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Startup Grind with Bart Castleberry

  • UCA's Makerspace 250 Donaghey Avenue #130 Conway, AR, 72034 United States (map)

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This is event is free and open to the public. We will be at UCA's Makerspace at Donaghey Hall (250 Donaghey Ave. #130) and FREE Tacos 4 Life is provided!

Our featured guest this month is Bart Castleberry.

About Mayor Castleberry:

Bart began his term as Mayor of the City of Conway in January, 2017. He has a vision for Conway and our future growth based on infrastructure and the needs of building a progressive sustainable community.

Bart is a lifelong resident of Conway. He graduated from Conway High School where he met his wife of 37 years, Melissa. They have owned four successful small businesses and currently own and operate Needs Creek Family Farm.

Prior to being elected he served as the Director of Permits and Inspections for three years and he also served the citizens of Conway for 33 years with the Conway Fire Department and 20 years as Fire Chief.

Mr. Castleberry holds a Bachelor of Science from Arkansas Tech University in Emergency Administration and Management.

Bart has three children, Sam, Tyler, & Zach and three grandchildren, Spencer Layne Knox, & Cameron Grace.


5:00 p.m. - Doors open. Networking. Tacos are served.

6:00 p.m. - Fireside chat with Mayor Castleberry.

7:00 p.m. - Networking.

We look forward to seeing you at Startup Grind on December 14th! You don't want to miss this!

Earlier Event: December 7
Maker Training
Later Event: December 18
Makerspace Christmas Workshop