A Hoppin' Good Time

April 8, 2023


Weekend Roundup

NWA Daily

It's Easter weekend in Northwest Arkansas, and this place is hopping! Here are some fun ideas for your weekend:

  • First of firsts: Bentonville's First Fridays are back for 2023, including the first-ever Bentonville's Got Talent show starting tonight at 4p.
  • Cheers! Today is National Beer Day! Explore our NWA Daily's Brewery Guide and invite your friends for a round.
  • Fun for every bunny: Check out Macaroni Kid Fayetteville's list of exciting, family-friendly Easter events happening around the area this weekend.
  • Tiptoe through the tulips: Rivercrest Orchard's Tulips & Easter Festival will last through Apr 9, including music, prizes, bumper cars, a helicopter egg drop, and more!
  • You like jazz? SoNA's Battle of the Bands will be a night of genre-defying music at Walton Arts Center on Saturday, Apr 8, at 7:30p.
  • Holi-day: Shake off the winter cold and celebrate the start of spring during the Holi Festival this Saturday, Apr 8, from 12-3p at the Momentary in Bentonville.
  • Equality Now: The NWA NAACP will host its first Equality Now 5K, Fun Run, and Health Fair at Veterans Memorial Park in Fayetteville this Saturday, Apr 8, at 9a.
  • Eggsellent: Help the Rift Valley Foundation raise money to support women and children of Kenya during the Adult Easter Egg Hunt on and around Dickson St. in Fayetteville on Saturday, Apr 8 at 5:30p.

Have a fun weekend. We'll be back in your inbox on Monday!


Cool Jobs in NWA

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AcreTrader Makes Forbes' Top 500 List Of Best Startup Employers

NWA Daily

AcreTrader was listed on Forbes' 5th annual list of America's Best Startup Employers, which evaluates US-based businesses with at least 50 employees on three criteria: employer reputation, employee satisfaction, and growth.

  • State champs: AcreTrader was the only Arkansas company to make the top 500, listed at 488. Their inclusion on the Forbes list is a testament to their commitment to engaging, inspiring, and supporting their employees.
  • For farmers: Based out of Fayetteville, AcreTrader simplifies land investment through their online platform, and they work closely with farmers to improve their livelihood.

Learn more about investing with AcreTrader HERE.

Sponsored by Ozark Compost & Swap

Community Created and Community Driven Sustainability

Ozark Compost & Swap

Ozark Compost was created for the NWA community to drive positive environmental impacts through compost pickup and zero-waste products, all at the convenience of your doorstep.  Join the hundreds of homes and businesses driving big impacts.

  • Convenient composting: With easy-to-follow compost guides, customer support, and text notifications, composting could not be easier. Fill up your 5-gal bucket with compostable items and OCS will pick it up and swap it for a clean one on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.  This Spring, composters will also be receiving givebacks.
  • Conscious consumption: Include a subscription for ground or whole-bean Airship coffee with your deliveries, and find eco-friendly, zero-waste products on Ozark Compost's online shop.

The first 10 NWA Daily readers to sign up will receive a free month of bi-weekly pickups. If you add a coffee subscription, we will throw in the refillable coffee canister.  Use code OCS2023 or click HERE

Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate Vacancy Falls To 5.6%

NWA Daily

Despite the post-pandemic emergence of remote and hybrid work, the commercial real estate market in Northwest Arkansas is looking incredibly healthy right now, showing the lowest vacancy rate since data began being tracked in 2005.

  • Record lows: Arvest Bank's recent Skyline Report revealed the commercial vacancy rate dropped to 5.6% from 5.8% in the second half of 2022, compared to 8.3% in the second part of 2021.
  • Opportunities: These historically low vacancy rates suggest opportunities for commercial developers to take on new projects in the area, particularly in the area of warehouse space.

Find more information in Talk Business & Politics HERE.

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