00:38:05] Kathryn: Yeah, and full transparency. I do not have kids. But you know, just having had many conversations with women, seeing, you know, in the sport of triathlon women, once they had kids, they were done. And now we're seeing like all these moms come back and race at the top levels after they've had. Had children and you're seeing that in the sport of running and gravel's such a new sport and especially the pointy under the spear is a really new sport as far as the pro racing. But I think we're gonna start to see that more and more as well with women saying, I wanna have a kid and I also want to continue to race at this level. And, and we know women can for a long time race those long distances at a high level. [00:38:47] Randall: One of the formative relationships I had in high school was with a then student teacher. She was somebody who was very supportive of me during the difficult periods of high school. And I reconnected with her a few years ago, and she was doing elite triathlons . She's in her mid, late forties, I believe has had two or three kids and just crushes it just as competing at a very high level. And it's really impressive to see what is possible. And it also Dispels a lot of the assumptions about what life can be like for women after having kids. [00:39:21] Kathryn: Yeah, well, Scotty Laga she won the outright Arkansas high country. She's twin boys that are, I can't remember how old they're eight or. And she was racing pro when she got pregnant and decided she wanted to continue racing. And you know, Ernie was racing as well and they just made that choice for their family. Like she actually has the more potential in her career. So, you know, which isn't the choice for everybody. Right. But it's, it's just like saying it doesn't have to be the way that society's always said it should be that you're a, you're a bad person or you're a bad mom. If you want to do these. [00:39:53] Randall: There's inevitably trade offs, but I think that there should be a lot more support from the father and the broader community so that a woman can continue to pursue being a complete version of herself even after kids [00:40:06] Kathryn: Yeah, exactly. [00:40:08] Randall: So what is the longer term vision for feisty media? [00:40:11] Kathryn: We really wanna create something. That's a little bit like the south by Southwest for women in endurance sports or women in sports where there's a place where women can come and gather and learn and have experiences together and, and, you know, connect and, and just feel like, feel like all those pieces, the community, the education of what we're learning about women's physiology and how that impacts. You know, our training and the way we approach life. And and yeah, just like the unique ex opportunity for brands all come together. It was really funny Randall. Like we, when we had our gravel festival, one of the brands there, so 220 women, one of the brands made more money at our festival than they did all three Belgium waffle rides last year because women were coming in an environment. They just felt comfortable and they wanted to spend money and we heard people were like we wish you would've had more brands there because we went, we came to spend money at the festival. And so, so I, I just think there's so many opportunities for creating those, those educational and gathering spaces. So, so that's where we're going. We're four years old, so. right now, we're really focused on bringing together the community and, and we really listen to what does the community want? And we try to create, create that from, for the community, instead of saying, this is what we, you know, it's the, the classic tech, right? Know your audience and then build, solve the problem the audience needs solved. [00:41:42] Randall: As I think. The initiatives that we're involved in, that reminder to validate the vision, getting out of one's own head and one's own biases and going out and actually listening. And what is it that, that the people who are already with you, what is it that they need with the problems that they have? So we've covered a fair amount of ground in terms of how you got your start. Both as a, as a cyclist and with girls gone gravel collaborations and so on. Is there any areas that we didn't cover that you wanna dive into before we split up today? [00:42:10] Kathryn: I think those are the big ones, you know, I think just the more we're celebrating, we're creating space for all people and gravel and, and just saying when the whole community is there. We're all better. I think that's really powerful. The, the other big thing that we try to do is to, is to support the pointy end of the field. And it's not because that's who our everyday person is. Right. But I think the more we can elevate the women's field in cycling and, and kind of create fans and create support around that. The more, it gives people opportunities to see somebody. I'll just give an example. My little niece, I was taking care of her. She had COVID a few weeks ago. So aunt cat got called in to take care of her. And she was feeling much better. She wanted to go on a bike ride. So we were out riding bikes. And then I showed her a video of Kate Courtney when we got back. And she's like, Ugh, she's amazing. Do you think I could ever do that? And that was she's six and I was. You can, but like, if I, if there weren't women like Kate Courtney, that I could show her videos of that are doing those amazing things at six years old, she wouldn't like, see that and dream, like I could do that. Right. And so, just, just being able to see those, those amazing women out there, I think is really important for the future cycling. [00:43:24] Randall: Well, I think you definitely set an example as one of those women, who's doing the work to make it a lot more accessible in allowing little girls like your needs to dream. So thank you for coming on the podcast to share your story. And I look forward to continuing the conversation. [00:43:38] Kathryn: Yeah, we'll have to connect at one of the events soon. [00:43:41] Randall: Absolutely. [00:43:42] Craig Dalton: That's gonna do it for this week's edition of the gravel ride podcast. Big, thanks to Randall and Catherine for that interesting interview. I love what they're doing over there at girls gone gravel, and I hope you go check out their podcast. We'll have links in the show notes for everything they mentioned during the show. And another big, thanks to our friends over at bike index, a nonprofit that's out there helping people get their stolen bikes back. Simply head over to bike index.org and register your bike today. If you're interested in connecting with me or Randall, please visit us in the ridership. That's www.theridership.com. That's a free global cycling community, connecting riders from around the world and sharing information about the sport we love. And if you have a. Please drop a rating or review. That's usually helpful in our discovery until next time here's to finding some dirt under your wheels.

