Brainstorming

September 15, 2022

Politics

Governor Adds Leaders To Roster For Bentonville Summit

NWA Daily

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has added to the already impressive roster of presenters for the upcoming America Leads: An Ideas Summit, scheduled for October 19 in Bentonville. 

  • Speakers: Joining keynote speaker Dr. Condoleezza Rice at the ticketed event will be Former Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos; Revolution, LLC, CEO, and AOL Co-founder Steve Case; and Runway Group co-founders Tom Walton and Steuart Walton. 
  • Building better: The Ideas Summit is a gathering centered on ideas that will guide America to the future. During the day-long event, thought leaders will encourage a robust discussion of practical, actionable ideas to address major economic, educational, and foreign policy issues being faced by the United States.

Learn more HERE

Real Estate

Low Home Inventory Causes Price Jump

NWA Daily

The latest Skyline Report shows that the average home sale price in Northwest Arkansas rose 26.8% in the first half of 2022 from last year. In the same period, the local multifamily vacancy rate fell to 2.3% from 3.4%. 

  • Inventory & rates: The 2.3% vacancy is functionally zero, as multiple apartment complexes in NWA have waiting lists. Low inventories are causing rising rents, which have increased to $860.87 in 2022 from $789.06 in 2021.
  • New homes: The effort to provide more housing options in the region shows through the 2,892 residential building permits issued in NWA in the first half of 2022, which is a 16.1% increase from last year. 

Read the full story HERE

Restaurant News

Gotahold Brewing A Must Try

Gotahold Brewing

If you're looking for a destination brewery with a beer forest, taproom, and live music, you must head to Gotahold Brewing in Eureka Springs! 

  • What's in your cup? Gotahold Brewing opened in July of 2020 with the mission to change "customers' perception of beer while inspiring deeper connection, compassion, and positive action in our world." Whether you're new to craft beer or a beer geek, there's something for everyone, and there's even a coffee bar in the building. 
  • Pros: The Master Brewer at Gotahold Brewing has been commercially brewing beer for 30 years and has won numerous medals at the World Beer Cup and Great American Beer Fest. The Eureka Springs brewery was a 2021 Best of Northwest Arkansas winner. 

Learn more HERE

Community

YRCC launches Adopt-A-Kid Fundraising Campaign

Yvonne Richardson Community Center

Yvonne Richardson Community Center (YRCC) has launched an Adopt-A-Kid Fundraising Campaign.

  • Avenues: The funds raised in the campaign will be allocated toward YRCC’s endowment to help pay for effective programming for ages K-5 and 6-12th grade, as well as college scholarships and expansion opportunities. 
  • Purpose: Friends of YRCC started the “Adopt-A-Kid” campaign to connect with underserved children and get kids off the streets of Fayetteville. You can "Adopt-A-Kid" on a year-to-year basis, or any monetary support is much appreciated. 

Learn more HERE

Sponsored by Fayetteville Public Library

FPL to Host Inaugural NWA Maker Faire

Fayetteville Public Library

The inaugural NWA Maker Faire is Saturday, October 8, at the Fayetteville Public Library from 9-5p, with plenty of hands-on activities and interactive experiences to go around!

  • Bringing curiosity to life: The Maker Faire is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. It’s a gathering of engineers, artists, scientists, and crafters who love sharing what they do to produce “The Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth.”
  • What to expect: Participants from the FPL’s From Maker to Market program will be selling wares at the vendor market, which is free and open to the public. At the Faire, there will be a soldering activity, giant ridable rocking horses, a hands-on Kitbashing workshop, children’s activities, and more. 

Learn more HERE

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