Coffee & Conversation at the Expo

Coffee & Conversation

Join us! Enjoy inspiring conversations to live your best life and meet new friends!


  • 11:00am - Healthy Living Inside & Out - Arbonne
  • 12:00pm - Demystifying You Investment - Regions Bank
  • 1:00pm - Essentially Blessed - doTerra
  • 1:30pm - Empowering Women - LegalShield
  • 2:00pm - Planning Your Legacy - Regions Bank
  • 3:00pm - The Benefits of Pre-Arranging Your Final Arrangements - Faith Funeral Service
  • 1:00pm - Balancing Life Today & Dreams For Tomorrow - Ameriprise Financia
  • 2:00pm - Wise Use of Credit - Regions Bank
  • 3:00pm - Healthy Living Inside & Out - Arbonne

Featured Guests

Shelly Gist

Saturday 12:00pm - 'Demystifying Your Investments'
Saturday 2:00pm - 'Planning Your Legacy'
Vice President and Trust Advisor for Regions Private Wealth Management
Shelly has 14 years of experience in financial services and trust administration. She joined Regions Private Wealth management in 2016. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Arkansas State University.

Julie Matthews

Sunday 2:00pm - "The Wise Use of Credit"
Branch Manager of Regions Bank on Southwest Drive Julie has 13 years combined experienced in sales, management and banking. She joined Regions in 2018. Julie earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Arkansas State University.


Women are not as confident about financial wellness as men, are less prepared for retirement, and engage in fewer employer-sponsored financial programs. Most women earn less, live longer, experience more work gaps and experience higher health care and caregiving expenses than their male counterparts, leading to far different results when it comes to retirement savings:

  • Women make less money than men. The average earnings of women working full time are 80.5 percent of men working full time–a more than $799 billion difference annually.
  • On average, women live five years longer than men, thus needing their accumulated wealth to last longer. However, only 54 percent of women save for retirement (versus 62 percent of men), and those who do save have far less. Women have an average of $115,412 saved while men save an average of $202,859.
  • Women accumulate more debt than men, especially student loan debt. While 56 percent of college students are women, they hold 65 percent of the country’s student loan debt.
  • Women are less likely to work through all stages of life before retirement. Women spend 44 percent of their adult life out of the workforce compared to 28 percent of men.

Join us at Coffee and Conversation for some great ideas on how to secure your financial journey.

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Tickets available at our Box Office on Expo Days or Online! $7 Admission ($5 w/coupon) at the Box office. Kids 8 & under are free. Free Parking!

Expo Location

First National Bank Arena, AR

Expo Day & Time

OCT 19-20, 2019
Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sunday 11am to 4pm
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