Behind The Secret Door

January 20, 2023

Business

J.B. Hunt Announces Quarterly Earnings And Bonuses

NWA Daily

This week J.B. Hunt released its fourth-quarter earnings statement and announced plans to give nearly $9m in appreciation bonuses to full-time employees.

  • By the numbers: The company reported earnings of over $201m compared with the $242m earned in the fourth quarter of 2021. Revenue saw a jump this quarter, bringing in $3.64b over last year's $3.49b.
  • Saying thanks: J.B. Hunt will award over $8.8m in appreciation bonuses to full-time drivers, maintenance, and office employees.

Read more on the story on Talk Business & Politics HERE.

Startup

American Heart Association Backs Bentonville-Based Sober Sidekick

Sober Sidekick

Sidekick Mobile Technologies made a giant leap forward in their $2m seed funding round after receiving $250,000 from global healthcare leader American Heart Association.

  • At your side: The startup's mobile app, Sober Sidekick, provides sobriety tracking tools, daily motivations, 24/7 access to virtual AA meetings, and chat rooms for peer-to-peer support.
  • Changing the game: The founders' strong commitment to only profit from partners that benefit from addicts' continued sobriety instead of continued relapse is disrupting the behavioral health system by forcing it to work towards long-term health outcomes.

Read more from Talk Business & Politics HERE.

Restaurant News

Heirloom At The 1907 Is An Unforgettable Dining Experience

NWA Daily

We had the chance to check out Heirloom at the 1907, the hidden restaurant located at the Onyx Headquarters in Downtown Rogers, and we just can't stop talking about it.

  • Atmosphere: From reservation to exit, Danielle Ribuado and her team make hospitality an art form, weaving excellence into the tiniest details - even down to the playlist in the background - and creating a highly personalized experience, so you can enjoy an unhurried dinner that you won't forget.
  • Intentionality: Rotating a prix fixe menu every 4-6 weeks, Chef Jason Paul guides your tastebuds through a multi-course culinary journey. The restaurant seats only 20 people and serves by reservation only 3-4 nights a week to ensure every patron receives the highest quality experience.

Reservations drop on the 15th of each month and book up quickly. If you miss those, you can join the waitlist HERE.

Arts

Northwest Arkansas Arts Programs Connect Through artlook®

Walton Arts Center

With the dream of increasing access to quality arts programs in local schools, Walton Arts Center and CACHE partnered to bring artlook® to Northwest Arkansas.

  • Joining forces: artlook® is a map-based online tool where schools across Washington, Benton, and Madison counties can share information about arts education resources and specific needs.
  • Join the platform: Each school that completed its profile by the end of 2022 was eligible to receive a $500 grant to benefit its arts programs. 

Take a look around artlook® HERE.

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Up Your Next Event’s Beverage Game With The Beerdrop

The Beerdrop Co

The Beerdrop Co is a mobile tap experience bringing any drink to any event anywhere in their custom teardrop camper designed to hold five kegs in its fully refrigerated interior. 

  • Raise a glass: Beer, wine, seltzer, cold brew coffee, kombucha; you name it. The Beerdrop can serve events ranging from 30 people to 300.  
  • Get things rolling: The mobile tap is already booking dates for 2023, so fill out an online inquiry today to book the Beerdrop and make your next event a one-of-a-kind experience! 

Keep up with The Beerdrop on Instagram HERE

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