Breaking Away

September 1, 2021

Events

Back On

NWA Daily

After August’s festivities were canceled, the First Thursday and Friday of the month events in Fayetteville and Bentonville are back in September, though with different approaches from before.

  • Safely knit: The layout and practices of Fayetteville's First Thursday in September will accommodate social distancing and safety. However, Crochetitville, live music, art, food trucks and more are still set to be on the square along with a free Covid vaccine clinic. 
  • Music focus: Similar to Fayetteville with limited vendors, a more spread out atmosphere, and a vaccine clinic, Bentonville’s First Friday will be primarily a community concert on the Bentonville Square.

For details about First Thursday click HERE. And for First Friday, click HERE.

Environment

Clean Up

Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce

In an effort to keep Northwest Arkansas spick and span, the second annual Pick Up Where you Play event has officially begun. The cleanup series started August 28 at Scull Creek in Fayetteville and will continue through the end of October in participating cities

  • Keep Arkansas Beautiful: There will be specific clean up days around NWA, but starting Sept. 1 in Rogers there will be green supply boxes with instructions, bags and gloves in 8 locations around the city to use for community cleanup whenever you want. 
  • You could win: Participants can enter to win a guided striper fishing expedition for two on Beaver Lake. Though you win regardless, because you helped clean up Arkansas.

For more information, click HERE.

Sponsored by Eat Local Beef

It's in Their Genes

Eat Local Beef

In this day and age, we can get almost everything directly from the source — even a whole cow.

  • Supreme beef: Eat Local Beef is an organization that sources beef from BF Cattle Co., a family owned ranch right here in Arkansas. Over the course of 4 decades, BF Cattle Co. has perfected its grass-fed, grain-finished beef to create what customers call "the best steaks they've ever had".
  • Beef, coming up: This pasture raised, local beef will be ready in November. Due to limited supply, the best time to place an order is now. You can order 1/4 beef, 1/2 beef or the whole beef. 

Read more and place an order HERE.

Business

Foodies and Beveragies

Cureate

Cureate, a woman-owned small business, has partnered with “the oldest revolving community loan fund in Arkansas,” FORGE, Inc., to bring food and beverage entrepreneurs a program designed for diversifying revenue streams and building new sales channels. 

  • Opportunity: Cureate has launched Cureate Courses as an opportunity available for 10 businesses in Northwest Arkansas. The program is a 10 week course designed to give entrepreneurs a “solid foundation to grow” in a highly competitive industry. 
  • Access: Along with the course, those selected will receive 2 leadership coaching sessions, access to Cureate Connect’s procurement platform, Slack channel and more. Applications are open through Friday, Sept. 24 and can be submitted online

Read more details HERE

Medical

Medical Solutions

NWA Daily

Medical advancements and solutions are always cause for praise, though amidst a season of heightened hospitalizations, projects working to provide efficiency, safety and lower costs are worth mentioning. 

  • Funds: Fayetteville-based medical device company Lineus Medical announced yesterday it now has enough funds after its second series of funding to launch the SafeBreak Vascular and drive adoption in the U.S.
  • Solutions: The Safe Break Vascular is designed to reduce IVs from dislodging and avoid other complications. The estimated cost of IV restarts in the U.S. is over $5b annually with a 46% average fail rate before intended use.

Click HERE for more details. 

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