Creative Mornings Fayetteville chapter marks one-year milestone

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Rodrigo Salas, executive director of Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) Northwest Arkansas, spoke in December at the Fayetteville chapter of Creative Mornings.

The Fayetteville chapter of Creative Mornings, the monthly breakfast lecture series and networking group, celebrates its one-year anniversary this month.

Regina Buono organizes the Fayetteville chapter, which hosts gatherings at various venues. The free meetings are about innovative ideas or projects. Each early-morning event features time devoted to networking and refreshments, followed by one speaker speaking for roughly an hour on a pre-chosen topic.

Tina Roth Eisenberg, a designer and entrepreneur who goes by the Twitter name “SwissMiss,” founded the event in 2008 in New York. There are now 200 chapters worldwide.

“We’ve been really thrilled with the first year,” Buono said. “We have over 320 people registered in the community and are averaging 40 to 45 showing up per event. We’ve been fortunate to work with some wonderful community partners, including the Fayetteville Public Library, Confident Coffee, Likewise, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Nola’s Pantry in Rogers and others. We’re really excited to see where the next year takes us and hope that we’ll be able to keep growing and keeping the events fresh and fun while building a supportive and welcoming community.”

Joanna Bell is the guest speaker for the Creative Mornings event on Friday (June 23). It starts at 7:45 a.m. at the Fayetteville Public Library. Bell is the city of Fayetteville’s first arts and culture director.

Registration and more information are available at this link.

Buono said Grady Spann, executive director and chief executive of the Northwest Arkansas Land Trust, will speak at the Creative Mornings monthly event on July 28 at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks in Fayetteville.