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast
Walmart Transportation with Doug Estrada

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 61:02


Doug Estrada and Joe Lynch discuss Walmart transportation. Doug is a Senior Director of Supply Chain at Walmart Stores Inc. About Doug Estrada Douglas Estrada is a Senior Director of Supply Chain at Walmart Stores Inc. A graduate of Doane University in Crete, NE. Doug Estrada has 30 plus years of experience in Supply Chain with the last 20 years of supporting Walmart Stores, Inc. Doug has held various supply chain roles with the Walmart Private Fleet as well as working Internationally for Walmart in Central America in setting up the Retail Transportation Supply Chain Network for Walmart in several Central American Countries. Doug currently leads the Great Lakes / Upper Midwest Transportation Region for Walmart overseeing 15 Transportation Distribution Centers with over 2000 Walmart Drivers that support Stores and Clubs in that part of the country. Doug has been a board member of the  Washington DC Metro Police Foundation since 2016 and sits on the Advisory Board for Truckers Against Trafficking. Doug and his wife Lisa of 31 years reside in Bentonville, AR and have three adult children. About Walmart Sixty years ago, Sam Walton started a single mom-and-pop shop and transformed it into the world's biggest retailer. Since those founding days, one thing has remained consistent: our commitment to helping our customers save money so they can live better. Today, we're reinventing the shopping experience and our associates are at the heart of it. When you join our Walmart family of brands (Sam's Club, Bonobos, Moosejaw and many more!), you'll play a crucial role in shaping the future of retail, improving millions of lives around the world. This is that place where your passions meet purpose. Join our family and build a career you're proud of. Key Takeaways: Walmart Transportation Douglas Estrada is a Senior Director of Supply Chain at Walmart, the largest retailer in the world. In the podcast interview, Doug and Joe discuss Walmart transportation along with Walmart's vast network of carriers and brokers. The Average Walmart Supercenter receives the following in 20-40 Walmart truckloads (private fleet) 200 shipment from UPS or other carrier Walmart private fleet consists of: 12K plus tractors 65-80K trailers 13K plus drivers Walmart is hiring for drivers, distribution, and fulfillment: www.drive4walmart.com Walmart is not only the largest retailer, they are also one of the largest shippers and their best practices often become industry best practices. Walmart pioneered the use of the OTIF metric, which stands for on-time and in-full – meaning the shipment arrived on-time and everything that was supposed to deliver was included with the shipment (in-full). Walmart Inc. engages in the operation of retail, wholesale, and other units worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam's Club. Walmart operates supercenters, supermarkets, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, cash and carry stores, and discount stores; membership-only warehouse clubs; ecommerce websites, such as walmart.com, walmart.com.mx, walmart.ca, flipkart.com, and samsclub.com; and mobile commerce applications. Walmart operates approximately 10,500 stores and various ecommerce websites under 46 banners in 24 countries. The company was formerly known as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and changed its name to Walmart Inc. in February 2018. The company was founded in 1945 and is based in Bentonville, Arkansas. Learn More About Walmart Transportation Doug's LinkedIn Walmart LinkedIn Walmart: Drivers & Transportation Truckers Against Trafficking  Walmart: Sustainability Supply Chain Lessons From NW Arkansas with Donnie Williams The True Cost of OTIF Failure with Andrew Lynch Children's Miracle Network, Walmart Raise Awareness For Children's Hospitals with "Champions Across America" The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

Covenant Presbyterian Church Fort Smith Podcast

The sermon from our worship service on August 7, 2022. We welcomed guest preacher Aaron Raines to the pulpit, Ruling Elder and ministry intern at Christ Church Bentonville (PCA) in Bentonville, AR.

