Calling It In

October 8, 2022

Events

Weekend Round Up

NWA Daily

Welcome to your weekend! Here are a few fun things you could add to your plans:

  • Itching for finds: Discover local crafts and fun antiques at the Flea in the Park event at Blowing Springs Park in Bella Vista today and Saturday from 9a-4p. 
  • Raise a glass: Don't miss the Oktoberfest themed First Friday this evening in Downtown Bentonville!
  • On fire: The 7th annual Frisco Inferno BBQ Competition takes place in Downtown Rogers Saturday at 301 S. 1st Street at the center of all the Downtown happenings related to Bikes Blues & BBQ. 
  • Don't be a square: The Razorback Greenway will be filled with fun as the Square 2 Square Bike Ride takes off tomorrow morning! 
  • Bluegrass: Springdale native and multiple CMA winner, Jenee Fleenor, is performing at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks tonight at 7p. 
  • Choo-choo: Participants will be judged for their creative train creations and race through an obstacle course in the The Great Cardboard Train Race at the Rogers Historical Museum this Saturday at 10a. 
  • Vintage: Get your tickets for Vintage Market Days this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Benton County Fairgrounds. 
  • For a ride: Enjoy the various musical performances, car and bike show events, and great food this weekend at the Bikes, Blues, & BBQ Motorcycle Rally in Rogers. 
  • Have a bier: Raise a glass and enjoy a Bavarian pretzel at the grand opening of Busshaus Biergarten tomorrow night. 
  • Swing batter swing: After Arkansas softball’s’ doubleheader on Sunday, fans can take an at-bat and anyone who hits a home run will receive FREE 2023 Razorback softball season tickets.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend, NWA! See you next week.

Business

Local Companies Recognized By Governor For International Success

NWA Daily

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas District Export Council honored two NW Arkansas companies at an award ceremony this week for their excellence in global trade. 

  • Slim Chickens: Founded in Fayetteville, Slim Chickens received the Franchise Development Exporter Award. Slims has become one of the largest food service employers in the state, and has grown to include an international location in Kuwait, multiple locations throughout the U.K., and has plans to open more stores across Europe soon. 
  • White River Hardwoods: Family-owned White River Hardwoods manufactures embellished and traditional hardwood mouldings, corbels and architectural woodcarvings, and are currently working on a project for Disney Tokyo. The woodworking company received the Rising Star Exporter Award for their efforts in increasing export sales percentages while increasing overall revenue. 

Read the full TB&P article HERE

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Arkansas Children's

While no-one ever wants to see their child in the hospital, the team at Arkansas Children’s NW have gone above and beyond to bring the best pediatric care available to NWA. If you’ve benefited from the excellent care at ACNW or know someone who owes their life to their amazing team, today is a great way to give back through the Miracles & Magic Radiothon. Tune in to Magic 107.9 and KNWA stations to hear stories, and call in to donate and share your ACNW story with a phone bank volunteer.

  • Share your miracle: Volunteers from the community are standing by the phone and want to hear your story! Call in and share your ACNW story by dialing 479-455-KIDS (5437).
  • Share the magic: The magic that makes the work of ACNW possible is the continued generosity of our amazing community. Call today or donate online to keep the magic going. 

Make a lifesaving difference and donate HERE

Education

NWA Schools Rank High In Arkansas On Niche

NWA Daily

Niche released their 2023 school rankings, naming multiple schools across NWA on its list of top schools in Arkansas. 

  • Public: Eight of the top 10 public schools in Arkansas are in NWA according to Niche, many being recognized for their college prep, STEM programs, diversity, and excellent teachers. 
  • Private: Niche named the overall best private school in Arkansas as Bentonville’s Thaden School, recognized for its excellent academics, diversity, teachers, student activities, and college prep.

See where NWA schools fall on Niche HERE

Employment

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