Class 3 Fellows Farewell Mixes Cookout with Core Value

Class 3 and Class 4 of the Arkansas Fellowship gathered for a final family meal at the poolside grill of my apartment complex in Fayetteville. The first core value of the Arkansas Fellowship is to Act Like A Family, and it certainly felt like a family that Thursday night. Full disclosure: I’m getting a bit […]

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From “What have I done” to “What can I do”

A little about me, and how I came to be a part of the Arkansas Fellowship: I am cursed with the tendency to overcomplicate everything. I decided that my post-graduation job hunt would be a departure from that norm. So, I applied for one job, received one job offer, and accepted it immediately. I packed […]

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The Secret Ingredients to Slim Chickens Success

The Arkansas Fellows toured the Slim Chickens corporate headquarters last month and learned the story of Slim Chickens–what it takes to be a successful in business–from Tom Gordon & Greg Smart (the Founders), Seth Jensen (CFO) and Chris Allison (CMO). Perseverance. Luck. Creativity. The Slim Chickens story could be summarized in those three words. They […]

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The Fellows Meet the Founders – A Morning at Slim Chickens

Last Friday, Arkansas Fellows embarked on a journey to the Slim Chickens Corporate Headquarters to learn business from Founders, Tom Gordon & Greg Smart, as well as from C.F.O. Seth Jensen and C.M.O. Chris Allison. The Plan: meet with the Founders for the first hour, add Chris and Seth into mix for the second hour […]

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All Classes Represented at Inaugural Arkansas Fellow Reunion

Breweries are a common watering hole for people in Northwest Arkansas, but Bentonville’s Bike Brewing Company saw a unique group of people gather the last Friday of March. The Arkansas Fellowship held its first ever Fellow Reunion, reuniting past Fellows from across the state for an evening of storytelling, street tacos, and (of course) beer. […]

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These Fellows Took Different Paths, Then Got Married.

Will joined the first class of the Arkansas Fellowship in the spring of 2014; Erin joined the second class the next year. Fast forward to the spring of 2018, and Erin has created millions of dollars in value for her host company while Will has empowered local clients through his own digital marketing agency, The […]

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The Fellowship Changed How I See My Time, Skills, and Peers

Coming to the end of my second year, the Arkansas Fellowship has afforded me the chance to reflect on the highlights and hard lessons of beginning my professional career. Here are the wisdoms from both the Arkansas Fellowship and my position at Collective Bias that have left the biggest impressions on me. It’s all about […]

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A Fellow Learns from a “Few” Creative Couples

The mission of Little Rock-based Few is two-fold: making apps and “building creative community.” Their latest effort on the community-building front is the “Public Figures” event series, showcasing different people who do interesting, creative work in Arkansas. I’ve only heard good things about the Made by Few conference (coming back in this year!), so I […]

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How I Found A Job After College

  With graduation just around the corner, the next step is top of mind for college seniors. Some apply to graduate schools; others start looking for post-graduate employment. I was one of those students, scared after a lifetime of moving from one level of education to the next that I wouldn’t know exactly where to […]

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