Arkansas Football Set for a Historic 2021 Season, and We're Optimistic

January 29, 2021

Community

Fayetteville Marketing Agency Offering 250K in DEI Investments

The Artists Evolution, a Fayetteville marketing agency, is now offering up to 250K to partner with women and minority entrepreneurs in order to bolster diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

  • CEO Derek Champagne said the past year has been one of reflection, and that the agency wants to be part of the solution for more diversity, equality, and inclusion.
  • “We’ve added a new core value, which is about our communities matter, and that’s why we invest in them,” Champagne said. -Talk Business & Politics
  • Champagne said the agency's goal is to partner with around 10 minority and women entrepreneurs to establish and manage the agency’s presence in larger cities.
  • Potential partners looking to qualify for the incentive should have relevant experience, leadership and ties to the community in which they would establish partnership roots.

Sponsored

Don't Miss Half Off Night at Record's Ping Pong Bar in Bentonville

Record welcomes a pop-up ping pong bar for the month of January! Don't miss the Florence & Flint Cookie Co. partnership, with entertainment by DJ Shortfuze on Saturday, January 23rd! (& there's more! A beer + shot + slice special for $11 hits the pop up this week!) A variety of Ping Pong themed cocktails are also available, including a whiskey mule from sponsor, Nine Banded Whiskey! We welcome guests of all ages, with an ID check and wristbands at the door.

  • Open Thursdays-Saturdays starting at 5pm for the month of January. No entry fee excluding live music nights. Game rental fees apply. Masks are required.
  • $20 per hour/per table.
  • Thursday: *Half-off* play 5pm-10pm
  • Friday: 5pm-11pm
  • Saturday: (Live Music) $5 cover charge 5pm-11pm
  • Looking to rent a table and lounge space for an after work get together, special occasion or celebration? Please contact sales@ropeswinggroup.com for more information.

Record is located at 104 SW A. St. Bentonville, AR. 72712. Free public parking is available nearby.

Education

Creating Startup Junkies: Venture Ecosystem Builders Release New Book

Startup Junkie

Startup Junkie founder Jeff Amerine and Conductor Managing Director Dr. Jeff Standridge are releasing their first co-authored book TODAY.

  • Creating Startup Junkies: Building Sustainable Venture Ecosystems in Unexpected Places will feature the authors' applied knowledge and experience in entrepreneurial ecosystem building. -Startup Junkie
  • The book focuses on the progressive idea of creating sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystems in unexpected places, and serves as a guide to create lasting venture ecosystems for community leaders.
  • Creating Startup Junkies includes a foreword from Congressman French Hill and includes ecosystem building tools and a strategic assessment and synthesis process.
  • Amerine and Standridge will host a virtual book signing today from 1-2pm CT to answer questions. A limited number of copies will be available. Order the book HERE.

Sports

2021 Arkansas Football Schedule Released

NWA Daily

The Arkansas Razorbacks will kick off the 2021 football season on Saturday, Sept. 4, in Reynolds Razorback Stadium against Rice University.

  • In an age-old rivalry that brings back memories of the retired Southwest Conference, Arkansas will be playing the Texas Longhorns on Sept. 11 in Fayetteville. -Pig Trail Nation
  • The Hogs will begin SEC play against Texas A&M on Saturday, Sept. 25, in Arlington.
  • Arkansas will arguably have the toughest schedule in the SEC, but we are excited to see what Coach Sam Pittman has in his playbook.
  • View the full schedule HERE.

Business

Walmart Picks Up the Pace

NWA Daily

Store 100 in Bentonville is looking to expand its capabilities and service to shoppers by adding a regional fulfillment warehouse to its 406 SW Walton Blvd store location.

  • Announced yesterday, the fulfillment warehouse will be mostly operated by bots or robotic shoppers that will collect the items once your order is placed. The overall process makes pick-up more effective and efficient for both parties.
  • Walmart responded to the pivot of online shopping and pick-up by hiring an estimated 500,000 new employees this past year. No word yet on when the facility will be built, but City has approved the add-on.
  • As an order online and pick-up shopper, I am curious how these bots will select produce..

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