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We Need You

Yesterday I wrote an article called, “The Death of Fort Smith,” a lot who read it said that it was incredibly negative. While I was presenting a problem, solution, and somewhat of a wake up to a few individuals, adding to the noise is not my intention. However, I got the exact reaction I intended. I get it, you get it, we’ve identified the problem. The point of the article was to compel action – not by those who can…

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Business Fort Smith Personal

The Death of Fort Smith

Over the past 10 years, Fort Smith has seen a 32% decrease in manufacturing. (Bureau of Labor Statistics) Over the past 5 years, we’ve seen a 14% increase in Professional and Business Services, which is awesome. (Bureau of Labor Statistics) As our city’s population has grown only 2.2% from 2010 to 2015. I think it’s important to address what our community looks like moving forward and the future of a fleeing generation. While companies like ArcBest, OK Foods, Baldor, and the University…

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Fort Smith Las Vegas Personal Travel

6 Highlights from 2016

2016 was quite the year. It had its highs and lows, but it also brought some very inspiration and life-changing moments. I’ve selected 6 of the most inspirational moments from 2016 to share with you. 1. Attending A Trump Rally – February 2016 Now go with me for a second on this one…I’m not a Trump supporter and definitely didn’t vote for the guy. I did, however, attend his only rally in Arkansas to see what was up. This was…

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Business Fort Smith Leadership Personal

Baseline

This will be the first time I’ve posted since May. I wanted to do a really cool photo set with this post and have everything planned out nicely, but as always, that’s not how this will go. Recently I’ve been so scared. Scared of where my life is at, where it’s going, and the person I’ll end up being. The word Legacy comes to mind. What will my Legacy be? If you read my blog you know I travel a lot.…

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Fort Smith Leadership Personal

What I Want

Have you ever thought about what you really want out of life? This isn’t your typical “life goals” conversation. It’s a conversation about what you personally want out of life. In the words of Elon Musk, “The greatest minds of my generation are figuring out how to make people click ads…that sucks.” We are a brilliant group of people yet everyday we fall short of what we could be. Why is that? Are we just not focused? Are we forced into circumstances beyond…

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Food Fort Smith Personal

Weekend Update, It’s October?

It’s like all of a sudden, I woke up, there were UGG boots and white girls with pumpkin spice lattes in hand. It’s October? Didn’t summer just get here? Regardless of your opinion on all things pumpkin spiced, I couldn’t be more excited that the fall season is here. It’s like something comes alive in me when the leaves and temperature drop. I feel way more productive, does that happen to anyone else? One of my favorite things to do when…

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At Home Events

The Spark

This past weekend (July 31 – August 2) Fort Smith, AR hosted the inaugural Peacemaker Music & Arts Fest. Fort Smith has had several different music festivals in its time but this one was different.  No, it wasn’t filled with mainstream headliners or record setting crowds but it was put together for a purpose. This was one of those “you needed to be there” type of things. The energy, the atmosphere, the feeling – it was completely different than anything we’ve had in Fort Smith.…

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