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June 1, 2022

Regional News

Region Continues Strong Population Growth

NWA Daily

After 24.2% population growth in Northwest Arkansas from 2010 to 2020, the region continued showing strong growth through 2021, topping the Arkansas population charts.

  • Top of the list: Both Bentonville and Benton County grew almost 5% from 2020 to 2021, the fastest city and county wide growth metrics in the state. This makes Bentonville the 28th fastest growing city in the nation with a population over 50,000.
  • Honorable mention: Of the larger cities in Arkansas, Rogers and Fayetteville ranked 3rd and 4th in population growth at 1.9% and 1.8%, behind Bentonville and Conway.

Read the full write-up on the these population estimates here.

Small Business

Simple+Sweet Founder Partners with Transfix to Further Alleviate Child Hunger

Simple+Sweet

With catering fees paid for by Transfix, one of the the attending companies at Freightwaves' Future of Supply Chain conference, Simple+Sweet was able to feed more than 5,000 families in Northwest Arkansas.

  • Staying busy: Coleman Warren, Simple+Sweet's founder, has been keeping busy since he started the mobile ice cream company. He has since graduated from the U of A with a dual industrial engineering and political science degree, was recognized as a Rhodes Scholar, and is getting married this summer. He has done all this while staying focused on combating child hunger in NWA.
  • Event-Full: With an eye on sustainability, Transfix knew it wanted to partner with a local "superhero" to make an impact on the region during the first Future of Supply Chain conference. Knowing that Warren uses Simple+Sweet proceeds to combat food insecurity, Transfix invited him to cater ice cream at the event while the Company paid the tab.

Read the feel-good story here or read more about Simple+Sweet here.

Sponsored by Ozark Outdoor Foundation

OZ Fat Tire Kids Crit Ready For Springdale

Ozark Outdoor Foundation

It was a bummer to have the Fayetteville OZ Kids(TM) Fat Tire Crit event canceled due to weather, but the show will go on! We’re pumped for the next event in Springdale coming up next week! 

  • Kid racers: The OZ Kids Crit in Springdale will take place on June 8. There are seven categories for different age groups from 2-11 years old, and the age of the riders will determine the number of laps in each race.
  • To the finish: Each race is $20, and the fun is priceless. And as always, costumes are encouraged for all riders and volunteers, and the best costume will get a prize! 

Learn more and register for a Springdale race HERE, and get ready to have a blast!

Outdoors

Bentonville Named as one of the Top Mountain Towns

NWA Daily

Adding to NWA's rapidly growing list of regional accolades, Bentonville was recently named one of the top mountain towns in the US by Outside Magazine.

  • Good company: On the list were well known vacation destinations such as Taos, Sedona, Park City, and others. Ranked 15th on the list and with peers like this, its just another example of NWA gaining recognition on a national scale.
  • The factors: The region has garnered worldwide attention from mountain bikers for its natural topology combined with hundreds of miles of pristinely built trails. Additionally, Bentonville has a thriving arts and culture scene that could easily rival any other town on this list.

Read what Outside had to say about Bentonville and its peers on the list here.

Community

CACHE and Trike Theatre Team Up to Host Family Day

NWA Daily

Get ready for a full day of fun at CACHE Studios on June 4 with a collab between CACHE and Trike Theatre. On top of a fun itinerary, there's no reservation or registration required and the event is free for everyone.

  • More than a show: In addition to the main show, there will be art making activities, sensory play stations, and more.
  • Showtime: At 10am and 12pm there will be dance performances, and then at 1pm Trike Theatre's Mariposa/Butterfly (the main event) will begin.

Check out the itinerary for this fun event here.

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