Faces of Arkansas

The inaugural “Faces of Arkansas” features familiar, unique and one-of-a-kind businesses across our state. The men and women in these pages are more than excellent representatives of their chosen fields; they’re also our neighbors. These are people you should recognize, and names you should know.

The Time to Thrive

David Freeman and First United Methodist are on a mission to create a stronger community in downtown Little Rock By Kody Ford [dropcap]S[/dropcap]ince the late 1800s, the First United Methodist Church (FUMC) of Little Rock has been a staple in the downtown area. Over the last century, many houses of worship have moved away from…

Gaston’s White River Resort

By Steve Bowman [dropcap]C[/dropcap]lint Gaston sat at his grandfather’s desk for a year, mulling over all he had taught him, before he ever touched any of his belongings. After Jim Gaston, owner of Gaston’s White River Resort and a giant of Arkansas Tourism, passed away, it left a void within the Arkansas outdoors community that…

Illuminate Conway

Central Arkansas’ newest holiday tradition combines commerce, community By Adena White | Photos courtesy of Conway Area Chamber of Commerce Located in Rogers Plaza, the inaugural Illuminate event featured a Ferris wheel, mini train rides for kids, an appearance from Santa Claus, live music from local musicians and a food truck offering hot chocolate and…

People of Conway

Conway is an undiscovered gem among America’s college towns. What is lovely about Conway is it has all the benefits of a great college town while still having that heart and that warm welcome of a small town.” – Bill Tsutsui, Hendrix College President   “We love that we are able to go out on…