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July 22, 2022

Tech

Drone Services Soaring Across NWA

Walmart

As of today, a third Walmart store in NWA will include drone deliveries in partnership with DroneUp

  • Pass the Scissors: DroneUp is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony today at Walmart Store 100, 406 Walton Blvd., from 12:24 – 4:00 PM if you’d like to get a closer look at their drone services. 
  • More Than Groceries: If it wasn’t cool enough to have mustard delivered to your doorstep via drone for as little as $3.99 and in as little as 30 minutes, DroneUp provides other innovative services like inspections, mapping, and aerial imaging for local businesses. 

Click HERE to learn more.

Sponsored by Ozark Compost & Swap

Ozark Compost Makes Sustainable Living Easy

Ozark Compost & Swap

With over 20,000lbs of residential food waste diverted from landfills, Ozark Compost & Swap is on a mission to make sustainable living convenient through doorstep composting and package-free product delivery. 

  • Composting: Ozark Compost & Swap delivers a 5-gallon bucket to your doorstep, meant to be filled with compostable items, then picks it up and swaps it out for a clean bucket. They do all the dirty work, and you just choose between a bi-weekly or weekly pick-up. 
  • Refillable Products: To eliminate single-use plastics from households, the company offers Airship coffee delivery in refillable containers, as well as refillable household cleaning products. All delivered to your doorstep!

Sign up HERE and use the discount code NWADAILY to receive a complimentary one-month trial of a bi-weekly pick-up.

Business

Startup Raises $25M, Bringing It To $100M In 2 Years

NWA Daily

A Fayetteville-based supply chain startup has raised $25 million in series B capital to support its growth in Northwest Arkansas. 

  • To hire: The startup, SupplyPike, will use the money to add high-tech workers to its company. There are currently almost 125 employees in Fayetteville, and SupplyPike is looking to add more than 60 employees to the area. 
  • Support system: SupplyPike builds automated software that detects irregularities in the supply chain and helps clients fix issues and get any lost money back. The company has gone from nothing to being valued at $100 million in two years. 

Read the Talk Business & Politics Story HERE

Community

The Jones Center Becoming A Community Vision

The Jones Center

The Jones Center is another one of those special amenities in Northwest Arkansas that, if you don’t know about it, you should. 

  • Center for community: The center is 220.000 square feet of space for recreation, education, and events and was founded with a mission to strengthen and enrich the community, celebrate culture, and be a conduit for service and thriving collaboration. 
  • A growing campus: The Jones Center and its 52-acre campus are currently in a phase of re-imagining with a vision that includes introducing new open spaces and plazas, incorporating new culturally inspired art pieces, and creating an interconnected system of trails that tie The Jones Campus to downtown and beyond.

Read the NWA Daily story HERE

Education & Health

UAMS Opens Simulation Center In NWA For Medical Students

NWA Daily

There’s a new simulation center on the Fayetteville campus of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, enabling state-of-the-art training for students. 

  • Resources for success: All UAMS students in Northwest Arkansas will now be able to use the 3,400 sq. ft simulation center and experience real-world scenarios to aid them in their medical training with features such as high-fidelity manikins to simulate medical emergencies in a full range of ages.
  • Steps of healing: Quality care starts with quality education, and the center offers just that. The simulation center is projected to produce the best and the brightest healthcare professionals in NWA who will provide the highest quality of care for patients in our region.

Read more HERE

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