NWA Dirt Report
Episode 006 - NWA Dirt Report - Guest Feature: Jeremy Rose of The Bike Inn - August 3rd, 2022

NWA Dirt Report

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 15:26


What's Happenin?? We are back for another episode of #NWADirtReport. This week's Dirt Report covers your beloved Bentonville trail systems. Also on topic for discussion is the NWA Underground Group Ride. Oh and we welcome Jeremy Rose of The Bike Inn to the show to share some infomation on his shuttle service that runs from Bentonville to Howler Bike Park on the 1st Friday of every month. Shuttle leaves The Hub at 7am Arrive at the park by 9am Finish and Pack up at 3pm Back in Bentonville by 5/6pm Lunch is Covered, Park Pass/Lift Ticket is Covered, Shuttle To and From Park Covered all for $70 ONLY $70. If interested in The Bike Inn Shuttle, you can find shuttle purchase tickets at this link! https://thebikeinn.co/shop/

A New American Town - Bentonville, Arkansas
Jerry Helms > Bentonville Bridge Tournament

A New American Town - Bentonville, Arkansas

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 22:05


On the latest episode of a New American Town Podcast, we sit down with Jerry Helms, a Grand Life Master who is hosting a series of workshops during the 2022 Bentonville Bridge Tournament (Aug 3-5).  Jerry shares his love of the game, what it means to be a Grand Life Mater(the highest ranking in bridge) and why bridge tournaments have such a positive economic impact on communities.  Jerry has appeared 31 consecutive times on the American Contract Bridge League top 500 list and is a featured columnist for Better Bridge Magazine and the ACBL Bulletin.  He is also the author of three books highlighting the game of bridge.  

A New American Town - Bentonville, Arkansas
Kalyn Fay > Format Festival

A New American Town - Bentonville, Arkansas

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 19:23


Off the road and in the studio, the Visit Bentonville team sits down with Kalyn Fay, a Northwest Arkansas musician to talk over her musical journey and upcoming performances taking place at Format Festival! Tune in to learn more and hear Kalyn's new song "Cherokee County"Hear more! Get your tickets! Plan your visit to Bentonville!

A New American Town - Bentonville, Arkansas
OZ Trails > Bike School Bentonville

A New American Town - Bentonville, Arkansas

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 20:07


In this episode, the OZ Trails team sits down with Nat Ross to discuss Bike School Bentonville and their work helping others learn the thrill & safety of the trails in the MTB Capital of the World!

I am Northwest Arkansas
When A Pool Cannot Hold You Maybe A Lake Will - A Conversation About Open Water Swimming in Northwest Arkansas with Bonnie Adams The Founder of Swim Oz

I am Northwest Arkansas

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 37:45


About the Show: Swimming is one of my favorite exercises. I don't get to do it often, but I feel at home in the water. Our guest, Bonnie Adams, is the Founder of https://thejoysofswimming.com/swim-oz/ (Joys of Swimming and Swim OZ), and she feels the same way about swimming.  Located in Bentonville and originally from Oklahoma, Bonnie has been swimming since she was a kid. A former University of Arkansas Swim Team member, Bonnie has not met a pool that could hold her.  Her love of swimming and competition is probably one of the reasons that she created the https://thejoysofswimming.com/swim-oz/ (Swim OZ Open Water swimming event), known as the https://www.ozmileswim.com/ (Walmart OZ Mile). If you've spent time on Beaver Lake, you know what a fun time that can be!   Imagine doing an Open Water swim in Beaver Lake for time and achievement?  That was Bonnie's original dream when she created the https://www.ozmileswim.com/ (Walmart OZ Mile) event to find another way to enjoy the natural scenery and beauty of Northwest Arkansas and the Natural State.   Open water swimming is a bit of a different animal, especially when you do it in the Ocean - think Ironman triathlons. A lake can be equally challenging when it comes to open water swimming, and the second year of the https://www.ozmileswim.com/ (Walmart OZ Mile) event will be no exception.  The race features a one-mile triangular route around the https://www.swl-wc.usace.army.mil/pages/data/tabular/htm/beaver.htm (Beaver Lake Dam) and is open to all ages and levels of swimmers. In 2021, swimmers from around the state descended on Northwest Arkansas for the only sanctioned open water swimming event in the Natural state.   Since the inaugural https://thejoysofswimming.com/swim-oz/ (Swim OZ) open water race, Bonnie is not looking back.  https://thejoysofswimming.com/swim-oz/ (Swim OZ) has created a weekend of activities and events surrounding the race, and participants from as far away as the West coast have registered for this year's event.   Bonnie has found her niche.  If you are free on Sunday, September 25th, 2022, we have a special rate for your registration for the https://www.ozmileswim.com/ (Walmart OZ Mile )if you or someone you know wants to participate in the race. For a discount, visit the https://www.ozmileswim.com/ (Walmart OZ Mile) to register and enter the listener coupon code IANWA.  We hope to see you there this year and in the future.  Happy swimming! The Walmart OZ Mile Sunday, September 25, 2022, Beaver Lake Dam Site, Eureka Springs, AR All this and more on this episode of the I am Northwest Arkansas podcast.   Important Links and Mentions on the Show*: The Joys of Swimming  Email https://thejoysofswimming.com/swim-oz/ (The Joys of Swimming Website) https://www.instagram.com/thejoysofswimming/?hl=en (The Joys of Swimming Instagram) https://www.facebook.com/TheJoyofSwimming/ (The Joys of Swimming Facebook) https://twitter.com/joysofswimming (The Joys of Swimming Twitter)   This episode is sponsored by*: https://www.signature.bank/ (Signature Bank of Arkansas) -   https://www.signature.bank/ (Signature Bank) was founded here in Northwest Arkansas in 2005 and focuses on personal and community banking. When you bank with a community bank, you're investing in local businesses, local entrepreneurs, local charities, and the causes close to home. They have worked hard to earn their tagline, “Community Banking at its Best.” You may ask why bank at Signature?  Because they focus on the customer instead of having a branch on every corner, you can have your questions answered by a real person, whether you're reaching out to the call center or your banker's cell phone. You can access any ATM in the country without fear of a fee.  They will refund all of those fees at the end of every month....

Faith Matters
124. Getting Real About Missionary Work — A Conversation with Jeff Strong

Faith Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2022 93:31 Very Popular


For this episode, we spoke with Jeff Strong about the experience of missionaries in today's mission field, including the unique challenges and opportunities they face. This conversation was based largely on a document Jeff wrote, called “What One Mission President Would Tell His Own Grandchildren About Serving a Mission.” Jeff wrote this document after his experience as the mission president of the Bentonville, Arkansas Mission.We found Jeff's reflections on missionary work to be refreshingly candid and deeply insightful. He illuminated how in many ways, our culture can be afraid to share honestly what a mission can be like. It's not “all roses,” as he says — and talking openly about the thorns doesn't have to be a bad thing; not only can we be more honest about the mission experience, but we can honor the difficult parts of it that cause the most growth.Jeff also emphasizes that not every missionary, or every young person, is the same — and that's ok. He shares several experiences that show how God works differently in different lives, including different types of missions and different lengths of service — including the choice not to go, or not to stay.Jeff has worked as a senior level executive at several multinational companies and has spent 28 years in management. He's also worked as a consultant and private equity advisor, in addition to serving as a special project director at BYU's Marriott School of Business, where he led the startup of the Marketing Lab. In 2018, he and his wife Sara were called to the Bentonville, Arkansas mission, where Jeff served as President until 2021.Be 100% Responsible — Lynn G. Robbins TalkJoin us for Restore: A Faith Matters Gathering on October 7-8 in Salt Lake City. Learn more and register here.

The Modern Art Notes Podcast
Esteban Cabeza de Baca, Jess T. Dugan

The Modern Art Notes Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 70:11 Very Popular


Episode No. 559 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artists Esteban Cabeza de Baca and Jess T. Dugan. The Momentary in Bentonville, Ark. is presenting "Esteban Cabeza de Baca: Let Earth Breathe" through September 25. Across the exhibition, Cabeza de Baca deconstructs the colonial European-American landscape tradition by re-considering painting and sculpture as a collaboration with nature. It was curated by Kaitlin Garcia-Maestas with Taylor Jasper. Cabeza de Baca's work is also included in "Plein Air" at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson. The exhibition was curated by Aurora Tang and will be on view through February 5, 2023. Cabeza de Baca's work has been shown at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC, The Drawing Center, New York City. Jess T. Dugan's work is included within "Designing Motherhood: Things That Make and Break Our Births," which is at the MassArt Art Museum through December 18. This conversation previously aired on Episode No. 468 when photographs from Dugan‘s “To Survive on This Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults” project were at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Dugan produced “To Survive on This Shore” with their partner, Vanessa Fabbre, a social worker and professor at Washington University in St. Louis. The book related to the project was published by Kehrer Verlag in 2018. It is available from Amazon and from Indiebound. Instagram: Cabeza de Baca, Dugan, Tyler Green.